My daughter's school requires black leather shoes and any trainers for sports day. They prefer white trainers but have made concessions since it's really hard to buy plain white trainers these days.
My daughter refuses to wear black trainers. The first term in first year of school, she got cheap shoes and they fell apart.
I get these ones now and they last ages
For my son who starts this year, I will be getting black trainers as he is so active.