When buying for my kids’ school shoes I go for quite expensive but could last for at least 2 to 3 years. May 2006 when we bought a pair of this Florsheim’s black school shoes for my daughter. These black shoes come with a little flower on it and a strap to hold on her feet. The design was simple and the leather was really great. At times I saw some scratches on it I just put some Kiwi’s liquid shoe polisher let it dry, brush it and presto the scratches come unnoticeable even if it is at the tip of the shoes. Application of polisher is being done once a week then the rest is just mainly brushing. Considering the bulk activities of my kid at school including the playtime I think I got my money’s worth on this stuff. After two years, the only damage was the blown-up hills of the shoes which can be easily repaired in shoes center.