Why white tekkies?
Many schools enforce the white tekkies rule for physical education (PE) and while it can be argued that it brings uniformity, it seems like much more trouble than it's worth.
We know how expensive it is to have to purchase new white tekkies every few terms, and how cleaning them is a nightmare.
The problem is, the more affordable tekkies will often not last very long considering how much primary school children love kicking about, literally.
The more pricey options can be, well, more pricey and while they are more durable, children's feet generally do grow quite quickly.
I visited many major department and sporting stores in order to see what the children's white sneaker situation was like. Most of the stores had them in stock but not all of them were exactly the best for sporting. Some stores had trainers but they were not white. Based on my odds, it shouldn't be a challenge to find white sneakers, but naturally, the quality will differ for each store.
I'm no sneaker connoisseur, so the call is yours, but here are some of the white sneaker options I've found. Hopefully you'll find the perfect one that works for your child and your budget!
While this isn't exactly a trainer, more of a casual shoe, it is affordable and gets the job done. You may need to purchase more than one pair throughout the schooling year though. Some schools may not allow the pattern.
- Does helping your child with homework hinder their progress
- 4 local apps making school admin, transport and finance easier for parents and teachers
- How involved are you now that your kids are in primary school?
Sign up for our weekly newsletter to receive Parent24 stories directly to your inbox.