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    Ok girls don't seem to have the same problem but my son who's 6 manages to go through school shoes like no ones business.

    Anyone have any tips on decent boys school shoes? Have used Tesco and Asda and they just fall apart, generally buy clarks but even these don't last very long. (Football!!) I was thinking this time of going along the line of a smart pair of black trainers (the ones that look across between shoes and trainers) what do other people buy? and where from

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    Get him a pair of DM's or buy him cheap market stall shoes that everyone will laugh at, That will teach him to look after his shoes.

    SPAMDOG;5998084

    Get him a pair of DM's or buy him cheap market stall shoes that everyone … Get him a pair of DM's or buy him cheap market stall shoes that everyone will laugh at, That will teach him to look after his shoes.



    At 6 boys don't compare where their shoes came from funnily enough:roll:

    I usually buy my son the trainer type ones from Next, we usually get about 6 months out of them, so not too bad.

    deb8z;5998153

    At 6 boys don't compare where their shoes came from funnily enough:roll:

    Did at my school and that was 28 years ago if you didn't have either Adidas Kicks or a pair of Puma Match you got called a Jypo!! I remember my mum buying me a pair of white NICKS and got the **** ripped right out of me, Lets just say I learned to take care of my trainers after that.

    I'd go with Kickers any time, he'll have a devils own job ruining them, worth the extra cost in town or go to one of the outlet places they always have them cheaper, I would add the school I teach at doesn't allow trainer type shoes so be careful if there is a uniform policy (it's a state school not private btw).

    i always buy Clarks for my 8 year old boy, but he isn't heavy on shoes.

    you could ask Clarks if they have a guarntee?

    but otherwise I think DM's are a brilliant idea - perhaps froman army surplus store, as they sell new kids stuff

    do you have the same problem with trousers?

    I used to drag the toes of my shoes down a hill when on my bike, this would always guarentee a new pair - very naughty, but funnily enough, I can't t remember ever getting told off about it.

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    reported for being sexist, what makes you think there aren't any single dads or dads that do clothes shopping too?

    lumoruk;5998236

    reported for being sexist, what makes you think there aren't any single … reported for being sexist, what makes you think there aren't any single dads or dads that do clothes shopping too?



    wheres the sexist remark.....i cant see one :?

    My boys (teens) have lonsdale shoes and they last them ages, sportsdirect.com/Pro…spx, they have had these sort since they were younger, purely because they kick the crap out of any others and I got sick of paying £40 plus for shoes that just dont last

    SPAMDOG;5998212

    Did at my school and that was 28 years ago if you didn't have either … Did at my school and that was 28 years ago if you didn't have either Adidas Kicks or a pair of Puma Match you got called a Jypo!! I remember my mum buying me a pair of white NICKS and got the **** ripped right out of me, Lets just say I learned to take care of my trainers after that.



    That happens with older kids,my nephew is 6,doesn't have a problem with brands and labels,they are too young,i think that probably happened when you were a little bit older.:thumbsup:

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    bitseylango;5998251

    wheres the sexist remark.....i cant see one :?



    "Ok girls "

    lumoruk;5998257

    "Ok girls "



    Ok girls don't seem to have the same problem but my son who's 6 manages … Ok girls don't seem to have the same problem but my son who's 6 manages to go through school shoes like no ones business.



    meaning...girls dont go through shoes as quick as boys do :thumbsup:

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    lumoruk;5998257

    "Ok girls "



    30 seconds of my life reviewing this comment. :x

    aScottishBloke;5998302

    30 seconds of my life reviewing this comment. :x



    :giggle:

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    oooopsie :-D

    lumoruk;5998236

    reported for being sexist, what makes you think there aren't any single … reported for being sexist, what makes you think there aren't any single dads or dads that do clothes shopping too?



    I wouldn't want some blokes opinion either............we are generally crap at things like this.

    p.s - i await the wasted time for mods to investigate my sexist comments when you make your day exciting with a click of the report button. :roll:

    Kickers hon,

    DMs

    Caterpillars

    Clarks?

    aScottishBloke;5998302

    30 seconds of my life reviewing this comment. :x


    :lol:

    deb8z;5998153

    At 6 boys don't compare where their shoes came from funnily enough:roll:


    Hi debz
    Maybe girls do:giggle: I hear a lot of "She was wearing Ugg boots", "She was wearing Nike shoes" "She was wearing Lelly Kelly shoes" on the rare non-uniform days from my 5 year old:roll::p

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    aScottishBloke;5998302

    30 seconds of my life reviewing this comment. :x



    my finger slipped :lol:

    Marina;5998388

    Hi debzMaybe girls do:giggle: I hear a lot of "She was wearing Ugg … Hi debzMaybe girls do:giggle: I hear a lot of "She was wearing Ugg boots", "She was wearing Nike shoes" "She was wearing Lelly Kelly shoes" on the rare non-uniform days from my 5 year old:roll::p



    Bizarre,because my nephew doesn't have a clue,i bought him some Reebok trainers and he doesn't know the difference between them and some unbranded ones hes got,infact i'd say he prefers the unbranded ones because he likes the colour of them.

    Long may that reign hehe

    Although a bit controversial, its down to the parents isn't it if they know the difference between branded/designer labels at that age.

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    SPAMDOG;5998084

    Get him a pair of DM's or buy him cheap market stall shoes that everyone … Get him a pair of DM's or buy him cheap market stall shoes that everyone will laugh at, That will teach him to look after his shoes.



    it wouldn't!

    callan/eva;5998206

    I usually buy my son the trainer type ones from Next, we usually get … I usually buy my son the trainer type ones from Next, we usually get about 6 months out of them, so not too bad.



    i will a look at those thanks, next is right by clarks.

    Shark Girl;5998220

    I'd go with Kickers any time, he'll have a devils own job ruining them, … I'd go with Kickers any time, he'll have a devils own job ruining them, worth the extra cost in town or go to one of the outlet places they always have them cheaper, I would add the school I teach at doesn't allow trainer type shoes so be careful if there is a uniform policy (it's a state school not private btw).



    i don't think they're too fussy, he has had kickers in the past (boots) i don't think he liked them though (he has wide feet and i think these were quite narrow.

    ClarityofMind;5998335

    Kickers hon, DMsCaterpillarsClarks?




    I think i will have a wizz upto Windsors see what they have there, will check sports direct too.






    No he's with trousers i buy him new in between terms anyway as for the price of them i'd prefer him to look smart (barr the shoes! haha)

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    deb8z;5998421

    Bizarre,because my nephew doesn't have a clue,i bought him some Reebok … Bizarre,because my nephew doesn't have a clue,i bought him some Reebok trainers and he doesn't know the difference between them and some unbranded ones hes got,infact i'd say he prefers the unbranded ones because he likes the colour of them.Long may that reign heheAlthough a bit controversial, its down to the parents isn't it if they know the difference between branded/designer labels at that age.



    No my son isn't into "names" either, i don't think the others are really either. Although you wouldnt think so from the woman who dresses her son head to toe in burberry on none uniform days.

    With my boy I have to make sure the shoe has this extra tough front, (with the lip that comes up and over the toe area. That prevents him kicking the fronts out in a week or so.

    Sort of like this but the front isn't as re-inforced as I'd like

    clarks.co.uk/fin…140

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    deb8z;5998421

    Bizarre,because my nephew doesn't have a clue,i bought him some Reebok … Bizarre,because my nephew doesn't have a clue,i bought him some Reebok trainers and he doesn't know the difference between them and some unbranded ones hes got,infact i'd say he prefers the unbranded ones because he likes the colour of them.Long may that reign heheAlthough a bit controversial, its down to the parents isn't it if they know the difference between branded/designer labels at that age.



    I think your right, no boys at either of my boys schools know the first thing about brands of clothes at that age.
    Maybe girls are different, I would not know :lol:

    bitseylango;5998251

    wheres the sexist remark.....i cant see one :?My boys (teens) have … wheres the sexist remark.....i cant see one :?My boys (teens) have lonsdale shoes and they last them ages, http://www.sportsdirect.com/Products/SD/PID-Lonsdale+Leyton+Velcro-165012.aspx, they have had these sort since they were younger, purely because they kick the crap out of any others and I got sick of paying £40 plus for shoes that just dont last



    spooky, my boys wear these to school too, not meant too, but most teachers dont notice :whistling:

    loupomm;5999062

    spooky, my boys wear these to school too, not meant too, but most … spooky, my boys wear these to school too, not meant too, but most teachers dont notice :whistling:



    they are cheap, good quality and look like proper shoes under trousers. :thumbsup:

    We bought our 5 year old ECCO shoes from clarks outlet village for £22 which lasted brilliantly. They had a tough front strip which took all the scuffs etc.
    Unfortunately he's outgrown these and he's gone through 2 clarks pairs already at £25 each. We are just looking at new shoes for Sept and have chosen a clarks pair as we don't live near the outlet village!
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