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Simply by Start-Rite

Start-Rite school shoes from £36

Let's support your kids to live each new term to the full.

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Simply by Start-Rite

Basic school shoes for girls and boys

With a no-frills design, these smart and practical plain black school shoes will fit right in whatever the trend, season or school uniform. From classic Mary Janes and T-bars, to modern boys’ shoes, these are timeless styles to suit every child. Taken from our archive of well-loved patterns and created using our in-depth knowledge of children’s feet, discover reassuring Start-Rite quality at a price you’ll love.


Made from dependable, dyed-through leather, Simply by Start-Rite shoes are tried and tested designs that make for long-lasting school shoes.


School days without the usual price tag

With riptape fastenings, the shoes in our back-to-basics collection offer a secure and adjustable fit, that are easy for children to put on and pull off themselves. As with our classic school shoes, comfort is key. From the supple leather uppers, to the cushioned textile lining, padded ankles and flexible, lightweight rubber soles, they offer protection, excellent grip and freedom of movement for developing feet heading back to school.


Everyday value, with Start-Rite values

As your children grow, our reliable shoes evolve with them. Simply by Start-Rite shoes come in a range of whole sizes, from a small 9 up to a large 3, providing tailored support through primary school and beyond. Two different width fittings make them perfect for children who need standard or wide-fit school shoes: no sore heels or niggly rubs, here! Children’s feet grow quickly, so it’s important to measure them every two to three months, to make sure their shoes are still a comfortable fit.


Keeping school shoes clean

Wondering how to take care of black leather school shoes? Simply polish them regularly to keep them looking like new and add extra protection against scrapes, splashes and stains. A spot of polish will keep the leather soft and a final rub with a cloth will add an extra shine.