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How To Buy The Right School Shoes For Your Child

School shoes are one of the essential things on your to-buy list at the start of every school year. Just like the password to your Netflix subscription, school shoes are right up there with things your child simply couldn’t live without!

But choosing the right school shoes for your child isn’t always as straightforward as it sounds. There are hundreds of styles from hundreds of brands of shoes, each with their own particular characteristics. Here, the professionals at Forbes Footwear explain how to buy the right school shoes for your child. Parenting done right!

Get the type of shoe right

We know what you’re thinking: all school shoes are black and mostly lace-up, so how can you get the ‘type’ of shoe wrong? Well, it happens more often than you think. We’ve heard from plenty of parents who buy black Nikes or black Doc Martens and, on the first day or school, their child comes home with a note stating that the shoes don’t meet school policy!

Getting the type of shoe right is the first step to choosing the perfect school shoes for your child. Forbes Footwear’s range of school shoes meet regulations for school shoes for every school in Australia.

Visit a professional

Getting a professional fitting is a great way to ensure you’re choosing the right school shoes for your child. Every shoe is different, and every child’s foot is different. Whether your child could do with some insoles to make school shoes more comfortable and supportive, or your child has a particularly narrow or wide foot, a professional fitter is able to pick up on these things and give you the right advice. Consulting a professional fitter from Forbes Footwear could help give you the knowledge you need to prevent foot problems later in life, like plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, stress fractures and shin splints.

Choose a well-known brand

A well-loved brand of school shoes is sure to always deliver. Stay away from those dodgy and cheap-looking brands of shoes that you’d find on – they won’t be very supportive or durable. Instead, go for high quality brands stocked at Forbes Footwear like Clarks, ROC and Ascent.

Consult your child

After all, your child is the one wearing the shoes! If they don’t ‘vibe’ (as they so often say) with the shoes in question, it can affect their confidence in the schoolyard, so it’s important to choose something they like, as well as you.

So, where can you find the best school shoes that are comfortable, durable and stylish, but also affordable? Forbes Footwear! As Sydney’s best team for school shoes, they ensure that your child will be as best prepared as can be for the school year. With professional fitters on hand, Forbes ensures that the shoe always fits. The Forbes philosophy is simple: deliver quality products at fair prices and keep customers happy as can be. Browse the range online today!