What are the best back to school trainers for your kids?Tom Welbourne
Kick off the new school term in the right way and put your best foot forward with a fresh new pair of trainers!
These days there are so many options, velcro or laces, high tops, slip ons, plimsolls and the list goes on. Navigating this minefield of trainers can be challenging at the best of times. Don’t worry we’re here to help! Take full advantage of these 25% Nike Discount Codes when purchasing your new pair of trainers for next term.
It’s imperative to ensure you try before you buy as buying the wrong size can cause blisters and various serious issues further down the line.
Wearing the right pair of shoes can positively or negatively affect the way you walk and talk to those around you. New trainers can make you glow with confidence or turn you into the shy kid in the corner, I know which person I’d prefer to be.
If you’re slightly older your school’s policy on trainers may differentiate from the younger kids however one thing is for certain, you need a trainer that is comfortable, durable and highly supportive for your feet.
We have made this list of sneakers just for you, with a key focus on style over comfort we want you to look the flyest in the room.
1. The Classic Old School Trainer
This comes in at number one on our list. It is a low top, lace up shoe that exudes style and grace fit for all genders. It is timeless and will be suitable for a variety of events outside of school too, smart, smart casual? You name it and this shoes has you covered. It’s neutral colour scheme means that it can be paired with practically any pair of clothing.
2. Adidas Gazelle
This trainer is designed for indoor football, handball and other indoor ball games. However, since being released they have also been used outside of sports and become fashionable footwear for the younger generations.
3. Nike Air Max 97’s
The Nike Air Max 97’s have become a modern classic in recent years, a ‘street trainer’ for casual link ups with your mates but also suitable for light running and sports. The design is thought to be inspired by the bullet trains from Japan but is actually based on the style of mountain bikes weirdly enough! As a side note, the trainers also add another 1.6 inches for all the short kings out there. The
4. Nike Air Force One
The classic Nike Air Forces In white or straight black are a crowd pleaser, you can’t go wrong here. An original basketball shoe with durable stitching that will last, not so suitable for dirty playgrounds or you’ll spend your lunchtime cleaning these bad boys up with wet rags, not ideal.
5. YEEZY’s V2 Core Black
YEEZY’s are often coined as the most comfortable trainers on the planet. This is primarily down to its soft, bouncy boost sole that makes walking feel like your floating over clouds. Adidas’s collaboration with Kanye West has redefined the sneaker industry as a whole, leading to more creative and intuitive designs and shoe patterns.
6. Adidas Continental 80 In Cloud White
These reinvented 80’s trainers bring strong tennis vibes to the classroom. They capture the retro 80’s vibes of all-white leather trainers with French terry lining creating a nostalgic design that all your mates will instantly fall in love with.
7. Veja V-10 Leather White Nautico Pekin
The quality bovine leather on this shoe comes from Uraguay, it is then tanned professionally in Italy, before it reaches its end customer. It reminisces similar 80’s tennis vibes like Adidas Continentals and is perfect for light sport and casual wear around the playground.
8. Nike Waffle One In White
The Nike Waffle One Is a fresh new release from the franchise, with a combination of transparent mesh and suedes to produce a lighter shoe that is perfect for both running and casual wear around school. The classic wedge design provides great support for your heel as you take every stride and is certain to get you all the looks on day one.
9. Nike React Infinity Flyknit
Getting more into the traditional trainers now with the Nike react series. These are more ideal for running and general sports but also more than suitable for day to day casual wear in school and around town. They are very lightweight due to the Flyknit material on top and they cushion and support your heel with every stride with the rocker sole.
10. Nike React Vision
For the sporty ones out there, we bring you the Nike react vision series, which adopts lightweight and breathable materials that sit on a foam midsole for extreme comfort. It has tough rubber pods on the sole that help to give grip and traction to the user.
Finally, Always Check Your Schools Shoes Policy
This can’t be stressed enough, always check your school’s shoe policy! No one wants to buy trainers and wear them in, only to be told “they are banned and unacceptable footwear for this institution”. All policies differ when it comes to allowed styles and colours, most schools don’t want people to show off character and flare with their clothing so just be aware of this before buying.