Whether you're after comfy, cute, sporty or sturdy school shoes for your kids (or all of the above), you're in safe hands with our guide to school shoes in Singapore.
The humble foot. It is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments. And our kiddos’ little tootsies are supporting their whole bodies for over six hours a day when they’re at school. So it makes sense that, when buying school shoes for the kids, we buy the best ones we can afford. So we’ve been stepping out around the island and putting in the groundwork for you – all to find the best places to buy school shoes in Singapore before the kids head back to school.
Where to buy school shoes in Singapore
1. Ten Feet Tall
Ten Feet Tall sells a huge range of school and Asics kids’ sports shoes, as well as provides the only full-service measuring and fitting service in Singapore. Opened in July 2016 by expat mum duo Sam and Nicola, it’s a huge hit with school mums islandwide. Carrying leading brands, including Start-rite, Petasil, Ricosta, Ascent, and Asics (trainers, football boots and netball shoes), you’re sure to find the perfect pair for kids ages three to 18. Shoes range in size from a dinky EU24/UK7 up to a man-sized EU48/UK13. They also come in widths E, F, and G (narrow to wide), and prices are in line with the UK and Australia.
We LOVE that Ten Feet Tall has teamed up with British podiatrist Helen Crawford to sort out any niggling foot problems (she provides free mini consultations in the shop once a month). You can also donate your used shoes to the Shoe Bank to help people all over the world who really need them. Waste not, want not, we say!
Ten Feet Tall, #02-16, Holland Village Shopping Centre, 211 Holland Avenue, Singapore 278967
2. The ShoeCo
The ShoeCo has a wide variety of both boys’ and girls’ black school shoes from brands Richter and Ascent. They’re mostly leather, with non-slip soles and provide good arch support. It also offers a free fitting consultation to find the perfect shoe for your child. If you’re looking where to buy school shoes, put this on your list for sure.
The ShoeCo, outlets in Delfi Orchard and The Centrepoint
Bata is our go-to for school shoes that aren’t too expensive. Pop in-store to find a range of black and white school shoes for both boys and girls. Perfect if you’ve got a human weed on your hands, these shoes will fit the bill for your fast-growing kiddo. Keep your eyes out for money-saving offers: we’ve bagged ‘buy one get one free’ deals a few times for our own kids’ functional footwear.
Bata, several stores across Singapore
Hopla is a lovely kids’ shoe store, that offers high-quality black leather school shoes from Italian brand Froddo in narrow, medium, and wide fittings to cater for all tootsies. It’s also worth a big mention for its general kids’ shoe range. You’re spoilt for choice! Courier delivery is free Singapore-wide on orders above $69.
Hopla outlets in Cluny Court, United Square, and i12 Katong
5. Queensway Shopping Centre
Queensway Shopping Centre is THE place to source sports shoes in Singapore. It’s a sports lover’s paradise, with three floors of sports shops selling a variety of sporting goods, including black and white kids’ trainers. While you’re here, you can also pick up other odds and ends for school, including backpacks, goggles, and swimming gear.
Queensway Shopping Centre, 1 Queensway, Singapore 149053
Next is perfect if you don’t need to try before you buy (you don’t want to get stung with return postage). This online retailer offers free shipping to Singapore within five working days and has an amazing range of school shoes. From more affordable man-made fabrics to leather lovelies, there’s a shoe to suit every foot and budget.
Next, online only
7. Lim’s School Shoes
Family-run store Lim’s School Shoes prides itself on taking the utmost care when it comes to fitting kids for their school shoes. The ideal shoe? Flexible with adequate toe room for those growing feet. Head over to Lim’s School Shoes at Holland Road Shopping Centre to get your kiddos fitted today!
Lim’s School Shoes, #02-18, Holland Road Shopping Centre, 211 Holland Avenue, Singapore 278967
8. Marks & Spencer
Help your kids put their best feet forward with shoes from this UK brand! It may only stock black shoes, but we love the range of styles and designs that you can choose from. The leather trainers would be a good buy – perfect for all kinds of weather, and lasts for the long school years too!
Marks & Spencer, various outlets
9. Cotton On
If you’re in a pinch to find a pair of white school shoes for the kiddos, Cotton On is a good place for them. Sure, you can only choose from a few designs, but the selection is reasonably priced and runs a good range of sizes. Plus, it’s vegan-friendly, and you can easily find an outlet at any shopping mall you’re in. Win!
Cotton On, numerous locations throughout Singapore
10. Jeep Sing Fashion
Shopping for affordable laced or velcro school shoes for your kiddo? Jeep Sing Fashion is one place you should hit up ASAP! If you’re not sure how to get the right pair of school shoes, there are tips that you can glean from its website. While you’re here, get some socks to go along with the new kicks. School shoes and socks, settled!
Jeep Sing Fashion, #01-09, Techplace 1, 4012 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, Singapore 569628
11. Royal Sporting House
Who would’ve thought Royal Sporting House stocks shoes that children can wear as school shoes? You can consider Adidas’ Unisex Tensaur range, which comes in both black and white options.
Royal Sporting House, various locations in Singapore
This e-commerce giant is a one-stop centre where you can find school shoes for your children. There are plenty of options that you can glance through. Plus, you can shop practically anywhere. The only downside is your kid won’t be able to try the shoes out before the purchase.
Shopee, online only
Who would’ve thought this behemoth store sold black and white shoes that kids could wear to school? The selection is not extensive over here, but we think it’s just nice if you’re looking for something utilitarian and wallet-friendly. Psst, there are also other types of shoes that you can get for the littles’ extracurricular activities!
Decathlon, various locations across Singapore
It’s a no-brainer that this apparel guru is well-stocked on the school essentials front. Hit up Nike with the fam for a shoe shopping spree to give little tootsies some much-needed TLC. Our pick? The Nike Pico 5, because it’s made of durable material, is comfortable and has adjustable touch straps for a no-fuss wearing experience.
Nike, available at several locations and online
If you are scouting for attractive discounts on school shoes, we know just the place you should hit up. At SingSale, you can not only choose school shoe designs from brands like Firetrap, Ecco and Kangol, but there are also tons of attractive discounts to snag. While you are at it, add socks and other school essentials to the cart to finish your school shopping spree in one shot. Our advice? Keep a tab on the page for more discounts and clearance sales.
16. Hush Puppies
This one-stop shop has everything you need from the kid’s school shoes department. We are talking about comfy and robust designs available in black or white. Plus, if you want added comfort to the equation, Hush Puppies also stock lace-up or touch fastening options. Need we begin with the many foot width variations available to keep tiny tootsies happy? Happy feet, indeed!
Hush Puppies, various locations across Singapore
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