Please see the information and images below regarding permitted and impermissible shoes and socks at York Catholic High School. If you have questions, and you have a phone that can take and send pictures, you are welcome to send images to Mr. Kevin Bankos, Dean of Student Affairs, at kbankos@yorkcatholic.org.

Below is the current shoe policy as defined in the 2016-2017 Student Handbook:

Shoe Policy: All shoes must be black, brown, tan or navy.  All other colors are prohibited.  Shoes must be made of predominantly leather. There can be no patterns, stripes, sparkles, sequins, glitter, symbols or logos on the shoes.  Shoelaces must be a neutral color, and tied/not flopping. Sneakers, boots, moccasins, shoes above the ankle, high heeled, and open-toe or open back shoes are not permitted.

 

Girls’ Shoes:

There can be no patterns, stripes, sparkles, sequins, glitter, symbols or logos on the shoes, which, in recent trends, have occurred much more in girls’ shoes.Examples of permitted shoes:

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Examples of impermissible girls’ shoes:

 
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These shoes are not a single color and the Tartan plaid violates the shoe policy:  “There can be no patterns, stripes, sparkles, sequins, glitter, symbols or logos on the shoes.”


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Another, yet more bold, example of a pattern that violates the shoe policy:  “There can be no patterns, stripes, sparkles, sequins, glitter, symbols or logos on the shoes.”


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There is a subtle snakeskin, or “Python” look to this shoe.  This shoe violates the policy clause:  “There can be no patterns, stripes, sparkles, sequins, glitter, symbols or logos on the shoes.”



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While the stripes on this shoes are subtle, they still violate the policy clause:  “There can be no patterns, stripes, sparkles, sequins, glitter, symbols or logos on the shoes.”


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This shoes violates the policy because it is predominantly canvas, instead of predominantly leather.



Boys’ Shoes:

There can be no patterns, stripes, sparkles, sequins, glitter, symbols or logos on the shoes, which, in recent trends, have occurred much more in girls’ shoes, but as you will see below also occur in boys’ shoes.


Examples of permitted shoes:

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Examples of impermissible boy’s shoes:

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This shoes violates the policy because it is predominantly wool instead of being predominantly leather.


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This shoes violates the policy because it is predominantly canvas instead of being predominantly leather. 


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While the color of the shoe itself is within guidelines, the designer’s attempt to make the shoe look “worn” leaves a negative impression, particularly for a new pair of shoes.


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The shoe picture is not permissible for two reasons.  It has both a variety of patterns and designs and is also made from canvas.


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Though this shoe is predominantly made of leather, it violates the shoe policy clause:  “Sneakers, boots, moccasins, shoes above the ankle, high heeled, and open-toe or open back shoes are not permitted.”