Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 4
Rated 2 out of 5 by Benny2020 Not worth the money
The old adage used to be that if you buy cheap, you buy twice. Well, Startrite shoes aren't cheap and I'm still going to end up having to buy twice. I initially bought these to replace a pair of Startrite Stone shoes, where the sole unglued from the leather.
These haven't faired much better. The leather version need polishing everyday or they look scruffy. The sole is rubbish. There must have been an air bubble in the rubber when they were set as a random hole has appeared in the sole under the ball of the foot (not a wear hole, just a random hole in the rubber). Where the leather creases with the shape of the foot, bits of leather have literally fallen away. And this is after just a term. I'd always bought Startrite shoes in the past but something has changed in their manufacturing process as the quality has sadly deteriorated.
07 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RJ73 Excellent school shoes
Super fit (even for a wide foot), with good coverage of the foot for the winter months. Sole appears quite sturdy and seems to be holding up, two weeks into term.
16 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Normandie Solid, hard-wearing shoes
Purchased same shoes for the third year running in black leather. Excellent shoe.
It does get scuffed on the end after a while, but then she does like to rake her toes along the floor for some reason! Despite the wear and tear, they are very well made and offer very good support.
16 September 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Olivia9 Soft soles let them down
We have had three pairs of these now, as they're the best fit for my daughter's narrow e fitting feet and supportive as she is prone to roll in on her feet.
The patent lasts fairly well and doesn't need polished but the soles wear down to the patent every time. It is a pity, as they would be great shoes if they could make the soles from a stronger rubber.
She finds them comfortable though and keeps wanting to buy the same pair again.
10 March 2014