There’s so much to consider when you’re shopping for back-to-school kicks, whether your kids are in grade school, high school or off to college. But the good news is we have everything they need to step into back to school in comfort and style. Count mom and dad in too, because Sporting Life has footwear for the whole family. Everyone could use a new pair of kicks this fall!
Keep reading for our top picks in shoes that can take you from the hallways to gym class, walks to and from school, and after-school hangouts.
Kicks for Kids
adidas – Juniors’ Ultraboost 21 Running Shoe
Do you have a little athlete in the family? The Juniors’ Ultraboost 21 Running Shoe is breathable and supportive with a Boost midsole that returns more energy than any other material in the industry.
Vans – Kids’ Spiral Tie-Dye Old Skool Shoe
Scoop up these Old Skools with a groovy, tie-dye twist. These classic shoes from Vans are fashionable and sport a rubber waffle outsole that works just as well on skateboards as they do in the park during recess.
Native Shoes – Babies’ Miles Shoe
The Babies’ Miles Shoe from Native Shoes are ultra-light, washable and perforated for extra airflow during those hot days when your little one can’t stop moving! Did we mention they’re slip-on making it even easier to get out the door?
Nike – Women’s Air Zoom Pegasus 38 Running Shoe
You can’t go wrong with Nike’s best-selling running shoes of all time. The Air Zoom Pegasus 38 uses responsive foam to add spring into your step, and boasts breathable mesh to keep your feet cool no matter what activity you’re tackling.
Saucony – Men’s Endorphin Speed 2 Running Shoe
This shoe combines ultra-light cushioning with SPEEDROLL technology to take you further with every stride. Plus, it’s great for a variety of foot shapes because it utilizes FORMFIT to provide a comfortable, custom-feeling fit.
New Balance – Men’s Fresh Foam Roav V2 Training Shoe
This sleek, multi-purpose shoe by New Balance uses FRESH FOAM to adapt to impact no matter where you strike. The one-piece rubber outsole helps create traction, taking you from the gym to the streets with ease.
Nike – Women’s Air Force 1 ’07 Shoe
Show up in style with the iconic, basketball-inspired Air Force 1! It’s made from crisp leather and uses air technology (encapsulating air in your sole) to cushion your feet.
Reebok – Men’s Club C 85 Shoe
Don’t miss out on this classic shoe from Reebok. It boasts a durable rubber outsole that’s perfect for the walk to school, and the cushioned midsole keeps you comfortable all day long.
adidas Originals – Women’s Superstar Shoe
Made from real leather, the Women’s Superstar Shoe from adidas has become a streetwear staple. The classic three stripes and simple lace closure will keep you comfortable and stylish as you walk the halls.
Timberland – Men’s Icon 6-Inch Premium Boot
Check out this original Timberland® boot. It’s been upgraded since it first came out to include anti-fatigue technology for all-day comfort. Plus, it uses Primaloft® ECO, which is made from a minimum of 50% recycled materials.
Dr. Martens – Women’s 1460 Pascal Virginia Boot
The Women’s 1460 Pascal Virginia Boot from Dr. Martens provides a casual, edgy look. The bouncy, slip-resistant sole will take you from season to season, so you can wear them all year round!
Blundstone – #585 Classic Boot In Rustic Brown
These unisex boots from Blundstone are a favourite of many Canadians who want a rustic, yet refined look. They’re light, and perfect if you like to spend time outdoors once school’s out for the day.
Take your back to school style to the next level with the coolest kicks and apparel from all of our top brands. Shop our back to school guide here.