The only 3 back-to-school shoes your kids need to last the entire school year

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Everyone is slowly gearing up for a potential return to school. While you’re stocking up on backpacks and notepads (among other things), finding the right school shoes that will last the entire school year is a priority no matter who you are.

The great thing is that brands like DSW have a lot of options available at various price points. Right now, they are also offering an additional 20% off on specific retailers with the code ‘HOTSTYLES,’ so don’t wait too long. Get all your school shoes with the added discount (and shop on the DSW site, in case you want to buy a thing or two for yourself).

Need help on what school shoes to get the kids? Here are a few ideas.

An athletic shoe:

Racer TR Sneaker, $49.99

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There are a couple of reasons why this shoe should be on your back-to-school list. It comes in toddler and youth sizes, fits true to size and has a cloud foam sole that gives additional support to the foot. It’s perfect for moments like gym or sports but chic enough to go with any outfit in their wardrobe.

Daily 3.0 Sneaker, $49.99

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These black and red Adidas sneakers have a removable comfort insole (a genius hack that adds more space in case their foot grows!), as well as a lightly padded tongue and collar. And if you’re worried about funky feet from going to the gym, think again. These shoes have a breathable mesh lining.

A boot:

Giant Glitter Rain Boot, $89.99

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Although $90 may feel a bit steep for a pair of boots, there’s a reason why these Hunter rain boots are a necessity. Once you buy these, you won’t have to worry about soggy socks and wet feet when it rains; additionally, these are also great when the temperatures drop or when it snows (hey, it’s time to prepare).

Combs Combat Boot, $44.99

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A combat boot is the perfect addition to any closet because you can wear it throughout the year. Whether it’s a crisp fall day or an extremely chilly afternoon, these combat boots have a durable design and an air cushion rubber sole for traction.

A dressy shoe:

Taylor Ballet Flat, $19.99

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A pair of ballet flats is a necessity for important events like school plays, graduation or whatever else your kids are doing. Also, why wait for a big event to get dolled up? Every day is a celebration.

Grant Oxford Loafer, $29.99

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Nothing replaces a great (and comfortable) black loafer. These shoes are the perfect addition to any outfit, no matter the occasion.

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