Preschoolers’ shoes don’t have to be the super flashy, but they should keep your kids super safe. Buying the right youth tennis shoes can keep your preschool boys and girls safe from twisted ankles, tripping and falling and even some more serious injuries. They can also make sure that they develop good habits. Shop the KicksUSA selection of youth tennis shoes and find the best match for your little ones.
Youth Tennis Shoes for Little Boys & Girls
We know what you’re thinking. Your little boy doesn’t lift weights and your little girl doesn’t run marathons, so why would they need training shoes? Your kids don’t play tennis, so why tennis shoes?
Well, youth athletic shoes are not made only for those purposes, and they almost always make a great match for the average preschooler’s regimen, which includes running, climbing and jumping regularly, without warning. Wearing a stiff pair of boots doesn’t lend itself well to these motions, and neither does wearing heavy, low-quality shoes that have few redeeming qualities. Going with higher quality shoes for little boys and girls is always the right move.
What You Should Look for in Little Kids’ Sneakers
Preschoolers’ shoes shouldn’t be cheap just because they’re for little kids. Kids deserve to have shoes that are both comfortable and safe.
The best athletic shoes for preschool kids should be flexible, breathable and lightweight. It’s a good idea to test the weights of shoes against one another to find a lighter fit. It’s also best to find youth shoes with flexible soles, especially as your preschooler is still developing. These are more likely to fit the natural curves of your child’s foot, and support the proper walking motion.
How Youth Athletic Shoes Should Fit
Boys’ and girls’ youth shoes should fit the same as men’s and women’s shoes. The temptation is always there for parents to buy shoes that are a size or two too big to save money, but that’s not the best option for little boys and girls.
Youth athletic shoes should leave about a thumb’s width of space between the child’s longest toe and the front of the shoe. Their heels should be snug against the back of the shoe for a secure fit. Again, this fitting supports a more natural walking motion, which can go a long way in assisting a child’s development. They will walk more freely and develop better habits when it comes to running and jumping.
Shop Children’s Tennis & Training Shoes
As we said before, athletic shoes aren’t just for athletes. So even if your child isn’t a budding sports star, it’s still important to make sure he or she is comfortable in a well-fitted, high-quality pair of shoes. KicksUSA has a wide selection of youth athletic shoes from casual shoes to running shoes for little boys and girls, so shop our collection and find the perfect match for your child.