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JLAM Fri 08-Jul-16 21:02:44


My son is starting a school where uniform is required. I started to look for school shoes, which led me to panic, he can't tie laces yet... What age should they be able to tie laces?

And do any of you have any great tips to make this a painless process?

Many thanks

CMOTDibbler Fri 08-Jul-16 21:05:24

You buy velcro shoes. Most school shoes don't have laces till they are 10

TheAntiBoop Fri 08-Jul-16 21:06:08

Ds is nine and still wears Velcro strap black shoes

He started with laces for football boots when he was 6 or 7

BikeRunSki Fri 08-Jul-16 21:08:43

My nearly 8 year old still wears Velcro strap school shoes. Don't panic OP, all school shoe manufacturers do Velcro versions.

JLAM Fri 08-Jul-16 21:19:09

Thanks so much, had a total panic as hadn't even thought about laces, he is only 5 and my baby!

Cakescakescakes Fri 08-Jul-16 21:22:56

Virtually all younger kids school shoes are Velcro.

Sirzy Fri 08-Jul-16 21:24:54

Please get Velcro, or slip on. Laces for children who can't do them yet are a nightmare for teachers/tas especially on pe days.

Ds has Skechers school shoes with Velcro which are great

paxillin Fri 08-Jul-16 21:27:29

8 here. Still in Velcro.

JLAM Fri 08-Jul-16 21:43:57

What's the average age to learn to tie laces?

JDSTER Fri 08-Jul-16 21:47:16

My son is 8 and I've just bought him his first pair of regular lace up trainers and he has just learnt to tie them. Going into yr 4 in Sep and him and 99% of the boys will have Velcro shoes. Plenty of time for your little one!

TheAntiBoop Fri 08-Jul-16 21:50:47

At ds school they had to be able to by the time they started football in year 3. Although they were fine with.velcro for kids who struggled

TheDailyMailareabunchofcunts Fri 08-Jul-16 21:54:16

Ds is 12. He can do his laces but poorly and it takes ages. Velcro is distinctly uncool at high school so I used lock laces in all his shoes/trainers/football boots. Come in many colours including black and get transferred to new shoes when he out grows old ones. They are very very good

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Sleeperandthespindle Fri 26-Aug-16 21:23:52

Look up 'Ian Knot' on YouTube. My just 7 year old learned to do it in 5 minutes after insisting on lace up shoes as she hates the dolly style of the Velcro offerings.

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