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24 Stylish Pairs of Kids’ School Shoes to Take Them from Classroom to Playground

This week I will be shopping for back-to-school, and all I can say is that I wish there had been kids shoes like these when I was growing up. I’m not just talking about their cool looks, but also many of their quality and durability.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved my white huaraches when I was growing up. But a lot more attention is being given these days to the active child’s need for comfort and durability as well as to her individuality when it comes to kids shoes.

Kids need comfortable, durable shoes for school. They need them for running, jumping, rolling on the grass as well as for sitting in class. And it’s nice to have a little style thrown in, too. Enjoy this gallery of 24 pairs of back-to-school shoes (12 for boys and 12 for girls) that make me wish I were a kid again.

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    24 pairs of cool shoes for kids

    Click the arrows to see each pair!

    Photo credit: ©mamalatinatips.com

  • Mint 2 of 25
    Kai-By-See-Kai-Run-Minuet-Mint-Tinysoles

    Aren't these adorable? The color combination is fabulous!

    Buy them at Tinysoles $38.99

  • I Can See You 3 of 25
    blue-yellow-target

    You'll likely be able to spot your child from a long way off with these.

    Buy them at Target $29.99

  • Multicolor Fun 4 of 25
    asics-famousfootwear

    I wish I had these when I was growing up.  They remind me of the colors in my dance school in Mexico.

    Buy them at Famousfootwear $79.99

  • Batman 5 of 25
    batman-gap

    My son is getting into his superheroes phase, which I think is very cute. These shoes are original, cool, and perfect for him right now.

    Buy them at Gap $29.95

  • Princess in Blue 6 of 25
    blue-open-pediped

    Pink was never my favorite color growing up.  I liked blue better,  so I would have loved wearing a pair of these adorable open shoes.

    Buy them at Pediped $41

  • Huaraches! 7 of 25
    brown-huaraches-striderite

    My kids usually wear their sandals (huaraches) all year long. These go with most of their wardrobe.

    Buy them at Striderite $36.50

  • Flowers Flowers 8 of 25
    brown-flower-pediped

    These shoes look very comfortable and the flowers make them so sweet!

    Buy them at Pediped $56

  • Jump! 9 of 25
    cafe-boy-pediped

    These would be great for my 5-year-old, who loves to jump!

    Buy them at Pediped $52

  • Charms 10 of 25
    charm-a-charms-striderite

    If your daughter is a charm fan, this pair fits the bill.

    Buy them at Striderite $49

  • We Love Being Green 11 of 25
    green-boy-pediped

    I had to add this to my list because my 5-year-old owns a pair. He prefers them and has for almost a year! The photo is of a new shoe but his look nearly as new. His have been incredibly durable.

    Buy them at Pediped $58

  • Hello Kitty 12 of 25
    Hello-Kitti-shoes-target

    I was a big fan of Hello Kitty growing up. Is your daughter a fan?

    Buy them at Target $9.98

  • A Pop of Color 13 of 25
    Kai-by-See-Kai-Run-Brandon-orange-black-tinysoles

    Don't you think these shoes are a fun way to add some color to your son's feet?

    Buy them at Tinysoles $38.99

  • Rosa Mexicano 14 of 25
    Kai-by-See-Kai-Run-Ella-Berry-Tinysoles

    This pair looks very comfortable and fashionable.

    Buy them at Tinysoles $56

  • Comfy 15 of 25
    Keen-Ambler-Bronze-Green-Angle-tinysoles

    I saw this pair and one word came to my mind, "Comfy." I can see my boys wearing them every day to school.

    Buy them at Tinysoles $55

  • Moccasins for Girls 16 of 25
    moccasin-girl-famousfootwear

    Don't you love the color? And they look comfortable too.

    Buy them at Famous Footwear here $29.99

  • Shark Fan 17 of 25
    KEEN-Coronado-Print-Gargoyle-Sharks-Tinysoles

    Does your little one love shark week?

    Buy them at Tinysoles $45

  • Pretty in Purple 18 of 25
    pink-flats-target

    If your daughter prefers something more simple and fashionable, these are perfect.

    Buy them at Target $14.99

  • Bright Orange 19 of 25
    orange-open-pediped

    My 9-year-old has the same color shoes as these adorable ones. I know if he sees them he will ask for these, too.

    Buy them at Pediped $40

  • Purple Sequins 20 of 25
    purple-flat-striderite

    These shoes have sequins - adorable!

    Buy them at Striderite $46

  • Spiderman 21 of 25
    spiderman-striderite

    These light up!!

    Buy them at Striderite $59

  • For Your Ballerina 22 of 25
    red-ballet-gap

    Why not be a ballerina even at school?

    Buy them at Gap $29.95

  • Star Wars 23 of 25
    starwars-blue-striderite

    These are especially great for Star Wars lovers!

    Buy them at Striderite $56

  • Huaraches for Girls 24 of 25
    white-huarache-striderite

    I used to have a pair similar to these when I was growing up. I think every girl should own a cute pair of white huaraches, don't you think?

    Buy them at Striderite $36.50

  • Black and White 25 of 25
    white-boys-target

    I think these shoes look both fashionable and comfy. For some reason they made me think of Star Wars Storm Troopers.

    Buy them at Target $29.99

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