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Back To School

Are you tired of your child wearing the same style of school shoes year after year?  It’s time to check out Deichmann’s mighty school collection. Are you forever looking for footwear that will survive playground football matches and blustery school-run stomps? Or seeking stylish shoes to delight your mini fashionista? The search stops here!

 

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Our School Shoe Brands

Deichmann is celebrated for its unparalleled selection of school shoes, featuring an impressive array of brands that cater to every taste, need, and style preference. Our carefully curated collection is designed to meet the diverse demands of school life, combining durability, comfort, and fashion in every pair.

Among our esteemed lineup, brands like Hush Puppies, Graceland, and Memphis One stand at the forefront, known for their exceptional quality and enduring appeal. Hush Puppies bring a blend of classic design and modern comfort, making them a favourite for students seeking both style and practicality. Graceland's offerings shine with their trendy designs and affordable prices, perfect for fashion-forward students on a budget. Meanwhile, Memphis One offers robust options that promise both durability and a sleek look, ensuring students step into the school year with confidence.

But our range doesn't stop there. We're also home to brands like 5th Avenue and Claudio Conti, which cater to those with a taste for sophistication, offering elegant designs crafted from premium materials. For the sporty student, adidas and Nike present athletic-inspired school shoes that don't compromise on performance or style, embodying the spirit of youth and energy.

Ben Sherman and Lambretta bring a touch of British heritage to the mix, ideal for students who appreciate timeless style with a modern twist. Similarly, Kickers and Start-Rite are synonymous with school wear, revered for their sturdy construction and classic aesthetics that never go out of style.

For the younger crowd, Bobbi-Shoes and Cupcake Couture offer playful and sturdy designs that can keep up with the endless energy of little ones, ensuring they look adorable while protecting their growing feet. And for those active days or PE classes, Champion, FILA, and Skechers provide sporty options that blend fashion with functionality, offering the perfect solution for kids on the move.

Catwalk and Venice appeal to the fashion-forward student, with trendy designs that ensure students stand out for all the right reasons. These brands understand the importance of making a statement while providing the necessary support for a busy school day.

How can I select the perfect school shoes?

Selecting the perfect school shoes for your child is more than just a shopping task; it's an investment in their comfort, health, and school year success. To navigate this essential decision, here are expanded tips to ensure you find the best fit and value:

1. Measure Both Feet Accurately

Children's feet are constantly growing, and it's not uncommon for one foot to be slightly larger than the other. Measuring both feet ensures you're catering to the larger size for optimal comfort. Consider getting their feet measured professionally or using our reliable online guides and tools. Measurements should be taken later in the day when feet are at their largest due to natural swelling. This step is crucial for finding shoes that won't cramp or constrain growing feet, allowing room for movement and growth.

2. Prioritise Supportive Features

The right school shoes will offer more than just a good fit; they'll provide essential support where it's needed most. Look for shoes with robust arch support to encourage a natural walking motion and prevent foot fatigue. A snug fit at the heel is vital to prevent slipping, while still allowing ample room at the toes for movement and growth. Additionally, flexible soles can aid in proper foot development by allowing a more natural foot movement, making them a key feature to consider.

3. Shop for Durability

Given the daily wear and tear school shoes endure, selecting durable materials is non-negotiable. Leather or high-grade synthetic materials are ideal for enduring the playground, classroom, and beyond. Reinforced toes and high-wear areas are signs of well-constructed shoes designed to last. While durable shoes might come with a higher upfront cost, they offer better long-term value by reducing the need for frequent replacements.

4. Adhere to School Guidelines

Schools often have specific requirements for footwear, ranging from colour and style to fastening mechanisms. Reviewing these guidelines before shopping can save time and ensure compliance with school standards. This step is crucial not only for uniformity but also for ensuring that your selection contributes positively to your child’s school experience.

5. Consider Long-Term Use

While it may be tempting to buy shoes with "room to grow," overly large footwear can hinder proper foot development and lead to walking issues. Instead, look for shoes that fit well now, with a bit of space (about a thumb's width) between the longest toe and the shoe's front. This approach balances immediate comfort with some room for growth, avoiding the pitfalls of shoes that are too large or too small.

6. Focus on Comfort and Style

Comfort should never be sacrificed for style, nor should style for comfort. The best school shoes strike a balance between the two, ensuring your child feels confident and at ease. With the wide variety of options available, consider involving your child in the selection process. This not only ensures they’re happy with their shoes but also encourages them to wear them consistently.

7. Test for Flexibility and Weight

A good school shoe should bend easily at the toe, allowing for natural foot movement, but should also have a firm sole at the midfoot to prevent twisting. Lightweight shoes reduce the strain on young feet and legs, making them a preferable choice for the active school day.

8. Seek Out Breathable Materials

Shoes crafted from breathable materials, such as leather or high-quality synthetics, can help manage moisture and keep feet dry. This is especially important for children, as it helps prevent discomfort and issues like athlete's foot.

By following these comprehensive tips, you can ensure that the school shoes you select for your child will not only look good and comply with school regulations but will also support their foot health and overall comfort throughout the school year.

How often should I replace my child's school shoes?

The frequency of replacement depends on your child's growth rate and how quickly they wear out their shoes. On average, children may need new shoes every 6 to 12 months. However, monitor the fit and condition of the shoes regularly; if they show significant wear or if your child complains of discomfort, it may be time for a new pair.

Are there any waterproof school shoes available?

Absolutely! Deichmann offers waterproofing options for both boys and girls, ensuring that feet stay dry even on rainy days.

How can I ensure the school shoes I choose fit my child correctly?

For the best fit, measure your child's feet in the afternoon or evening, as feet can swell throughout the day. Consider both the length and width of their feet. Deichmann also provides a fitting guide and size charts online to assist in selecting the correct size. Additionally, our customer service team is always ready to help with any sizing queries.

How do I care for and clean Deichmann school shoes?

Care instructions vary depending on the material of the shoes. For leather shoes, use a soft brush or cloth to remove dirt and apply a quality leather conditioner to keep them supple. For synthetic materials, wiping with a damp cloth should suffice. Avoid submerging shoes in water unless they are specifically designed to be waterproof. Detailed care instructions are available on our website.

Is there a return policy for school shoes purchased online?

Yes, Deichmann offers a hassle-free return policy for online purchases. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you can return the shoes in their original condition within a specified period for a refund or exchange. Please refer to our website for the full terms and conditions of our return policy.

Can I check the availability of school shoes online and pick them up in-store?

Yes, Deichmann offers online availability checker for all of our products, allowing customers to check the stock of their preferred school shoes online and pick them up at their nearest store. This service is designed to save time and ensure that you get the exact style and size you need.