For the last two months, we have been testing out these start-rite Mary Jane school shoes for Ms C to see how they fare. Have they stood up to the test? Have they been keeping Ms C comfortable and will they keep going into the new school year? Yes, it has and it should!
These start-rite Mary Jane style school shoes comes with fairly plain pattern and shiny leather. They have riptape fastening for secure fit and ease of getting on/off. The shoes are lightweight and are very comfortable to wear with the padded ankle. The shoe has breathable linings to absorb moisture and keep feet fresh.
Her first impressions were that they felt comfortable during normal wear as it provided her cushioning around her feet and ankles. I did order a slightly bigger size for her so she will have more room to wiggle. She also likes that these shoes are lightweight and have a thick sole. The thick soles give her more grip and cushioning for walking or climbing the climbing frame in the playground.
These shoes come in size 10 to size 4 with four different widths (E, F, G and H) to choose from. To help me get the right size for her, I printed out their paper foot gauge to help me measure her foot. It is so easy to use and I was able to get an accurate measurement.
Check if it fit by watching this video:
After a month of wear, the shoes still look good inside and out, especially the soles which still has plenty of grip. Ms C is not a rambunctious child by any means, so there are no scuffs that I can see. The shoes are robust and should last her a long time until her feet have outgrown the size of the shoes. Although the price of the shoes are more than what I would normally pay, it should last longer so I think in this case, cheaper shoes are a false economy. I would definitely buy start rite shoes https://www.startriteshoes.com/
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however all thoughts and opinions remain our own.