Com­fort key to happy feet

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Back To School -

Com­fort is the key to buy­ing school shoes. Not only do school shoes have to deal with hours of wear in the class­room, they also have to con­tend with the wear they get in the play­ground. In short, you want school shoes that can last.

Tread care­fully

While buy­ing a larger pair of school shoes for your kids to grow into can be an al­lur­ing prospect, you still need to be care­ful about the fit.

A too-big pair of school shoes could be a trip­ping haz­ard, es­pe­cially for younger chil­dren.

How­ever, if you do end up buy­ing a larger size for your child and need help cor­rect­ing the fit, then some gel or fab­ric in­ner­soles are a great so­lu­tion.

Lit­tle feet will ap­pre­ci­ate the added layer of com­fort and sup­port, and you’ll en­joy not hav­ing to re­place them with a smaller set.

Check the fit

Make sure your child tries their school shoes on with their proper socks. You don’t want any nasty sur­prises on the first day back.

You’ll want about a cen­time­tre – half a thumb’s width – be­tween your child’s long­est toe and the top of their school shoes.

Keep in mind that their long­est toe might be the sec­ond or third toe along.

Ask your child about any tight spots or pinch­ing. If there is, then you can try to fix this by ad­just­ing the fas­ten­ings – laces, buck­les, straps – and see how the school shoes feel af­ter­wards.

Fas­ten­ings

While lace-up school shoes are class­room clas­sics for all ages, other op­tions can be a great ben­e­fit to younger stu­dents.

Touch-ad­he­sive and buck­led straps are nice and easy to tighten or loosen and bet­ter for kids who can­not tie shoelaces by them­selves.

The other kind

Sneak­ers and train­ers might be the most for­got­ten style of school shoes.

While they are not the glossy black set that your child will be wear­ing at their desk, these are es­sen­tials for kids with PE classes or af­ter­noon sports.

Like the rest of our school shoes range, sneak­ers and train­ers come with the op­tion of touch-fas­ten­ing straps or laced up­pers.

Ma­te­rial

There are pros and cons on both sides of the de­bate about leather or syn­thetic school shoes.

Spend­less Shoes has found that happy place in-be­tween.

Leather-lined styles are flex­i­ble, breath­able and feel great to wear. And, thanks to the syn­thetic por­tion, they are also harder to mark, more wa­ter-re­sis­tant and durable.

On­line and in-store shop­pers will find leather school shoes clearly la­belled, so you can make your own de­ci­sion.

Buy­ing on­line

Buy­ing on­line Spend­less Shoes.

The store has de­tailed de­scrip­tions, im­ages, de­sign in­for­ma­tion

is

easy

with and siz­ing guides, so shop­pers are al­ways sure of what they pur­chase.

Plus, an ex­press ship­ping op­tion means cus­tomers can get school shoes as fast as they need them.

Ready to get started?

Head into Hor­sham Spend­less Shoes at Hor­sham Plaza to­day and let the friendly team take care of ev­ery­thing.

HELP AT HAND: Hor­sham Spend­less Shoes man­ager Stacey Mc­clure helps Hor­sham Holy Trin­ity Lutheran Col­lege stu­dent Tar­ren find school shoes for the year ahead.

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