British footwear retailer Schuh UK is a firm student favourite for its fantastic range of branded footwear spanning boots, heels, trainers and formalwear. Their stores are full of colourful inspiration and new shapes and trends, and once inside, it can be difficult to leave without a new pair in your hand or on your feet! Many shoe shop brands have come and gone from the British high street in the last decade, but Schuh has really stuck around.
Much of this success is due to the vast range of brands that it stocks, some of which we will cover here. Schuh stocks men’s, women’s and kid’s shoes, spanning almost one hundred household brand names.
In some cases, the physical shops are split in ‘Schuh’ and ‘Schuh Kids’ for larger locations. If you can get into a store, it is worth it as the brand are highly reputed for the high quality of training for their staff – these guys really know their shoes… and your feet! You can also find a small range of bags, laces, hats and socks in-store.GET STUDENT DISCOUNT >
Sports shoes and trainers are available from Puma, Adidas, Nike and New Balance, as well as the classic Converse canvas shoes that everyone has as a wardrobe staple.
For boots, you can browse ranges by the UK-cult like brand Dr Martens, workwear label Timberland and the ultimate girly comfort in UGG. Sandals are taken care of by Birkenstock and quirky heels by Irregular Choice. And that’s not all – you’ll also find Fred Perry, Clarks Originals, Kickers, Rocket Dog, Red or Dead, TOMS, T-u-k, Skechers, Havianas, Hush Puppy and Hunters all available in-store and online.
The range online is vast, so if you do have a local Schuh store near you, you may not find everything you’re looking for. However, you can order online direct to your local shop and try on your purchase while there to take advantage of free postage (it doesn’t cost the company anything extra, as they’ll just bundle them in with the shop’s usual delivery).
It’s often assumed that Schuh is a German brand because of its name, but it was actually started by a British man in Scotland before growing throughout the UK. The name was inspired by a shoe industry magazine called ‘Schuhe’ but is pronounced just like the English word ‘shoe’. Branching out to use their footwear expertise to help charity, Schuh started the ‘Schuh Welly Exchange’ in 2009 for the summer’s festival season; trading festival-goers old shoes for pairs for wellington boots.
Festivals visited so far include Rockness, Bestival, Global Gathering, Creamfields, Oxegen, Camp Bestival and Summer Sundae.You won’t find a better selection of the latest trends in footwear or a better bunch of accessories anywhere on the high street; so, shop smart and shop Schuh.
TOP STUDENT BUY: HUNTER STONE FLEECE WELLY SOCKS – £20.00
There’s nothing worse than bare feet in wellies, and all too often the uncomfortable interiors of wellington boots wear through normal socks and you end up with toes sticking out. These stone fleece specialist extra-thick socks are designed specifically for use in wellies and will make even the oldest of welly boots (Hunter or otherwise) toasty warm and snug. The tops fold over the top of your boots for the ultimate fit and you’ll be so comfy you’ll want to stay in them all day… come rain, shine or snow!GET STUDENT DISCOUNT >
TOP STUDENT BUY: SCHUH BLACK AND GREEN SHOE HORN – £1.50
This may seem like a bit of a geeky buy, but every house needs a shoehorn. A must-have for occasions when you’re faced with wearing a pair of shoes you don’t find the most comfortable or the easiest of fit, you’ll soon find yourself lending this out to all and sundry! Job interviews, nights out, formal dinners and family occasions; this less-than-£2 bargain fits them all. You may also know a shoehorn as a boot trumpet or even a brogue cornet… ooh-er! And you can get same day delivery too. Fantastic!
TOP STUDENT BUY: CONVERSE ALL-STAR OXFORD LO-TOP CANVAS TRAINERS – £50.00
Everyone has a pair of Converse, and you’ll soon see why when you wear a pair for the first time. They go with everything and suit every situation, and at £50, aren’t too pricy for a staple piece of your wardrobe. Often thought of as just flimsy canvas, instead, a vulcanised rubber toe cap lines the whole shoe with double-stitching and a soft fabric lining for comfort. These shoes are iconic and will last you for years to come.
Schuh stocks a fantastic line of Converse boots and trainers. Want to go glam? Then the All-Star Sequin Hi come fully decorated in glittering sequins.The All-Star range come in a fantastic array of materials now including leather, suede and even Daffy Duck prints. And don’t forget that you can get a student discount for Schuh of 10% off plus free delivery for any off your Converse purchases.
If high-end Adidas trainers are more your style, then check out the Nmd_Xr1. And with your student discount, you’ll be getting a £13 discount on every pair.Need something a bit more bling? Then the Swift Run range now come with a glamourous gold option.