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. . All Toughees school shoes are manufactured locally at our factory in Loskop situated in Kwa Zulu Natal at the base of the Drakensberg mountains.

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, Toughees 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.

Four million pairs of Toughees school shoes are sold in South Africa each year, making them the market leader and proving that parents really do vote with their (kids’) feet!

Did You Know?

  • All Toughees come with a 6 Month Guarantee against fair wear and tear
  • All Toughees are made with Genuine Leather Uppers
  • The New Leather Uppers have an easy-care protective coating.