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Toughees have been a trusted children’s school shoe brand since 1954 – a proud heritage for a company that values its high-quality products and solid history. Designed with active children in mind: their limitless energy means that whether they are running, kicking a football, jumping or zestful fun-times around, their shoes – particularly their school shoes – need to be able to go the distance. Originally designed to meet the needs of South African school children, many of whom walked long distances to school, our shoes are built to last. Made with high-quality non-polish leather, Toughees are durable, strong, reliable, easy to clean, affordable and offer breathable comfort for growing feet.
Toughees come in a variety of sizes for boys and girls, and feature adjustable straps with buckles, velcro fastenings or lace-ups to provide the best possible fit for your child’s feet. Our Platinum range, approved by the South African Podiatry Association, boasts wider, lighter and more flexible shoes that allow for different foot shapes and encourage foot development that is essential for healthy foot growth.
We sell four million pairs of school shoes in Southern Africa each year, making them the market leader and proving that parents really do vote with their (kids’) feet! Toughees is now expanding globally into countries such as the UK. The Toughees range includes: Toughees Classic – the original shoe, Toughees Platinum– podiatry approved styles and Toughees Sport – athletic school shoes
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