The cost of new school shoes can make a big hole in the family budget.
But if you tread carefully, you can spend less.
So check out these great kids shoe deals.
STEP INTO STEP: Pick up shoes for the new term at Deichmann.com and get a second pair for half price. They cost from £14.99 and brands include Clarks, Kickers and Start-Rite.
Shop at 120 stores or online. Home delivery from £2.99 but free on orders over £39.99.
Also, look for back-to-school deals at major brands’ online stores.
At clarksoutlet.co.uk Apollo Step men’s shoes are down from £42 to £30, eligible for free shipping.
UP UP FEMALE: For longer lasting shoes, choose ones with leather uppers, sturdy soles, and toe pads.
Girls’ designs tend to be slimmer, so think about opting for unisex designs or men’s shoes instead.
GET MEASURES: The Royal College of Podiatry recommends that children have their feet measured by a trained shoe specialist. But there are also ways to do this at home.
Find full instructions at clarks.co.uk, explaining how to measure with a piece of paper and a ruler.
Startriteshoes.com has a “Click ‘n’ Fit” service that uses photos of your child’s feet to find the right size. You can also order a plastic ruler for £8 for annual use.
FITNESS CHECK: You need to make sure the shoe fits properly before taking your child to class.
Place it on your child’s foot, making sure that their heel is directly behind.
Gently press down on their longest toes to make sure there’s an inch of space developing and that the shoe isn’t rubbing against any toes.
Then feel around the ankle to make sure it fits snugly without rubbing, and around the heel to make sure it doesn’t slip off.
- All prices on the site are correct at the time of publication. Offers and offers are subject to availability.
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