The Best School Shoes

Kids School Shoes

When it comes to buying kid’s shoes – especially for school – the choices can be difficult. We’ve 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 is 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 kid’s feet grow quickly, don’t be tempted to buy one pair to last the full year, they simply won’t fit as well.

Best Girls School Shoes

1. Lelli Kelly Colourissima bow, £57

The Colourissima Bow shoe has a velcro fastening that helps to keep them in place and makes them easy for your child to take on and off themselves. The patent leather upper can be wiped clean and leather insoles ensure feet feel fresher for longer. The padded collar and cushioned footbed ensure comfort with every step while the bow detail on the strap brings a bit of fashion to the playground.

Lelli Kelly Colourissima Bow


2. Clarks sea shimmer, £46

The Clarks Sea Shimmer shoes are both pretty and practical with cute seaside inspired embellishments. Sea Shimmer comes 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 Sea Shimmer


3. Geox Casey Lace, £55

Geox is a popular brand for high-quality school shoes that not only look good but stand the test of time too. The Casey Lace’s scalloped edging and chunky sole add some style, while the soft lining and padded footbed ensure comfort throughout the day. These Geox school shoes also offer breathability through the outsole, using a patented Geox technology.Geox Casey Lace


4. Skechers glimmer kicks, £37

These Skechers girls trainers are great for sporty ones who prefer the comfort of 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. Your little one will love the flexible and lightweight sole with shock absorption for extra support around the playground.


5. primigi colinn, £45

The Primigi Colinn allows your child to wear a fashionable trainer while still looking smart for school. The grooved, chunky sole unit make these shoes very stylish, and the velvet laces add a pretty detail. Padding around the collar and footbed will keep their feet comfortable throughout the day.

Primigi Colinn


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 ARZACH BOY JNR, £50

These lace-up trainers are functional, stylish and comfortable making them the ideal footwear of choice for your child. Comfortable and pliable black leather uppers are finished with accent stitching, a cushioned collar, and rubber overlay at the toe for a durable, practical trainer. A removable anti-bacterial leather insole optimises breathability and comfort for all-day wear. The Arzach also features a non-marking sole and an urban style that makes them a versatile choice of school shoe.
Geox Jr Arzach

3. Clark encode bright, £44

The Clarks Encode Bright are a smart yet fun style for school. With a sporty feel, these boys schools shoes are made with a leather upper for a comfortable fit. The moulded cleated sole unit offers improved durability whilst bright red and yellow game inspired details on the sole offer a bit of fun. There is also an elastic lace for easy slip on and off with the rip tape strap ensuring a secure fastening.

Clarks Encode Bright


4. Vans seldan, £37

The Vans Seldan is a great street fashion meets school shoe option. The simple black-on-black design is right on trend and would suit any teen as part of their school wardrobe. With a smooth man-made leather upper and a skate-inspired padded collar the Seldan is an ideal alternative to traditional school shoes and look great with uniform as well as casual clothes. If you prefer 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 bounder zallow, £34

These Skechers boy’s trainers are perfect for active ones thanks to the sporty silhouette and flexible sole. This slip on trainer has a synthetic hot-melt toe, side and heel panel overlays for extra durability. There are knit design panels on the front and sides to allow extra breathability. The bungee lace upper and riptape strap provides a quick and easy fastening so they’ll stay secure over the course of the school day.

Skechers Bounder Zallow