Coated Leather Scuff Resistant Riptape Fastening Shoes
Not up to the job
I bought these school shoes fully expecting them to last at least until the spring but they barely stood the course for the first half of term.
The uppers remained intact but the, as it turned out, thin weak soles wore through in an unacceptably short time. I did try to return them but was told it was fair wear and tear. Really? After 8 weeks?! They are not fit for purpose.
25 November 2013
Lasted approximately 42 days
Bought for Sept 13 autumn term for my 6 year old son. Nearly returned them after one month when bits of the sole tread fell out as other reviewers have complained of but I did not have the opportunity to do so.
I eventually returned them after just 42 days of normal primary school wear when both shoes had the soles flapping off the main body of the shoe across several inches.
The shoes show no other real signs of wear, no scuffing , the straps and insides are good as new they just clearly have a quality problem relating to their soles and the attachment of sole to the shoe.
I have had a free replacement for another pair of the same. I hope I am wrong in suspecting the same thing will happen again but am keeping careful hold of the receipt incase it does. Would advise future buyers to do the same!
25 November 2013
Good value shoes
My son has been wearing these shoes for about 2 weeks now - they seem to be wearing well. They are light, and comfy, however the mesh top will let in water (but the sides are waterproof).
23 November 2013
Worst shoes ever
Only had these since end August, the sole has worn through and my son came home with soaking wet feet! Phoned Cust. Services and going to take them back with covering letter (I can't find receipt). Really poor quality for M&S, very disappointed.
The sole appears to be hollow with the outside made up of thin rubber squares and several of these have popped out. There is nothing between the thin sole and foot bed, only insole of shoe. Definitely not the high quality you usually get from M&S.
20 November 2013