Our Kids' School Shoes Are Styles with Laces

The start of every academic year is a busy and stressful time for parents and guardians as they scramble to complete all their children's needs for class. They slowly go through the list, including bags, notebooks, pens, lunch boxes, socks, and, most importantly, kids' school shoes.


Your kid spends almost 30 hours a week in their learning institution, going through the different requirements and activities. With all he has to accomplish, he needs to maintain a level of comfort that won't disrupt his concentration.


An excellent pair of kids' school shoes would do the trick. This footwear will provide them with the support and comfort they need. Additionally, that same pair of kids' school shoes will give parents and guardians peace of mind, knowing their children can play and run around without accidents.


So, what's the best footwear for my active child? Spendless New Zealand recommends that parents choose school shoes for their children with fasteners to keep them on their feet. In addition, your kid can benefit from learning how to tie laces in their boots when they are a little older, so consider purchasing shoes with laces. 


Our team will enlighten you on the benefits of choosing kids' school shoes with laces and the different styles available.


Please read on to learn more!


Why Teaching Your Kid to Tie Laces Will Earn You Embraces


Tackling the challenge of teaching your kid a new skill, like tying their shoes, can be exhausting. You only want to provide the best for your child, in this case, kids' school shoes with laces. Why is it critical to teach them?


1. It boosts their confidence.


Children love it when they learn to do things independently. For example, teaching your kid how to tie their laces so they can wear their school shoes without assistance will make them feel good about themselves.


2. It strengthens their motor skills.


Your kid develops a lot of skills as they learn to tie their shoes. For example, in tying their school shoes, the children learn finger isolation, hand-eye coordination, and hand strength, among other things.


3. It creates a stronger bond between adults and children.


Learning how to tie laces doesn't happen overnight. It requires parents or guardians and the children to spend time together for practise. So practise tying these school shoes when no one is in a hurry, preferably in the afternoon when everyone is not in a hurry to go anywhere.


It's crucial to remain calm, relaxed, and patient as you demonstrate and guide your child through this learning process. You need to be patient because your kid needs to learn one step at a time, and you can't move on to the next step until your kid has mastered the current one. 


Therefore, practising with the school shoes off is best until they master the skill.


Continually encourage your kid and never hurry them along. You'll feel rewarded when they independently tie their shoes. You've created a closer bond with your child.


Teaching Your Kid to Tie Laces


The team at Spendless New Zealand wants to make the lace-tying journey easier for parents, guardians, and children, so we broke down the steps for tying shoes. 


Use the names of the steps repeatedly until your kid remembers them on their own. Knowing the names will help the children visualise each step.


Step 1—The Knot


Sit behind your kid as you start practising on their school shoes. You should lead their hands with yours.


Form an X with the laces you're holding and slip one through the gap. Tighten by pulling on both laces.


Step 2—The Bunny Ear


Make a loop out of one lace of the shoes until it resembles a bunny's ear, and pin it closed using your child's fingers.


Step 3—The Wrap 


Guide their opposite hand to wrap the other lace of the shoes around the bunny's ear. 


Step 4—The Bunny Ear


To make a second rabbit ear, put the loose shoelace into the hole underneath the first one.


Step 5—The Whiskers


Pull on both ears to cinch. The laces' ends transform into "whiskers" and must be as long as the ears. 


Low-cost Kids' Schools Shoes With Laces


Laces are a type of fastener used to keep boys' and girls' footwear in place. They are long, thin strings you tie together to close the footwear. How do they work?


The eyelets on these shoes are where the laces go. This gives the whole foot the same amount of tension, which reduces pressure points and improves blood flow below the ankle. Spendless NZ has three ways to close, but the only one that doesn't depend on the shoe is the lace.


Replacing and cleaning them does not affect the footwear directly. However, an important reminder for parents and guardians when choosing footwear with laces is to check the length constantly, so the children won't accidentally trip on their footwear. 


If you need extra laces, check the socks and laces page.


Style 1—Lace-Up


This classic shoe has a removable insole for a customised fit, a padded collar for comfort, and a mesh lining that allows air to enter. Also, these shoes have tight or loosened laces, so your child can change how tight their shoes are.


Style 2—Trainers


Your child's feet will keep growing until they reach puberty, so you need to get them school shoes that are right for what they do. For example, your kid will be joining sports teams and clubs and having PE classes, so they should have trainers or sneakers that they can wear while playing sports.


They can also use these kids' footwear during weekend activities and trips!


Get Your Kid "Adult" Footwear!


Buying your kid any of our footwear with laces will make them feel that you believe in them and their capability to learn a new skill! Turn this whole process into a bonding experience, and you'll cherish it forever.


Your kid adores favourite fusion brands (Nike, Asics, etc.) from the brands shop, but children love shoes that work correctly with trendy outfits. They also appreciate that their parents do not have to pay such a hefty price!


Head to Spendless NZ's website for a top online shopping experience. New Zealand customers can visit the store nearest them.