Treads Shoes Review

We have received some new school shoes here, boys school shoes for Little Man so we are sharing our Treads Shoes review today.

If you’ve yet to discover Treads Shoes, they have been developed by a single parent tired of buying school shoes that fall apart and having to buy new ones all too regularly.

They are available to buy online and the website includes a handy measuring guide to help you to make the right decision when ordering.

Here’s our Treads shoes review for you (and do read on for the summer 2020 update too).

Treads Shoes Review

Ours arrived within a few days and were well-packaged.

Along with the shoes, there were leaflets sharing further information on them and explaining the many features offered which I’ll share with you in a moment.

There was also a 12 month guarantee, which I think is a brilliant assurance.

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Treads School Shoes Features

All of the shoes come with free delivery, free returns and offer a 30 day satisfaction guarantee so you can give them a good trial. And then there’s that 12 month guarantee as they are so confident ‘in the scuff proof breathable performance leather and workmanship of our shoes‘.

OK, so what is it that makes Treads Shoes different?

“Treads are constructed using a “strobel” technique where the upper is placed into a mould and the sole is then injected around it creating one unit without the need for any gluing. This not only creates a really strong bond but offers additional flexibility, perfect for active kids.”

There are two touch-fasten styles available like this in sizes 12.5-13 through to 3.5-4. There are then a range of lace up and slip-on shoes in sizes 3 up to Size 11.

We opted for the Madrid style, currently priced at £35, reduced from £45.

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As you can see, the reason that the sizing allows for an extra half size is because all of the shoes have dual fit technology giving you the option of an extra ½ size to ensure that perfect fit.

Clever, eh?

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The soles have deep treads offering an excellent grip. I cannot see Little Man slipping over in these!

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Treads Shoes Review

The verdict? Little Man loves them! They look great and feel comfortable, so it’s ticked his boxes.

Treads are marketed at 6-16 year old school boys, and though Little Man is only 5 years old, he’s quite tall so he has big enough feet to already fit into this range.

He does seem to grow quickly, as do his feet, so the movement with the extra half size in these shoes should ensure that they do last him a year.

Here’s hoping, he needs to slow down growing!

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Obviously we have yet to test these out to see how they do over several months.

I have to say that first impressions are very good, though.

They appear to be very robust and well-constructed and the security of that 12 month guarantee fills me with confidence that they will bear up well. I know my son will certainly put them through their paces.

You can find out more about Treads over on YouTube or visit their website.

What do you think of these? Could they be for your son?

Summer 2020 Treads Shoes Review Update

It’s now summer 2020 and I felt it was a good time to pop back here and let you know how we got on with our Treads school shoes.

It is good news. Little Man’s shoes lasted him all the way through his school year, no problems at all.

Unlike other school shoes that we have had, there were no tears, no holes, no scuff marks, they continued to wear well and look good throughout the whole school year.

The following September, I picked up some other brand school shoes for Little Man, simply because they were on offer at an outlet that we happened to be at.

It seemed a good deal, they were a decent brand. They did not last. I discovered a hole in them when Little Man came home from school with a wet sock – he hadn’t thought to mention the hole to me!

As I logged on to order new Treads shoes for him, the Husband dug his last pair out of the wardrobe and I am so glad we had kept them, I didn’t realise we had!

We took the insoles out of them to size them up as Little Man’s feet had grown and they were absolutely perfect. Still in good condition and he wore them right up until the day that schools all closed due to the pandemic.

I am confident that they would have seen him through to the summer holidays. As it is, we now have a new, gifted, pair of Treads to go back with in September and I just know that I don’t need to think about getting any more for the full year, at least.

They really have impressed us. And Little Man likes wearing them, they’re comfortable. Thumbs up!

Disclosure: We received these shoes FOC for the purposes of this review

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12 thoughts on “Treads Shoes Review”

  1. I’m just waiting for Treads to do shoes for girls, my daughter manages to destroy hers too. These shoes look great and really solid. I know parents who get through multiple pairs of school shoes each year so these could save them a lot of money

  2. My son goes through shoes at a stupid rate and it feels like such a waste of money to keep buying new pairs every term, so these look like a great investment. I hope they move to doing girls shoes too in the future #triedtested

  3. Although not quite fitting my son’s feet just yet, I’d be keen to return to this company when he is a little older as he just destroys his shoes. We’re currently on to the second pair of the school year – and I’m hoping the last! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Definitely worth looking into when he’s big enough for them, shoes can be so expensive and these look as though they’ll last – time will tell.

  4. I’ve been hearing great things about Treads recently and with a boy who basically trashes his shoes climbing walls and kicking balls in the playground I think I might need to look at investing for September!
    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

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