Win a Pair of Indestructible School Shoes from Treads

Win a Pair of Indestructible School Shoes from Treads

This post is a paid collaboration with Treads.

Biggest has always been a cautious child. Being behind with motor skills, and generally anxious, he was never in a rush to run, jump and climb like many children his age. His school shoes for Reception lasted the whole year. They were barely even scratched when he broke up for the Summer. I heard other parents complain about how expensive school shoes were, and how quickly they were ruined, and I did not know whether to feel happy that I was not shelling out a fortune or a little sad that my boy did not join in with activities that made for scuffed shoes and flushed cheeks.

Since he started Year 1, there have been huge changes. He is much more settled and confident. As a result, he has come on in leaps and bounds – not just in his studies, but with motor skills, emotional development and with his personal relationships.

In the second week of term, he came home with the toes of his new school shoes entirely scuffed bare.

It turns out that he had been “practising” his running in the playground with some other children. I did not care a jot that his shoes were pretty much ruined.

Treads Indestructible Shoes

It was just at that time that Treads approached me to try out their range of indestructible school shoes. Check out the competition to win a pair below.

Treads was formed by Simon Locke, a single dad and marketing director with UK-wide shoe and multi-retailer, BVG Group. Simon fed up of having to continually replace his son’s school shoes and frustrated at wasting hundreds of pounds every year on shoes that were simply not lasting. He decided to tackle the problem by creating his very own indestructible shoe brand, using his experience in the industry.

Treads in the box

Treads shoes feature reinforced heels and seams, combined with shock absorbing insoles, to provide additional strength and prevent scuffing through stamping and knocks. They are made with techniques usually reserved for safety shoes, meaning that they are incredibly hard wearing.
Treads also have a removable base layer which can increase the width of the shoe from a standard to a wide fitting – perfect for growing kids!

Treads for Girls.

Littlest has always been extremely active and adventurous – she already gets through shoes very quickly. I was delighted to learn that Treads have just released a range for girls. I know she will need them when she is a bit bigger! Treads are working on new designs for girls’ shoes too, including Mary Janes style shoes and shoes with Velcro straps, which will be available in the summer.

Treads for girls

Treads – Our Verdict

As soon as I opened the box, I could tell the shoes were extremely high quality. They feel much more sturdy than other school shoes. They also seemed very well padded and comfortable. One of Biggest’s first school runs in them was on a very icy day and they also seemed to give excellent grip.

During the first week, I could tell that Biggest had been putting them through their paces, as the toes had scratches from the playground on them. However, it seems the playground came off worse as they were superficial scratches and wiped off easily – the toes were not scuffed like his previous pair, despite having the same treatment.

Now at nearly three weeks in, they honestly look as pristine as when we received them. I really think that Treads are the solution to the shoe problems that so many parents have.

Treads in action on the play equipment.

I honestly think that, as long as Biggest’s feet do not outgrow them, these shoes will last the whole school year. In fact, Treads are so confident about this that their shoes come with a year guarantee. If you are a parent who has had to buy more than one pair of school shoes already this year, definitely check them out.

Win a Pair of Treads for Your Child

One reader could be in with a chance to win a pair of these amazing shoes for their child. You can enter via the Rafflecopter below. Please note, terms and conditions apply and entrants must be UK residents. T&Cs can be found here –

Treads T&Cs

Good luck!

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110 Comments

  1. Sarah Taylor
    18th February 2019 / 9:29 am

    These would be great for my autistic son who seems to go through school shoes like it’s a hobby!

  2. Peter Watson
    18th February 2019 / 9:56 am

    They could have so much fin with a Yoto speaker.

  3. Tracy Nixon
    18th February 2019 / 11:07 am

    They would keep my son looking smart all year round!

  4. iain maciver
    18th February 2019 / 11:33 am

    they go through shoes like in a flash this would be just perfect

  5. Natalie Burgess
    18th February 2019 / 12:27 pm

    Because my son is constantly running around and being active and these would be perfect for him xx

  6. Fiona Rennie
    18th February 2019 / 12:52 pm

    I think my son would like these as they look a little like trainers

  7. Robert Price
    18th February 2019 / 12:53 pm

    My Grandson would love them

  8. Georgina Prince
    18th February 2019 / 1:12 pm

    my son would love a pair because he is constantly having to have them replaced, he’s a typical little boy lol x

  9. Stephanie Dobson
    18th February 2019 / 1:13 pm

    My son would love these as he’s flying through shoes like no tomorrow, he’s autistic also and scuffs shoes within a day, I’ve shown him these shoes and he says he’d love them as they’d make him run faster! x

  10. Solange
    18th February 2019 / 1:23 pm

    They look stylish and comfortable.

  11. T Brailey
    18th February 2019 / 2:03 pm

    Smart, stylish, great quality and comfort. I would love them to have a these shoes.

  12. Clifford Sherwood
    18th February 2019 / 4:42 pm

    My grandson gets through shoes every month so this prize would come in handy

  13. Andrea Fletcher
    18th February 2019 / 5:43 pm

    My grandson is always on the go so these would be perfect.

  14. Sean Eccles
    18th February 2019 / 8:28 pm

    They would hopefully help my son he has dyspraxia and is always falling over I buy so many shoes these seem really good

  15. Hayley Colburn
    18th February 2019 / 8:55 pm

    Its always a great feeling for a kid having nice new shoes or trainers, after all they have magic powers that make you run faster lol.

  16. Margaret Gallagher
    18th February 2019 / 9:23 pm

    Style and longevity – rough and tough – no worries

  17. Martina Pichova
    18th February 2019 / 9:26 pm

    I am fed up buying new shoes for my son every few months – he loves kicking stuff and dragging his feet when riding his scooter.

  18. Rebecca Nisbet
    18th February 2019 / 9:51 pm

    its not my child that wants them, its me, they get through them so quick!

  19. N MacDonald
    19th February 2019 / 1:09 am

    My son needs these!

  20. Sue McCarthy
    19th February 2019 / 7:08 am

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

  21. clair downham
    19th February 2019 / 10:53 am

    because he goes through so many shoes

  22. Ursula Hunt
    19th February 2019 / 11:08 am

    He would love them to be able to play football without constantly getting in trouble for ruining his shoes

  23. Karen Usher
    19th February 2019 / 11:18 am

    I have both a boy and a girl who must make a pact before every school term – who can ruin their shoes the quickest, I was a mean Mum last year and told them that even with holes in their shoes they were going to where them until the last day of school!!! I need something that’s hard to break!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Susie Lindsay
    19th February 2019 / 2:27 pm

    Count me in please. My autistic son would be great at putting these to the test!

  25. Tracy Hanley
    19th February 2019 / 3:20 pm

    My grandson would love to try thee shoes out

  26. Sally Collingwood
    19th February 2019 / 4:13 pm

    Alexander would think it was cool if I won him a pair of shoes

  27. Shelley McInnis
    19th February 2019 / 7:13 pm

    I think these could be really good for my ASD boy 😊

  28. Angela treadway
    20th February 2019 / 12:26 am

    having two sons at school we go through a lot of shoes, so would love to try these x

  29. Geri Gregg
    20th February 2019 / 9:09 am

    My son would love a pair of these shoes as he’s very energetic and always on his feet. These shoes sound fab

  30. Ema J Lowe
    20th February 2019 / 5:20 pm

    Son is always needing new shoes. they have a nice play area at school, so hes always climbing and crawling around, all of which wears his shoes down really quickly.

  31. 20th February 2019 / 6:28 pm

    My son goes through shoes like mad, he loves running, playing and jumping so he goes through a lot of shoes – fingers crossed x

  32. Katie Skeoch
    21st February 2019 / 9:44 pm

    My youngest is hard on shoes. These would be comfortable but practical, perfect!

  33. Sadiyya Maryam
    21st February 2019 / 10:36 pm

    Many thanks for this fantastic review and giveaway. My little one scuffs shoes within say a day or two of purchase! Some of the school mum’s joke with me that we beat all the records for how many new shoes in a new school year! And it’s not a record we are proud of! I’ve tried Clarke and M&as scuff-resistant shoes but to no avail. Thanks again for recommending this company.

  34. Sara Straw
    22nd February 2019 / 12:40 am

    My son would love a smart new pair of shoes. I’m not sure I’d tell my son they were indestructible though! He’d see it as a challenge. I’d love them as I really hate how quickly he goes through normal shoes!

  35. Ruth Harwood
    22nd February 2019 / 9:09 am

    She’s one of those who shuffles, takes after me as a child, would be great for a pair of shoes to last more than a month!!

  36. Nyasha Mtutu
    22nd February 2019 / 10:49 am

    Indestructable you say?? Sounds like the sort of thing my son needs! I’m one pair of shoes away from buying him a pair of reinforced steel-toe army boots!

  37. Kat C
    23rd February 2019 / 3:41 pm

    We’re definitely in need of tough shoes!

  38. Caroline
    24th February 2019 / 10:13 am

    My son’s so tough on his shoes, he wears them out before he grows out of them so I’d love to try a pair of these!

  39. 24th February 2019 / 3:58 pm

    My youngest absolutely destroys shoes, even the clarks “tough toe, covered in rubber ones” look like they’ve been around for years of abuse after one week! I’d be happy with these if they lasted a term, I’d be stunned if the lasted a year 😂 I think my son would love the look of them as well.

  40. Becky Yeomans
    24th February 2019 / 4:32 pm

    I would love to try the shoes from treads for my little one never heard of them before would love to see how they are compared to clarks!

  41. Jo Jones
    24th February 2019 / 7:33 pm

    Mason would love these shoes and the opportunity to be smart wearing them as he is just starting to take pride in his appearance

  42. Jo Carroll
    24th February 2019 / 7:58 pm

    My son puts his shoes through their paces and if these come anywhere close to being indestructible I’d be over the moon. x

  43. nicola dean
    24th February 2019 / 8:39 pm

    I would love these as my son goes through school shoes like theres no tomorrow.

  44. Lorraine Tinsley
    24th February 2019 / 10:23 pm

    I’m sure my daughter would love these, as they look super comfy which they would love. I would love them as my daughter keeps ruining all of her shoes and is costing me an arm and a leg.

  45. Anthony Harrington
    24th February 2019 / 11:51 pm

    My Grandson loves getting new shoes, but they never seem tough enough, these look like they would withstand quite a bit!

  46. olivia kirby
    25th February 2019 / 11:21 am

    They look great for my son, they will withstand all he throws at them I am sure!

  47. Claire Nutman
    25th February 2019 / 4:43 pm

    What girl doesnt love a new pair of shoes !

  48. Nikki Stewart
    25th February 2019 / 7:57 pm

    We go through loads of pairs of shoes so this would be really useful!

  49. Corinne Henson
    25th February 2019 / 9:59 pm

    I have gone through two pairs of shoes for my little boy since September already, would be great to give these a try.

  50. JULIE WARD
    25th February 2019 / 10:26 pm

    These would be useful for youngest grandson who’s always scuffing his shoes

  51. Rachel Craig
    26th February 2019 / 1:04 am

    Shoes are a necessity. Children seem to grow out of shoes so quickly, so a prize / gift of shoes is very welcome. Looking good can be helpful for building a healthy sense of self, self-esteem. Shoes can be required for a variety of occasions :- Such as school, sports, hobbies, parties, etc,etc. Treads being durable would be such a bonus for schooldays, etc.

  52. Jo Matthews
    26th February 2019 / 7:46 am

    My son’s shoes look threadbare within a couple of weeks, even if I don’t win I’ll be placing an order!

  53. Amy Denney
    26th February 2019 / 9:37 am

    Will keep my little one looking smart in these.

  54. Rich Tyler
    26th February 2019 / 3:12 pm

    My little boy always needs new shoes, these look smart & more hard-wearing!

  55. 26th February 2019 / 9:49 pm

    My son goes through shows like nobodies business! It would have to be for him!

  56. Laura Wheatley
    27th February 2019 / 11:52 am

    My daughter seems to go through loads of shoes! theres some really nice treadz

  57. amanda walsh
    28th February 2019 / 4:45 pm

    My wild 8 year old could give these a run for their money!

  58. ellie spider
    1st March 2019 / 7:10 pm

    I’d love pair of the girl ones for Harmony (or to be honest the way she destroys them even a boys pair!), she also has gross motor delays which manifests in falling a lot, added to the fact she loves using her scooter , scoot along car and bike with stabilisers and learning to skate board with her big brother its safe to say the school run is always eventful and she pretty much destroys her shoes within a few weeks!

  59. Michaela Turner
    2nd March 2019 / 6:33 am

    My son would love these because he always on the go so always needing new shoes

  60. janine atkin
    2nd March 2019 / 3:03 pm

    i love these for my nephew who is growing fast

  61. Amy Bondoc
    2nd March 2019 / 4:33 pm

    my nephews shoes never last him these sound super!

  62. Karen hutchinson
    2nd March 2019 / 10:15 pm

    My son is nearly ready for a new pair of school shoes – these would be perfect

  63. Rebecca roberts
    3rd March 2019 / 7:13 am

    They look so smart and cumfy my daughter would love them because the look trendy and cumfy

  64. claire griffiths
    3rd March 2019 / 8:38 am

    my son would love a pair of these as he goes through so many school shoes

  65. Allan Fullarton
    3rd March 2019 / 8:42 am

    This will smarten up the little one.

  66. Claire woods
    3rd March 2019 / 8:54 am

    I would like to try them to see how hard wearing they are. Son’s shoes do get easily scuffed. My son is happy with whatever shoes he wears as long as they are comfortable.

  67. 3rd March 2019 / 9:26 am

    My grandchildren go through lots of shoes and a well made pair would help with my daughter’s finances no end.

  68. lorraine kirk
    3rd March 2019 / 11:11 am

    Tough shoes are what we need but they also look good too (and comfy!)

  69. Ash R
    3rd March 2019 / 2:10 pm

    I would love these for my son, who seems to go through school shoes like no tomorrow 🙂 these look great!

  70. Nicola Marshall
    3rd March 2019 / 2:36 pm

    My son loves shoes and loves nothing better than a trip to the shoe shop. He would love these. He goes through shoes so quick.

  71. Kim Neville
    3rd March 2019 / 3:15 pm

    They look stylish and comfy for my son

  72. Rebecca Whatmore
    3rd March 2019 / 3:54 pm

    They look well made, fashionable and comfortable

  73. Sarah Cooper
    3rd March 2019 / 6:31 pm

    My son would love them because they look so comfy and being indestructible shoes I’m sure he would enjoy playtime that much more.

  74. emma howard
    3rd March 2019 / 8:55 pm

    Because they’re stylish and smart and look durable and comfortable

  75. Sam Parkes
    3rd March 2019 / 9:36 pm

    Perfect school shoes made to last for my daughter. Only shoes I buy at min for her for school is clarks

  76. Diana
    3rd March 2019 / 10:17 pm

    Because they look smart 🙂

  77. 4th March 2019 / 1:04 am

    My son needs these, its crazy the amount of shoes he goes through, he would love an indestructible pair, would mean less trips to the shoe shop(he hates shopping)

  78. jo liddement
    4th March 2019 / 7:11 am

    It would be great to have a pair of school shoes that are rugged and tough enough to last a few terms of school, especially boys shoes!

  79. Lisa King
    4th March 2019 / 8:25 am

    My daughter would love a pair as they look so comfortable and stylish

  80. Tricia cowell
    4th March 2019 / 9:01 am

    My Grandson wears his shoes out so quickly, these would be perfect

  81. sarah parker
    4th March 2019 / 9:30 am

    Would love to win as school shoes are always needed in my house 🙂

  82. Anthea Holloway
    4th March 2019 / 9:47 am

    My grandson would love these as he is an adventurous boy and get his shoes messed up very easily!

  83. Antonia Richardson
    4th March 2019 / 10:03 am

    my grandson would love they look so cool

  84. Steven Beasley
    4th March 2019 / 11:02 am

    These would be great for my nephew because he’s very adventurous and these should survive

  85. Emma Bradshaw
    4th March 2019 / 12:23 pm

    My son starts school in September and he is a but of a monkey so I don’t think school shoes will last long!

  86. Sandra Fortune
    4th March 2019 / 5:37 pm

    My grandson started school and already wearing his shoes out he’d like these he likes smart shoes

  87. Troy Easton
    4th March 2019 / 5:44 pm

    I’ve gone through to two shoes in a year.

  88. laura stewart
    4th March 2019 / 7:40 pm

    they look smart 🙂

  89. Maxine Lewis-Enright
    4th March 2019 / 9:21 pm

    My daughter would love a pair of treds 🙂

  90. Nuala R
    4th March 2019 / 11:25 pm

    Because he does not like getting new shoes and at the moment we are going through 2 pairs every school year

  91. Natalie Gillham
    4th March 2019 / 11:27 pm

    My daughter wears hers shoes out far too quickly for some reason so it would be great to win a pair that are more durable, thanks for the chance x

  92. paula cheadle
    5th March 2019 / 1:04 am

    my grandson loves to play football in the school yard, which means that they don’t last very long, I am hoping if I win a pair of these they will last him a bit longer than weeks

  93. melody cross
    5th March 2019 / 10:21 am

    My girls go through their school shoes so quickly so these would be fabulous

  94. Lynn Neal
    5th March 2019 / 10:43 am

    I would love to win a pair of treads for my grandson because he goes through his school shoes very quickly!

  95. Catherine Bullas
    5th March 2019 / 10:50 am

    They go through shoes so quickly, they’d love these,

  96. Denise walton
    5th March 2019 / 12:42 pm

    They would be perfect for my rough and tumble grandson Tommy

  97. Annabel Greaves
    5th March 2019 / 12:47 pm

    My son needs some really hard wearing shoes and these would be ideal

  98. Shannon
    5th March 2019 / 12:53 pm

    My youngest son is starting reception in September. He is an adventurous soul who is always outdoors and getting messy. A pair of treads would be ideal for him as I think normal shoes would get broken quite easily.

  99. Karen Barrett
    5th March 2019 / 12:56 pm

    Perfect for the rough and tumble of the school playground

  100. Pauline Dring
    5th March 2019 / 12:59 pm

    Having read this Dad’s story and myself coming from the county famous for shoemaking, I believe that my grandson would benefit from a tough pair of school shoes made from the same materials and technology as adult construction shoe wear.

  101. Natalie Crossan
    5th March 2019 / 1:05 pm

    My daughter has been through 3 pairs this year – all sorts of problems from leather scuffing off, buckles falling off and even soles rubbing away!

  102. Kate Davies
    5th March 2019 / 1:14 pm

    My son goes through shoes like they’re going out of fashion so these seem perfect.

  103. Lindsey Stuart
    5th March 2019 / 1:22 pm

    My daughter Heidi would love a pair of treads shoes because she loves school shoes, She would love the Velcro ones, Treads shoes look super comfy and of good quality so they would be long lasting.

  104. Rhia
    5th March 2019 / 3:32 pm

    I’d love to try something that’s made yo last. My son goes through shoes so quickly, even Clarks!!

  105. Jodie W
    5th March 2019 / 4:30 pm

    My son has already wrecked his school shoes from September, even with the extra tough bumpers! Keen to try indestructible ones!

  106. Dawn Samples
    5th March 2019 / 6:50 pm

    I would love some of these shoes for my boisterous 3 year old who will be starting school in September. He really needs some hard wearing ones so these sound perfect x

  107. 5th March 2019 / 7:08 pm

    I’d love some for my son who starts school in September 💜

  108. Sian Buckingham
    5th March 2019 / 9:24 pm

    These would be great for my little boy, he is forever falling over and scuffing his shoes!

  109. Helen S
    5th March 2019 / 10:13 pm

    My son much prefers shoes that fasten with Velcro and many of the styles are aimed at children much younger than him so are unsuitable, mainly because of the style but because they do not go up to his size. These look very stylish and he would be very happy with these.

  110. Peggy rossiter
    5th March 2019 / 10:59 pm

    For one of my younger grandchikdren! The cost of school shoes is so expensive, especially if they have to accommodate orthotics.

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