5 Cool Back-to-School Shoes
Send kids off to school with their best foot forward in these trendy styles.
Inspired by play, PLAE’s new Rock Star collection is almost too cool for school. With bold hues and unique design elements, each pair is handcrafted for optimal comfort. For a slip-on style that’ll take kids from the classroom to the playground, choose the Migi—shown above in Tourmaline Quartz—which features fabric that’s molded and pressed to hold its 3D shape. $50
Light-up shoes never go out of style for kids. Pop Shoes takes the trend a step further with rechargeable LED lights—simply charge them with the included USB cable—and three settings: fast flash, slow flash, and continuous. For a classic high-top style with an edge, choose the Fairmount Tie Dye sneaker (available in blue, pink, and black), which zips at the back. $115
Send little learners off to preschool looking sharp in Ikiki shoes. The adorable toddler shoes feature a single-strap design and a squeaker in the heel to encourage heel-to-toe walking. And don’t worry, it has an on-off switch. Available in 15 unique character designs including two new friends: Gina Jenkins the giraffe and Rafiq Rumble the rhino. $30
Step into the new school year on a bright note with Saucony’s new Flash Glow sneaker. The brand’s first light-up sneaker features an on-off switch and an athletic design for comfort and performance. Available in five color combinations for girls and boys; the blue/orange combo is perfect for young Denver Broncos fanatics. $55
Keds is empowering girls to be brave, creative, and powerful with the new Kickstart Messaging sneaker. Inspired by what real girls said Girl Power means to them—happiness, love, and support from their friends—these trendy kicks are covered in inspirational messages to remind girls to believe in themselves, their futures, and their friends. Style aside, the shoes feature a memory foam footbed for all-day comfort. $35