TOUGH ON PLAYGROUNDS
For the toe draggers, the heel scuffers and the prolific side swipers, our shoes give all-year, all-action performance to ensure they stand the test of time. Once let loose into the playground it’s good to know that our school shoes are rigorously tested above and beyond industry standards to offer unrivalled durability, grip and protection where it matters most.
Whether it’s pounding the pavements on a scooter or rough and tumble in the playground, a steady stride is assured in all our boys’ and girls’ school shoes. Our school shoes have biomechanically engineered anti-slip soles with just the right amount of grip for natural, easy movement. All are tested against eight industry-standard guidelines including abrasion resistance, flex durability, hardness, compound density, tear strength, elongation strength, rigidity and grip. Our standard grip exceeds industry guidelines for everyday wear. And we’ve taken inspiration from the safety footwear industry to create shoes with high performance grip and a unique tread design.
Kids can go through shoes at a rate of knots, so to ensure lasting wear we use durable materials such as vulcanised rubber and high performing nylon bonded threads, which are 15% stronger than conventional thread. Premium dyed through leathers means any scuffs can easily be polished out to keep shoes looking good for longer. Intelligently placed protection such as toe and heel bumpers help shield both the shoe and the toes inside it. For super active kids we’ve designed super tough styles, such as Charge and Bolt, to perform under any conditions with 360-degree protection.
Every pair in our collection is rigorously tested and evaluated during its development and manufacture by SATRA, a global leading authority in footwear testing, resulting in school shoes that are designed, engineered and manufactured to perform. And to be 100% confident our shoes hit the mark, their final test is in the wild – on the feet of real children.
- • Shoe materials tested to 500,000 steps
- • Flex tested 50,000 times to withstand over 1,100 miles, enough to last a full school year
- • Riptapes tested for 5000 cycles – that’s on and off every day for 6 years
- • 30,000 flexes immersed in water for water proof movement and protection
- • 1000 pupils on our testing database to test fitting and durability
We test against everyone else, and pass where others fail, our shoes are designed to last so they’re always tough on playgrounds. Designed to be outgrown, designed to last a school year