How much did you spend on school shoes this year ??
My 11 year old son started secondary school last September and his new school allows plain black pumps as school shoes so my son wears pumps as school shoes. I bought him a pair from primark which cost £3 his school has a jumper and polo shirt uniform.
I would say you are lucky, my stepsons shoes were around £50 this year and have never been below £35 so just a couple of pound is doing really well.
I'm sure people would comment of how good these shoes are for his feet, but as long as you are keeping an eye on his feet and he wears some more supportive shoes at weekends he should be fine.