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Kids' Light and Flexible Rip-Tab Shoes

Sale price: $25.00 Regular price: $34.99

These light, comfy trainers are easy to put on, making them perfect for your child's activity-filled days, whether running around the track or playing with friends.

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Sale price: $25.00 Regular price: $34.99

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Kids' Light and Flexible Rip-Tab Shoes | The AT Flex trainers have been designed for kids to wear for their sports activities and for running, jumping and playing.

These light, comfy trainers are easy to put on, making them perfect for your child's activity-filled days, whether running around the track or playing with friends.

A photo of the Kids' Light and Flexible Rip-Tab Shoes in use

Heel to toe drop

Zero drop means that kids get a more natural stride, as if they were barefoot.


Because of the flex grooves, the shoe flexes with your foot as you run.

Easy to open/close

The elasticated laces and strap let kids put their shoes on all by themselves


To better cushion impacts, the midsole is made from EVA foam.


If your child works up a sweat, the mesh will let their foot breathe.


The risk of slipping is reduced by the rubber patch underneath the entire sole

Non-marking sole

The sole won't mark sports hall floors.

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Accurate sizing

Very pleased that the sizing was accurate.

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Nice shoes

My son loves it!

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 Hello Gabriel,


Thank you for taking the time to write to us about your product experience. We truly appreciate your feedback.


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Decathlon Brampton Team

Great kids sneakers

Second time we purchased these sneakers. Our kids love them!

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That is great to hear! Thank you for your feedback, Nicole.

Decathlon Calgary Team

Great shoes will buy again

Good fit, seem to last comparable with clarks trainers. Bright green got dirty quick tho but can wash them

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Good shoes for kids

Value for money and looks good

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Great product!

My daughter likes it! Very comfortable and trendy!

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Great trainers!

Fab trainers for my 6 year old pink obsessed daughter..

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Great shoes

My grandson was happy to use the shoed

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Poor Quality

Shop alot in Decathlon and amazed at the products and prices... we buy gymnastics, equipment, outdoor equipment and sports equipment.....However, these lasted less than 4 weeks of wear.....but we are away on holiday.....will be returning on my return...but not the quality we expect...

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Running shoes

My 5 year older loved them

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Good value

Got these for my son, he loves them, he said they are really comfortable. Nice bright colours and good value for money

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Nice Fit

Nice fit for 8 yrs old girl.

Awesome product

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Good Quality

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Additional Product Information


Lining and sock of: 100.0% Polyester ; Upper of: 80.0% Polyester, 20.0% Polyurethane ; Outer sole of: 60.0% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate, 40.0% Butadiene Rubber

What are 0 drop shoes?

On shoes, the drop is the height difference between the front and rear of the sole. Scientific studies led by our research laboratory (SportsLab) has demonstrated that a 0 drop gives a more natural stride, similar to running barefoot. This natural stride helps your child better absorb the impacts of running and strengthens their tendons and muscles over time.

What about the natural stride?

To encourage a natural stride that's as close as possible to running barefoot, the Flex Run shoe is based around 4 criteria:- Zero drop and good flexibility so that the midfoot contacts the floor first, rather than the heel.- A low weight for a smoother stride- An anatomical shape to limit the amount that the shoe restricts the footThe result is that, when you contact the floor, the energy is transferred to the muscles at the back of the leg, which are better at absorbing vibrations

Designed for kids...based on their parents' feedback.

Our team focused on the needs of beginner athletes and feedback from their parents when designing these shoes:- The rubber patches all along the sole make it grippier- The rip-tab helps your child to put their shoes on and take them off unaided- The laces and strap ensure that your child's foot is correctly supported- The reinforcements at the front and rear of the upper provide extra support and protection

Why choose shoes that let your child's feet breathe?

Our research laboratory, SportsLab, has shown that kids' feet sweat much more than adults' during exercise. This is why all of our running shoes are made with breathable fabric (mesh) on the upper. It wicks away perspiration and stops unpleasant odours from developing. This fabric, which is lighter than synthetic leather, is more comfortable for running!

Product testing

Our test engineer tested these shoes with a group of 10 kids. He ran a 2-hour session during which they ran, threw and jumped on a range of surfaces such as grass, asphalt and sports hall floors. They particularly enjoyed the shoes' comfort, the rubber skid pads that prevented sliding, the option to put them on themselves and the light weight that made it easy to run faster. This test complements those completed in the lab and allows us to validate our products.

Storage instructions

To maintain the durability and lifespan of your shoes, we recommend air drying them.



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