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    I bought Emily black velcro trainers. She runs around, and absolutely trashes her shoes, so mary janes are not for her!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigeonpairplusone View Post
    I buy my kids Asics trainers in blue & white (school colours) they prefer it & it means I don't have to worry when they have sport.
    You can also get Asics (and New Balance, Nike,Adidas etc) in all black leather. New Balance also do an all white leather x-trainer.

    We stock all these in our shops (and have done for 5+ years) and in terms of stock that gets brought back as faulty plus over all feedback from parents, we normally reccomend an Asics or New Balance X-trainer for kids school shoes

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    Default School shoes - leather shoes or trainers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaliyahsmummy View Post
    You can also get Asics (and New Balance, Nike,Adidas etc) in all black leather. New Balance also do an all white leather x-trainer.

    We stock all these in our shops (and have done for 5+ years) and in terms of stock that gets brought back as faulty plus over all feedback from parents, we normally reccomend an Asics or New Balance X-trainer for kids school shoes
    Thanks I didn't realise they came in black leather...I've been very happy with Asics.

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    Default School shoes - leather shoes or trainers?

    DS is starting prep this year too and I need to get him new shoes so I'm glad I saw this thread! His school only allows black leather shoes or runners with a white sole only as black marks their new gym floors O_O

    Also - can anyone confirm the start date for this year, is it Thursday Jan 31st?

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    Default School shoes - leather shoes or trainers?

    I hate those leather school shoes heaps of places sell all black trainers I have bought a few pairs before

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    Default School shoes - leather shoes or trainers?

    DS is starting on 30th Jan.

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    Depends what state/school. DS is at a private school in WA and he starts 4th Feb

    His school outlines white sneakers for the Early Learning Centre students. I dont think i'd like him wearing proper school shoes this young!

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    Default School shoes - leather shoes or trainers?

    We are in SE Melbourne ... I'm sure I remember the principal saying they start on a Thursday (because i thought it was strange to start at the end of the week) which would make it the 31st and preps have every Wednesday off during Feb.. Silly me for losing the papers!

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    Default School shoes - leather shoes or trainers?

    Quote Originally Posted by CocktailBubba View Post
    We are in SE Melbourne ... I'm sure I remember the principal saying they start on a Thursday (because i thought it was strange to start at the end of the week) which would make it the 31st and preps have every Wednesday off during Feb.. Silly me for losing the papers!
    We're in SE Melb too, maybe different schools start on different dates. It's definitely 30th for DS, just double checked.

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    Default School shoes - leather shoes or trainers?

    My son has black nikes... He has always liked to play sports at recess and lunch so trainers were essential. It is sometimes hard to find black ones when they wear out, but I go to the Nike store and always manage to find them.


 

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