Pass your sense of style to the next generation with classic and current kids Nike shoes, clothing, and gear. Kids sizes include the following, from bigger to smaller:
• Grade School (3.5-7)
• Preschool (1-13.5)
• Toddler (2-10)
• Infant (1-3)
Iconic names, current and past, dominate some of the most popular choices among Nike’s kids footwear.
Present stars such as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Durant headline some of Nike’s top options. The Air Max LeBron line honors the NBA champion and four-time MVP who jumped to the league right out of high school and became the 2004 Rookie of the Year. Grade School sizes tend to feature the same cushioning technologies as their grown-up counterparts. With the Air Max LeBron shoe, that includes a Hyperfuse upper that is both seamless and strong, and a full-length Max Air cushioning unit.
The Kobe line is designed to be an extension of your kid’s foot, just the way five-time NBA champion and 2008 MVP Kobe Bryant wants it. It always features a low cut, and the Kobe 8 System introduced an engineered sock to further enhance the fit, and the look.
Nike’s KD line represents the NBA’s 2008 Rookie of the Year and four-time All-Star. Like the LeBron, it features a strong, seamless Hyperfuse upper. It also includes a mix of Max Air under the heel and lower-profile Zoom Air in the forefoot, as well as an injected Phylon lightweight-foam midsole.
Teach your kids about some of the stars you watched, whose legends may have been forged before your young ones were even born.
Such stars include Ken Griffey, Jr., a 13-time major league all-star between 1989 and 2010 who won 10 Gold Gloves for his defense and, on offense, was a four-time American League home run champion. Nike originally released the Air Griffey Max 1 in 1996, when “The Kid” was still rocking the Kingdome in Seattle. The street (non-cleated) version has been re-released periodically, including May 2013, in a variety of colorways.
Another popular classic is the Nike Air Force 1. Originally released in 1982 as a basketball shoe, it’s been re-released in countless color schemes since then. While available color schemes can match virtually any outfit, staple colorways include all-white and all-black, and a black patent leather is available as well.
Running styles include past classics as well, namely from the Air Max line. Teach your kids that the Air Max was on the leading edge of Nike’s “Air Revolution” in 1987. Subsequent Air Max models – such as the Air Max 90 – have been reissued over the years. This throwback features a synthetic overlay that swoops from back to front, as well as “Air Max” printing on the lateral (outer) side, and most notable is the visible Max Air unit under the heel.
A current runner of choice is the Nike Free series. Built on a 0-10 scale with 0 representing a true barefoot feel and 10 representing a fully cushioned shoe, the Free series is a step toward a natural stride for grown-up and child alike. The midsole/outsole unit features deep flex grooves that enable the shoe to flex naturally with the foot.
Remember the days when Mom’s idea of a hookup for you was whatever t-shirt, shorts, and socks she could find on clearance? Color and style are a lot higher on your radar than they ever were on Mom’s, so check Footlocker.com for kids Nike styles.
A variety of play-ready shorts include Dri-Fit or mesh, and a spectrum of colors that hook to any number of Nike’s kids shoes, or basic blacks and grays to hook to anything. Footlocker.com has Nike Pro Combat compression shorts for the young athletes, and Nike’s game-style shorts include drawcord waists for those changing waistlines.
This variety carries over to shirts as well, with simple classic Nike Swoosh t-shirts and Pro Combat Core compression shirts, both styles coming in a variety of colorways. Other performance options include sports bras in grade-school sizes.
Other top-side options include grade-school size NFL jerseys and player t-shirts. Check Footlocker.com regularly to see what teams and players are available.
Mom was right about one style thing: you can’t be without a clean pair of socks. While Nike offers the tried-and-true cotton cushioned crew and no-show socks, the Swoosh also appears on performance socks with Dri-Fit moisture-management properties.
Shin guards, both standalone and shin sock models, help any kid gear up for soccer season, and with youth-size footballs, you can help your young ones learn the mechanics with a ball that’s appropriate for their smaller hands.