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The 10 Best Children’s Sneakers – Guidebook

Whether in children’s sports, kindergarten or school, you will not get around sneakers. When buying, certain criteria are crucial so that your child can do sports safely and comfortably. Our checklist will help you and the product recommendations below will make your decision easier.

Checklist For Children Sneakers

Size
  • Kids sneakers come in typical EU shoe sizes.
  • It is recommended to measure the child’s foot beforehand (at home or in a shoe store).
  • The shoe should be at least 1-1.5 cm longer than the foot in the front.
  • The fit can be easily determined by pressing your thumb on the top of the shoe where the child’s big toe is located. If there is some space in front of the thumb or toe, the size is appropriate.
  • If there are customer reviews, see if buyers* comment on whether the shoe runs smaller or larger.
Material
  • Most common upper materials are synthetic fabrics and (synthetic) leather. Most often, the shoe is coated – easy to clean and durable.
  • Breathable models provide a good climate for the feet.
  • The lighter the weight of the shoe, the more comfortable.
Closure
  • Depending on age and motor skills, the shoe closure should be chosen deliberately.
  • There are models with laces, Velcro and slip-on models without closure.
Health And Safety
  • A non-slip and shock-absorbing sole ensures maximum safety during romping and protects knees, ankles, spine and muscles.
  • For younger children, a Velcro closure or slip-on shoe is recommended so they don’t trip over open laces.
Range Of Use
  • Different sports require different types of shoes.
  • Soccer shoes are specially reinforced and padded and have cleats.
  • Basketball shoes usually have a higher upper for optimal support.
  • For running , good cushioning and shock absorption is especially important to protect joints and bones.
  • Most schools require 2 different athletic shoes, one pair for indoors and one for outdoors.
  • For outdoors, regular casual or running shoes are appropriate.
  • For indoors, a non-slip sole is important. Also, many halls only allow light colored soles.
  • A good all-around shoe for physical education and romping is a breathable running shoe with good cushioning and a non-slip sole. For special sports such as soccer or basketball, a model specially adapted to the sport is then recommended.

Here you can find the top 10 most popular kids sneakers.

Tip: Find cool soccer shoes for your child here.

The Best Sellers Of Kids Sneakers

We have compiled the most popular children’s sneakers for you in this bestseller list.

# Preview Product
1 adidas Lite Racer Adapt 4.0 Running Shoes, Grey/Grey/Black, 5.5 US Unisex Big Kid adidas Lite Racer Adapt 4.0 Running Shoes, Grey/Grey/Black, 5.5 US Unisex Big Kid
2 Under Armour Girls Pre-School Assert 9 Alternate Closure Sneaker, (500) Brilliant Violet/Afterglow/Oxford Blue, 13 Little Kid Under Armour Girls Pre-School Assert 9 Alternate Closure Sneaker, (500) Brilliant...
3 Under Armour boys Grade School Assert 9 Running Shoe, Black/White, 5.5 Big Kid US Under Armour boys Grade School Assert 9 Running Shoe, Black/White, 5.5 Big Kid US
4 adidas unisex child Racer Tr 2.0 Running Shoe, Black/Grey/Royal Blue, 6 Big Kid US adidas unisex child Racer Tr 2.0 Running Shoe, Black/Grey/Royal Blue, 6 Big Kid US
5 Under Armour boys Pre School Assert 9 Alternate Closure Sneaker, Black/White, 12.5 Little Kid US Under Armour boys Pre School Assert 9 Alternate Closure Sneaker, Black/White, 12.5 Little Kid US
6 Merrell Trail Chaser Hiking Sneaker, Navy/Green, 1 US Unisex Big Kid Merrell Trail Chaser Hiking Sneaker, Navy/Green, 1 US Unisex Big Kid
7 adidas Grand Court Sneaker, White/Black/White, 4 US Unisex Big Kid adidas Grand Court Sneaker, White/Black/White, 4 US Unisex Big Kid
8 adidas Duramo 10 Running Shoe, Black/White/Black, 2 US Unisex Little Kid adidas Duramo 10 Running Shoe, Black/White/Black, 2 US Unisex Little Kid
9 New Balance Kid's 680 V6 Hook and Loop Running Shoe, Sporty Pink/Astral Glow, 9 Toddler New Balance Kid's 680 V6 Hook and Loop Running Shoe, Sporty Pink/Astral Glow, 9 Toddler
10 Skechers Kids Girls MICROSPEC-Bold Delight Sneaker, Hot Pink, 13.5 Little Kid Skechers Kids Girls MICROSPEC-Bold Delight Sneaker, Hot Pink, 13.5 Little Kid
11 PUMA unisex child R78 Hook and Loop Sneaker, Black/White, 13.5 Little Kid US PUMA unisex child R78 Hook and Loop Sneaker, Black/White, 13.5 Little Kid US
12 ASICS Kid's JOLT 3 Pre-School Running Shoe, K12, White/White ASICS Kid's JOLT 3 Pre-School Running Shoe, K12, White/White
13 Skechers Kids Girls Litebeams-Gleam N'DREAM Sneaker, Navy/Multi, 13 Little Kid Skechers Kids Girls Litebeams-Gleam N'DREAM Sneaker, Navy/Multi, 13 Little Kid
14 Nautica Kids Girls Lace-Up Fashion Sneaker Athletic Running Shoe-Kappil Toddler-Pink Metallic Black Size-12 Nautica Kids Girls Lace-Up Fashion Sneaker Athletic Running Shoe-Kappil Toddler-Pink Metallic Black...
15 Skechers Kids Girls Glimmer Kicks Sneaker, Black/Black, 4 Big Kid Skechers Kids Girls Glimmer Kicks Sneaker, Black/Black, 4 Big Kid
16 Nautica Kids Youth Athletic Fashion Sneaker Running Shoe Slip On- Boy - Girl Little Kid Big Kid-Aloise-Multi Pink Size-3 Nautica Kids Youth Athletic Fashion Sneaker Running Shoe Slip On- Boy - Girl Little Kid Big...
17 New Balance Kid's 515 V1 Lace-Up Sneaker, Pigment/Team Red, 7 Big Kid New Balance Kid's 515 V1 Lace-Up Sneaker, Pigment/Team Red, 7 Big Kid
18 Simple Joys by Carter's Kids Bailey Athletic Sneaker Running Shoe, Pink, Numeric_5 US Unisex Toddler Simple Joys by Carter's Kids Bailey Athletic Sneaker Running Shoe, Pink, Numeric_5 US Unisex Toddler
19 New Balance Kid's Dynasoft 545 V1 Hook and Loop Running Shoe, Black/White/Silver Metallic, 12.5 Little Kid New Balance Kid's Dynasoft 545 V1 Hook and Loop Running Shoe, Black/White/Silver Metallic, 12.5...
20 New Balance Kid's 680 V6 Lace-up Running Shoe, Magnet/Vibrant Spring/Black, 2 Little Kid New Balance Kid's 680 V6 Lace-up Running Shoe, Magnet/Vibrant Spring/Black, 2 Little Kid

Tip: You can find many great children’s shoes in our guide to children’s shoes.

Current Offers For Kids Sneakers

Here you will find a selection of offers that are currently available in the children’s sneakers section.

SaleBestseller Nr. 1
adidas Lite Racer Adapt 4.0 Running Shoes, Grey/Grey/Black, 5.5 US Unisex Big Kid
adidas Lite Racer Adapt 4.0 Running Shoes, Grey/Grey/Black, 5.5 US Unisex Big Kid
Kids' cushioned slip-on shoes with the look of runners, made with recycled materials; Slip-on construction with elastic strap
$55.00 −20%
SaleBestseller Nr. 2
Under Armour Girls Pre-School Assert 9 Alternate Closure Sneaker, (500) Brilliant Violet/Afterglow/Oxford Blue, 13 Little Kid
Under Armour Girls Pre-School Assert 9 Alternate Closure Sneaker, (500) Brilliant Violet/Afterglow/Oxford Blue, 13 Little Kid
Lightweight mesh upper with 3-color digital print delivers complete breathability; Durable leather overlays for stability that locks in your midfoot
$55.00 −18%
SaleBestseller Nr. 3
Under Armour boys Grade School Assert 9 Running Shoe, Black/White, 5.5 Big Kid US
Under Armour boys Grade School Assert 9 Running Shoe, Black/White, 5.5 Big Kid US
Lightweight mesh upper with 3-color digital print delivers complete breathability; Durable leather overlays for stability that locks in your midfoot
$55.00 −24%
SaleBestseller Nr. 4
adidas unisex child Racer Tr 2.0 Running Shoe, Black/Grey/Royal Blue, 6 Big Kid US
adidas unisex child Racer Tr 2.0 Running Shoe, Black/Grey/Royal Blue, 6 Big Kid US
Kids' running-inspired shoes; Regular fit; Soft feel; Lightweight textile upper provides durability
$55.00 −9%
SaleBestseller Nr. 5
Merrell Trail Chaser Hiking Sneaker, Navy/Green, 1 US Unisex Big Kid
Merrell Trail Chaser Hiking Sneaker, Navy/Green, 1 US Unisex Big Kid
hook and loop closure provides precise and secure fit; suede and mesh upper; eva removable footbed
$48.00 −27%
SaleBestseller Nr. 6
adidas Grand Court Sneaker, White/Black/White, 4 US Unisex Big Kid
adidas Grand Court Sneaker, White/Black/White, 4 US Unisex Big Kid
Regular fit; Rubber outsole; Textile lining; Synthetic leather upper
$50.00 −40%
SaleBestseller Nr. 8
Skechers Kids Girls MICROSPEC-Bold Delight Sneaker, Hot Pink, 13.5 Little Kid
Skechers Kids Girls MICROSPEC-Bold Delight Sneaker, Hot Pink, 13.5 Little Kid
Cushioned comfort insole; Shock-absorbing supportive midsole; Synthetic ombre printed overlay and mesh upper
$40.00 −38%
SaleBestseller Nr. 9
ASICS Kid's JOLT 3 Pre-School Running Shoe, K12, White/White
ASICS Kid's JOLT 3 Pre-School Running Shoe, K12, White/White
Mesh Upper: Provides excellent comfort and breathability.; Synthetic leather overlays:; Stitched toe and solid rubber outsole: Improves durability.
$40.00 −50%
SaleBestseller Nr. 10
Nautica Kids Girls Lace-Up Fashion Sneaker Athletic Running Shoe-Kappil Toddler-Pink Metallic Black Size-12
Nautica Kids Girls Lace-Up Fashion Sneaker Athletic Running Shoe-Kappil Toddler-Pink Metallic Black Size-12
High Quality,Non-Slip And Wear-Resistant Sole, Make The Shoes More Beautiful And Durable.; Sole / Padding: Treaded non-skid sole / Cushioned foot bed with padded insole
$75.00 −34%

FAQ For Kids Sneakers

From when sneakers for children?

For children between 1 and 2 years, shoes that reach the ankle are recommended. At around 3 years of age, proper sneakers can be worn.

Which sneakers for children?

First and foremost, you should choose the sneakers according to the type of sport. However, with all shoes it is important that they are breathable, have a low weight and fit properly. For indoor shoes, it is also important to ensure a non-slip sole. For school sports, models designed for indoor and outdoor use are particularly suitable.

How do you wash sneakers?

First you need to read whether the shoes are suitable for the washing machine. Leather may not in ie washing machine, synthetic fabrics, on the other hand, can often be washed at 30 degrees. Otherwise, hand wash with lukewarm water is the order of the day.

Wolfgang lives with his family in Stuttgart. He has a twelve-year-old daughter and five-year-old twins. When he's not writing product guides for Elternkompass and sharing his experiences with you, he likes to go on bike tours, play Monopoly or read novels.