The fed up woman revealed which shoes she recommended instead of the expensive ones that were getting ruined too quickly, although it may not be an option for everyone
Children seem to have an uncanny knack of destroying clothing and footwear in no time at all, especially the ones they have to wear on an everyday basis – their school uniform.
Shoes generally bear the brunt of their energetic action as they tear around the playground and keeping them looking half presentable can be an exhausting and costly process.
One mum whose son ruins his school shoes on a regular basis has shared what she hopes will be a life saver for herself and others. She shared a video on TikTok of the problem she faces when she held up a pair of Kicker shoes which were battered and tatty, with the soles at the front coming away from the main shoe.
“This is one for the mums who are relentlessly buying school shoes,” she said showing the Kickers to the camera. “I bought these for Isaiah in September. I said to him the other day, ‘what’s wrong with your shoes? Why do they look like that?’ He said, ‘I don’t think they’re designed for running.'”
She then revealed that her son had asked for a pair of ‘Adidas trainer shoes’ but she didn’t know what he meant so she Googled them and found what he was referring to. Raving about the shoes, she urged: “Every boy mum should be buying these for school. They’re £30, that’s with delivery from the Adidas website. So they’re literally smart like shoes at the front, they’re Adidas but you can also have their name written on the side – that wasn’t extra.”
Adding that the trainer shoes weren’t even in the sale, she said “they’re the ones” and described them as “a game changer”. She said she wouldn’t mind spending £30 on them every few months if she needed to, although she hoped she wouldn’t have to as they’re ‘meant for running”.
After the original video, she shared another short clip clarifying that she thought they could be unisex even though they were described as ‘boys’’ on the website. Another mum backed her choice and revealed she had managed to buy them even cheaper: “£23 in sports direct my kids have worn them for the last three years there (sic) the best.”
A second mum agreed and said they were the shoes she had also been buying: “My son has had these every year since year 2 and now year 6 they last so much better than school shoes I haven’t had to buy during school year.” While a third had also discovered them previously: “Yep!!!! They’re the best find. Now I need trousers that can deal with knee slides.”
After one user asked what the shoes were specifically called, one person wrote: “Sports Direct Adidas Tensaur – best trainers ever! I can also tell you they WILL last you the entire year.”
However, someone claiming to be a teacher took to the post to reveal that there was a big problem with the mum’s find: “Teacher here. I would be the one ringing you up saying they aren’t acceptable.” Others agreed with this: “My son (sic) school won’t allow trainers at all.” Another added: “My son is 15, and goes to academy run school, and it’s run like military – not school it’s bleeding joke. Gotta be the right kinda shoe!”
Lots of others revealed their children’s schools had strict rules on what footwear was permitted and that any kind of trainer shoe wasn’t allowed.
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