School Shoes with Velcro Straps

Today my girl had to keep on adjusting the straps on her school shoes because they keep coming off! This is the second pair of shoes that are still fairly new in appearance but the straps are lose and the shoes are very uncomfortable and can even be dangerous since it keeps coming off!

These days the kids wear school shoes with velcro straps instead of shoelaces. There are pros and cons. Velcro straps are easy to manage but like my girl’s shoes, the velcro straps have worn off (after less than a year) whereas the shoes are still new and they still fit.

My girl has 3 pairs of school shoes. Somehow, the shoes look very black and dirty after being worn for just one day so I have to wash them either daily or on alternate days. Fortunately I have kakak to help me. Even then we scramble to wash and dry them and we have to crack our heads to plan ahead to make sure the shoes are dry and available on time.

Does anyone know where I can buy velcro straps to sew on the shoes myself?

It won’t be easy though because the straps are thick and the space for sewing is small. I’ll have to use a really big needle.

Does anyone else have this problem? Do you have a way round this problem?

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8 thoughts on “School Shoes with Velcro Straps

  1. I believe you can find velcro strips for sale at shops that specialise in selling needlecraft and handicraft things like threads, wool, cross stitch materials. I think ACE Hardware also sells. Do you use the white liquid ‘chalk’ over the shoes? May prolong the cleanliness a few more days if you use that. I’m glad my kid’s shoes are black and not white so I don’t need to wash them as often as you!

    Oh yes, Ace. I’ve seen it there before. Thanks. How come your kid’s shoes are black?

  2. Easy to find. like anna said, needlework & handicraft shops. They sell in metre.

    Yes, thanks. Now, I have to crack my head to find a needlework shop. Hehe.

  3. Well…as Anna said it is easy to find …Just go to a near by tailor shop and ask…Using those shoe whiteners also helps(the white liquid kind you find when you want to buy school shoes)…

    Yes, we use the shoe whitener but it does not help.

  4. So, I’m not the only one who washes school shoes daily or on alternate days. I had friends who commented dat I was too fussy (to wash the school shoes every day). Sometimes if the shoes are not too dirty, I’ll use a wet cloth to wipe off the dirty parts.

    Try the cobblers, I mean the ones in the shops. I’m sure they’ll have a way.

    Tracy, if I don’t wash them, they look awfully black! However, if not for kakak, I’d probably try to hide the black parts by putting more shoe white over it, wipe it, etc and just wash it once a week. 😛

  5. The liquid chalk definitely works!! I used to wash my school shoes like once a month! Every week I will put on the liquid chalk over the dirt and wah lah – as good as new 🙂

    Ok. I take it from the expert. Once a month. Wow. 😛

  6. Craft shops at Jalan Silang should have. What brand of school shoes did you get? The one I got for my son, from BATA is good. No Vecro problem.

    Its BATA too. Perhaps we wash it too often and the maid scrubs it too hard. 😛

  7. am not sure, but my kdis previous velcro kai kai shoes are ok. just bought my son his white school shoes with velcro strap this afternoon, wonder if it will have the same prob as ur daughter’s. perhaps i need to get another pair spare..

    Maybe our problem was overwashing and overscrubbing. 😛

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