Sporty sneakers and sandals for edgy children

[On the cover: Balmain Kids SS2022]

Jeans and t-shirts, printed sweatshirts, Bermuda shorts and high-performance garments: activewear is served. The boys’ uniform also includes comfortable and practical shoes, ideal examples of which are sneakers and sandals with anatomical soles and easy-to-wear straps.

Sneakers are available in many versions, with laces or Velcro closures, with box or chunky soles, with uppers in leather or in a mix of materials, in total white or in more colours, with lettering or patches, with eye-catching graphics or logos. Imagination has no limits in both running and basketball inspired models, but comfort dominates everything. High quality materials, flexible constructions, anatomical insoles, and breathable linings are the salient features of ‘Made in Italy’ which, as regards junior footwear, pays great attention to the needs of the growing foot. The push towards a greener and more conscious fashion favours natural and bio-based materials, which are even more necessary in children’s shoes.