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Ready For Play: Shop Kids’ Shoes

From recess to gym class, find the right shoe for your budding athlete. Shop the kids’ shoe collection at DICK’S Sporting Goods for styles you’ll both love.

Get them ready for the playing field in a pair of kids’ athletic shoes. They’ll light up the court in basketball and fashion sneakers. Boat shoes are perfect for the classroom, while boots and outdoor shoes for kids help them make the most of a backcountry adventure. Shop boys’ shoes and girls’ shoes.

Select from a variety of colors, styles and designs for the shoe that matches them. Check out popular brands including, Nike®, Under Armour®, UGG®, adidas®, Crocs® and more.

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Find the right kids’ shoe for any season, sport or activity:

Kids’ Athletic Shoes include running shoes, trainers, basketball shoes and more. Non-marking rubber outsoles are great for gym class. Lightweight midsoles with perforated panels are breathable and comfortable for little ones on the move. Consult product information for specifics on a shoe’s features and level of support.

Kids’ Boots are an outdoor essential. Help them take on cold weather in a pair of insulated winter boots for kids. Make the most of a rainy day with rubber kids’ rain boots. Outdoor shoes feature a sneaker-inspired design with the added support, traction and protection of a boot.

Kids’ Sandals & Slides are a must-have for the pool or the locker room. Look for kids’ slides treated with an antimicrobial finish, which prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria. Treaded rubber outsoles better grip slick surfaces. When the weather turns warm, get them a pair of surf-inspired flip flops.

Expert Advice

It’s the details that make the difference in your child’s shoe. Learn more about footwear construction before making your selection:

  • The outsole is the bottom layer of shoe. The denser the outsole of your child’s shoe or boot, the more durable it will be. Some boots and hiking shoes come with traction-optimized outsoles and lugs for better stability on ice and snow. On the playing field, many athletes prefer shoes with flexible grooves built into the outsole, which promotes a natural gait cycle.
  • The upper is the soft body of the shoe. A seamless upper reduces irritation and chafing during wear. Many athletic shoes feature perforated or mesh panels along the upper of the shoe, which provide strategic breathability. For durability, choose a boot with full-grain leather upper. Rubber boots are naturally 100 percent waterproof for protection from moisture.
  • The midsole of the shoe provides cushioning. In sneakers, look for a midsole lined with foam, like EVA or polyurethane. These materials help absorb and disperse shock for more comfortable wear. Kids' winter boots lined with a plush fabric provide added warmth. Look for sheepskin, fleece and other brushed materials.