Or perhaps that should read ‘..the School Walk’?! I’ve been asked a couple of times to give footwear advice to mums who walk each morning to school. However, as I
am lazy drive the school run, I didn’t feel qualified to advise on this. But one of the blogs I follow is Mummynotmumsy, written by Helen who does walk the school run every day so I asked Helen if she would give the School Gate Style girls some advice on the best footwear to wear in all weathers. Take it away Helen!
Hello School Gate Style readers! Avril’s asked me to write about footwear for the school run – it’s a topic close to my heart! With three young children, a buggy and numerous school bags, hats and associated ‘stuff’, the ten minute scramble to school always poses a challenge for whatever shoes or boots I choose.
This means that my school run footwear takes a serious bashing so I need something practical and hard wearing, but which also looks smart and stylish for the rest of the day.
My number one purchase this autumn has been these M&S boots for £79. I really can’t recommend them highly enough. They’re brown leather so they go with most outfits, and they have proved to be so versatile. The fur lining means you can zip them up so far and turn the top over to form a cuff, but I also like to change the look by leaving them up as a mid calf length boot.
|Ugg Kensington (now discontinued – similar on this link)|
Now I realise they are suede (!) but it’s not that really fine suede, more a type of nubuck which feels a bit more resilient. And I’ve given them a whopping coat of rain protector.
Finally, my top tip for when the weather is so bad only wellies will do. I found some cheap, plain black ones which, at a distance could pass for regular leather knee length boots. Personally I much prefer these to brightly coloured wellies, and somehow they feel less clumpy. These mock croc ones were from Stead and Simpson of all places and just £15 – now that makes me feel like I’m back at school!
|Croc Effect Wellies – £15|