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How to Choose Boys' Shoes for School

Different settings and occasions require different footwear and boys usually need special shoes for wearing at school. As they keep these shoes on for the entire day, the shoes should be comfortable and fit for indoor use. Learn about the common materials and types of shoes and pick the best ones for school.

 

Materials for Boys' Shoes

Natural leather is one of the most common materials for elegant shoes. It is more expensive than synthetic materials, but it is also soft, breathable, and durable. Leather shoes need some wearing in as they stretch and shape according to the wearer's foot. If the boy is neat and diligent and needs the shoes mainly for indoors, leather is a great option because moisture can ruin the material. If you still want the classic look of leather but cannot care for the shoes properly, opt for synthetic leather. Canvas is another popular material that you can mostly find in sporty trainers. The cotton canvas is natural and breathable and features a casual look.

 

Types of Boys' Shoes

The types of boys' school shoes include trainers, plimsolls, lace-ups, slip-ons, and riptapes, and they differ by fastening and style. Trainers are comfortable casual shoes and they are best for physical education classes, although some styles are sophisticated enough to work on a daily basis. Plimsolls or sneakers are casual canvas shoes with rubber soles. However, if your son wears a school uniform, opt for black shoes. Lace-ups have laces that children need to tie and are best for older children. Slip-ons are easy to put on as they have no fastenings to tighten, but they can also come off quickly. Black riptape shoes have an adjustable Velcro strap.

 

Sizing for School Shoes

The school shoes should fit well in order to ensure comfort throughout the day and avoid blisters or any other discomfort. The shoes should always have some room for growth as boys can go up a shoe size quickly.

 

Foot Length (cm)

UK Size

EU Size

18.4

11.5

30

19.1

12

31

19.4

12.5

31

19.7

13

32

20.3

14

33

20.6

1

33

21

1.5

34

21.6

2

34

21.9

2.5

35

22.2

3

36

22.9

3.5

36

23.2

4

37

23.5

4.5

37

24.1

5

38

24.4

5.5

38

24.8

6

39

 

The size standards vary by country, so you should pay attention to where the shoes come from when selecting the size.

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