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6 local places to buy kids school shoes

School shoes

Whether your off-spring have just had a growth spurt or last year’s pair of shoes are in a sorry state – a new pair for the start of the academic year is often a necessity.

As with most purchases there’s a broad spectrum from bargain basics to bank breaking brands but luckily for us, here in North Kirklees there’s some great places locally to buy kids school shoes so it doesn’t have to mean a trip to Wakefield or Leeds.

In no particular order we look at the nearest places to pick up school shoes.

Wynsor’s World of Shoes

It’s hard to beat Wynsor’s for their huge stock and low prices. Their range of kids school shoes starts from around £7 for more basic ballet shoes for girls to around £40 for bigger brand names.

They also stock boys black trainers and synthetic black shoes start at £12.

They also have some brand names including ‘Kickers’ which caused a playground frenzy back in the 90s as the ‘cool kids’ shoes of choice – albeit with a much heftier price tag for that coveted red label.

Where to buy?

3 Ravensthorpe Shopping Park, Huddersfield Rd, Dewsbury WF13 3HN

Shoe-ly Scrumptious
Shoe-ly Scrumptious lives up to its name with a feast of girly delights and all the popular children’s brand Lelli Kelly, Geox and Start-rite.
With great personal customer service, a loyalty discount scheme and convenient location in Mirfield High Street, it’s shopping local at its best.
They also have a toy box for younger children and you can tell them your budget before they get shoes out.
Where to buy?

81 Huddersfield Rd, Mirfield WF14 8AT

Phone: 01924 503825
Clarks Outlet Store
Address: Retail park, Railway St, Dewsbury WF12 8EQ
Phone: 01924 430444
A more affordable option than the High Street shops – Clarks outlet stocks older and discontinued styles.
You still get a full measuring service but shoes are also on the racks to try on.
They also invariably have a sale section.
The downside of the outlet is the range can be limited for each size.
Shaw & Hallas
9-13 Market Walk, Huddersfield HD1 2QA
Phone: 01484 300670
This independent family run retailer gets great reviews for its customer service and goes the extra mile to engage with seasonal promotions for young customers and a cute my first shoes corner.
They have a back to school range of premium brands such as Geox, Lelli Kelly.
Feet- Street Kids
104 Commercial Street, HD6 1AQ Brighouse
Phone 01484 400440
Independent Feet-Street Kids offers the bigger brands as mentioned above plus Start-rite’s latest collection which includes reflective stickers for night time safety!
The premises has been a shoe shop for years but became Feet-Street around six months ago as a business run by local mums.

Shoe Zone

Arguably, if budget is the most important than quality,  Shoe Zone in Dewsbury is local and affordable. Maybe more suitable  for older school children.

Where to buy?

The Prince of Wales Precinct, Dewsbury

01924 458891

Mumbler was not paid for this content. Details correct at time of publishing; June 2019. 

*Feature image credit Start-rite

Batley and Birstall Market

Welcome to Batley & Birstall Markets

 Birstall Market – every Thursday from 9am to 4pm
Birstall town centre is a true shopper’s paradise filled with individually owned shops and mouth-watering cafes. The weekly market is located on the historic market place and is a real complement to the shops in this picturesque village.The market has a great food offer with a fishmonger, butcher and greengrocer as well as biscuits and sweets, cheese, eggs, pies and quiches. Alongside this are fresh flowers and plants, pet food, electrical goods, greetings cards, ladies clothing and handbags and an opportunity for you to sell your unwanted gold.

Batley Market – every Friday from 9am to 4pm
Batley town centre offers high street names, supermarkets as well as independent shops and the weekly market brings even more to tempt the shoppers. Fresh fish, cooked meats and locally renowned handmade pies, a fabulous greengrocer and fresh flowers are only part of the attraction. Locals are drawn back each week to the bargains on offer including ladies clothing, handbags, fabrics and a fantastic range of household goods including towels and bedding.

Holding true to the tradition of ‘market day’ these weekly markets in Birstall and Batley remain busy markets serving the needs of local residents.

Cleckheaton Market

Cleckheaton Market Hall open Monday to Saturday, plus monthly Farmers Market on the first Saturday every month.

Dewsbury Market

Market Hall, Monday – Saturday (1/2 day Tuesday)

8.30am to 4.00pm
This fabulous Victorian Market Hall, which celebrated its centenary in 2004, was the focal point of trading in the town when it was built. When it became full the open market grew up around it. Today it is home to 38 permanent market stalls and is famed for its extensive range of fine foods and produce.

Open Market – Wednesday and Saturday General Market

9.00am to 4.30pm
Still the largest and most renowned open market in Yorkshire, Dewsbury’s fabulous open market boasts over 300 stalls on general market days. With a range of goods to rival any supermarket, at real value for money prices, Dewsbury market truly is shopping at its very best.

Huddersfield Market


Kirklees is undoubtedly a district of markets – from beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian Market Halls, to the largest open markets in Yorkshire, fabulous farmers markets, and the best second-hand and collectors markets in the region.
Experience a change from the sterile shopping experiences of the high street and supermarkets with a visit to your local market, an ever-changing feast of colours, smells, sights and sounds.

Huddersfield Market, general markets Monday, Thursday and Saturday, secondhand markets Tuesday and Saturday

Queensgate Indoor Market, open Monday to Saturday, plus Sunday and late night Thursdays at Christmas and closed Bank Holiday Mondays.

Also look out for:
Upmarket Sunday – weekly on New Street, Huddersfield.
Browse antiques, collectibles, and arts and crafts; try contemporary and vintage fashions for size; then sample Yorkshire food and drink and treat yourself to some delicious street food. With live music and quirky street entertainment, an Upmarket Sunday visit to Huddersfield is the perfect way to round off a relaxing weekend. Drop by between 10am and 4pm.

Millie & Bertie’s

Independent toy shop in the heart of Mirfield High Street. Great choice of baby gifts and children’s toys.

51 Huddersfield Road, WF14 8AB

The Mill Outlet and Garden Centre


The Mill is the UK’s biggest retail mill, with 4 huge floors of fashion, furniture, homewares and gifts at permanently discounted prices of 30% and more from high street prices.

From independents to big brands and designer labels, The Mill Outlet & Garden centre prides itself on being a truly unique destination


Choose from 4 diverse restaurants and an Ice Cream parlour

418 Bradford Road
W Yorks
WF17 5LZ

T: 01924 423 172