Kickers is a British shoe brand best known for their t-bar school shoes. Best known for their chunky, well ridged soles and tough buckle fastening, these shoes are anything but dainty.
Melissa is a Brazilian brand known for their plastic sandals. Their ‘Aranha 79-16’ shoe looks has the classic t-bar look and butterfly punch cut-out detail, but made 100% out of plastic.
As well as classic black, they come in white.
Translucent and glitter.
And even with a platform heel.
Do you think a girl could get away with wearing them to school?
Many schools require closed toe leather shoes in technology workshops for occupational health and safety reasons. But for this schoolgirl, wearing t-bar school shoes into woodwork class was no problem.
Special protective clothing such as an apron is essential for practical subjects including Art, Foods and Technology. A hair restraint must be worn whenever a student is working with or near machinery. Students wearing runners, T-bar school shoes or jewellery will not be admitted to a technology workshop, as they are safety hazards. It is stressed that the technology workshops must satisfy strict industrial requirements in matters concerning occupational health and safety. Students are required to bring safety glasses and ear muffs to technology classes, and may also need their safety glasses in practical science classes.
Spendless Shoes stocks their own range of t-bar style school shoes – under the Cativo, Obsessed and Everflex brand names.
All three brands of school shoe come in the same boxes, and look much the same except for the name on the sole.
Cativo ‘Georgia’ is their high-shine t-bar school shoe for senior girls.
Their senior girls school range range also includes the Everflex ‘Zadow’ t-bar in matte leather, and the Everflex ‘Olive’ laceup.
The Spendless Shoes junior girls range includes the Obsessed ‘Jilly’ high-shine t-bar, and the Obsessed ‘Rachael’ laceup.