Hubby and I were excited last summer because our boy at last will start his schooling (SY2008-2009). We bought his school materials, uniforms, socks and this black Striders school shoes.
It is not pretty hard buying stuff for a boy especially school shoes. What we wanted that time is a simply designed black leather shoes that he can easily wear even by himself. This Striders style is perfect for him and actually it's our boy's personal choice too among the several pairs of shoes we laid on him. After putting his socks, he just need to simply slide his feet in it, strap it and off he go. Also, since it is leather I just need to put a polisher every Monday and the rest of the weekdays will just be simply brushing. The bottom of the shoes is perfect for me. I think it will give him protection against wet surfaces and even when he runs. The tip of it is somewhat hard to protect his little toes.
After finishing a school year, the shoes are still pretty much in good condition and shape ready and waiting for another year round.