Many of us remember high school gym class as slightly mortifying. The teen years are tough enough without dungeon-like locker rooms and icky uniforms. Not a lot has changed. Thankfully, kids today have better athletic shoe options. Between technology and eye-popping style, your gym class conquerors can make the most of mandated mid-day workouts and look great running laps around the gym.
Famous Footwear is the perfect stop to gear-up kids of all ages. Girls’ styles are wild with bright colors and prints, but still provide high tech foot support to maximize her workouts. Self-expression in drab gym is not dead! Check out these glorious scoots:
My teenage daughter reports not only are these Saucony Women’s GRID COHESION 6 athletics “ridiculously comfy” but the color makes her happy as well. She has them in Blue Citron, but they also come in other brights like Pink/Blue/Yellow and Green/Pink. I’m totally jelly that girls going back to school in 2013 have more color options than black, white, red, and blue. That’s what we wore back in the day. But if your girl is more into subdued colors or her gym class is super-strict with uniform requirements, this same awesome shoes comes in Silver/Blue/Black. It retails at a very reasonable $59.99 and is available at Famous Footwear now!
Boys can also go back to school in style with their own cool athletic shoes. Girls don’t get to have all the fun with the latest bright shoe trend. Watch the flash of colorful shoes run around the track and you might think you’re at some sort of rave. My teenaged son is going to wear Asics Men’s Gel Venture 3 this school year. They’re more subdued than some of the other styles, but still provide a nice jolt of electric orange. I’m pretty sure they have more technology than our first VCR. Like my daughter’s shoes, these retail for $59.99 at Famous Footwear.
Famous Footwear is loaded with all the beautifully bright and high-tech athletics your kids need. But what about the rest of the day when they aren’t spiking volleyballs or running the Friday mile? A blast from the past is back in a huge way for Back To School 2013. Remember Top Siders from days of yore? Everyone wore them when I was in high school and I love that they’ve burst onto the scene again, updated but still classically preppy. Sperry Top Sider is the brand you want and Famous Footwear has them ready to roll.
We checked out Sperry Top-Sider Kids’ Biscayne in pink sequin for our daughter going into second grade. She loves the bright color, the sparkle, and she even loves the floral lining. What lucky little feet! I love that they slip on and off easily for those frantic mornings which are sure to come, but will still look great. Bright pink is an awesome color because it’s more versatile than you think. Name a color it clashes with. You can’t. I can’t.
We paired it with a preppy striped dress and crazy neon animal print leggings, two big trends for 2013. The Topsiders pull it together. Perfect first day of second grade outfit? Yep.
Sperry Biscayne is available now at Famous Footwear, retailing at $44.99. They also come in black and pink zebra!
Our teenaged son is suddenly interested in shoes beyond what I buy for him. Suddenly, style is more important than it was back in those days of being just a kid. He jumped all over Men’s Sperry Top-Sider Halyard in chocolate (they also come in navy, grey, red, and black). They’re canvas and look slightly distressed for that casual “I’ve been on adventures” look teen boys seem to dig. I like that they can go with shorts, skinny jeans, and casual pants. Of course, socks are not cool to wear with Top Siders. Your son can wear them every day, even when it snows. You know he will, because teen boys do not believe in coats either.
From now to September 18, 2013, Famous Footwear is featuring their very popular BOGO event. Buy one pair, get the next 50% off! When you have more than one pair of shoes to buy, this is a tremendous help. All of the shoes pictured are available at Famous Footwear online and in stores.
UPDATE: The Giveaway is now closed! The winner of the $50 Famous Footwear gift card was comment #1, Laura! Thanks to everyone for participating.
Famous Footwear is giving away one $50.00 gift card to a Denver Parent reader! Entering is easy. Simply leave a comment sharing what back-to-school shoes your family needs (or what shoes you have your eye on!) One comment per person, valid for US residents only. Winner will be drawn via random.org. Entries accepted until Monday, August 12th at 12:00pm MDT. Winner will be notified via the email address you share and have 48 hours to reply.
(Famous Footwear sent our family the pictured shoes to review, try-on, romp in, and test drive. The opinions of the shoes featured and styles are solely my own and my kids’.)