Back to school shopping always makes me think of Scottish pop star Paulo Nutini’s 2006 hit, “New Shoes.” The upbeat jam is all about how a pair of fresh kicks changed his whole perspective on the day: “Hey, I put some new shoes on, And suddenly everything is right.” Will new shoes solve all the world’s problems? Of course not. Can they help perk up a day? Heck yeah. Just ask a little kid rocking some new sneaks. If your kids need some new footwear, here are the most popular back to school 2020 kids shoes according to Zappos.
You’ll likely not be surprised to find that in this batch of 2020 looks, the sneaker reigns supreme. When it comes to running around, be it in a classroom or in your own distance learning DIY version of recess, sneaks are the only way to go, especially lace-free variety. Velcro continues to be the go-to kid-friendly fastener, but designers are getting more creative in its application. There are lots of lace/Velcro combos which seems like a great way to introduce kids to learning to tie their laces. But slip-ons also make an appearance, a welcome trend for any parent that’s had to struggle to get their kids shoes on before they’ve had their morning coffee.
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