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Welcome to The Golden Boot. My name is Edward and I’m the seventh generation of my family to be running the business. Shopping at The Golden Boot is a truly unique experience, one that we wish our online customers to benefit from as well, so we have created this website to include all our wonderful in-store shopping features. We will create product recommendations specifically for you, based on what you love and generated from our experienced shop-floor team. If you’re ever in need of any advice on brands, styles, specific products or fitting, we have people on hand to guide you to finding your perfect purchase.

Test 6 – The Crush Test

Test 6 – The Crush Test

For our final test we tried our absolute best to crush down the heel cups of each of our school shoes.

The Crush Test

Each shoe was crushed by a press with 10PSI for 10 seconds and then released to see just how much damage was done. Click the You Tube Link below to see the video.


Geox Savage
Startrite Anaconda
Bootleg Air Surrey
Startrite Venus
Clarks Dolly Glitz
High Street Competitor
† DISCLAIMER: Do not attempt to recreate any of the (or similar) actions executed in these videos, these tests were completed in a controlled environment with appropriate safety measures.
Three of our tough school shoes coped really well under the pressure of our final test. They were-
Geox Savage. The trainer style school shoe proved to be really tough throughout our 6 tests. It is easy to see why it is always a best selling style for us. Having stocked Geox Kids shoes for over 6 years we can be sure of the premium quality of their design and production.
Bootleg Air Surrey is another strong boy’s shoe that has proved it’s worth throughout our testing. With a scuff bumper at the toe and really durable sole this will perform well at school. Clarks school shoes offer great fit and great quality rolled into one.
Startrite Venus has heel stiffeners built into the shoe to prevent feet turning inwards, this really helped in test 6. Venus stood up to the pressure and coped well with all 6 tests, proving to offer great value for money. The Golden Boot has stocked Startrite shoes for over 50 years and as always at back to school they fly off the shelves.
In second place for test 6 we have
Startrite Anaconda. This boy’s lace shoe has held out well in all 6 of our tests to make sure that our school shoes offer good value for money. Designed for Juniors and Secondary school this shoe has been designed to deal with all that boys throw at their shoes and most importantly it’s really comfortable too.
In third place for test 6 we have-
Clarks Dolly Glitz. This dainty school shoe proved to be a lot tougher than it looks. The Golden Boot has stocked Clarks children’s shoes for over 70 years, they offer great fashionable shoes that appeal to children and good value and quality to appeal to parents. A winning mix!
To find out more about our school shoes tests visit our Back to School page or to see the tested shoes in the flesh come and visit The Golden Boot this back to school.

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