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Boys school shoes for first day confidence

boys school shoes

Whether it's your little one's first day at school, or they're in need of a new pair of shoes thanks to a growth spurt, new school shoes are sure to give your child the confidence he needs to step out onto the playground or back into the classroom.

And don't be fooled into thinking that the only options out there are boring plain black - there are plenty of creative designs so your tot can show off their personality (without breaking any uniform guidelines!) From flashing lights to superheros and dinosaurs, here are some of our favourite boy school shoes available online and on the high street.

With a fun dino print on the sides and soles, these Clarks shoes will be a must-have for any Jurassic fans. Comfy to wear, with a padded insole and easy-to-use velcro straps, these shoes also feature reflective tags on the back and a fun dinosaur skeleton on the soles so your tot will love stomping around making fossils.

A shool footwear staple, these shoes have been designed for all-day comfort and style. Made with a leather upper with scuff resistant toes to keep them looking smarter for longer. With a single touch and close strap and elastic laces for easy fitting, they've got a padded collar and Ortholite sock for extra comfort. Finished with a slip-resistant outsole and reflective detailing. Available in standard (F), wide (G), narrow (E) and extra wide (H) width fittings and whole and half sizes for the perfect fit.

Designed to give growing feet the confidence to explore, these sporty black leather shoes move comfortably between the classroom and playground activities. The easy on/off double riptape fastening, heel loop and breathable Agion®-infused recycled sketch mesh lining are ideal for adventurous kids. Encouraging further discovery, the durable sole contains a surprise nature-inspired toy!

Made in matte black leather, this style is a must-have for treading the halls, classrooms and playgrounds. They have a mesh lining, padded heel collar and cushioned foam beds to keep feet comfy, and the single hook and loop strap means you'll be out the door in no time.

Sporty kids will love these sleek black trainers, with maximum shock absorption and a flexible design perfect for playing footie. Plus it means you don't have to worry about them forgetting a second pair of shoes for PE! 

Superheros? Check! Light-up? Check! Young Marvel fans will love these Spider-Man leather school shoes. With a fun spidey theme and lights that can be switched on or off with the press of a button. Squidgy underfoot foam and soft collar padding provide day-long comfort, with Freshfeet™ antibacterial technology to stop them getting stinky socks.

Sturdy and smart, these classic leather loafers are the perfect new school shoes. Made with a recycled polyester lining and sustainably sourced leather in an effortless slip-on style. Squidgy underfoot foam and soft collar padding ensure all-day comfort, and a scuff-resistant coating will keep these shoes looking newer for longer.

This chunky design is smart and comfortable, with a scuff-resistant upper and a single velcro fastening. 


Having worked across a variety of magazines, on topics from food to travel to horses, Stephanie now works as a Digital Writer for Mother&Baby online. 

She loves taking her lurcher puppy Moss for long walks in the country, and spending time with her niece and two nephews. In her spare time she writes fiction books and enjoys baking (her signature bake is lemon drizzle cake).

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