Friday 31 January 2020

Indestructible School Shoes from Treads + A Chance to Win a Pair of Shoes

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Now I don't know about you but when it comes to buying school uniform the shoes are always the trickiest part for us. When the shop assistant/shoe fitters ask what we are looking for one of the first things that comes out of my mouth is "something that will last". Because lets face it, school shoe aren't cheap and my kids certainly don't take that into consideration when they are pelting it around the playground, crawling along the floor or kicking a ball around on a muddy field! 

And of course, I wouldn't really want them too. I want them to have fun and not to worry about how their shoes are faring up to their activities. But that doesn't mean I enjoy replacing school shoes every other term because their feet are getting wet or their toes are poking out the front! 

So when I heard about Treads shoes and their 12 month indestructible guarantee, I knew I had the two perfect people to really put that to the test and of course James and Evelyn were more than willing to put Treads through their paces! 

What makes Treads totally different to other school shoes is that they are constructed using a "strobel" technique. This is where the upper part of the shoe is placed into a mould and the sole is then injected around it. This creates one whole unit eliminated the need for any glue and created one solid shoe. This not only creates a super strong bond but it also offers extra flexibility, perfect to active kids and shoes that will be worn all day long. Treads aim to be durable without compromising on style, look or feel of their shoes. 

Treads offer a selection of girls and boys shoes all using the same technology and all come with the same 12 month indestructible guarantee, giving us parents the ultimate peace of mind.

The first test was actually finding a style that both of my picky children liked. We have been known to terrify shoe fitters in John Lewis and the likes trying to find a pair they both like, I swear last summer we tried on almost every pair they had! But to my surprise both kids picked out a style they liked and they absolutely loved them when they arrived a short few days later.

Evelyn chose the beautiful "Adelaide - T-Bar" style shoe which is a black casual leather t-bar shoe with a soft cushioned padded collar around the ankle and punched detailing around the front. Whilst James went for the casual sporty "London" style shoe which is made with Permair leather for a strong yet flexible and lightweight finish. With dual rip tape fastening and a handy scuff resistant bumpers to the front they looked super sturdy for my sporty boy.

All Treads shoes also come fitted with dial fit technology which means you have the option to make a little extra room in the shoe if needed. It is advised to try the shoes on when they arrive straight from the box, however if the shoes feel a little tight you can then lift the black shoe base to reveal an orange layer.

To create a bit more room in the shoe just remove the orange EVA foot bed to convert the shoe into a wider fit option. Then just place the black base top layer back for comfort. Its really that simple and can make all the difference if your child needs a bit more room when it comes to ensuring their school shoes are going to be comfy all day long.

When the shoes arrived James and Evelyn couldn't wait to try them on and they fit really well! Evelyn's are a little bit big and Treads do advice that their shoes can come up a little large so, for example, if your child was a size 3 they would advise you to go for the 2.5 - 3 size. James however fit perfectly and for the first time he wore the shoes to school and didn't come home with one blister or sores like me have had with every single other pair of new school shoes.

He said they were really comfortable and despite the fact he had played football, netball, jumped in puddles and even climbed a tree the shoes showed absolutely no signs of wear, not even a scratch or scuff in sight! He has been wearing them for almost 2 weeks now and they honestly look as good as new. He has had swimming lessons at school all week this week which has meant walking from school to the local swimming pool and back every single day. I'm not going to lie, I panicked that I had picked the wrong time to give him new school shoes but we didn't have a single complaint.

He said they were really comfortable and kept his feet bone dry even in the heavy rain they had one day coming home. He loved the addition of the padded cuff around the ankle and the easy (and quick) fastening of the dual rip tape.

When it came to Evelyn's shoes I had really worried about whether they would fit. You see whenever we have gone to buy her school shoes in the past our choices have been limited to one or two pairs. She has a wide foot with a high instep which often means the shoes she loves simply don't fit or are way too tight. However I needn't have worried as with the extra bit of room provided thanks to the dual fit, the shoes fit lovely with plenty of growing room too.

I can't tell you how thrilled she was to find a pair of shoes she loves AND have them fit her. As I mentioned above they are still a little bit big at the moment so she hasn't been able to properly test out their durability (although her big brother has definitely made up for that in his!) but I think they will be perfect come spring and I will feed back them how she gets on with them some more.

We are most definitely giving Treads a huge thumbs up. Not only are their shoes stylish and trendy but they really do seem to be indestructible too without compromising on comfort or fit at all. Plus as a money conscious mum I love the 12 month indestructible guarantee and the fact that if somehow the shoe does break within that time, you can return your shoes within 12 months from the day of purchase you can simply return them and Treads will replace them for FREE.

Are you loving the look and sound of Treads? How do you fancy trying out Treads for yourself? Well now is your chance! Simply enter using the Rafflecopter below and join the Treads club for your chance to win a pair of Treads school shoes for your child.

** Giveaway Terms & Conditions**
- The giveaway is open to UK residents only. 
- All entrants must be aged 18 or over. 
- The prize is one pair of your choosing (stock depending) of Treads school shoes. 
- The winner will be chosen at random using the rafflecopter widget.
- Treads are responsible for contacting the winner and will send the prize directly. 


  1. Wow to the 12 month guarantee that is just awesome and to find shoes that were easily liked by the kiddos. Just brilliant!!!

  2. A 12 month guarantee is amazing. I think I need to get some for when my four year old starts school in September. He goes through shoes like no tomorrow! :D

  3. 12 month guarantee just is brilliant as is finding shoes that the kiddos liked so quickly. Just brilliant and a great comp too!

  4. I've heard really good things about Treads school shoes and the 12 month guarantee on them is fantastic. Mich x

  5. I love the sound of a 12 month guarantee, with three kids school shoe shopping costs me an absolute fortune over the course of the year.

  6. My youngest is adventures and seems to destroy her shoes fairly quickly, we have literally just replaced her shoes for that reason, this seem really good and worth looking into.

  7. I've heard Treads shoes are really comfy and durable, which is just what you want when it comes to children's shoes! :)

  8. My kids have these shoes and they last so well. Eliza's are a year old and still going strong

  9. My boys are very hard wearing on their school shoes so these look great. I love that they offer a 12, month indestructible guarantee.

  10. A 12 month guarantee sounds brilliant. We go through shoes like they are going out of fashion

  11. I always hear good things about this brand. I've entered the giveaway!