When it comes to getting the kids ready to head back to school, most of the work tends to fall on Mom. Kids get a break for summer, but moms rarely get a day off, and the time leading up to the end of summer when kids go back to school can be very busy for the mom on the go, getting kids from trying-to-stay-cool mode to doing-well-in-school mode. We can’t help with school supplies, but we can help you find the right shoes, and that’s no mean feet.
Whether they need something casual and athletic, or shoes that go along with a uniform, we’ve got it (and their feet) covered.
Just Say Skechers
When it comes to the combination of comfort and style kids love, it’s not a stretch to say Skechers is a favorite. Here are a few of the best Skechers styles for your kids heading back to school, with bright colors and lots of cushioning taking the lead.
For boys, the Nitrate Sneaker and the Mega Flex 2.5 Sneaker both bring boldness to help the little guy make a big first impression on the first day back. The Nitrate features a cutting-edge 3D printed design for showing off a new look, along with Gel Infused Memory Foam in the insole for the most comfort and a non-marking outsole that’s great for gym class. The Mega Flex 2.5 comes equipped with blade shock absorbers that will make him feel like a superhero.
For girls, you can’t go wrong with the Skech Air Laser Lite, the Energy Burst Ellipse, or the Skech Appeal Sunlite. All three are sneakers that will hold up on the playground, in the classroom, and in the gym, with memory foam in the footbed for plenty of cushioning comfort. The Laser Lite is light (or is it lite?) weight, with a flashy translucent outsole. The Energy Burst Ellipse will put her ahead of the game with a Burst Compound midsole and Burst traction outsole so she can move with the fastest kids. The Skech Appeal Sunlite is very bright (again, is it brite?) and mixes pretty colors with plenty of performance.
The days of having little choice when it comes to school uniform shoes are over. Now there are plenty of options to fit every child’s personality—he or she can be as unique as a unicorn even in a uniform. Uniform shoes from French Toast, including the Ashley and the Erica, are great little mary janes for great little girls, and stand up to scrutiny in more formal school environments. The Samuel slip on and the Chase chukka boot from Perry Ellis are stylish alternatives for boys in more formal school environments, with the Samuel particularly appealing because it’s easy for him to slip on and off himself.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Vans Atwood sneaker in black will work with most school uniforms for boys or for girls, and is a more laid back style. While you might not want your little one to be TOO cool for school, being plenty cool couldn’t hurt.
These are just a few of the school uniform shoes and Skechers sneakers we have your kids will love. Share some of your favorites for other moms in the comments!