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ASICS Associates Back to School Shoe Picks

JUL. 07, 2022
Back to school is quickly approaching and what better way to get your little ones ready for the new school year than with a new pair of ASICS.
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To make shopping for back to school even easier, here’s some personal recommendations from our ASICS associates based on their kids’ favorite shoes!

GT-1000 11

Recommended by: Sebastian, Alejandra’s Son, Sr. Manager, Digital Buying and Merchandising

Sebastian is loving the GT-1000 11 . He says they are most comfortable shoes he has ever worn! Loves the arch support!


Recommended by: Juliana and Annabelle, Sean’s Daughters, VP Omni Channel

Juliana (will be 3 in August) loves our Contend 6 Soccer Shoes. Every single day she wants to wear them because she is learning what Soccer is and how to kick the ball. She also has every other single shoe we make in her size and her quote every single day is "I have sick kicks"

Annabelle has all the contend 7 kid’s shoes with the animals on them, she tends to favor the one with the sheep the most. She's learning to talk, probably knows about 5-10 words well and the 4th word she ever mastered was "SHOE". No joke I had to stop wearing the ASICS T-shirt with the sport style shoe on it because all she would do for hours on end is point at my shirt and say "SHOE"

Recommended by: Sydney, Liz’s Daughter, Director Planning & Allocations

Sydney (5 years old) loves her pink butterfly Contend 7s so much that she wants me to buy them in bigger sizes so she can wear them forever and ever. These have held up so well over the school year that I am totally sold on putting these on repeat.


Recommended by: Elle, Ashley’s Daughter, Buyer eCommerce

Elle calls these Pre-Excite 8s her "really cool cotton-candy shoes." She loves matching these back to her mostly pink wardrobe.

Recommended by: Kalea, Andy’s Daughter, Sr. Merchandiser

Kalea (10 years old) loves the GEL-Excite 8 Grade School running shoes. She thinks they are SUPER! She loves them because they are soft, and the running track was awesome in these shoes. The bright color made her feel like she was super-fast!

Noosa Tri 13

Recommended by Tyler, Lindsay’s Son, District Manager

Tyler (8 years old) loves the Noosa Tri 13 in blue & neon green because they are "SO COOL!"

Japan S

Recommended by Jackson, Lindsay’s Son, District Manager

Jackson (13 years old) is into retro basketball sneakers, and the Japan S is perfect, especially in this unique color.

Recommended by: Annabelle, Sean’s Daughter, VP Omni Channel

Annabelle (1.5 years old) LOVES shoes. Her recent favorite is the Japan S Toddler Size. She went crazy when she opened the box!

Gel Lyte III OG

Recommended by Tyler, Lindsay’s Son, District Manager

Carter (15) is wearing the Gel Lyte because of the look of the retro runner with the iconic split tongue style in a cool color.

Need more suggestions on buying your child a pair of ASICS? Check out our article here for tips on buying your kids shoes.