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We know that when kids are comfortable, they feel confident and focussed. Our school shoes are designed to not only be tough on playgrounds and smart in classrooms, but also to be gentle on feet from the first school bell until home time - no matter what they get up to during the day.

Comfort features of a Start-Rite School Shoe

With cushioning where it counts and minimal seams that never rub, our shoes help kids get the very best out of their school day. Designed around the way kids run, jump, walk and play, we add cushioning and anti-compression in-soles to our school shoes to reduce the impact on developing feet. Padded ankle collars give extra comfort around the ankle and lightweight, flexible soles offer freedom of movement to keep little feet happy all day long.

School children are on their feet a lot of the day, so our shoes have breathable linings to help feet stay fresh throughout the day. And for active feet, we’ve developed our new Air Rite technology which is designed to let air flow around the feet without affecting the shoe’s ability to cope with wet weather. Air Rite allows moisture out, but not in, helping to reduce sweating and keep feet fresh and comfortable for longer.

During the past 225 years, we’ve developed over 24,000 child-specific lasts, helping us create school shoes that fit perfectly for your child’s developing foot shape, ensuring you get the right size shoe as well as a comfortable fit. Premium materials such as quality leathers mould to the shape of your child’s foot to provide long lasting comfort and a superb fit.

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