Build Your Child’s Shoe Wardrobe


There are certain sneakers that stand the test of time. No matter how old your child is, there are some shoes you’ll want to make sure they have in their closet. These classic, versatile styles will match with whatever they choose to wear and will help boost their performance in many of the sports they choose to play.

Let’s start out with the preschool set. One of Finish Line’s best sellers for this age group is the Jordan Aero Flight Preschool Basketball Shoes. The pops of bright red on this shoe make it stand out, and patent leather makes them durable. Also check out the Boy’s Preschool Air Jordan V Retro. This classic style looks good with everything and is timeless. What boy’s wardrobe is complete without some Converse? The Chuck Taylor Super Hi Preschool Casual Shoes feature a bright pop of color when you roll down the tongue and will transition easily from the classroom to the playground. Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about the girls. The bright pink and black color combination on the Girls’ Preschool Nike Air Max 90 Running Shoes is sure to please. Any of these bestsellers would be a welcome addition to your young one’s wardrobe.

A little older and a little more fickle, elementary school kids have a wide array of options at Finish Line that will stand the test of time. These styles are proof you don’t have to sacrifice style for durability or comfort. Let’s start with the ladies first. The Girls’ Grade School Jordan Flight SC 1 Basketball Shoes are perfect for your budding point guard. They feature a color combination of vivid pink, black and blue that is hard to resist. Plus, the high top style provides maximum support. Boys love Nike Air Max 90 Running Shoes and it’s no surprise why the white, cool grey and infrared combination is one of our most popular choices. This shoe is also very comfortable thanks to its Air Max cushioning. Also worth a look is the Boys Grade School Air Jordan Retro I Mid Retro Shoes. This style is unique and versatile because it’s perfect for sitting courtside or hitting the gym. Finally, boost your elementary-aged child’s game with the Boys’ Grade School Nike Air Griffey Max I Training Shoes. They’re designed for versatility in sport and will support his movement and keep him in the game.

Middle school kids care just as much about looking cool more than they do about about having a supportive shoe, but we have options that do both. Here are the top five styles that will work for whatever outfit or uniform they put on. Keep him looking casually cool with a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor Low Top Mens Casual Shoes. These sneakers look great with jeans and will update his school wardrobe. Switching gears, the Men’s Air Jordan Retro 3 Basketball Shoes will look great in the cafeteria or on the court. These sneakers are hotter than ever and will definitely keep him in the game. Girls will love the Nike Free 4.0 V2. This lightweight running shoe comes in a variety of eye-popping colors and will transition easily from casual wear to athletic competition. For a simple but standout style that will please even the pickiest middle school boy, grab a pair of white Nike Air Force 1 Lows. The ultimate in easy cool, these shoes really do go with everything. Cap off this versatile collection with a pair of always in style Nike LeBron X Basketball Shoes, and he might just do his homework. We can’t make any promises, but these popular sneakers couldn’t hurt.

Our roundup of versatile styles wraps up with kicks for high school students. One of the hottest new styles for men and women is the Nike Flyknit Trainer+ Running Shoes. These Flyknits come in an array of cool colors and look great with jeans or running shorts. Guys should also add the Adidas Superstar to their lineup. This all-white shoe is perfect for matching with his favorite jersey or casual polo and jeans. High tops are right on trend for girls right now and she’ll turn heads in class with the Nike Dunk High Skinny Women’s Casual Shoes. The leopard print that dominates this shoe will certainly make an impact on her wardrobe, in a good way. Pair them with a white tee and black leggings for the perfect fit. High school basketball players will love the Nike LeBron X+. The out-of-this-world design makes these a must-have, and they will also help your rising star outperform his or her opponents on the court. Finally, we recommend outfitting your high school aged kids in Converse as well. The classic Chuck Taylor never goes out of style and comes in so many different colors, it will satisfy any selective person. It’s the perfect casual shoe and that’s why it has stood the test of time. But really, any of these shoes are perfect to keep your children outfitted for school, practice and everything in between.