School Shoes Style Edit

Start-Rite Shoes Product Manager, Sara Driscoll, shares her favourite shoes from our back to school collection.

Schoolgirl and Schoolboy on Steps

If you’re looking for a girly school shoe with lots of comfort, then Hopscotch is for you! It has a charming embroidery design, as well as a bow detail on the sole. Hopscotch has been designed to ensure its lightweight and flexible with instant comfort features, such as a removable cushioned insole and padded ankle. The rip-tape fastening also makes it easy to take on and off. It’s available in both leather and patent in four width fittings.

Hopscotch patent

Strike has a fantastic reflective detail which means it’s visible in low light or night-time conditions. This shoe has also been designed and engineered to offer 360-degree protection in order to withstand playground adventures. The breathable linings for moisture absorption and double rip-tape fastenings for a secure fit, make it a winner for active kids.

Strike black

Matilda from our Angry Angels senior school range is at the top of my favourites list. It’s feminine, stylish and sophisticated, but doesn’t compromise on comfort or fit. Great for style conscious kids pushing the boundaries, but equally reassuring for parents. It’s available in both black leather and black patent.

Matilda black leather

Academy is a modern hybrid of a traditional silhouette with an athletic twist due to our integrated motion soft technology. It has a soft dyed-through leather upper, which offers a formal silhouette, but also moulds to the shape of the foot for all day comfort. Both the toe shape and sole have been biomechanically engineered to promote natural movement - a formal style without comprising on comfort – making it great for school and smart occasions.


With its chunky sole, brogue detailing and comfort features style, Impulsive is one of my top school shoes. This Angry Angel style has cushioned insoles and a padded ankle for both comfort and support whilst looking trendy - perfect for the young fashionistas.

Impulsive patent

Our casual school shoe Luke has a lightweight sole, padded ankle for comfort along with removable insoles. Luke also has a tough panel on the toe which prevents scuffing to ensure the style stays smarter for longer - a bargain at £39.99. Look out for the football detail on the sock too!


Click HERE to shop our school shoes collection, or visit our School Hub for advice on choosing the right school shoe.