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Seven tips for getting great deals on school shoes and making them last longer

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.

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Follow our tips to make school shoes last longer

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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