Girls & Their Shoes: Top 10 Picks By a 12 year-old


Have you started shopping for back to school shoes for girls yet? Girls and their shoes (shakes head). The following list was created by a twelve year-old girl who’s biggest struggle is not “What shoe to buy?” but “How can I talk my mom into three of these, because one isn’t going to cut it?”

Did I mention what her next hurdle is? Color! Many of the shoes on this list are offered in several colors. If you daughter really falls in love with one, she may need more than one color of the same style. Okay, so, maybe she won’t “need” but that doesn’t mean she won’t try to convince you it is a “need” (wink).

Take a look at her favorites to prepare for your upcoming shoe trip with your daughter.

Cute Back to School Shoes for Girls

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ATV19 Ultimate


When we call these kicks the “Ultimate” we aren’t joking. Not only is Reebok’s latest ATV19 designed to help little adventurers rip through mud, snow, and grass, it’s also equipped with a splatter graphic for fresh, kid-friendly style.

Features: Mesh upper for breathability with toe cap for added durability | Low-cut for mobility with padded tongue and collar for support |19 cushioned ATV outriggers, an irregular lug pattern, and a banked feel for high-speed traction | Splatter graphic upper for extra fun style | Carbon rubber outsole for grip and durability.

Available in three colors. (Ultima Purple/ Electro Pink / Timeless Teal is shown above)

Zigkick Tahoe Road II


Eye-catching, incredibly comfortable and now for kids, the ZigTech Tahoe Road II features responsive ZigKick technology below and a breathable upper above.

Features: Mesh upper for breathable support |Low-cut design for added mobility |ZigKick technology cushions where you need it most while maintaining foot stability | Bold graphics and colors for standout style

Available in eight colors. (Galaxy/Purple Vibe/Cool Breeze/White is shown above.)

ATV19 Sonic Rush – Youth


Featuring a uniquely lugged outsole for traction and a tri-phased weld for solid stability, the ATV19 Sonic Rush is like an all terrain vehicle for a kid’s ultra active feet.

Features: All terrain materials and linings for support and protection | Low-cut design for added mobility |ATV19 technology features 19 irregular lugs for incredible traction on any terrain |Tri-phased weld helps lock the foot firmly over the platform for solid stability |Durable rubber outsole is built for great durability | Available in grade school and pre-school sizes

Available in six colors. (Punch Pink/Hydro Blue/Fluorange/White is shown above)

Freestyle Hi


Upgrade your schoolyard style with this Franchise Five favorite. Reebok’s Freestyle Hi for girls strikes the perfect balance between crazy cool looks and functional features.

Features: Leather upper for comfort and support | Mid-cut design for added stability |Ankle straps for support and sockliner for cushioning |High abrasion rubber outsole provides durability |American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Approval | Available in grade school sizing.

Only available in Purple Vibe/Violet Volt/Victory Pink/White, as shown above.

Reebok Z Electrify


Inspired by Z-Rated tires, this running shoe’s unique geometry and midsole foam deliver sports car handling for a kid’s feet, while the evolved NanoWeb upper technology makes sure they’re buckled up tight for a breathable and breathtaking ride.

Features: Lightweight upper with evolved NanoWeb support and NanoBreeze ventilation for comfort | Low-cut design for added mobility and freedom of movement |Inspired by sports car tires, the Z-rated midsole geometry is designed for improved handling and traction |Gas fueled Carbonated Foam midsole for a light, responsive ride | Underfoot grooves for increased ground contact and foot splay.

Available in Reebok Navy/Magenta Pop/White as shown above.

Reebok Zquick – Youth


Inspired by high-performance Z-Rated tires, the Reebok ZQuick running shoe delivers sports car handling for your feet. The Z-Rated outsole geometry delivers control, traction, and speed while the no-sew upper and internal bootie ensure you’re locked in tight for the ride.

Features: No-sew mesh upper for enhanced lightweight comfort | NanoWeb upper technology keeps foot in optimal position | Inspired by hi-performance tires, Z-Rated technology features a unique outsole geometry for control, traction and speed | Light and low EVA midsole for cushioning, plus a toe cap for protection | Radically sliced geometrical sole mimics the tread of high-performance tires for ultimate ground contact for a more responsive ride | CRTek high abrasion rubber in key wear areas for lightweight durability.

Available in nine color options. Blue Bomb/Purple Vibe/Lemon Zest/White shown above.

Reebok CrossFit Nano 2.0 – Youth


The next generation Reebok CrossFit Nano 2.0 is here! Reebok customers asked for more flexibility and breathability while maintaining stability in your footwear. The same low profile platform balances cushioning and low-to-ground feel so you can stay quick, safe and comfortable through the toughest of WODs.

Features: Open athletic mesh forefoot for excellent breathability | 3D FUSEFRAME construction for lateral stability and support | DuraGrip toe cap application for enhanced abrasion resistance | IMEVA midsole for most responsive feel | Low profile midsole with a 4mm heel to toe drop for a natural fit and feel | ETC linings to reduce friction and irritation | Carbon rubber outsole and sidewall lug wraps for durability.

Available in seven color options. Ultra Violet/Blue Blink/Gravel/White shown above.

ZigTech Big & Quick


Supersize your kid’s fun in our boldest ZigTechs yet. Our cutting-edge midsole is now 40% higher for remarkable cushioning at the point of impact and incredible, kid-friendly style.

Features: Mesh upper for breathability with toe cap for added durability | Low-cut design for added mobility and freedom of movement | Higher heeled ZigTech outsole for heel cushioning and accelerated forefoot transition | De-coupled heel for a natural “shearing” effect during heel strike | Pebax propulsion plate for lightweight midfoot transitions.

Available in Solar Yellow/White/Solar Green/Hazard Orange/Flux Orange/Black, as shown above.

Reebok Royal Alperez


Kids can’t go wrong with our understated Alperez. The low-cut, vulcanized look and soft leather upper will keep them cozy, grounded, and on the go in style.

Features: Leather based upper for style and support | Low-cut for increased mobility and freedom of motion | Deconstructed tongue and leather lining for comfort | Low-profile, vulcanized look for sleek, urban style | High abrasion rubber outsole for traction and durability.

Available in Ultima Purple/White/Gold/Reebok Royal, as shown above.

GL 2620 (Retros)

cute-back-to-school-shoes-for-girls Part of the Heritage Sport Collection, the GL 2620 is the epitome of everyday eye candy. The die-cut midsole and multi-surface outsole provide lasting support, while the oh-so fresh upper offers effortless style.

Features: Nylon and suede upper for comfort and cushioning | Low-cut design for added mobility | Die-cut EVA midsole provides lightweight cushioning | TPU heel clip for rearfoot support and stability | Non-marking rubber outsole for multi-surface traction.

Available in five color options. Black/Purple Vibe/Victory Pink/White is shown above.

Looking for more back to school styles and tips? Find everything you need for the season in our Back to School section!

Which cute back to school shoes for girls are your favorites? Have you started your back to school shopping yet?

1 thought on “Girls & Their Shoes: Top 10 Picks By a 12 year-old”

  1. Oooh these are all great looking shoes but I especially like the ATV19 Sonic Rush – Youth! Great shoe picks!

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