Kids Foot Locker 2010 Back To School Essentials Checklist With Giveaway

If your kids aren’t already back to school it’s likely that they will be this week. What were the must haves that you found yourself shopping for besides school supplies? Kids athletic shoes? Clothes? Backpacks? For TJ it was jeans and tees last week, gym clothes and sneakers this week. CJ is set on clothes but I still have to get new sneakers for him but have to wait until next payday for that.

Kids always look great for back to school, lots of new things! Here’s a list of suggestions from Kids Foot Locker on how to start the school year of with style.

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Back-to-School shopping is elementary at Kids Foot Locker with must-have items to fill your child’s locker.

“What’s in Your Locker?” this Back-to-School Season

New York, NY – August 10, 2010 –The countdown begins, so relish in the sun and enjoy those last days of summer! The annual back-to-school season is upon us. Whether shopping with your children or for them, choosing what you know they need and what they really want is key to a happy shopping experience for all. Kids Foot Locker is helping parents simplify this task with a “Don’t Forget” checklist for those first-day-of-class essentials.

Here’s a peak at the “must-have” items on the list:

Black or White Sneakers – Comfortable, durable and fashionable, sneakers complete your child’s back-to-school wardrobe. In the pre-requisite black or desired white, a fresh new pair will bring your child from the classroom to the playground in style. Try opting for a pair, like the Nike Wavy, which looks great and provides the support needed for a game of kickball or tag.

Polos – Some kids go from wearing their favorite playwear in the summer to pristine uniforms during the school year. The polo shirt is a uniform-approved staple item, as well as an always-in-style look, that is both comfortable and affordable. Kids Foot Locker offers polos in an array of colors – to accommodate any uniform or everyday need.

Backpacks- Not only one of the most essential accessories for its obvious function, backpacks are a great way for children to express their individual styles. For those looking to make a bold statement, the YakPak Splash Backpack with its burst of color will certainly grab attention. You also want to look for one that is durable enough to lug all those books back and forth while maintaining that desired cool factor. The Jordan collection and Jansport Superbreak have double-shoulder straps to ensure weight is distributed evenly, and is lightweight so your child is comfortable.

Socks- Pulled up to the knees or pushed down to the ankles, it’s all about sock appeal this back-to-school. Fun prints and bold color accents make this one of the hottest classroom trends. Mix and match to create your own style with Littlemissmatched socks (available in packages of three designs) or Kids Foot Locker’s new ultra-lite, low-cut socks for boys and girls.


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  1. My daughter would love, love, love the New Balance 993 – Big Kids. I think a good pair of gym shoes is essential for school. Your children need a pair that are comfortable and will last the entire year. My daughter has been begging for a pair of New Balance shoes because of the big N on the side and her name starts with N! lol

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

    girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

  2. My little one just started preschool and the potty training now has some set backs….my biggest shock is that shoes get wet just like everything else 🙂 We keep washing them but they will only hold up so much longer!


  3. This shoe is a must have for school – Nike Shox Turbo 11.
    barbara.montyj at gmail dot com

  4. The twins started pre-school on Tuesday and we havnt bought new shoes for the fall just yet. I would love to get my son a pair of Jordans- the Jordan Team Elite II Advance and my daughter the pink Jordan Retro 1 High.
    Or pairs of Red and Gray High top converse. 🙂

    Thanks for the chance!!
    Yasmineo142 [at]

  5. a must have from Kids Foot Locker this school year is the Jordan Team Elite II Advance – Little Kids

  6. I like the Jordan Retro 9 – Little Kids in the White/Turquoise/Metallic Silver/Lemon

  7. My daughter says that the adidas Originals Superstar 2 – Big Kids are a must have.

  8. I really like this on their site:

    adidas Originals Firebird Track Top – Big Kids

    Selected Style: Radiant Aqua/Radiant Pink

  9. I’d like to get my daughter the Nike Air Max 24/7 – Big Kids for back to school!


  10. I remwember buying the LA Lights when they were the fashion craze, Wigwam socks popular then, and backpacks of course, polos not–fashion tees for the fall as long sleeves came later.

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