I struggled to find some lasting vegan school shoes that would fit the bill of our secondary school. These have lasted the first half-term and remain intact. I was particularly impressed with how this was packaged. It came with a storage bag and a branded shoe horn. Everything suggested great care had been taken at every point of the shipping and the packaging was plastic-free and sustainable too.
Told we couldn't have 'trainer type' shoes at our son's new grammar school we were on a mission to find a smart pair of derbys - and low and behold Wills came up trumps! They are a beautiful shoe and look great with black skinny school trousers. Ultra smart but really cool as well. We use a normal quick polish bottle with sponge pad to keep them looking good. They did give him blisters for a week or so, but compede plasters sorted that out. (hence 4 rather than 5 stars). Will be buying again so please don't stop making them for boys!
Quite a coincidence that I received a prompt to leave this review almost a year to the day that I bought these shoes for my son.. and on the very day that they fell apart! That said, they are the second pair he's had and not only are they smart and stylish but very well made.
Schools shoes take a lot of punishment and even with schools being closed for a period this year, I don't think a leather pair from Clarks would have lasted any longer and probably would have got tattier sooner.
I'll be purchasing another pair for the new school year and would recommend them with the caveat that they can only take so much teenage wear!
Look very smart. Well made. Lasted the whole school year. I can only recommend (and will buy again 😀)