Boy’s Shoes: Kit Them Out For 2013 {Guest Post}

The start of a brand new year is a great time to kit the kids out with new shoes. Pop into a high street shoe specialist and get feet measured professionally – there’s no obligation to buy. Or use a handy foot measuring tool online. You’re then free to shop around for the best prices on quality shoes, in order to make your household budget stretch as far as possible.

Buying shoes at the supermarket is super convenient, and you can try them on the kids there and then, or buy with the peace of mind that you can return any unsuitable items with ease. Alternatively, shop from the comfort of home at ASDA Direct, for the ultimate in convenience.

Be sure to try boy’s shoes on thoroughly, checking the fit when standing and walking. When you buy shoes from George at ASDA you have 28 days to return any items that you’re not completely satisfied with.


What to Buy for Boys?

There are several different types of shoes that all little boys will need. Shop around for the best deals and you can kit them out with the whole lot for much less than you might think.

School Shoes

School shoes are an essential, and as they’ll be worn more than any other shoe it’s vital that they are a comfortable fit. High street shoe specialists can charge a small fortune for school shoes, which makes keeping up with growing feet a big expense. At ASDA you can find leather school shoes from just £15, in a choice of styles.

Choose school shoes with Velcro straps for younger boys, so that they can easily put them on and off themselves after PE and the like. The George Leather Loafers are a versatile buy for older boys as they can also be worn on smart occasions and to parties and proms.

Casual Trainers

Every boy needs a pair of comfortable, casual trainers that can be worn for playing out or sports. Young children don’t tend to care about expensive sports brands, so buy unbranded trainers while you can still get away with it and save your pennies for when they are older and peer pressure comes into play.

You can pick up simple casual sports trainers from just £5 at George, so it doesn’t matter how muddy they get!

Cool Trainers

While casual trainers are great for getting dirty outdoors, it’s also a good idea to treat your son to a pair of cool trainers to wear to parties, on days out and whenever a smarter casual look is required. High tops are the trainer of the moment, and with pairs for under a tenner at ASDA, you won’t have to blow the budget to make yourself a very popular parent.

Welly Boots

Unfortunately, rain is unavoidable in the UK, so make sure that your son is prepared with a sturdy pair of wellington boots. Don’t forget to pick up a few pairs of thick welly socks for a more comfortable and cosy fit.

Kitting your son out with boy’s shoes needn’t break the bank. It’s possible to pick up all the essentials at ASDA for under £40 in total.



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  1. Donna says

    I love that there’s online feet measuring tools! As for velcro, my son is barely able to tie his shoes, because he wears either, velcro, boat shoes, crocs, or sandals…. no shoe strings. :/

  2. Cheyenne P says

    I’d always been concerned on buying shoes online as different types tend to fit differently…but a lot of your points negate my worries lol. The foot measuring tools, the 28 day return policy, saving money (and time)! Thanks for the post!

  3. Anne Taylor says

    I didn’t know you could measure feet with on online tool either! Brilliant! This will make shopping for shoes online a much easier task!


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