Start-rite Isaac Shoes

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Product information

These practical lace-up shoes are ideal for school. The unique internal construction provides the support that growing feet need. Made from hardwearing and durable leather they also feature breathable leather linings, so they'll stay comfortable all day long.

Measure and Fit at Home:
Start-rite believe it's really important to measure a child's feet accurately before buying them every pair of shoes, as ill-fitting shoes can have a serious impact on your child's foot health. To be sure that your child is wearing shoes that fit properly, you can either visit one of the John Lewis stores, where trained staff will measure and fit your child with shoes, or if that's not convenient, use one of our specially developed fitting gauges to help you measure your child's feet at home.

Click here to find out how to measure using the gauges and to watch step by step videos of how to fit your child’s shoes.

Eligible for International Delivery
Leather Upper
Washing Instructions
Surface washable

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How to measure & fit Start-rite shoes video: fitting gauges

How to measure & fit Start-rite shoes video: fitting gauges

Use the measuring video to check your child's size before you buy their shoes online

How to measure & fit Boys' Start-rite shoes video

How to measure & fit Boys' Start-rite shoes video

Once you've bought your child's shoes, this video will help you confidently check the fit of their shoes

Brand Story

Start-rite's history dates back to 18th century Norwich, where a leather worker called James Smith began offering the first ready-made, off the peg footwear. Following the First World War, the company began to produce footwear specially designed for children, which gave their unique feet room to grow. The name "Start-rite" was first used in the 1920s and the iconic twins logo was introduced a decade later. Start-rite began to focus primarily on children's shoes in 1952 and after extensive research they noted the need for shoes to be fitted by trained people, developed multiple width fittings and introduced their "heel stiffener" to help balance and growth. They received the Royal Warrant in 1955 after supplying the Windsor children with shoes. In recent years they have evolved to use two hundred years expertise to meet the needs and desires of today's children.


Click & collect

Click & collect from John Lewis or Waitrose shops Wednesday from 2pm
375 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops

Collect + from a local shop from Wednesday - postcode exclusions apply for Collect+ deliveries

5000+ participating Collect+ shops

Standard delivery in 5 working days


Named or Saturday UK delivery


Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am


International delivery available

  • Europe (Non EU) - £7.50
  • Europe (EU) - £7.50
  • Rest of World - £10.00
  • Australia - £10.00
Provided by JL Delivery Ltd - more about international delivery


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 5 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good school shoes for older boy The design of these fitted shoes is good for an older school boy/teenager. My son reports they are comfortable from first wearing. 01 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Favourite style school shoe We bought these in an 8.5G for my eldest and the fit was lovely and also a pair of 6.5G for my youngest as a pair bought in store proved faulty and had to be returned. Both boys now happy and it was all achieved with minimum fuss and bother! 23 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smart and stylish Bought these because we had previously purchased Start-Rite school shoes for our son which turned out to hardly show signs of wear when finally grown out of after a year. Very pleased with these similar shoes, they were more comfortable from day one than others he had tried on, and the styling is quite cool and "grown up" compared to others. Would highly recommend. 22 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great School Shoes for a Teenager! My 13 Year Old absolutley loves these shoes. He attends a school where the attire is very formal, and so it is not the easiest of things to find a pair which don't look out of place whilst putting comfort as the first priority, as most formal shoes can be quite uncomfortable/impractical to wear for school. Highly recommended! So much so, that we have already decided that he is going to have the same pair next year! 15 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice sturdy school shoe Great looking school shoe. Nice and sturdy, with simple (non fussy) design. The design makes them easy to wipe over to keep them clean and polishes well with traditional black wax polish. Really pleased. Would definitely purchase this design again. 01 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Expensive but so far worth it Quality, comfortable shoes that look very smart. Not cheap, but if they last they will be worth the price. 02 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quality, stylish school shoes I've bought these shoes once every school year for the past 2 years and have just purchased my third pair for the next school year. They last the entire year and he wears them everyday. They look very smart, although I do insist he polishes them at least once a week. 06 June 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent quality product Very good quality shoe, fits very well and excellent customer service when collected at the Peterborough store. 24 November 2012
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