Back to School with Start-Rite

And so, as we near the end of the summer, parents across the country flock to the nearest town to buy the kids their school essentials for the new school year.  This year, O starts his third year of primary school – Year 2; his last year in infants and his first big set of exams (SATs).  I’ve tried to make sure that O is fully prepared for the start of the new school year, with a fresh set of trousers, shorts, polo shirts and PE kit.  Not to mention a new pair of Start-Rite school shoes.

Start-Rite School Shoes

O was really excited to receive his new school shoes through the mail, made possible using the Measure at Home  method with Start-Rite.  The package was wrapped in a standard mail-order parcel bag, which contained the traditional shoe box within.  I love all the little drawings on the box – such a lovely touch, inspiring children to be whatever their imagination suggests.

Start-Rite School Shoes

Start Rite School Shoes

O has the Extreme Pri style of school shoes, which appear to be extremely hard-wearing and designed to prevent scuffs on the toes – helping the shoes to look newer for longer.  O is a very active child and loves to play chase and football, and play on the monkey bars at school.  His school shoes from last term didn’t have this sort of toe protection, and were very badly scuffed on the toes within the first couple of weeks…

Start Rite School Shoes

Start Rite School Shoes

Although O has just turned 6 years old, we haven’t quite mastered the tying of laces yet.  He has some lace-up trainers that he bought with his birthday money, but is still learning to do them up on his own.  The Extreme Pri shoe is simple enough for him to put on independently, with the Riptape fastenings that allow the shoe to be adjusted for a comfortable fit.

Start Rite School Shoes

O is really pleased with the Extreme Pri school shoes by Start-Rite.  He tells me they’re really comfortable and easy to put on.  I think it’s so important that he finds them comfortable – after all, he’ll be wearing them for 8+ hours a day, 5 days a week!

Have you got your little ones school uniform all sorted yet?

Disclosure:  This product was sent to us for the purpose of this review, however all words and opinions are our own.

One thought on “Back to School with Start-Rite

  1. I still need to buy my little two school shoes as they are off to reception and nursery school soon. My son has such chubby feet it is a nightmare finding him shoes, I will have to check startrite out xx

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