Treads School Shoes |Review & Competition|

We have made it to the end of the first half term for this academic year!

I think we have all breathed a sigh of relief as we did that last school drop off this morning. It’s been a long term for me partly due to the girls continual habit to forget everything.

So far we’ve had an entire school uniform, one school shoe, a pair of football boots, a lunch box along with countless ties and pencil cases going missing at school. Luckily we’ve been reunited with each item within a few days but the stress on a Wednesday morning to discover a whole uniform is missing is not fun. Bella’s face when I told her she would have to go in to school in just her pants was mildly amusing though.

One thing that has not let us down is our school shoes, before the girls went back to school they were very kindly gifted some new shoes from Treads. They have been well and truly put to the test, even experiencing a trip to lost property (poor shoe).

This was my first time buying the children’s school shoes from Treads and also online! I have always liked to take the girls into store so the could be measured properly but Treads send out a measurement kit which allowed for me to measure in the the comfort of our own home. It was so easy to use to get the correct sizes and really convenient. We all know kids aren’t always in the mood to hang around busy shops waiting for their turn to be measured. Doing it myself was great!

The moment of truth; for my measuring skills were when the shoes arrived.Luckily they were spot on with just the right amount of growing room to ensure they will last! Perfect! Maisy has the Brisbane shoes and Bella the Alberta. They also have a dual fitting system so you can remove the under layer for a wider fit. We all know school shoes aren’t cheap so it’s a great little touch.

With a padded collar and cushioned heel they provide all day comfort – and they really do. The girls leave the house at half past 7, some evenings don’t get home until 5pm with no complaints at all.

Treads shoes also come with a 12 Month Indestructible Guarantee, 7 weeks in and I can see why – they still look brand new despite the girls best efforts!

Treads are currently running a half term sale at the moment, and the Brisbane and Alberta styles are £10 off!

The girls love their shoes and so do I, Treads have been kind enough to give one of my readers the chance to experience how good they are for yourselves with the opportunity to win a pair of shoes(worth up to £45)! Just enter below via rafflecopter widget to be in with the chance.

I have shared my back to school stories of my children’s disappearing uniforms, now is time to share your funny back to school tales!

UK residents only.

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The winner will be selected at random on 4th November.

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  1. Iain maciver
    October 25, 2019 / 4:00 pm

    going back to school to early

  2. Sue McCarthy
    October 25, 2019 / 4:17 pm

    I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity

  3. Kim Neville
    October 25, 2019 / 5:04 pm

    Forgetting to set the alarm and sleeping in šŸ™‚

  4. Solange
    October 25, 2019 / 5:47 pm

    Getting the kids up and ready and taking them to school only to realise I was a day early. Not funny at the time but I can laugh about it now.

  5. sam macaree
    October 25, 2019 / 6:51 pm

    forgetting it was a teacher training day

  6. Andrea Fletcher
    October 25, 2019 / 7:08 pm

    Like most other people, not remembering it was a teacher training day.

  7. Fiona jk42
    October 25, 2019 / 9:25 pm

    When I was young my father was posted abroad, so I had to go to a new school where instruction was in French. On the first day I was picked up by school bus. When we reached the school I followed some children who looked about my age, and sat myself at a spare desk. The teacher came in and said something I didn’t understand. The children all responded and again I understood nothing. She gave them instructions, and the children got out their books and started working. Eventually the teacher noticed me, came over and spoke to me in a language I didn’t understand. She then told me in English that I was in the class for Dutch speakers. I just thought that my French was really bad and that was why I had not understood a word that was being said.

  8. Fiona jk42
    October 25, 2019 / 9:47 pm

    When I was a girl my father was posted abroad, and so I would have to attend a new school where instruction would be in French. I had already learned some French, so although apprehensive, thought I would be able to manage. On the first day I got the school bus, then followed some children who looked about my age and sat myself at an empty desk. The teacher came in and said something I didn’t understand. The children all responded and again I didn’t understand. The children started working, and I got really worried as I could not follow the teacher’s instructions. Eventually she noticed me and said something to me that I didn’t understand. She then told me in English that I was in the class for Dutch speakers! I was so relieved as I had begun to think that my French must be really bad.

  9. Geri Gregg
    October 26, 2019 / 8:41 am

    I once went to school not knowing it was a teachers training day and stood in the rain until a teacher came out and told me ā€ā™€ļø

  10. Ursula Hunt
    October 26, 2019 / 10:40 am

    I took the children to school a day early after the summer holidays, they were thrilled but i felt like an idiot walking back home for all to see my mistake

  11. Susan Smith
    October 26, 2019 / 11:20 am

    I took my Son to the wrong school, we have two reasonably near each other, i was running really late, took him to school and then found i was at the wrong one

  12. Jennifer Bruce
    October 26, 2019 / 1:27 pm

    On my daughters first day of school I went to pick her up at the end of the day, and, as always, I was really early. The school gate was open, so I walked through, wondering where exactly I would pick her up from. The gate shut behind me, and then more parents started to arrive. On the other side of the gate! I was in the wrong place! I felt socially awkward. Not a good impression to make with other parents I thought! I think our daughter made a better first impression than I did

  13. Natalie Burgess
    October 26, 2019 / 1:32 pm

    Rushing to the school and falling arse over tit

  14. Susan Trubey
    October 27, 2019 / 5:59 am

    I don’t have any funny stories.

  15. Sally Collingwood
    October 27, 2019 / 10:05 am

    The school was a long way from where I lived and I went back a day too early and bumped into someone on the way back home, how embarrassed was I!!

  16. Julie Ward
    October 27, 2019 / 9:44 pm

    Not my lads, but eldest grandson fell asleep on the bus and missed his stop and was late

  17. Lynn Neal
    October 27, 2019 / 11:54 pm

    My daughter telling me we needed to earring tape from Boots for PE lessons and actually it was just surgical tape that was used!

  18. Elizm
    October 28, 2019 / 9:07 pm

    First day back my daughter (then about 6 or 7 years old) clearly hadn’t got back into dressing routine and as the kids were handed back to parents at the end of the day I was asked by the teacher to come in for a quiet word and was told that she’d come to school in no knickers…bad mummy!

  19. Jeanette Leighton
    October 30, 2019 / 4:27 pm

    Not my child but when I picked up my boy from nursery a girl exclaimed to her mum ” you came back for me !” Lol I was in stitches

  20. October 31, 2019 / 12:13 am

    Getting lost and ending up in the loos

  21. November 1, 2019 / 11:25 am

    My son was so determined not to be late that he set his alarm for 5.30am

  22. Jennifer Toal
    November 1, 2019 / 7:29 pm

    Everyday is a funny back to school day for me working in a nursery with 2/4 year olds.

  23. christine westlake
    November 1, 2019 / 9:01 pm

    After 1 day my son thought that was it, he had done school and didnt need to go again

  24. Troy Easton
    November 1, 2019 / 10:28 pm

    I once I went back to school on the wrong day so the school was closed and I walked around found that It was wrong day to go back it was the next day.

  25. Emma Fletcher
    November 2, 2019 / 7:18 am

    Fell out of love with Clarks a bit after a recent imperfect pair of patents so Iā€™m up for trying any new brand!

  26. November 2, 2019 / 12:25 pm

    Great prize. My son went school excited and asked teacher if she was pregnant like mummy . She very large 60 year old teacher I did not know where to look ,not good start to meet your teacher .

  27. Ruth Lee
    November 2, 2019 / 4:15 pm

    Nor getting up in time for school and being late on the first day!

  28. Kirsty Woods
    November 3, 2019 / 7:11 am

    I took my daughter to school a day early, wondered why the lollypop man was not there to help us cross the road.

  29. Carol Boffey
    November 3, 2019 / 9:30 am

    great giveaway

  30. Joanna Nichol
    November 3, 2019 / 10:55 am

    I am a teacher and on the first week back after summer holidays I sent a letter out to parents reminding them that children need wellies in school at all times – the unfortunate thing was that I misspelled wellies…

  31. Natalee Gosiewski
    November 3, 2019 / 3:50 pm

    forgetting its mufty

  32. Sean Eccles
    November 3, 2019 / 4:59 pm

    Don’t really have any funny stories but have slept through my alarm before

  33. Samantha O'D
    November 3, 2019 / 5:34 pm

    My daughter throwing up outside our neighbours house just as we were taking her sister to school. I had to call for backup as i took her back in the house and she promptly fell asleep meaning we couldn’t get to school. I also had to go out with buckets of water and clean the pavement.

  34. laura stewart
    November 3, 2019 / 8:50 pm

    sent my daughter to school all nice and clean and looking smart, picked her up looking like she’d spent all day in a hedge!

  35. lesley renshaw
    November 3, 2019 / 10:08 pm

    After reading these comments, I’m glad to see I’m not the only one to get to the school gates to find them shut cos it was a Training Day and my Mum forgot.

  36. Mrs Julia Wilkes
    November 3, 2019 / 10:15 pm

    Every single year I have taken my son back to school after the summer holidays a day early! I’m a terrible mum Haha, it’s a standing joke in our house now that mum likes to do a test run

  37. Tricia Cowell
    November 3, 2019 / 10:44 pm

    I was in a rush getting my daughter to school. I only realised when I got back home that I was wearing odd shoes!

  38. Adrian Bold
    November 3, 2019 / 10:47 pm

    Driving my son back to school after a one week half term only to find out that it was actually a 2 week break!

  39. Tammy Neal
    November 4, 2019 / 1:53 am

    Going to the gate and forget to put there p.e kit in the bag

  40. Jess C
    November 4, 2019 / 7:16 pm

    Going back a day early. :/

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