The Best School Shoes

Best School Shoes

When it comes to buying kids shoes especially for school the choices can be difficult. The team at Begg Shoes have put together a series of blogs to help our customers make the right purchase. Whether you are looking for Hard Wearing School Shoes for kids who are really tough on their shoes or need to know How to Measure your Kids Feet at Home we’ve got the answers for you in our advisory blogs.

Keep reading for our top picks of the best school shoes for boys and girls for 2021, which aims to highlight important features that will help make the difference for the school term ahead. Above all, the most important thing with school shoes it ensuring a good fit and fastening. Even the very best school shoes must be selected in the right size before you can enjoy the benefits and clever features and materials. When kids feet grow quickly, don’t be tempted to buy one pair to last the full year, they simply won’t fit as well.

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Best Girls School Shoes

1. Lelli Kelly Colourissima Heart, £57

Lelli Kelly shoes are back with a bang and we love these girls school shoes. The Lelli Kelly girl’s school shoes have a premium patent leather upper and insoles to help keep feet feeling fresher for longer. The girls’ velcro school shoes are easy to wear and will look smart and stylish with schoolwear. A pretty heart detail on the strap keeps them looking cute, whilst the padded collar and cushioned footbed ensure comfort with every step.

Lelli Kelly Colourissima Girls School Shoes


2. Clarks sCooter Daisy, £46

These girls school shoes are pretty, smart and comfy and sure to be a top seller thanks to daisy and butterfly features and embellishments. The Clarks girls school shoes come in patent and plain leather and offers a beautifully padded topline for fitting comfort,  a secure fastening, as well as a grippy and functional sole. This is by no means the only style we have that offers this, but it does come at a reasonable price.

Clarks Scooter Daisy Girls School Shoes


3. Geox Agata D Lace, £59.99

Geox is a popular brand for high-quality school shoes and we love this style. Made in a full patent leather upper and non-marking outsole these are an excellent premium school shoe choice. These Geox girl’s school shoes offer breathability, both through the leather upper but also directly through the outsole, using a patented Geox technology.

There is also a removable insole which can provide a roomier fit or upgraded footbed if you wish, however, most will find this is handy for getting shoes dry out after a rainy walk home. We like the combination of high-quality materials and technology from Geox in general. This style has excellent fitting properties and while not the cheapest, this is a top shoe for everyday wear.

Geox Agata D Lace Girls Brogue School Shoes


4. Skechers Shimmy Brights, £37

These Skechers girls school shoes are a great style for sporty ones who prefer trainers for school. The all-black trainers have a breathable mesh fabric upper with man-made overlays on the toe, heel and sides for improved durability. There are flashing lights on the inside panel which can be turned off using the handy on/off button on the rip tape strap. Your little one will love these flexible and lightweight sole unit.

Skechers Shimmy Brights Girls School Trainers


5. converse chuck Taylor all star unisex, £37 – £60

A fantastic unisex fashion choice, for those in high school or who prefer a casual school. This is the leather version of a classic Chuck Taylor from Converse, though the canvas option is equally good and more breathable for warmer months. Available all the way from size 13 up to bigger sizes, they’re a great option for teens and due to the breadth of lacing adjustment, they can actually fit and fasten really nicely and securely too. The rubber toe bumper makes for a mega hard-wearing style, which shrugs off the bumps and scrapes but still looks good.

Keeping the laces tied is really important for healthy foot growth and development. For rebellious teens, try keeping a shoehorn near the front door for super-fast slip-on comfort. While not best practice for properly fitting shoes, it does actually provide a relatively good firm fastening.

Converes school shoes


Best Boys School Shoes

1. Superfit STORM SHOE GTX, £65

One of our most popular boy’s school shoes, the Superfit Storm is hard-wearing and waterproof.  The black leather upper is breathable and flexible, whilst mesh fabric panels offer increased airflow and ventilation. The Gore-Tex membrane is 100% waterproof and breathable, helping to keep little feet dry and comfortable whatever the weather.  The hard-wearing sole unit extends up the toe for improved durability whilst grooving on the outsole offers increased traction. Two velcro straps ensure a quick and easy fastening for boys on the move.

Superfit Storm Shoe Gore Tex boys school shoes


2. Geox Savage Low Cut, £55

These Geox boy’s school shoes are one of the most talked-about styles when it comes to back to school season. A real tough nut, this style is cleverly designed for superb comfort and flexibility too – after all its very easy to make a shoe very hard, but very difficult to make a shoe that is also flexible, comfortable and supportive with it. This style has consistently been recommended by our guide on hardwearing school shoes and has been manufactured using premium materials and construction methods.

Now available in bungee laces and a lower cut there is something to suit everyone. We find this style fits fairly wide, so a narrower foot may need an insole to get the best fit from this style. Take care when checking the fitting and you’ll find this style is a great investment and provides lasting quality.
Geox Savage Boys School Shoes


3. Clark Rex Stride, £44

Designed on the natural shape of the foot for enhanced movement, these Clarks boys school shoes are perfect for an active day at school. With a sporty feel, these boys schools shoes are made with a leather upper for a comfortable fit. The rubber sole unit is flexible and lightweight, producing all-day protection and comfort.

Clarks Rex Stride Boys School Shoes


4. Vans seldan, £37

A new style from Vans for this back to school season. The simple black-on-black design from Vans is right on trend and would suit any teen as part of their school wardrobe. If you prefer the Vans with a white sole and the iconic stripe on the side check out our range of Kids Vans online.

Vans Seldan Youth School Shoes


5. Skechers Aquablast Tex, £47

These Skechers boy’s school shoes are perfect for active ones thanks to the sporty silhouette and waterproof upper. The bungee lace upper and riptape strap provides a quick and easy fastening whilst the wider Relaxed Fit is ideal for those who require extra width. The seam-sealed SkechTex waterproof membrane will keep feet dry whatever the weather!

Skechers Aquablast Tex Boys School Shoes