Kids' running shoes and trainers: freedom to move
Whether they're testing their limits on the track or tearing around the playground, our kids' running shoes give active youngsters the support they need to move and run in comfort. We make our kids' running trainers with the same pro-quality technologies we use for our adult range. So, your budding sports superstar gets the best start possible as they hone their skills. With sizes to suit all ages, from toddlers to teens, you'll find the right footwear for every stage of their sporting journey.
Performance from the ground up
From competitive sprints and distance events to family park runs, a powerful stride begins with the right outsole. We make our Nike kids' running shoes with light yet grippy soles that provide stability without weighing them down. Look out for cleverly designed tread patterns and targeted cutaway sections that offer additional flexibility as they move through each stride. Raising a youngster who's tough on their footwear? Opt for rubber-soled pairs that give maximum durability, plus wraparound toe bumpers that help reduce wear and tear.
Because growing joints and muscles need protection during exercise, we design our Nike children's running shoes with plenty of support. Soft foam padding beneath their soles provides light but effective shock absorption—soaking up the impact of each stride and mile, so they can train in comfort. Meanwhile, our acclaimed Nike Air units give a springy, propulsive feel that powers them through their run.
The perfect fit
Small details make a big difference to sports performance, so our children's running trainers are packed with thoughtful touches. You'll find stretchy panels that flex with every movement for ultimate freedom, plus breathable mesh inserts that provide ventilation in high-heat areas. Find internal bands that hug close to the arch of their foot for a sock-like feel. When it comes to fastenings, rip tape strips help younger athletes dress quickly and independently. Or they can opt for the flexibility of lace-up styles that hold everything in place throughout the toughest training sessions.
It's never been more important to safeguard the health of our planet. Nike's Move to Zero programme is our company-wide commitment to take our business to net-zero carbon emissions and net-zero waste. It's why, since 2008, all our Nike Air units made at our Missouri and Oregon plants are composed of at least 25% recycled manufacturing waste. And it's why, since 2020, our Air MI facilities have been powered by 100% wind energy. To join us on the journey, look for Nike kids' trainers with the Sustainable Materials label.
Suit their style
We believe sports shoes and clothing should work hard—and look good doing it. We make our kids' trainers in a range of styles and colours, from go-with-anything black and white to bold shades like blue and orange. Colour-pop panels and the contrasting Nike Swoosh ensure their new kicks stand out when they're out on the track. Looking for uniform-friendly footwear for school PE lessons? Choose pairs with tone-on-tone badging and non-marking soles.