Kids' running shoes

Recess-ready and on the run, kicks for kids' need to keep up! adidas kids' running shoes are up for the challenge — and are doin’ it in style.


From the day your little one takes their first tentative steps to the day they lead their school's cross-country team, kids' running shoes from adidas support the next generation of runners. Designed to support growing feet, kids' gym shoes from adidas come in a variety of colors and designs. Whether they're in gym class or headed to the park after school, kids' sport shoes cushioned with Boost, Bounce and Cloudfoam let them play hard all day. Stylish Ultraboost shoes have a sock-like Primeknit upper and energy-returning Boost cushioning for a performance-ready design that's also on trend. Laceless and hook-and-loop straps are available for little kids who like to do it themselves or older ones who want to get out the door in a flash. Collaborations with their favorite movies, cartoon characters and toys will win their hearts. Shop kids' running sneakers at adidas and find your favorite young athlete their perfect pair.

Kids' running shoes Frequently Asked Questions

The most supportive shoes for kids to run in are cushioned without being too soft. EVA foam cushioning is a good choice for kids’ running shoes, and a little extra built into the inside of the foot adds stability. A rounded toe that curves up helps with pushing off. A rubber outsole is generally long-wearing and provides grip. A hook-and-loop closure helps make the fit just right. If your child’s foot rolls to the outside or inside when they run, they might need a stability shoe that’s designed to keep their feet in a neutral position.
Kids’ running shoes look the same as adults’, but they may have fewer technical details like extra-lightweight, adaptive foam midsoles or high-performance outsoles. Running shoes for young children and toddlers curve up at the toe, just like adult shoes that are made for pushing off with the toes. But they often have midsoles and outsoles that are designed to be multi-purpose rather than being intended only for running in. Running shoes for teens are often the same as the shoes made for adults, including technical midsoles and outsoles.<br/>
To choose the right running shoe for your child, follow the general rule that kids can always use a little room for growth. Also, feet swell during exercise, so don’t buy kids’ running shoes that feel too snug. Make sure they’re not so loose that the heel slides around, though. Measure about an index finger’s width between the longest toe and the edge of the shoe. The shoe should bend where the toes naturally bend. Follow this kids' shoe size guide to measure and check the fit.