Many parents are confused with what color of shoes to buy for their children when school starts on 2 January 2019. If you are one of them, the black shoes new ruling for public school children will only be fully enforced in 2021, to give all relevant parties plenty of time to be prepared. So don’t panic yet. For now, schools allow students to choose between white or black. If you are not sure, it’s a good idea to ask your child’s teacher. I’ve just reconfirmed with Cass’ teacher last week and she confirmed that both white and black are acceptable. I needed to know as I wanted to shop for the girls’ school shoes before the school holidays start. I am not going to do anymore last minute shopping this time. Believe it or not, I only shopped for our girls’ school shoes on the eve of the eve of the first day of school this year. 🤭
This time I am already done with shopping for our girls’ school shoes for year 2019! It’s black for Cass and Sherilyn and white for Alycia. As Alycia is in a private school, the color of school shoes remains as white.
I got the girls Pallas again as they like Pallas school shoes. I also got them Pallas shoes two years ago. The prices are affordable, designs are nice and best of all, I can shop for the shoes online! This aunty here is an online shopping queen. I get addicted to online shopping. It’s a sweat-free experience to buy stuff online, most of the time.
Why do I choose black school shoes for Cass and Sherilyn?
Based on past experience, black shoes proved to last longer. Alycia was a school prefect for 4 years while in primary school and had to wear black shoes and black socks. Her shoes lasted much longer than her sisters’ white shoes. When she was in Primary 6, her pair of black shoes lasted her for the entire year!
Black school shoes are more dirt-resistant, thus need not have to be washed weekly, unlike white shoes which get dirty just only after a day in school. Alycia who’s a clean freak (like her mom😆 ) and nice as ninepence used to wipe her black school shoes with wet wipes every other day. Socks are washed daily though.
As students are made to sit cross-legged on dusty school floors, the shoes get black really quickly. Our weekly scrubbing of the shoes with detergent speeds up the wear and tear of the shoes considerably. I need to buy new shoes for our girls every 4 months.
To me both white and black are fine as long as they are clean and are not overly worn out with tears and holes. Just make sure that when your child wears black school shoes, the shoes are cleaned, either with wet wipes / wet cloth or washed regularly.
Whether it’s black or white, you have 2 years to take your pick before it’s all black. You can have a pair of black shoes and a pair of white shoes as spare. Sherilyn prefers white shoes but I got her a pair of black shoes as spare, as well as to get her used to wearing black shoes. She can wear black shoes this week and white shoes next week. This can break the monotony of having same color shoes the whole year round😉 But come end of 2020, all public school children will have to ditch their white shoes for black.
My girls like Pallas shoes as they are comfy and stylish. The rubber insoles have better rebound that are great for prolonged hours of active use in school.
I chose Pallas black school shoes model 407-196ABK at RM45.99 as this model has broader fitting, more space and more comfortable. The design is pretty stylish (very much like sneakers), has a broad cutting and thus, more airy. The outer soles and outer front part of the shoes are thick and sturdy as well.
Not only do my girls like Pallas’ range of school shoes, they love the range of sneakers as well. Pallas sneakers are stylo, very affordable and comfy. I got Alycia and Cass these Pallas sneakers too:
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Black or white shoes? What’s your pick and what’s your child’s preference?
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