Jessica Johnston
Principal Podiatrist and Clarks Australia Consultant

Jessica is a Director on the board of the Australian Podiatry Association (VIC) and holds the position of Vice-President. She has her own private practice specialising in Paediatrics, Sports Medicine and Chronic Pain. She has two beautiful children Ivy, (2 years) and Charles (1 year).

Jessica has curated her top school shoes picks from the Clarks range below.


A practical shoe for children that wear foot orthoses. When you unfasten the two self-fastening straps it opens the upper of the shoe to allow for easy insertion of the orthotic. This is important for children who may have to swap their orthoses from shoe to shoe on a daily basis.

Shop Lochie >


Great for kids on the move that require a dual fit between a sports shoe and a school shoe. A sensible shoe choice for kids that walk to school, play inter-school sports at lunchtime, or attend hobbies after school.

Shop Ash >


It's not the most popular shoe in the range for no reason! 184 different size combinations means that no matter how unique your child's foot length and width is, it can be accommodated without having to compromise on comfort or support.

Shop Daytona >


The buckle is great for hand and eye co-ordination and fine motor skill development. While likely suited for middle aged primary school children with this type of buckle, the pretty design in the upper will be a popular pick for girls.

Shop Pupil >


The antibacterial foot bed is perfect for teenage boys who may suffer from sweaty and odorous feet after a busy day at school. The properties in the shoe help reduce bacterial and fungal growth, keeping the shoe looking, feeling and smelling fresh.

Shop Stanford Senior >