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Mum fumes over Kickers ban in schools after spending £68 on son’s shoes

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A mum has fumed over a ban on Kickers at her son’s school – after forking out £68 on a pair.

She said she chose the brand as she ‘wanted comfy shoes which will last him most of the year’ and knows from previous experience that the ‘businessman’ style shoes ‘don’t last if they’re playing footie at break’.

She made the discovery when reading the new uniform policy for newcomers to Year 7 and according to her, it’s now too late to return the £68 shoes and she is wondering whether to send him in them anyway, reports ManchesterEveningNews.

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The mum posted under the name CarefulDriver on the discussion forum Mumsnet and was inundated with responses.

She asked: “School has banned Kickers shoes! I have bought them for DS [darling son].

“AIBU [Am I being unreasonable] to let him wear them and start a fight with them if they try to sanction him?”

Explaining in further detail, she said: “DS is starting secondary school next week. The school uniform regulations on the school website dictate that they wear black shoes (no trainer like shoes). Fine.

“I bought him a pair of Kickers as I wanted comfy shoes which will last him most of the year. I know from previous experience with DS1 and 2 that the ‘businessman’ style shoes don’t last if they’re playing footie at break!

“Most of the DCs [darling children] at their school wore Kickers and so did they once I caught on.

“Chatting to friend who’s DC is also going to the same school yesterday and apparently the school has banned shoes with visible branding on which Kickers have.

This is not on the main school uniform web page which is what I checked to get his uniform but on a sub page for new Yr7s which I had read but only skimmed over the uniform bit as assumed it was the same as the main page.

“I spent £68 on shoes, which IMO are common school shoes, he may not now be able to wear. He won’t be wearing out of school either obviously! I got them online direct from Kickers with a 14 day return policy which has run out now.

“WIBU [Would it be unreasonable] to just send him in on his first day in them?”

While some believe the school is at fault for not making the uniform rules obvious, others said the mum should simply suck it up as the guidance is still there.

And they said it will be her son who will suffer if she sends him in regardless.

“Irrespective of whether the school is right or wrong with their policy, the problem is that the information WAS there, on the new joiners page. It’s not the school’s fault you chose not to read it properly,” said one.

“Please don’t just send your child in wearing them, he’s the one that will suffer the consequences of your inattention, and that’s not fair.

“Please don’t start your son’s high school journey being one of THOSE parents who think the rules don’t apply to them or look for excuses because they made a mistake!”

Another added: “It’s the child that gets into trouble not you at high school, I agree that it should have been more obvious but I’d be surprised if they changed their mind.

“There are some ridiculous rules at secondary school but unfortunately you toe the line or you’re in isolation which is really stressful if you’re a good kid and you’re new.

“I’d be buying some plain black ones and attempting to change the Kickers – they wouldn’t be allowed in our school.”

A number of parents suggested cutting off the Kickers tags, or covering the green and red labels in permanent black marker.

But the mum responded: “They have the name on the heel as well in big letters in bright green and red as well as the tag on the front though.

“Why should I have to deface a brand new pair shoes just because of a stupid rule they’ve just brought in. Kids have been wearing Kickers to school for years! Why do we have to put up with this c**p?”

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