Start-rite Lift Off Shoes, Black

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These tough looking shoes have scuff-resistant toes so they're ideal for boisterous boys. They've also got a breathable textile lining, raised heel and double rip-tape fastening.

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.

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Conquer the back-to-school mission with Start-rite. Each shoe boasts a smart, resilient construction to withstand the daily challenges thrown at them, complete with fun accessories kids will enjoy.

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

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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.



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 4.6 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shoe. As always, this is a great shoe by start-rite. And, the team at John Lewis provided a great fitting service. 15 September 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by school shoes i purchased these for school and found the shoes great and hard wearing but the leather on toe has come away on left foot. i thought they would have lasted longer than 3 months. 06 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent service Shoes are excellent quality and well fitted. They were a replacement for previous pair of school shoes which had worn through the sole in just three months. Fantastic customer service as John Lewis agreed this should not have happened so re-measured child and gave these shoes as a replacement. 08 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by startrite great tough school shoes ! Keep a coat of polish on them and they stay looking like new 16 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really useful product Perfect for school. My son goes through school shoes every 3 months so I was relieved that due to the rubber toe, these have and will last him much longer. Plus they won't look shabby and scuffed! 15 April 2014
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