The Best School Shoes Brands

The Best School Shoes Brands

With the new school year looming ever closer, now is a good time to start looking for your kids' next pair of school shoes.

At Hirst Footwear, we have a great selection of different brands and styles to choose from, meaning you’ll be spoilt for choice.

What type of school shoes should you buy at the start of a new school year?

Children can spend over seven hours a day in their school shoes, so it’s important that they have a pair which will keep their feet protected, comfortable and supported.

Regardless of what style shoe you go for, there are a few different qualities you should look for in a good shoe:

  • Comfort: Children spend a large amount of their day in their school shoes, and if their shoes are uncomfortable, it could affect their ability to concentrate in class or have fun at break times. Finding a comfortable pair of shoes means they can get on with their day without distractions.

  • Durability: Whether your kids enjoy running around on the playground or playing sports on fields, their school shoes need to be tough enough to withstand all sorts of activities. Choosing a durable pair of shoes will ensure they last longer and will make it to the end of the term.

  • The right material: Leather and patent leather is generally the most suitable for schools since they generally meet school guidelines. Leather is also durable, breathable and long lasting.

  • The right style: Many primary and secondary schools have specific shoe guidelines, and some will usually only permit smart, polishable shoes. So make sure you buy a pair that fits in with their policies.

The top school shoe brands

At Hirst Footwear, we have a great selection of school shoe brands, meaning you’ll always be able to find the perfect pair for your kids.

Lelli Kelly

Lelli Kelly is the perfect brand if you want a pair of shoes that will keep your kids feet feeling comfortable and looking stylish at the same time.

From dolly shoes to brogues, Lelli Kelly have a wide selection of different styles of school shoes, meaning your kids will be spoilt for choice when choosing their perfect pair.

The Mollie Bow Black Patent School Shoes are an ideal school shoe, thanks to the sturdy patent finish that will keep your kids feet protected and the chunky sole that helps to prevent trips and slips. Not to mention there is a super cute glitter bow that will keep your kids just as happy as you.


Hush Puppies

Hush Puppies have a wide range of school shoes for boys and girls that will provide all the protection and support they need for a full school day.


Great for growing feet, Hush Puppies come in a range of styles and sizes, including half-sizes to help keep kids feet comfortable and prevent any blisters or sores. They even feature a unique fitting system that allows for a bespoke fit for every child.

The Hush Puppies Boys Shawn Junior Black Leather Lace Up School Shoes provide all the support your kids will need thanks to the reinforced panels on the toes and heel and the memory foam insoles. These shoes also feature micro fresh lining to keep your kids feet cool throughout the day.



Kickers are well known and well loved by many parents thanks to their durable and long-lasting designs. Kickers have a great selection of school shoes from patent leather shoes, to slip on pumps, to shoes with velcro fastenings and T-bar designs too.

The Girls Kids Kickers Kick T Black Patent Leather School Shoes are a glossy pair of patent shoes that feature super soft leather linings and a padded collar for comfort. They also feature adjustable buckle straps and the iconic Kickers tab.


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