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Air Rite Technology by Start-Rite


We make shoes for children. That's all we do. Every pair is designed by experts, built for quality and fitted for maximum comfort and support. We've been around for more than two centuries, but we're still shaping the furutre of children's footwear. From thermal analysis of feet, to measuring forces during play; we are constantly conducting research into how children move and using science to develop our shoes.


We depend on the latest science and innovation so you can depend on us. Our trusted Air Rite technology keeps sweaty feet at bay by allowing air to flow around the foot, without affecting the shoes ability to cope with wet weather conditions. For more information on the research and biomechanics in our shoes, take a look at our Start-Rite Science page.


Thanks to our pioneering research, we know exactly where children's feet get hot and have innovated our designs to allow air to flow to the right area. Our Air Rite school shoes support the body's natural temperature regulation system whilst allowing the shoe to cope with a variety of terrains and weather conditions.

Air Rite

Although there are other breathable technologies available, Air Rite is completely unique. Developed by our clever team at Start-Rite, Air Rite allows 10% more heat to escape than other conventional methods, meaning your child’s feet stay cool and keep comfy all day long.

We make shoes that help kids feel comfortable and confident with every step. Our cutting-edge technology and innovation promotes a seamless relationship between the foot and the body, to support children as they grow. With premium leathers, and durable materials you can be confident that Start-Rite footwear will last until they are outgrown. Say goodbye to sweaty feet with our unrivalled Air Rite technology, and shop our range of innovative school shoes below...