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Sneakers for kids

When choosing sneakers for a novice runner or child, there are several factors to consider to ensure they have the best support and protection for their feet:

  • Fit: Make sure the sneakers fit well with some room for growth, but not too loose. The child's toes should not be cramped, and there should be a thumb's width of space between the longest toe and the end of the shoe.

  • Support: Look for sneakers with good arch support and cushioning to absorb impact. This helps to prevent injuries and provides comfort while running.

  • Flexibility: The sneakers should be flexible enough to allow natural foot movement while running. This helps in developing proper running mechanics and prevents restriction of movement.

  • Durability: Since children can be quite active, sneakers made from durable materials that can withstand regular wear and tear.

  • Breathability: Opt for sneakers with breathable materials to keep the feet cool and comfortable, reducing the risk of blisters and discomfort.

  • Traction: Good traction on the sole is essential to prevent slipping and provide stability, especially when running on different surfaces.

Keeping all of this information in mind, many popular brands offer quality sneakers for children. These brands include Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Asics, and Saucony. 

However, it's important to have your child try on a few different options to see which ones fit best and provide the necessary support for their feet. Additionally, you may want to consult a specialist at a shoe store that focuses on athletic footwear. They can help you pick the best option for your child. 

Here are a few suggestions to get you started … 


  • Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 40

  • New Balance Fresh Foam 880 v12

  • New Balance Fresh Foam 860 v13

  • Diadora Mythos Blushield Volo 2

  • Youth Saucony Ride 14

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