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#1 Crap Napper

Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:47 PM

So DS's latest pair of runners have lasted a total of three weeks, and he was in bed sick for one of those weeks. His toe is already completely through the shoe and the sole has worn away in a few places  ohmy.gif I will definitely take them back, but was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for some that might be harder wearing? Thanks original.gif

Edited by Schnitzelvonkrumb, 21 November 2012 - 09:48 PM.

#2 meljbau

Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:47 PM

I always found tennis runners, with the hard plastic toe area, lasted longer than jogger style runners.

#3 akkiandmalli

Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:55 PM

what brand are you buying OP? although expensive i always buy DS branded runners as he out grows them before he ruins them. he has big feet though ( size 13 and only 4 so )( saving his previous shoes for future kids.) He only wears 2 pairs of shoes so i see the investment a good one.

#4 ednaboo

Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:57 PM

Is this for every day wear at school?  DS had some by New Balance that lasted really well - similar to this. He actually outgrew them which was a first!

#5 Bob-the-skull

Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:58 PM

my boy is really hard on his shoes...

i try and avoid anything that has stitching on the top of the toes because he destroys them...

also things with tough leather tops as material just gets destroyed.

#6 Isu

Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:16 PM

My DS hasn't had a pair of school shoes last more  than 2 months in his 6 years of schooling.  At the start of May I bought him a black leather pair of Nike runners for school.  He has worn them 4 times a week since May and I'm very excited to say that he is still wearing them, the toe on one shoe is now coming away but still very wearable and will definitely last until end of term and I think they only cost around $60 from Rebel. So I think full leather joggers are the way to go.

#7 CupOfCoffee

Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:23 PM

I have always found new balance extremely hard wearing, and I also agree, some nikes are also very good (my son wears the black leather type ones).

#8 Coffeegirl

Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:24 PM

DS was really hard on his school shoes and constantly pushing through at the toe area, so I started buying skate shoes like these.  


He gets though a whole year, unless he grows out of them.  

As long as they are blqck and leather, the school can't say anything original.gif

For sports shoes, I find New Balance, Nike and Asics to be the longest lasting.

#9 ms flib

Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:31 PM

New Balance

#10 Kaonashi

Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:38 PM

New Balance here too

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