Back to school is looming and that can only mean one thing; school shoe shopping. Stressful at the best of times, kids shoe shopping can be a battle of wills, between the style the little ones want and the practicality and longevity that you want. With all the schoolyard wear and tear, it can feel like new shoes have to be replaced constantly, but we’ve got you covered with the best care advice to keep school shoes protected and looking their best all term long.
For the styles kids will love, top tips on protection, and life hacks to make back to school shoe shopping a breeze, look no further!
The first step to making school shoes last is making sure they fit properly. Ill-fitting shoes will soon be damaged and could even damage your little one’s toes. Kids feet aren’t fully formed until age 13, so having room to grow and support is important. Checking shoes fit well at home is easy with a few tricks that ensure every part of their foot from their arch to their bones are cosy and protected.
Firstly, fitting starts with style. Not every style will fit every foot shape, so take this into consideration.
For wide feet, a square toe shoe is a great option, maintaining a good width all along the shoe. The Kickers Kick Lo Velcro shoes are perfect, offering plenty of room and Velcro straps for adjustability. They also have a protective rubber lip to keep the toes from being scuffed, helping them last even on the feet of the clumsiest kids.