Comfort key to happy feet
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.
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.
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.
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 Spendless Shoes.
The store has detailed descriptions, images, design information
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.