Packing for uni? Here are the shoes you need to add to your shopping list before the big move!
Uni is a great time to treat yourself to a new wardrobe, but it’s important to remember what shoes you’ll need too. A good outfit isn’t complete without the right pair of trainers, so you’ll want to make sure you have a pair that will work for every occasion.
Luckily, you can get a 20% student discount at Foot Locker with your Student Beans account for a limited time only to help you stock up on the latest styles and drops for freshers.
If you need some inspo on all the different types of shoes you’ll need for the year of uni ahead, here are our top picks.
1. A pair of white trainers
A pair of white trainers will go with everything and freshers is a great time to treat yourself to a new pair. The New Balance 480 is a super popular style on TikTok and this grey and white silhouette is the perfect neutral that will match everything and a comfortable pair of trainers to wear all day.
2. A pair of Converse
There’s a reason why Converse have been popular shoes for the last few decades and it’s because they really don’t go out of style. These platform Converse are a reinvented version of the classic and are a great everyday option for when you want a bit of height, or to wear on a more casual night out. If platforms aren’t for you there are loads of great other styles out there like Star Player 76 Mid or the Classic Chuck 70 High Tops.
3. adidas Gazelles
If you’ve spent any time on TikTok over the last year, there’s one pair of trainers that you won’t be able to escape. The adidas Gazelle is not a new shoe, but it is a pair of trainers that have exploded in popularity over recent years and it’s easy to see why. The iconic retro shoes are made of suede, which is a great switch-up from leather trainers and can easily be teamed with any outfit for an instantly on-trend look.
4. A pair of Crocs
Once you buy a pair of Crocs, you’ll never look back. Crocs can truly be worn for every occasion, from lectures to taking the bins out and honestly, you could make them work for the pub too. Crocs are super comfortable, versatile and easy to slip on when you don’t want the hassle of wearing trainers. Trust us, you really can’t do uni without a pair of Crocs in your suitcase.
5. Uggs for when it gets cold
Uggs have been having a moment on TikTok and it’s easy to see why, they’re so warm and cosy it’s hard to imagine a winter without wearing them. The UK is known for its cold winters and if you have early morning lectures through the colder months, Uggs are the only shoes you’re going to want on your feet.
6. Sliders for the communal areas
It’s a well-known fact that uni kitchens or shared bathrooms aren’t always the cleanest of places. Because of that, you definitely won’t want to be walking around the communal areas of your flat barefoot so a pair of sliders is a must to tackle the probably sticky floors. Not to mention, no one will judge you if you turn up to a lecture in sliders either, we’ve all done it at one point.
7. A pair of slippers for winter
Get prepped for winter and make sure you have a good pair of slippers in your suitcase to see you through the cold months. If you live in your pyjamas or comfy clothes when you’re at home, a pair of slippers is probably something you can’t live without and these Ugg slides are perfect for an on-trend yet comfortable home shoe. Plus, the outdoor sole means you can wear them outside too, for days when you really can’t bear to take them off.
Hopefully, this has given you a great idea of all the shoes you’ll need to pack for uni and how you can best use our 20% student discount at Foot Locker this freshers!