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Buying School Shoes

School shoes… It’s that time of year again when parents are wondering... Should I avoid the rush and get school shoes now (but what if they don’t fit) or should we wait till the week before school starts and do it then (but then the shops are crazy busy)? We have put together some top tips to help you figure out when is the right time for buying school shoes for your kids in a blog post so go have a Buying School Shoes. At Begg Shoes & Bags we have managers in all our stores who have completed and are certified in shoe fitting by the Society of Shoe fitters. We have a large range of school shoes for boys and girls. Browse some of our school shoes available online below.

School shoe checklist:

If you are unable to get to one of our stores to get your child professionally fitted and have opted to purchase their school shoes online then here are some very important points to remember:

  • There should be a child’s thumb width between the end of the shoe and the end of the longest toe.
  • The widest part of the foot should correspond with the widest part of the shoe.
  • The fastening mechanism should hold the heel firmly in the back of the shoe.
  • The sole should not twist.
  • The heel should be snug but comfortable and the back part of the shoe strong and stable.
  • Avoid slip on shoes & hand me downs as a worn shoe has shaped to the previous childs foot.

Other things to look out for:

The health of your childs feet is very important to us and it should be to you as well and while you might usually only think about school shoes and your kids’ feet once a year, here’s a checklist of things to look out for all year round, and see a podiatrist if necessary:

  • Children complaining of pain in the feet, heel, knee or legs.
  • Unexplained tripping and falling (if it happens regularly).
  • Uneven shoe wear, or one shoe that wears down before the other.
  • Skin or toenail irritation.
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Girls School Shoes

Did you know that Mary Jane (Also known as bar shoes) is an American term (formerly a registered trademark) for a closed, low-cut shoe with one or more straps across the instep. Classic Mary Janes for children are typically made of black leather or patent leather and are ideal school shoes. They have one thin strap fastened with a buckle, button or velcro, a broad and rounded toebox, low heels, and thin outsoles. Among girls, Mary Janes are traditionally worn with tights or socks, and a dress or a skirt and blouse.

At Begg Shoes & Bags we have a variety of brands & styles available for school shoes for girls. Most schools now require girls to have one pair of shoes which stay at school for them to wear indoors and a second pair to wear during break times & PE. Often these are the shoes the girls will walk to school in. We recommend good quality school shoes for both their indoor and outdoor shoes. If your child wears orthotics then you may want to consider a pair that has a removable insole.

To ensure your daughters foot health we recommend you have her feet professionally fitted by a trained shoe fitters which are available in all of our shoe shops.

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Boys School Shoes

Boys' school shoes should look smart and feel comfortable and at Begg Shoes we offer a wide range of boys’ school shoes which means they can choose a style to suit them from a variety of brands & styles. Most schools now require boys to have one pair of shoes which stay at school for them to wear indoors and a second pair to wear during break times & PE. Often these are the shoes the boys will walk to school in. We recommend good quality school shoes for both their indoor and outdoor shoes. If your child wears orthotics then you may want to consider a pair that has a removable insole.

To ensure your sons foot health we recommend you have his feet professionally fitted by a trained shoe fitters which are available in all of our shoe shops.

Click here to browse boys school shoes
Kids  School Shoes

How to teach your kids to tie their own shoe laces

Mr Garek Begg the 5th generation of Begg Shoes owner talks you through on How to teach your kids to tie their shoes laces. This simple method is sure get you success. Watch it yourself and use the simple technique to teach your kids or watch it with them. Mr Begg and his family have been in the shoe industry for 150 years. So he knows a thing or two about teaching kids to fasten their shoe laces.

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