According to a 2015 news report published in The Telegraph, children spend “about 30 hours a week in their school shoes.”
That’s more than 15,000 hours during their school years, which is why it’s important to get them shoes that are comfy and functional. Swipe through the gallery below for four fresh options from some of SG’s best shoe stores.
Bonus: Grimy sneaks bringing you down? Head to Holystic Sneaker Laundry to get them cleaned, stat! The laundry also offers services such as leather restoration, mud stain removal, customisation work and more.
If your little one is in nursery school, he may not be required to wear all-black or -white school shoes. If not, opt for Hopla!‘s comfy-cute Froddo sneakers (from $120), which feature a cushioned leather insole to prevent odour.
The brand‘s Ascent black school shoes (from $119.95; see above) are suitable for both senior and junior schoolgoers, and is the only school shoe to be endorsed by the Australasian Podiatry Council. Additionally, Richter’s black school shoes ($159) are designed with strengthened toe caps, which offer protection from injuries, plus features such as cushioned heel insoles and anti-slip soles.
The go-to store for black and white school shoes in SG, Bata is also known for its pocket-friendly prices. Not only does it carry its own in-house range of shoes, it also retails shoe brands such as Bubblegummers, North Star, Toughees and more. Pick up North Star’s Classic Lace Kickers in white ($22.95; see right) or in black, for both younger children and teens.
Showing just a bit more flair than basic black shoes, these Chuck Taylor All Star Double Tongue sneaks ($55.90) from The Elly Store are sure to be a hit with your daughter. Swap in non-bright laces, if needed.
By Hazel Vincent De Paul, The Finder Kids Vol. 22
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