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    Default School shoes!

    I know there is a thread every year, but that's okay.

    DD is starting prep and I need to get her shoes. They don't have to wear proper school shoes with her uniform - it can be anything as long as they are good quality, apparently.

    She wants Mary Jane 'school shoes' but I don't know if it's the best choice for playing/running around.

    Also, how are the Grosby shoes at Big W? Any good? I really would like to avoid spending $100+ on school shoes if possible.

    I showed her the black sketchers on the Myer website but she didn't like them.

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    Subbing - I need white sports shoes as well for DS!

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    Our DD is also starting school and can wear any shoes. She tried on both 'school shoes' and runners this morning but we opted for runners after speaking to a few other parents at the school. Apparently a majority (particularly in lower year levels) wear runners for comfort/practicality while playing. We went to Athlete's Foot and tried on a few (DD has a very wide foot) - ended up getting some bright pink/grey/black runners. They were $69.95. Hopefully they will last a while but we will see!

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    I buy my kids leather Clarks. They last the whole year, quality wise.
    The cheaper ones don't last, so I've been told by other mums.

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    Clarks Mary Janes here. My two wear them for five days a week, 6 hours a day (so more than any other shoes in their wardrobes!) so I want their growing feet to be both comfortable and supported.
    For sports shoes I have been buying the white Lynx shoes but I have just come back from the US so they both have new and very brightly coloured Nikes that they are very excited about!
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    This year I got DS1's 1st pair of school shoes from Betts Kids. I have got him a pair in the past from there and they lasted longer then most pairs he has had. So we will have to wait and see how much his new pair will with stand.
    I bought him black school runners, with velcro straps.

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    My kids wear runners every day so I get good quality runners. Either Nike, New Balance or Asics(sp?) seem to last until they grow out of them. I first got shoes from Big W etc but i was buying one pair a term so paying more for better shoes ends up cheaper.

    For traditional school shoes I get the Lynx ones from the DFO (so they are cheaper) as they have a runner type sole which is more comfortable they tell me.

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    I prefer to put my girls in runners for school. I'm more of a fan of nikes because I know they last. The only thing wrong with last years shoes is that they grew out of them. You can pick up ones for a good price, DD1's were only $40 from the Nike shop (40% off sale) and DD2's $70 from footlocker. For black school shoes I do tend to put my girls in either black leather adidas or globes just for the support and they can wear them to sport too.

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    My kids school isn't strict on footwear...it's supposed to be black leather shoes and white joggers...but it gets expensive, so my kids just get one pair of school shoes each, as it seems all kids not in their first year of school tend to get!
    Over the years I've found Asics, Dunlop Volleys (cheap as..Big W), Clarks, Air Walks and Converse (not really your typical school shoe but my kids can get away with them at our school) all last the distance.

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    I would suggest a good pair of runners as they are more supportive for active wear, but if her heart is set on it, Clarke's are a great brand that give lots of support for little feet. Although my bet will be that she changes her mind and wants runners when she sees most kids at school have them.


 

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