Most Popular Primary School Shoe Styles

Most Popular Primary School Shoe Styles

Finding the right school shoes for primary school students can be tricky with the amount of options available to choose from.

At Lelli Kelly Shop, we have a wide variety of popular school shoe styles to choose from, meaning you’ll be able to find the perfect pair of shoes that your kids will love as much as you do.

What types of shoes should kids have for school?

As a rule of thumb, kids should have smart, polishable black school shoes. However they should also be comfortable and durable enough not to hurt or damage your kids feet.

Generally speaking, leather and patent are great materials for school shoes thanks to their durable qualities and smart finish. They also come in a variety of different styles and shapes, meaning you’ll never be short of options when it comes to shopping for school shoes.

What school shoes are in fashion in 2023?

At Lelli Kelly Shop, we have a great selection of different school shoes that are perfect for the 2023 school year.

Shoes with chunky soles have become increasingly popular, not only because they are so comfortable, but because they are also great for keeping kids' feet protected and lifted off the ground.

T-bar shoes are also consistently popular thanks to their comfortable fit and design which is perfect for all year round wear.

What are the different school shoe styles?

There are a number of different styles of school shoes available to choose from.

Some of our favourite styles at Lelli Kelly Shop include:

  • Brogues

  • Ballerina

  • Lace-up shoes

  • Velcro fastening shoes

  • T-bar shoes

  • Platform shoes

Popular school shoe styles

T-Bar School Shoes

A classic but popular style of school shoes are the T-Bar shoes, which are usually accompanied by a chunky sole unit from a comfortable, yet fashionable look.


The Frankie Black Patent T-Bar School Shoes are a great pair of T-bar shoes that are bang on trend for the 2023 school year. These shoes come with an easy to fasten buckle at the top of the T and also feature a pull loop on the back of the shoe to make it even easier to put them on.

Padded leather lining also provides additional comfort that you’d expect from any pair of Lelli Kelly Shoes.


The Chloe Black Patent T-Bar School Shoes are another classic pair of T-bar school shoes, however, they come in more of a classic style of school shoe with a patent leather finish. These shoes feature an easy to fasten velcro strap, as well as soft leather lining to keep feet comfortable all day.

Lace-up School Shoes

Lace-up school shoes are a great choice for older kids who don’t want to wear velcro shoes anymore, and they also come in some popular styles too.


The Elaine Black Patent Lace Up School Shoes are a perfect pair of school shoes if you’re looking for a fuller style of shoe. These shoes come with a choice of laces, either velvet or traditional laces, which can be changed as your child wishes.

The Elaine shoes also come with a super supportive chunky sole unit and padded leather linings for a comfortable fit all day.


Another popular style of lace up shoes are the traditional brogues, such as our Kimberly Black Patent Brogue School Shoes. With a patent leather finish and a traditional brogue effect on the shoe uppers, these shoes will keep your kids feet protected and stylish throughout the school year.

They also feature Lelli Kelly branding embroidered across the outer side of the shoe, alongside a silver heart charm which can be detached from the lace fastenings.

Velcro shoes

We have a great selection of Lelli Kelly velcro shoes to choose from, and thanks to their kid friendly design, they are just as popular with kids as they are parents.


Our Maisie Black Bow Patent School Shoes will have your kids dressed in style for school, thanks to the patent leather finish and a fashionable removable material bow that sits on the velcro strap.

Like others, these shoes feature a chunky sole unit for extra comfort, as well as soft leather linings for a blister free fit.


The Nicole SNR Black Patent School Shoes mix the classic style of a brogue with the modern design of velcro school shoes, which are great for kids who don’t want the full foot coverage of a proper brogue.

The adjustable velcro strap fastenings ensure a sturdy fit, while the thick sole ensures these shoes are practical yet still stylish.

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