The Best Girls School Shoes

The Best Girls School Shoes

As the summer holidays come to an end, it's time to start gathering your kids back to school essentials.

Whether you’re shopping for your youngest who is just starting school, or your little girl who is making your way through primary school, at Hirst, we have a great selection of girls' school shoes to choose from.

What types of school shoes are best for girls?

Some of the best school shoes for girls include brogues, loafers, classic T-bar and traditional ballerina styles of shoes.

When you’re looking for girls' school shoes, look for chunky soles for additional support, as well as soft leather linings to prevent sores or blisters forming. Leather and patent finishes are also a good material to choose thanks to their comfortable and long-lasting properties.

What types of school shoes do girls need?

When you’re looking for a pair of girls' school shoes, you should be looking for ones that are black and and can be polished. Try to stay away from materials like canvas or suede, since they don’t usually meet school dress codes and tend to wear much quicker than leather.

Try to stay away from too much embellishment, and instead go for ones which are somewhat plain, flat and sensible.

How long should girls’ school shoes last?

Ideally, your kids' school shoes should last them until they no longer fit into them. However, girls can be energetic when it comes to playing on the playground and exploring outside during their break times, so we understand that they won’t always last as long as you expected them to.

As a general rule of thumb, taking good care of your kids' school shoes by regularly polishing and cleaning them will help to extend their lifetime.

Best girls school shoes

The Girls Kids Kickers Kick T Black Patent Leather School Shoes are a classic, comfortable pair of girls T-bar school shoes that come in a glossy patent finish. They feature an adjustable buckle strap design with the iconic Kickers tabs.


They also feature micro-fresh odour reducing ergonomic footbeds with soft padding for long lasting comfort. The rubber outsole also provides long lasting durability and keeps feet protected.

The Hush Puppies Aria Black Leather Mary Jane School Shoes are a Mary Jane style of shoe that feature a cushioning outsole ideal for girls who love being on the playground. The hook and loop fastening on the Hush Puppies makes them super easy to take on/off, while the patent leather finish makes them incredibly easy to clean.


Micro-fresh lining keeps feet dry and fresh all day long, while the durable rubber sole helps to protect feet and prevent any slips or trips.

Lelli Kelly’s Gabriella Black Patent School Dolly Shoes are a cute pair of traditional school shoes that feature brogue details and a patent leather bow on the front uppers of the shoes. The pink leather lining provides all day comfort, whilst the adjustable strap makes it easy to get the perfect fit.


These practical shoes also come with Lelli Kelly embroidery across the strap, making them a very desirable school shoe.


Best girls school boots

The Lelli Kelly Rachele Black Chunky Sole Longer Length Ankle Boots are a classic pair of chunky boots which are ideal for the colder seasons. These boots feature an elasticated section running down the centre of the boots, making them ideal for wearing with thick socks.


The slightly higher leg also means these boots will stay warmer and dryer throughout the winter months. The side zip fastening also makes them incredibly easy to put on and take off.

The Hush Puppies Girls Laura Patent Side Zip Chelsea Boots are another popular style of school boot that come with a treaded sole for additional grip and balance. The patent finish provides a very on-trend finish.


These boots come with three different pairs of footbeds and feature breathable textile linings, meaning you’ll be able to find the perfect fit for your kids.



The Girls US Brass Black School Casual Shoes Marlin are a classic pair of school boots that will withstand the test of time. The black patent leathers make these boots incredibly durable, and the iconic Dr Martens sole provides all the comfort and support your child needs.

They also feature zip fastenings, meaning your kids don’t need to deal with the hassle of tying their laces.

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