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    sazziecee
    Hardwearing school shoes?
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    • 2nd Dec 10, 4:17 PM
    Hardwearing school shoes? 2nd Dec 10 at 4:17 PM
    Hi

    My almost 9 year old son seems to go through shoes like nobodys business, he is on his 3rd pair this school year already..

    And it's not that the shoes are rubbish as such, it/'s the way he walks, like he deliberately scrapes the toes of them until they are ruined. The second pair, he had scraped them that bad they were right down to some sort of white plastic "filler" material within the shoe.

    His first pair were 14 Asda Leather ones, his second pair were 24 from Next and the pair he has now are 10 plastic ones from ShoeZone (his dad bought those ones, he said he can't have decent ones til he can look after them, I am no longer with his dad, so am just pleased he actually bought him some )

    He has had this pair 2 weeks and after 2 days he had scraped them and now there are loads of scrape marks and they look awful. He always says that "someone stood on me" or "someone pushed me" and todays excuse was " I HAVE to walk you know!" which made me see red as who walks dragging their toes?? He is on the autistic spectrum but I dont think it is related...

    I am sick of buying shoes, his younger brother has had the same ones from Next since April and they still look great, yet he is the one who is more boisterous and plays football etc at playtime.

    I think the shoezone ones are a false economy as look awful after the first scrape, whereas leather would polish up,but I am really wary of paying a lot for something that is going to wear out so easily, I need something virtually indestructable.

    Any suggestions please?? He did wear Clarks when younger but I would be so if I got some now and he did that to them!
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