All the back to school talk has different meaning for me than it might do for some of you. If you have kids then you either love or hate this time of year – or both. One of the things you will no doubt have to do is go shoe shopping; finding sturdy but comfortable ever-lasting plain but fashionable shoes that your children will happily wear, play in, walk in and will fulfil the rules laid down by their school. Thankfully, this is not something I have to do – but the thought of shopping for school shoes brings back so many memories of what I had to wear on my feet when I was a child.
By far the most comfortable and hard wearing pair of shoes I had, not counting my dr martens which lasted until very recently when they finally gave up and fell apart, were my Kickers loafers. I loved them. They were comfortable, looked great, had a little heel so I felt very grown up, smart, easy to keep looking nice, and had those little red and green tags. I can’t remember how I managed to get a pair of Kickers, branded shoes were (are) expensive, but in this case I am certain my mum was happy because I had them for ages.
I don’t know if it’s because I want to relive those years – I am struggling to cope with being in my 30s – but I’ve been looking at Kickers again and am seriously considering spending some money. To me they are a bit retro and I could definitely rock a pair. How about these super cute high top lace up shoes in brown (also available in a lighter brown with pink trim)? Or the patent black lace up shoes below?
What do you think? Are school type shoes for kids only? Can they ever be fashionable for adults? Should I just grow up and leave Kickers for parents to buy for their children?! I think maybe I’m longing for my younger days again!