Back to school with Young Soles shoes

Young Soles back-to-school

It’s back-to-school time! We have started exceptionally early here in Amsterdam — our kids have been in school since mid-August already. The Netherlands is divided into three ‘zones’ — each zone starts their summer vacation one week later than the others (with the aim to spread out vacation traffic etc). Our zone was the first to start their 6 week summer vacation, and thus are the first to be back in school this year…

So here we are, after weeks and weeks of walking around on bare feet or flip-flops. This is the time that the kids are sitting on the floor of the hallway again, looking for their leather school shoes, stuck somewhere on the bottom of the shoe basket… only to realise their feet have grown an inch or so over the summer!

young soles school shoes

So, we are shopping for new shoes. Ones that are sturdy, easy to clean, comfortable, and, preferably, cool looking too. Enter the shoes of British brand Young Soles. I am so impressed with the designs of this young East-London shoe company: these shoes are fun! They are such a good mix between tradition and fashion. For instance, you will find heritage style brogues, chelsea boots and mary janes, all combined with the Young Soles‘ signature lightweight sole, making the shoes look classic in essence, but with a wink: the thicker sole ads a level of contemporary cool your kids will love.

Young soles shoes, back to school

But there’s more — Young Soles shoes are made of the highest quality materials, ensuring they are durable and comfortable. The soles are made of an exceptionally lightweight and flexible material, and combined with leather, they are stitched through following traditional detailing. Lining and upper materials are made from soft leather as well. Ava tells me her Young Soles brogues are just the most wonderful to wear!


Casper has been wearing his Young Soles fisherman sandals all summer, and combined with cute knee socks, I’m hoping he will get even more wear out of them in the next weeks. I have said this before, but I  just love little boys with knee socks and sandals! : )

young soles fisherman sandals

xxx Esther

This post has been sponsored by Young Soles. Young Soles have been a member of our shopping portal since they launched their beautiful brand last year (and have also joined us for the ShopUp). It is a company we truly love and recommend from personal experience!


Comments (10)

September 2, 2015

Beautiful shoes!!

September 2, 2015

Yes, beautiful shoes. And Casper is the most darling boy!

Esther in Amsterdam
September 2, 2015

🙂 x

Susan M.
September 2, 2015

They look so comfy. Any adult sizes?

Susan M.
September 2, 2015

Super adorable. Love their webpage. So many styles, the mary janes and boots kill me.

September 4, 2015

Gosh! I love those! I want them in my size also,… Need those hugo monkeys suede for the boys!

September 8, 2015

Gorgeous shoes! I would love these for myself as well!

October 5, 2015

Where do you get the socks from please?

Esther in Amsterdam
October 6, 2015

The bright red ones are from Imps & Elfs (, the others from la Coqueta ( x

October 6, 2015

Thank you Esther!

Leave a Comment