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To expect shoes to last more than half a term

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MellowMarshmallow Tue 29-Oct-13 23:17:54

Bought ds1 (8) pair of Kickers for school and after 7 weeks the 'leather' has split all over them. Bought from sportsdirect. Last year he had a pair of Clarks that only lasted one term before the insole went hard and curled up at the end. After that we made do with cheap pairs which we considered disposable.

So wary of spending good money on more expensive shoes in case they only make it to Christmas. So frustrating. And no it's not him. He doesn't pick at them, just normal running round the playground wear and tear.

Rant over.

Bakerof3pudsxx Sun 08-Dec-13 09:39:26

I just buy shoes from Asda/tesco about £17 a pair

They only last a term max but so did the Clark's that cost twice as much!

MalcolmTuckersMistress Sun 08-Dec-13 09:40:25

My 8 year old is an an absolute git when it comes to trashing his shoes. Cheap or expensive he goes through them at an alarming rate. For comparison my nearly 6yo DD keeps hers scuff free forever.

I shoe my horse less often than I shoe DS and I have told him if he doesn't stop being such a thug I will ask my farrier to give HIM metal shoes next time he's out!

Bakerof3pudsxx Sun 08-Dec-13 09:40:29

That's £17 max by the way I've had some that were only £10

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