Best Primary School Sneakers

Whether they have a strict uniform policy or it’s slightly more relaxed – picking out the right kind of school sneakers for your primary school kids is really important – from year 1 all the way through to their last days before they start high school – here at The Trybe we have your 2023 Back to School primary school sneaker list sorted. We’ve picked out the best Classic, Sporty, Black and Coolest sneakers we have to offer at The Trybe for 2023 school season. Best Classic Sneakers for Primary School Timeless and unforgettable, classic sneakers are available all year round, and never go out of fashion or style, the only thing you’ll need to worry about is if they are in stock! These miniature versions of celebrity favourites tend to sell out quick, so run don’t walk to check out our range of Classic kids sneakers.


We love an adidas moment here at The Trybe. If your little one’s policy allows, why not gear them up in an adidas Superstar – there’s heaps of colourways available, including exclusive collaborations. We’re a big fan of the classic black and white adidas kids Superstar colourway, available in US sizes 11-3. This is also a perfect footwear option if they’re still getting to grips with tying shoelaces, with the v-strap providing super easy take on and off action.

Relive your rock and roll youth with a pair of kids Converse high tops. Here at The Trybe we have lots of different styles and colours of Converse, from plain colours through to cool patterns, high tops to low tops we have it all. We love these Converse High Tops in Navy Blue , a staple classic colourway that should match most outfits, uniform policy or not. Even better we might even have matching sizes for mum – so you can have matching sneakers for your off-duty dressing at the weekend.


Best Sporty Styles for Primary School


Although it’s important to have a solid pair of sporty shoes for PE – often having a functional pair of sporty sneakers makes life easier when they’re racing from PE to classroom to playground and back again – don’t forget about playdates in the park after school either. The best choice for versatile and active kids is a pair of Sporty sneakers – and we have them in droves. When it comes to sporty school shoes – you can definitely rely on Skechers for quality and comfort, time and time again. We’re real big fans of the Skechers Selectors Jammin Jogger – especially in this pink colourway which adds a cute fashion touch to a sporty shoe.

They’re such a popular adult sporty sneaker, that adidas now offer a kids version too. The adidas swiftrun in blue is an active option that will be ideal for both zooming around the playground as well as getting the kids to the top of the PE class. Lightweight cushioning is also offered alongside an EVA midsole to keep them bouncing around the playground all day long.


Best Black Sneakers for Primary School


If they’re required to wear black sneakers – the New Balance Fresh Foam Arishi is the perfect classroom-to-playground transition sneaker for primary school kids. This also comes with the hook and loop strap at the top as well as laces so it’s great for little hands learning to tie their shoelaces.

When you need to tick the books for eco friendly, uniform compliant and all day comfort - you can’t go wrong with Asics Contend in all black – an absolute staple sneaker silhouette when it comes to either straight up black or white school shoes. Constructed from highly durable materials, this is THE sneaker when it comes to looking for something super sporty. Plus, eco lovers rejoice, the Asics Contend range is made from 20% recycled materials. That’s a winning sneaker in our books.


The Vans Old Skool V sneakers in plain black , come complete with V-Straps, so they’re ideal for little fingers. The plain black colourway and flat sole means they should be smart enough to pass the test for any uniform policy.

Best Cool Sneakers for Primary School


For the coolest kids out there, the ones who don’t have a uniform policy to contend with, whose schools let you wear whatever you need – these sneaker options are for you. We love a Nike Dunk moment, and these Nike Dunk SE kids sneakers in grey with the flash of lime on the sole are just ‘too cool for school’. The stonewashed effect is very on trend – whilst these were originally released for Halloween – we think the grey is so neutral it transcends seasons and works all year round.

Kick flip your way to instant cool with a pair of kids Vans sneakers. Although it might seem like there’s an overwhelming choice, we got you. The coolest kids deserve cool skate shoes, and the kids’ Vans Old Skool is no exception. Worn on the feet of both celebrities and pro-skaters alike, these shoes are sure to bring a smile to your kids faces.


Get them on the retro tennis sneaker trend with a pair of the Lacoste L001; offering a sleek white look with premium functional elements. The casual clean design means it will match most outfits, and offers a great weekday to weekend transition sneaker – that looks just as amazing paired with dresses and jeans as it does their school uniforms.

So there you have it, our best picks of 2023 Back to School sneakers for Primary School.