For many parents no three little words ever sounded sweeter than ‘back to school’ with six weeks of arguing siblings, never-ending snack times and low boredom thresholds, the start of the Autumn term can be a welcome sight.
School holidays can also be an expensive time of year, even without a family holiday (which can set you back ££££’s), days out, play schemes, toys, ice-creams and other treats can see parents looking forward to the low-cost days of school!
To help your budget stretch as far as possible, check out the back to school range from Shoe Zone. Including school essentials such as PE pumps, smart school shoes and bags, the collection has been put together with kids and your purse in mind!
For younger boys:
If you have a little boy in KS1, chances are school will expect him to bring along a pair of wellies for outdoor play and learning. Our robot wellies (£9.99) feature a drawstring toggle fastening at the top to ensure the cold and wet stay out.
Younger boys will love the Walkright light up school shoes (£16.99), the sporty design will leave them looking and feeling cool and the Velcro fastening makes it easy to master the fine art of getting shoes on.
PE is an important part of school life, especially at this young age, when getting ready for PE is a lesson in itself! Make sure they are properly kitted out with Velcro fastening school plimsolls (£1.99) and a PE bag; we love the green camouflage design (£2.99).
For younger girls:
With cute butterfly detailing, the Walkright leather girls’ school shoes (£9.99) are sure to be a big hit with the little girl in your life, what’s more, scuff resistant and with a breathable lining, you will be happy too!
See her kitted out properly by adding Walkright gusset plimsolls (£1.99) to her PE bag. The central elasticated panel makes getting them on and off easy.
Elevate any back to school nerves by treating her to a school bag she cannot wait to show off, we love the Disney® Frozen pink glittery rucksack (£9.99), perfect for school and weekends!
For younger children there is also a wide selection of lunch bags, which feature an easy, wipe clean interior. The range includes, many of your kids’ favourites including Jake and the Neverland pirates, Spiderman, Minnie Mouse and Disney® Princesses.
For your teenager try Beckett black lace ups (£12.99), with their padded collar and grip sole they are comfortable and great for bad weather. What’s more, they are stylish so he will not mind wearing them!
For many teenage boys, playing sports is an obsession and with Hi-Tech football boots (£16.99), in eye-catching blue and yellow, he can play as long as he likes.
With so much stuff to carry around, he will need a bag that is up to the challenge. With its padded straps, large pocket and zip compartment, our large navy textile rucksack (£7.99), hits the mark. The reflective panel ensures he will be seen in the dark and the tan trim brings it back on trend.
One thing about teenage girls is that they know what they like and are not afraid to say if they do not! This is why our range of back to school shoes includes fashion forward designs, which are sure please the fussiest of teenagers.
For example, our cute grey satchel style shoulder bag with butterfly design (£12.99) is fun, quirky and on-trend. With plenty of pockets and storage space, it makes a perfect school bag.
Check out also, the Lilley range black patent brogues. Brogues have been around a while and the trend looks set to continue. The low heel design makes them ideal school wear.
Encouraging children to take part in sports and physical activity is something schools are keen to do and as such offer a wide range of different activities. Make sure she is ready for whatever is thrown at her with black & pink lace-up trainers (£9.99), the black design with purple highlights is sure to be popular. Available in sizes 3-9.
And of course, having played the role of entertainer, nurse, referee, teacher, chef, maid, chauffeur and social secretary for six weeks, you need a treat too, so check out the new arrivals section for the latest shoes, sandals and bags!