Air Suffolk BL 3 (17 reviews) Black Leather Boys School Shoes

Boasting durable, sporty appeal these boys' school shoes feature a coated black leather upper with triple riptape strap fastenings. The rugged sole adds grip and toe protection while AirSpring FX technology enhances the comfy feel. Agion antimicrobial linings help keep nasty whiffs at bay, and the style comes in a choice of widths.

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Upper Material Coated Leather
Lining Material Textile
Sole Material Rubber
Fastening Type Riptape
Removable Insole No
Trims None
  • Air Spring FX
  • Agion
  • Adjustable Fit
  • Bootleg
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Customer Reviews

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  • 4 stars out of 5Up to Size 10!

    Sarah, bristol

    At last, boys school shoes in larger sizes - my son needed 91/2 shoes and at age 11 we didn't want to buy men's shoes. Thank you Clarks for realising that boys feet are bigger than they used to be - now if you could add narrower width fittings in more styles for the tall, skinny boys that would be perfect. Comfy practical age-appropriate shoes.

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  • 1 stars out of 5The worst ever shoes

    I have been buying Clarks shoes for both my son's for over 10 years and most have lasted until May or June of the following school year. However these shoes have been the worst I ever have bought, after just 12 weeks these shoes are in shreds, the sole is coming away from the shoes and falling off in bits. I see other customers have had the same trouble, this is not acceptable given that these are not cheap by any means. I am really disappointed with the quality of these and will be returning them today for a different style of shoe. "NOT HAPPY"

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  • 1 stars out of 5Stitching comes undone

    I bought a pair of these shoes towards the end of Sept and had to take them back 5-6 weeks later as stitching had come undone on the side. I am today a month later since getting the replacement pair polishing my them only to discover that the stiching on this new pair has also come undone in the same place. Very disappointed. Expect £48 of shoes to last longer than 4 weeks. Wonder if shoes from same batch and there is a manufacturing problem. Feedback from Emma at Clarks: We’re sorry to hear you’re unhappy with your purchase. We do thoroughly test all our products before they go on sale, so the issue you describe seems unusual. Please return to one of our stores with proof of purchase so the manager can look into it for you.

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  • 1 stars out of 5Seams split quickly

    I've bought 2 pairs of these shoes now - neither pair lasted 4 weeks. I bought the first pair a few weeks before the end of the Summer term and noticed when getting them out again for the Winter term that they had split so had to get e new pair of shoes for this term. Unfortunately, the only shoes they had in my son's size were the same style and so I had to get the same style again. They lasted 3 weeks before splitting in the same place. For the price they are very badly made. Feedback from Clarks: We are very proud of the quality of our products and to ensure this all our new designs and materials are tested before they go on sale.  If you are disappointed with any of our products please return to a store with your receipt so a member of staff can investigate.

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  • 5 stars out of 5School shoes for boys.

    Last a year and look as good affter twelve months as they did when we bought them. Still great value for money

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  • 5 stars out of 5SCHOOL SHOES

    LISA, guernsey

    My son insists on these shoes every time he needs school shoes. He says they are comfortable and never complains about sore feet! They are definitely worth the little bit extra and are very hard-wearing.

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  • 1 stars out of 5Never again

    I have bought these shoes two years in a row and within a matter of weeks the soles had worn through. The first year I thought it was my sons gait and took him to the doctors to be told all was ok. This year I tried again but have already had to replace them (not Clarks I might add) as the same thing had happened. My son tells me that the other children in his class with these shoes have the same problem. At nearly £50 this is absolutely crazy. I went back to the shop where I bought them who told me to go online and leave a complaint. Great! I won't be back buying Clarks shoes for my children next year again. I am not one to really leave complaints or reviews such as this but this is really beyond an acceptable point to me especially as my other sons shoes which are a different version are also full of holes so £90 worth of shoes unwearable within two months! Feedback from Clarks: Thanks for leaving a review; we’re sorry to hear you’re unhappy with your purchase. We value all our customer feedback so thank you for your comments which have been fed back to our team.

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  • 5 stars out of 5How much for school shoes???

    Maz, fareham

    Far too expensive for school shoes. They better be worth it, looking at other reviews it appears it is a gamble. At this price I expect them to be exceptionally hard wearing.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Great shoes

    sean, bargoed

    Very light and breathable shoes, great for the Kids on the run and also look great.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Good sturdy shoes.

    andrea, birmingham

    Look good, son says very comfy and hopefully will be hardwearing. Price as expected.

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  • 4 stars out of 5Good shoes, but only time will tell

    Hanna, london

    We are happy with these shoes, but only time will tell how good they are. My son goes through shoes at an astonishing rate, so if they last 10 monthes they are worth the more expensive price! I am hopeful!

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  • 1 stars out of 5Don't buy these shoes!

    Purchased these shoes ready for start of the school year. Had to take back a few weeks into the term as the stitching had come apart on the side. Replacement pair now going back as the same problem has happened again. No more Clarks shoes! Last year keep having to take shoes back as the soles fell apart. What's going on Clarks?

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  • 3 stars out of 5Does anyone else have an issue with the insoles?

    Jayne, bolton

    The shoes look very smart and are comfortable, but why doesn't the insole stay in the shoe? So OK, my 9 year old doesn't fully undo all 3 straps to take them off every time, but this can't just be my son I'm sure. Apparently Air shoes do this as the insoles are designed to be removable (according to a sales assistant), but I've not had this with other Air Active shoes. Only 8 days into the school term and I'm sick of putting the insoles back and wondering about sticking them down permanently! Not much else to choose from if your looking for a school shoe with a Velcro fastening - fingers crossed that they last and that the insole doesn't deteriorate, as it's being pulled in and out of the shoe.

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  • 1 stars out of 5Disappointing

    Karen, watford

    I have been buying Clarks for years and these are the worst for wear I have experienced. My son wore these for only 4 weeks and in that time seams on both shoes split. I returned them to my local store, they were very apologetic and I bought an alternative style. Apparently other customers have retuned these shoes for the same reason. Not your usual high standard Clarks! Feedback from Clarks: We’re sorry to hear you’re unhappy with your purchase. We do thoroughly test all our products before they go on sale. We value all our customer feedback so thank you for your comments which have been fed back to our team.

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    Pamela, swansea

    These shoes are fantastic for school. This is the second year I have purchased these particular shoes for my teenage son as he has found them to be extremely comfortable for everyday wear and they have lasted him the whole school year. No shoes from other stores can compare. Great value.

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  • 3 stars out of 5air suffolk

    lesley, louth

    In comparison to a very similar clarks shoe bought last year, and still ongoing, this shoe isn't performing as well. Only a month old. One shoes' seam is fraying, and the leather doesn't look as good, the other shoe is better, which is strange. Not happy.

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  • 5 stars out of 53rd pair and all good.

    Elizabeth, ruislip

    I bought a pair to replace the same style which lasted through the entire school year. They seemed a little tight, despite being measured in the shop, as they left a red mark on the side of my son's foot, so I went back to his old pair and they are still going strong after a further term of heavy wear. I also bought my other son a pair in Sept at the same time and they are fine and still look good.

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