The Best School Shoes

Clarks School Shoes

Our selection of Clarks Kids shoes come in a range of width fittings as well as whole and half sizes. The selection features quality materials and modern as well as classic designs which Clarks have become well known for. You’ll find that there is a pair of Clarks Shoes to for everyone.  If you’re looking a pair of sports inspired shoes with riptape fastening for ease of use then options are endless just take a look at the Mini Racer, Blake Sreet, Hula Thrill or Venture walk which are ideal for boys. Girls favourites each season with riptape fastening are the Venture  Star, Tizz Talk, Prime Step, Mariel Wish or Trixi Rose.

If your kids are proud of the fact they can do laces & prefer a more classic school shoe, then Drew Star is going to a hot favourite this season. Clarks can also confirm that these have been put through 60 wear tests which is another great reason why you should buy Clarks school shoes. As you can see our range of Clarks is vast with a fantastic variety. Our full collection is available online and we recommend you visit one of our stores to get your kids professionally fitted for their new school shoes.

Clarks School Shoes


Geox School Shoes

Geox school shoes offer your child comfort throughout the school day. The GEOX Savage shoes will ensure your kids feet will stay dry and comfortable at all times due to their iconic perforated and breathable sole. The Savage shoes form GEOX are probably the most durable school shoes available making them perfect for school. After all your kids will spend at least 6 hrs a day, 5 days a week in them. So why wouldn’t you want to get them the best?

Their leather uppers, non-marking rubber tread make them perfect for school while the double Velcro fastening makes these kids school shoes completely adjustable and easy to wear. But if this style of GEOX shoes doesn’t appeal to your child, then not to worry as GEOX has something for every phase of childhood. All their shoes feature the GEOX expertise guaranteeing maximum comfort and the correct support even for the smallest feet.

Geox School Shoes


Vans School Shoes

Vans are becomming increasingly popular choice for school shoes especially in high school and older kids. For primary school level the all black Atwood Youth is the most sought after style. This is a low top all canvas trainer with a lace-up fastening. These all black shoes have a padded tongue and collar ensuring every step your kids take is a comfortable one. Thanks to the Vans signature waffle outsoles feature they also have a firmer grip. As all the materials used (including adhesives) are free of any animal by-products, you’ll be doing your bit as they are 100% vegan.

Most mornings when heading to work I spot high school kids at the bus stop wearing Vans and the staff in the shops confirm, that Chapman Stripe and Ward G are the current trend for teens schools shoes. The Chapman Stripe features a double stitch suede upper meaning they’ve got great durability. While the signature waffle outsole gives them added grip. The way these Vans are constructed will give your kids/teens increased comfort. What’s great about Vans black trainers is that they are unisex and super stylish.

Vans School Shoes


Converse School Shoes

If your kids/teens are after a pair of casual canvas shoes, then Converse are a great choice. With the choice of all black All Star OX Monochrome or All Star Dainty OX which is ideal for girls your kids will love them. Another favourite each season is the Chuck Taylor Allstar OX Leather, these have a textured leather upper with the classic All Star heel patch, vulcanised rubber sole, brushed metal eyelets, reinforced rubber toe cap and padded footbed. These Classic Converse trainers have been scaled down in size for the little ones but still remain true to the iconic original with classic details on a comfortable canvas upper.

Converse school shoes


Superfit School Shoes

Superfit takes responsibility for children’s feet and their healthy development. 40 years ago together with paediatricians they developed their shoes which have been optimally designed for children’s feet. The BILL style from Superfit is a “house shoe” making it an ideal pair of indoor shoes. They are lightweight and have a Velcro fastening ensuring this style is easy for your little one to put on and off themselves.

If you’re looking for a pair of good quality waterproof school shoes, then consider the Sport 4 boots or Joe shoes which are manufactured with GORE-TEX lining. When GORE-TEX is used in their shoes, it is incorporated between the upper and the lining which offers excellent properties. So even if your kids love to jump in puddles, walk in the rain or play in the snow then you can rest assured that their feet will stay dry and comfortable.

Superfit school shoes

Best Girls School Shoes

1. Primigi Sport Tre Strap

These girls school shoes are pretty, smart and comfy. These Primigi school shoes have a Velcro strap to ensure a secure fit and are easy to get on and off. The patent upper is soft and flexible and the out sole extends up the toe bumper for additional durability. Cushioning around the collar and the padded footbed provide a super comfy fit from the very first moment.

Best Girls School Shoes

2. Clarks Etch Spark

The Clarks girls school shoes are a modern Mary Jane shoe with a gemstone star on the black patent upper. The sole unit is made from thermoplastic polurethane and is durable and lightweight. There is an Ortholite cushioend footbed to provide a comfy feel and the Agion lining helps prevent the build up of microbes, keeping feet and shoes fresher for longer.

Clarks Etch Spark

3. Converse All Star Ox

Converse black trainers are ideal for casual school shoes, and their comfy fit are loved by lots of people of all ages. The all black Converse have a full lace up front offering a secure and adjustable fastening and the black rubber sole unit offers improved grip. The reinforced rubber toe cap provides additional protection and the canvas upper is breathable.

Converse All Star Black

4. Clarks Venture Star

Clarks Venture Star is a stylish girls school shoe with a black leather upper and leather lining, ideal for keeping feet cool, comfy and fresh. The Velcro Mary Jane strap is easy to fasten and there is a pretty bow and diamante decoration on the toe. The high padded collar offers additional protection at the ankle and heel, and the PU sole is lightweight, flexible and extremely hardwearing.

Clarks Venture Star

5. Geox Hadriel

These Velcro girls school shoes are hard wearing, with an extended toe bumper for added durability. Two Velcro straps offer easy on/off access whilst brogue details and the leather upper maintain the smart appearance of these hard wearing school shoes. The leather footbed helpts to absorb excess moisture to keep feet feeling fresh and comfortable.

Geox Hadriel

Best Boys School Shoes

1. Geox Savage G

These boys Velcro shoes are robust and hard wearing, with additional overlay panels and toe bumpers for durability. The leather uppers are ideal for keeping feet cool, comfortable and fresh. There is a water resistant membrane built into these Geox boys school shoes – great for wet weather.

Geox Savage G

2. Superfit Joe gore

At the higher end of the price scale is Superfit’s Joe Gore. Featuring a GORE-TEX membrane, these waterproof school shoes for boys are designed to keep feet 100% dry whatever the weather. GORE-TEX is also breathable so maintains a cool and comfortable climate for little feet. The moulded sole unithas traction details and an extended out sole for durability and improved grip.

Superfit Joe Gore

3. Vans Atwood Youth

Vans are known for their comfy and casual styling and these all black Vans are ideal for school shoes. Still on trend but without breaking the rules, these boys black Vans have a breathable canvas upper. The rubber waffle sole unit offers additional grip and the rubber toe bumper is durable.

Vans Atwood Youth

4. Superfit Thunder Gore

Superfit Thunder Gore features a GORE-TEX membrane, making these waterproof trainers ideal for school wear. The sporty styling is great for active boys, especially as the mesh fabric panels will help to keep feet cool and comfy. The stretchy fit around the collar makes them superbly comfortable and the moulded sole unit is lightweight and flexible.

Superfit Thunder Gore

5. Clarks Award blaze

These boys school shoes are inspired by football shoes for those who love sports. Made from a super flexible upper, these shoes have lace fastenings allowing for an adjustable fit. Plus, the Air Spring FX technology offers amazing cushioning and there is an Agion lining to help keep odours at bay. These Clarks boys school shoes come in F Fit and G Fit.

Clarks Award Blaze

School Shoes on a Budget

At Begg Shoes we understand that Back to School season is a difficult one for some families and so have the option of offering affordable footwear for our customers with still being able to offer the professional fitting service. There is nothing wrong with wearing a pair of plimsolls but you should always remember that your children’s foot health should be your main priority.

Often teachers may insist on kids wearing plimsolls to protect the carpets, however your child’s health is more important than floors. A few points to remember when buying plimsolls is that they are only available in an average fitting and surveys show that only 28% of children have average fitting feet (according to the Society of Shoe Fitters). The sole of plimsolls are not as strong as other shoe options which would mean less protection for your kids feet if they wear them on the playground.

Healthy feet = happy feet and well fitting shoes should be worn all day while plimsolls, trainers and wellies to be worn for sport or occasional wear.

gymie school shoes

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