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Girls school shoes that aren't easily ruined?

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Helpinsuchapickle Tue 28-Feb-17 11:03:57

Dd is 8 and currently on her 3rd pair since September. Admittedly cheap supermarket shoes because I bought Clarks and they fell apart last year.

Can you recommend me some that won't be ruined in weeks please?

AliciaMayEmory Tue 28-Feb-17 11:41:33

DD (9yo) has these Doc Marten shoes. They were a bit big when she got them so had an insole in them, but they've lasted well over a year and still look new. I know some will not like them as they are quite chunky, but DD says they are really comfy. She also has the boots for winter and they've lasted a year too.

MrsHouseBrownie Tue 28-Feb-17 11:45:26

Second the DMs and also hush puppies, as the sole goes up over the front of the toes.

Sadik Tue 28-Feb-17 13:59:21

DD's been wearing this style of Startrite shoe for almost two full school years now and they're a bit scuffed but otherwise totally fine.
She's 14 and her feet have stopped growing but they do them in smaller sizes too. (Though I don't know whether the style would appeal to an 8 y/o.)
I gave up on Clarks because they never did more than a couple of terms - I also like startrite because they have good measuring tools online and I generally manage to get free delivery/free returns so can avoid shoe shopping hell!

UnderneaththeArchers Tue 28-Feb-17 14:25:15

Startrite shoes here and they seem to last 5 half terms each time. But I love those DM shoes, I had no idea they existed. DD has very narrow feet and tiny ankles so I bet they would be too big on her.....

NewPantsforaNewYear Tue 28-Feb-17 14:26:00

We got some black leather Skechers from Amazon. They were great - a sporty, mary jane style with a slight rubber covered toe.

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 28-Feb-17 14:28:15

DD has the patent version of these. Have lasted pretty well

NewPantsforaNewYear Tue 28-Feb-17 14:28:26

Might have been these

sanitygirl Tue 28-Feb-17 15:37:20

These Start Rite ones are pricey, but my daughter has them and they look almost new (she's been wearing them since September)
They're very tough

sanitygirl Tue 28-Feb-17 15:38:14

Ha just seen they are the same as the start rites linked to by the other posters above!

christinarossetti Tue 28-Feb-17 15:41:27

Kickers are also much more durable than Clarks.

A pair does my dd from September through to spring each year.

Helpinsuchapickle Tue 28-Feb-17 17:18:57

I got her some kickers with a thick sole. Fingers crossed.

She had Dr martens but it was the low ankle boot style and she wasn't allowed to wear them angry

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