Best Back To School Shoes at Sole Mechanics

Sole Mechanics Hampton Favourite with Kids

It can be overwhelming searching for good school shoes for your kids, but don't despair, the team at Sole Mechanics have your Back To School needs covered!

Parents across the country continue to rave about this little black leather number by VIVOBAREFOOT - the Neo Velcro (also available in White or Dark Brown leather, and in Pink or Navy sneaker style variants). There's also a girl's Mary Jane style Leather Shoe called the Pally.

What makes them so special?

It all comes back to trying to provide the least amount of interference to young, growing, malleable feet as possible with thin yet durable, flexible, lightweight shoes that have room at the front for toes to spread (as necessary for natural splay) rather than "traditional" heavy, clunky, rigid shoes that can have a negative affect on a child's gait and development. The VIVOBAREFOOT Kids range are sized from an EU25 to EU34 and available now in store or online now.

But don't just take our word for it; hear from Pip at Little Eco Nest and the mums at Review Zoo for more.

But if your school allows more options and your kids are after something a little more vibrant, then perhaps something Nike Free range would suit. In the Nike Free range is an extensive collection for men, women and kids, all with the premise of getting closer to the ground with a light, flexible shoe based on science and movement.

If you're confused by the numbers and acronyms, perhaps this will help. A Nike Free 5.0 refers to pitch of around 5mm (heel height), whereas a 4.0 refers to a pitch of around 4mm and so on.

For kids shoes, the acronym TDV is generally for Toddler sizing, PSV is slightly larger for pre-school/kindergarten and GS is a size range up again,  around grade school/primary school.

Shop the wide range of kids school and sports shoes now available at Sole Mechanics in store and online today.