Mark & Spencers indestructible school shoes
Harrison is in his third year of school now, and from reception to year six they all have to wear full uniform. To say we’ve been through hundreds of pairs of school shoes would be an understatement!
You see H has what is known as a motor tic; we just call it the foot thing! Although, his tics don’t only affect his feet he has quite a few which isn’t uncommon. Generally, for a motor tic to be diagnosed as a “problem” the tic has to be present for more than a year.
I first noticed H’s in about 2015 mainly because it started in his eyes, so clearly, very noticeable. As time progressed I saw other tics developing, he does a funny thing with his hands and fingers too. I wouldn’t necessarily call this a problem; it doesn’t bother him. Therefore, it doesn’t bother me.
However, the amount of money I have to spend on shoes was becoming a problem! “The foot thing” as we call it is a spasm that causes him to roll his right foot, every other step, involuntarily.
To be perfectly honest we laugh about it, so as not make him feel overly conscious or upset about these things that happen to his body.
H can obliterate and put a hole in an ordinary pair of shoes or trainers in approximately two weeks. With the price of kids school shoes these days, you can imagine how much said tic is costing, urgh.
No ordinary kids shoes
Lets, for argument’s sake, call your standard run of the mill child, an ordinary child. And a child with quirks like mine as extra’ordinary!
Now I’m thinking if H, as an extra’ordinary child, can have a pair of these M&S school shoes for a good solid NINE months without damaging them in the slightest, we’re going to have to say they’re pretty much indestructible!
As for ordinary children, imagine a pair of school shoes your child can wear for an entire school year, providing, of course, their feet don’t grow too quickly!
Prices for this pair of 100 % leather shoes range from £28 – £32. Compare that with prices and quality you pay for at another famous kids’ shoe store you might buy from. I’d say you had yourself a bit of a bargain.
Pretty stylish too!
Thank you M&S
We have saved a small fortune over the past two years since I discovered this pair of school shoes. Please for the love of god do not discontinue them!
Unfortunately for me, Harrisons’ feet will probably have outgrown the younger boys size range by next year. But it isn’t too late for you to start saving money!
I guarantee you whichever shoe we move on to once H is too big, Marks & Spencer will be the first place I try.
Good old fashioned quality at a reasonable price you can’t beat it!