The Best Boys School Shoes

The Best Boys School Shoes

Choosing the right boys' school shoes can be tricky, especially if you have a child who loves to play on the playground or fields.

At Hirst Footwear, we have a variety of different durable boys school shoes available that are made to last.

What types of school shoes are best for boys?

Generally speaking, boys will need a good sturdy pair of school shoes that they will be able to play on the playground in, as well as look smart when wearing.

Some of the most popular types of school shoes include:

  • Trainer style shoes

  • Smart casual shoes

  • Leather shoes

  • Adjustable strap shoes

  • Lace-up shoes

Features of hard wearing school shoes

When deciding if a shoe is hard wearing or not, you should look to see if they fit the following criterias:

  • Rubber soles and bumpers

  • Easy to clean and remove scuffs

  • Leather uppers

  • Good fastening capabilities

  • A midsole that bends

How long should boys' school shoes last?

Ideally, a good pair of school shoes should last until your child grows out of them. They should be able to withstand the wear and tear of being at school and last long enough to only need to be replaced once they no longer fit.

The general rule of thumb is to check your kids' feet during primary school every 6 -12 months. As your kids progress into secondary school, the rate in which their feet grow at will have slowed down, meaning they may only need a new pair of shoes once a year.

Best boys school shoes

The Boys Kickers Reasan Strap Black Leather Adjustable School Shoes are a great, durable pair of school shoes that are perfect if you’re looking for a smart casual look.


These Kickers are constructed with quality leather, adjustable fastenings and cushion foam footbeds to give all day comfort and support. They also feature micro-fresh technology to ensure feet stay dry and fresh for longer.

The Boys Hush Puppies Lionfish Black Leather Adjustable Double Strap School Shoes are a practical, comfortable and durable school shoe, making them ideal for those who have sporty kids.


The Lionfish shoes feature black leather uppers and double adjustable straps for a comfortable fit, as well as a padded heel for a comfy, sporty feel.


The Hush Puppies Boys Tim Senior Black Leather Lace Up School Shoes are a classic style of boys school shoes that feature Hush Puppies iconic fit left fit right fitting system.


These shoes also feature premium leather uppers with a padded collar for extra comfort. The micro-fresh lining also keeps feet fresh and comfortable all day.

Best boys school boots


The Boys Kids Dr Martens Everley Black Lace Up Soft Leather School Casual Shoes are a great study winter boot style of shoe. They are designed to withstand the day to day wear of school, all while retaining the classic design of Dr. Martens.


Not unlike other Dr Martens shoes and boots, these ones featured air-cushioned outsoles that offer great abrasion resistance and keep feet firmly lifted off the ground.

The Hush Puppies Boys Jezza Jnr Boot Black Leather Adjustable Fastening Boots are a great pair of boots for those that prefer tougher footwear than standard school shoes. These leather boots feature a toughened toe section and a round toe design for prevention of slips and trips.

They also feature double adjustable hook and loop fastenings to ensure feet are secure and comfortable. A choice of insoles are also available for a better fit.

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