Kids are always on the move, which means a supportive pair of sneakers is a must in their closet. For little girls, there are a range of cute and comfy styles on the market equipped with plush cushioning, antislip soles and done in the colors of the rainbow to suit any wardrobe.
Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite girls’ running shoes perfect for the playground and beyond. In addition to popular name-brand styles, the list also includes a more budget-friendly option if you’re not looking to spend top dollar (which is reasonable, considering kids tend to grow out of their shoes quickly). Read on to shop all our top picks, available from toddler to pre-teen sizes.
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1. Adidas Kids' CF Racer TR K Sneaker
Flexible, stylish and ultra-supportive, these Adidas kicks are a must in any girl’s closet thanks to their versatility.
Pros: A tongue pull and heel strap make this shoe a breeze to take on and off. Meanwhile, the brand’s Cloudfoam cushioning provides an exceptionally plush ride underfoot. The style also includes a durable yet moveable nylon upper to withstand all sorts of play. It’s available in a dozen neutral to vibrant colorways and comes in half sizes for both little and big kids ages four to 12.
Cons: The shoes tend to run big, so it’s best to size down when ordering.
2. Mayzero Kids Tennis Shoes
An especially great pick for toddlers, this colorful option features a velcro hook-and-loop closure so tiny tots can easily take the shoes on and off by themselves.
Pros: The upper is made of a breathable woven mesh to keep feet dry. The style features antislip rubber soles that also work to stabilize feet. In addition to being great for toddlers, this shoe is also available in little- and big-kid sizes.
Cons: While reasonably priced, the style may not be as long-lasting as other options.
3. Nike Kids' Revolution 3 GS Running Shoes
Nike also makes one of its popular models in a mini version, complete with a full-length foam midsole featuring flex grooves to support natural movement and build strength in growing feet.
Pros: The style also offers a breathable mesh upper and wide toe box to accomodate wide feet. It’s available in half sizes for toddlers, little and big kids as well as a range of vibrant iterations to suit any wardrobe.
Cons: Nike Kids’ Revolution 3 is on the more expensive end.