NEW shoes can be a big expense for beleaguered parents as kids head back to school next month.
But you don’t have to be well heeled to find good shoes.
Here are some of the best deals right now, plus tips to make the shoes last longer.
ENTRANCE FOR TEN: Redeem Code school shoes10 on Sportsdirect.com to get ten percent off. Prices start from £4.99, but you can use the code to find more durable leather shoes like the Kangol Castor Boys’ Lace-Up Shoes, from £12. You will need to pay £4.99 delivery or collect in store.
GET MORE WEAR: For shoes that last longer, choose those with toe guards and pads, and look for stitched and glued soles. Some patent shoes will stay more elegant longer.
JOIN THE CLUB: At Shoezone, where prices start at £7.99 for school shoes and £9.99 for trainers, you can get £5 off if you join the Shoezone club and spend more than £20. Standard delivery is free.
PAIR OF PAIRS: If you have more than one child to outfit, you can pick up a pair of school shoes from Deichmann.com and get a second pair for half price. Prices start from £14.99 and the store carries brands such as Clarks, Fila and Start-Rite. Delivery starts from £1.99 and is free from £35 or for click and collect.
ON YOUR MARKS: For sneakers, football boots, and more sporty school shoes, you can use the code “school” on Adidas.com to get 30% off full-priced items and 20% off select already-reduced items. You’ll pay £3.99 for delivery or collect in store for free.
WET WEATHER WARNING: You might be tempted to dry rain-soaked children’s shoes on a radiator, but this can shrink and shrivel the material. Instead, crumple sheets of newspaper into balls and fill the inside so the paper absorbs the water.
FEELS LIKE TEEN COACHES: If the shoes start to smell, cover the insole with baking soda and let sit overnight before tipping them in the morning.
- All prices on the page are correct at time of printing. Promotions and offers subject to availability.
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