The Best Vintage Style School Shoes
September 20, 2022
Summer is officially over and it’s time to start sharpening those pencils, ready to start the new academic year. One of the hardest parts of back to school is hands down choosing a new pair of shoes. Whether you are choosing them for yourself, your child or a younger sibling, it is always a mission to find the perfect pair. However, one thing is guaranteed: vintage styles like Dr Martens and Kickers are always in style! Here’s a historical breakdown of our favorite vintage shoe styles for back to school.
Will Dr. Martens never go out of style?
Since their first arrival in 1960, Dr. Martens’ 1460 classics have been a staple. You can opt for the eight-eye boot or the 1461 three-eye shoe. Their unique air-cushioned sole and distinctive yellow welt stitch make Dr Martens a sturdy, reliable and fashionable shoe. Although originally designed as reliable work shoes, the Dr Martens 1460 quickly became a symbol of anti-establishment rebellion, and by the late 1970s the boot had become a fierce symbol of self-expression. self in British youth culture.
Since then, the brand has become globally recognized and celebrated for its authenticity in a world of homogeneity. The 1460s remain one of the most popular shoe choices, but many alternative styles were also produced, including Jadons, Sinclairs and Chelsea boots.
The classic three-eye Dr Marten has been considered one of the most popular school shoes for decades. Available in black, supple and patent leather, and available without the characteristic yellow stitching so students can follow school uniform rules, it’s a perfect choice. The durability of the shoe ensures good value for money, so you shouldn’t have to buy another pair of school shoes for quite a while (unless your feet get bigger!).
Will Kickers always be a bestseller?
Kickers were first developed in the 1970s in France and were intended to be compatible with the “blue-jean” generation, thus the first denim boot was born.
Available in Kick hi-boot and Kick low-shoe, the unique design of the classic Kickers has been admired by celebrities such as the Stone Roses, Arctic Monkeys and Noel Gallagher. With their natural rubber soles, contrast stitching and eyelets, the distinctive boot quickly became a bestseller.
Sales exploded after their release, and within four years the boot was selling in 70 countries, launching in the UK in 1975. In 2010, after launching numerous collaborations, Kickers released several new styles, including the ever-popular Tovni, a shoe inspired by trainers.
Kickers are a classic that never seem to go out of style. They’re reliable and won’t let you down, even after years of lessons and playground football matches. These shoes are another great option for school, in black and patent leather.