We’re not exaggerating when we say your child needs to be ready from head to toe when entering primary school. From school uniforms to backpacks and up till the shoes they wear, it can be an uphill task for parents to get everything in order for their little ones. If you’re wondering where to buy the best school shoes in Singapore for your kid, then look no further. Help your child put their best feet forward with the right pair of white school shoes with this guide.
What to look out for when buying school shoes for your kids?
This may seem obvious but heavy shoes and those especially on little people may cause more harm than good. Ensure that your little ones are not weighted down by heavy shoes that may hinder their movement.
Firm heel counter
A robust heel will protect your child’s Achilles tendon and support their heel on both sides. If not supported, your child’s feet may pronate (roll inwards) or supinate (roll outwards) which could lead to pain and discomfort.
Whether velcro straps, laces or even buckles — all three allow for some degree of adjustment in a school shoe for kids. You can guide them on how to make the shoes tighter or looser so they find the perfect fit.
Children face tremendous growth spurts and it goes without saying that their feet size can also change very quickly. So how do you determine the right size? Try using a kid’s foot ruler — a convenient way to measure your child’s feet. Both feet may have different sizes, so go with the longer measurement. Add about a centimeter more to the measurement to account for some wriggle room before arriving at your final number!
Best white school shoes with velcro straps
1. BATA B.First Girls School Shoes
As much as you might want to get your kids into grown up school shoes, there is just something about the dainty school shoes that will melt your hearts, case in point: this pair of BATA B.First Girls School Shoes (available on Bata Singapore). This classic pair of BATA school shoes are easy to wear and will look pretty on your princess’ little feet. These white school shoes in Singapore are even available in UK size 1, so they are suitable for the smallest of kids. Plus, they are also available in black and suitable to wear in schools which allow for black shoes.
2. BATA Kids Power School Shoes 408X414
If your little one is not so active nor is keen on the dainty designs, fret not because you won’t have to worry over where to buy the perfect school shoe with these BATA Kids Power School Shoes 408X414 (available on Bata Singapore). As one of the best white school shoes in Singapore, this unisex design will give your child the perfect blend of comfort and support. Its firm heel counter will grip the ankle and allow your child to run and play freely during recess while the wide toe box will also allow some wriggle room so the toes don’t bunch up. You’ll also appreciate the easy-to-use, two-strap velcro that’ll enable your kid to independently wear his or her shoes during the morning school run.
3. Kappa Kids PU Velcro School Shoes – KM4FB956
If you’re looking for where to buy a white school shoe for your kid in Singapore that is practical yet fashionable, the Kappa Kids PU Velcro School Shoes – KM4FB956 (available on Kappa Singapore Official Store) should be right up your alley. At first glance, this Kappa shoe looks like it is made up of only laces but that’s purely for design purposes. All your child has to do is pull one velcro strap to tighten or loosen the shoe to create the perfect fit – definitely a great choice for those who are always rushing in the morning!
4. Raf Raf White School Shoes
Raf Raf is another popular option when it comes to where to buy white school shoes in Singapore. Specifically, we recommend the Raf Raf White School Shoes (available on Raf Raf Baby Official Store) thanks to its one velcro strap. With a soft outsole and thick ankle cushion, your kid will definitely be able to move their feet in all the ways nature intended, while still providing adequate protection from bumps. Moreover, this pair of Raf Raf shoes is easy to clean with wet wipes so you never have to worry about muddy shoes!
5. New Balance YU680WW Velcro School Shoes
If you’re wondering where to buy school shoes in Singapore for an active child, the New Balance YU680WW Velcro School Shoes (available on LEFTFOOT SG) is known to be one of the best school shoes in Singapore. This pair is New Balance’s best-seller for a reason: it checks all the boxes with its convenient and adjustable velcro straps, comfortable fit, and long-lasting material. These New Balance shoes have a rubber outsole, a classic leather upper, and open mesh for extra breathability – No more smelly feet even after a long day at school!
Best white school shoes with laces
6. Skechers 403672L Boys Uno Lite Shoes
Step into long-lasting comfort with the Skechers 403672L Uno Lite Shoes (available on Skechers Singapore). This lightweight lace-up Skechers shoe has a synthetic upper and a cushioned Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam insole, which allows your child to stand and walk for extended periods of time without any discomfort. Furthermore, as it’s machine washable, you don’t have to worry about your kids stomping in muddy puddles – simply toss it into the best washing machines in Singapore for a renewed look! It’s hence no surprise that Skechers is one of the top go-to brands when wondering where to buy the best school shoes in Singapore.
7. Asics Contend Kids School Shoes
Another frontrunner on our list of best school shoes in Singapore has got to be the Asics Contend Kids School Shoes (available on Sports-Zone SG Official Store). With a newly designed upper mesh that increases airflow to keep your kids’ feet cool – great for kids with sweaty soles. This Asics shoe is also functional for everyday adventures thanks to its toe stitching and solid rubber outsole to improve durability.
8. Moda Paolo Unisex School Shoes
We couldn’t leave this chic pair of Moda Paolo Unisex School Shoes (available on Moda Paolo) out from this list of best school shoes in Singapore. Similar to most white school shoes, this pair is also made from canvas. However, the difference is that the back of the shoe is higher and gives added support to your child’s foot. If you’re looking for where to buy sneaker type school shoes then this design is perfect for most feet — from 23.5cm to 28cm!
9. Adidas Runfalcon 2.0 Kids School Shoes
Looking to buy a more premium option of the best white school shoes in Singapore? The Adidas Runfalcon 2.0 Kids School Shoes (available on Sports-Zone SG Official Store) might just be the right choice! Whether your kid needs a pair of shoes for sports use or simply to move about the long school day, these Adidas shoes deliver thanks to their high-quality rubber outsole and textile upper. Additionally, don’t be fooled by its look because it is extremely lightweight, which will provide comfort for your kid even on the most tiring school days.
10. BATA Youth Power School Shoes 808X199
Let your child rock the chunky shoe trend with this Bata Youth Power School Shoes 808X199 (available on Bata Singapore). The supported upper arch design of this white school shoe, which is one of the best in Singapore, together with cushioning and waterproof material will be a reliable companion in your child’s everyday school adventures. Its sizes are available up to UK size 13 and may just be your child’s school shoe of choice all through primary school.
11. BATA NorthStar Cupped Sole Sneakers
Notice more and more school students wearing shoes like these? If you’re wondering where to buy similar school shoes for your kids who are slightly older, then this BATA Men NorthStar Cupped Sole Sneakers and BATA Women NorthStar Cupped Sole Sneakers (both available on Bata Singapore) is a good start. After all, BATA has innovated with the times and is carrying designs that are loved by the youngsters of today! These low-cut shoes can be paired with ankle socks and come with a canvas outer layer that’ll be comfortable to wear in our warm weather. The rubber sole also provides a good grip for indoor surfaces such as indoor playgrounds. However, note that canvas shoes are not recommended for running as it may not give the feet the stability it needs.
Bonus: Help your kids with lace tying!
Are your seven-year-olds insisting on wearing shoes with laces? If your little ones have yet to master lace-tying, then fret not, you can still buy lace white school shoes for them in Singapore — just as long as you buy an accessory that helps with the lace tying!
Yes, we’re talking about using a shoelace toggle (available on yolandagoods.sg). These nifty toggles can help secure the laces on your child’s shoes once and for all. Get the ones in white and simply string the laces through the toggle to secure them.
White school shoes, check! What’s next?
We hope this round-up of where to buy the best white school shoes in Singapore has better helped you prepare for the new school year in 2023. Of course, it’s also important to equip your kid with some of the best school bags for primary school kids that they will love. Be sure to help your kids concentrate at home with a dedicated study table for kids too! Psst… don’t forget to be part of our Mum’s Club to access exclusive vouchers and save more on your purchases. In the meantime, max out the holidays and bring your kids out for some fun children’s activities in Singapore.
This article was updated on 07 December 2022. Additional research was done by Shermyn Tan.