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Anyone discovered a pair of indestructable school shoes for their little boy?!?!?!

Mrs.Z Avatar
5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
My 6yo son goes through school shoes like crazy, his last pair cost £16 from Next and he's looking homeless in them just over a week later!

He's wrecked Clarks ones, M&S ones, Next ones, George ones, Sainsburys ones, trainers and Kickers. I am not willing to buy expensive school shoes for him any more as he scuffs the front and they look manky within a week.

Has anyone bought a specific pair recently that are really good and can you direct me to them? I bought him one pair from Asda once that lasted a couple of months and the same for one Next pair he had but have bought shoes from both those places since and they were rubbish.

I would really like a pair that are scuff resistant - I don't expect them to last all year but as long as they don't scuff easily that's cool with me

Thanks x
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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
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clogs
#2
I used to buy my girls shoes from Tesco and they had holes in the front within a week, Got my sons pair from Next at £24 and they have scuffedm but dont look half as bad as my girls shoes do once they are scuffed.

I just had to buy my girls now shoes and got my eldest DD a pair of pump type things that she wanted, I wasnt keen, but they were black with a rubber white front, Look nice with leggings and the white rubber at the front seems to protect from and scuffs, Where as my 5 yr old DD her new shoes already have scuffs on!

Sick of buying shoes, so would love to know of any scuff free shoes lol
#3
beth3735
I used to buy my girls shoes from Tesco and they had holes in the front within a week, Got my sons pair from Next at £24 and they have scuffedm but dont look half as bad as my girls shoes do once they are scuffed.

I just had to buy my girls now shoes and got my eldest DD a pair of pump type things that she wanted, I wasnt keen, but they were black with a rubber white front, Look nice with leggings and the white rubber at the front seems to protect from and scuffs, Where as my 5 yr old DD her new shoes already have scuffs on!

Sick of buying shoes, so would love to know of any scuff free shoes lol

I find shoes easily for my 8yo daughter - the patent (shiny) leather shoes from Clarks. They cost about £34 in her size but they last till she outgrows them. This Winter she had a pair of patent leather Kickers boots and they still look great. Basically any shoes made of patent leather are the best if your girls will wear them, shame patent leather ain't fashionable for boys or I'd be sorted :D

Like these I get her
http://assets.clarksmcr.com/products/2/0/3/20340580_A_p.jpg

Edited By: Mrs.Z on Mar 31, 2011 10:54
#4
Our lad is the same,

Lonsdale Benn trainers is what our lad wears for school and they last the best out of what we tried, 9/10 they last until he needs bigger, because they are nearly all black and only have a small logo the school is fine with them too as they look quite smart for trainers.

Slip ons
http://images.sportsdirect.com/images/products/09114003_l.jpg

Sports Direct £14.99

Instore though and its £12.99 (I got another pair yesterday so know this for sure)

They frequently go down to £9.99 though so we usually grab him the next size up ready when they do
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I got my boys shoes from clarks they have a little rubber bit at the front of them and he has had them for 6 months and they still look great not sure if they go up to your little ones size though
this kind of idea

http://www.clarks.co.uk/find/department-is-boys/producttype-is-shoes/product-is-20344116

and these

http://www.clarks.co.uk/find/department-is-boys/producttype-is-shoes/product-is-20343695
http://www.clarks.co.uk/find/department-is-boys/producttype-is-shoes/product-is-20332304
#6
nope.......scuffing them senseless!
#7
Mrs.Z thanks for the tip with the girls, I will have to buy them next time, I avoided them as I felt they would show scuffs more on shiney shoes :)

Tracey the last pair of Grippa ones seem fab, Shame they dont go up to a size 10 as thats what he will need next, but it gives me some idea to look at :)
#8
tracyhay
I got my boys shoes from clarks they have a little rubber bit at the front of them and he has had them for 6 months and they still look great not sure if they go up to your little ones size though
this kind of idea

http://www.clarks.co.uk/find/department-is-boys/producttype-is-shoes/product-is-20344116


and these

http://www.clarks.co.uk/find/department-is-boys/producttype-is-shoes/product-is-20343695

http://www.clarks.co.uk/find/department-is-boys/producttype-is-shoes/product-is-20332304

Thanks, I would only consider the black ones for school and he had those (or last years version of them). He took the whole front rubber off and Clarks changed them for me, the replacement pair lasted slightly better...
The Next ones he's wearing now have rubber at the front and he's took that off of one of them already :(
#9
harlzter
Our lad is the same,

Lonsdale Benn trainers is what our lad wears for school and they last the best out of what we tried, 9/10 they last until he needs bigger, because they are nearly all black and only have a small logo the school is fine with them too as they look quite smart for trainers.

Slip ons
http://images.sportsdirect.com/images/products/09114003_l.jpg

Sports Direct £14.99

Instore though and its £12.99 (I got another pair yesterday so know this for sure)

They frequently go down to £9.99 though so we usually grab him the next size up ready when they do

Thanks, they aren't usually the kind of style I'd buy for school but if things continue I may well start buying then :D
#10
oh and I agree with the clarks patent shoes being indestructible, I always buy them for my 2 girls now well worth the £35, plus you can get the patent restorer which makes them all shiney again, if she manages to scrape through the patent
#11
Mrs.Z
Like these I get her
http://assets.clarksmcr.com/products/2/0/3/20340580_A_p.jpg

I used to love my shoes like that. I will buy them next time in the hope my girls so scuff them the next day lol Sorry to hijack your thread xx
#12
Have you checked out Russell and Bromley's childrens section?
#13
tracyhay
oh and I agree with the clarks patent shoes being indestructible, I always buy them for my 2 girls now well worth the £35, plus you can get the patent restorer which makes them all shiney again, if she manages to scrape through the patent

Oh I haven't seen the restorer, is that from Clarks? We haven't needed such a thing but handy to know :D
#14
sickly sweet
Have you checked out Russell and Bromley's childrens section?

I haven't looked there no SS - I have given up shopping around for some, I was hoping that someone could show me a specific pair they've bought recently and can recommend :D
banned#15
My 6 year old son goes through shoes as often as he grows out of them really. He's had Clarks which were fine but did scuff a bit. Currently he has plain black Adidas trainers and they're fine after a couple of months. He plays football on his lunch too. He's only really wearing them for an hour or so a day anyway, he wears sandshoes the rest of the day.
#16
ive tried a lot of brands, havent found any that last more than 6 months! Mine last me 1-2 years!
#17
splatsplatsplat
ive tried a lot of brands, havent found any that last more than 6 months! Mine last me 1-2 years!

Trainers last me a year or so if decent branded, my DM's I have had for 6 years, my para boots about the same and my New Rock boots about 4 years so far, and they get worn most days over winter.
#18
Mrs.Z
tracyhay
oh and I agree with the clarks patent shoes being indestructible, I always buy them for my 2 girls now well worth the £35, plus you can get the patent restorer which makes them all shiney again, if she manages to scrape through the patent

Oh I haven't seen the restorer, is that from Clarks? We haven't needed such a thing but handy to know :D


yes its from clarks, its kind of like nail polish and stinks really bad but works great, have used it on my own patent heels occasionally
#19
new rocks ftw!!! lol... but as kids grow probs way too pricey.

we are having this problem with my 13 year old step son. getting him some para boots for school next, if he wrecks them, plastic bags on his feet ftw!!
1 Like #20
I don't think you will find any indestructible shoes for that age of child (if he's destroying kickers quickly not much hope). He really should not be going through shoes no matter how rough and tumble he is unless he is doing something specific like scootering and using his foot to slow down by dragging it on the ground.

I would suggest you work on his treatment of the shoes because there is no reasonable fun activity that requires you to scrape the top of your shoe to that extent and all you should be getting is the odd scuff here and there. Keep an eye on the shoes everyday and ask him what happened to them in detail.

Why not reward him for keeping his shoes undamaged. Some amount that will build up if he makes them last long enough or an amount for each day he does not scuff them. I have always explained to my children that family money spent on shoes torn clothes etc comes before toys and treats and the better and longer they last the more money we have for the fun stuff.

Good luck and let us know if you find a shoe that takes more punishment than a kicker.
#21
Plum
I don't think you will find any indestructible shoes for that age of child (if he's destroying kickers quickly not much hope). He really should not be going through shoes no matter how rough and tumble he is unless he is doing something specific like scootering and using his foot to slow down by dragging it on the ground.

I would suggest you work on his treatment of the shoes because there is no reasonable fun activity that requires you to scrape the top of your shoe to that extent and all you should be getting is the odd scuff here and there. Keep an eye on the shoes everyday and ask him what happened to them in detail.

Why not reward him for keeping his shoes undamaged. Some amount that will build up if he makes them last long enough or an amount for each day he does not scuff them. I have always explained to my children that family money spent on shoes torn clothes etc comes before toys and treats and the better and longer they last the more money we have for the fun stuff.

Good luck and let us know if you find a shoe that takes more punishment than a kicker.

That's a good approach to take yes :)
He's already told me that he is going to run slower :D We had a talk about his shoes yesterday and he is going to make more effort to try and keep them nice.
Its not so much that he destroys them to the point that they are unwearable, but as soon as black shoes get a scuff it shows badly, and if he has scuffed deep enough then polish can only do so much (this is what happened with the likes of the Kickers). The really good pair I had from Asda once only cost £10 and the label said that they were scuff resistant - they really were, they didn't scuff like your usual shoes. This is the kind of thing I am looking for again :)

Edited By: Mrs.Z on Mar 31, 2011 16:05
#22
http://www.splooshshoes.co.uk/sitedata/218/Dr_Martens_Kids_Black_Softy_Boots_12158006.jpg
#23
Hi
As per everyone else on here, I had this same problem with my daughter. Luckily I managed to find her some school shoes half price in the Tesco sale, labelled scuff resistant with a permair coating. These type of things always leave me sceptical but so far....... so good. Her shoes are still in good condition! You could have a look on the tesco website, for the anti scuff and permair coated ones?
#24
Glad mine don't wreck them. Mainly buy Clarks or Hush Puppies or Startright.My daughter was lucky last August and got a pair of Lelly Kelly's for school with the changeable straps.
1 Like #25
On leather, made bare by stuffing, we use a black permanent marker first; then put old fashioned black polish on once they are dry. Use a spoon handle to work it in. You can warm the polish first for more absorbancy. Then buff.

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