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Kalenji AT, Easy Athletic Shoes, Kids'

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In order to start running with a more natural feel, this lightweight shoe, which is easy to get on, is great for kids' first steps on an athletics track

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Product Features

Kalenji AT, Easy Athletic Shoes, Kids' is designed for

In order to start running with a more natural feel, this lightweight shoe, which is easy to get on, is great for kids' first steps on an athletics track

A photo of the Kalenji AT, Easy Athletic Shoes, Kids' in use

Heel to toe drop

Reduced impact when running: The zero drop boosts the natural stride.

Lightweight

The shoes are lightweight to promote a more natural stride: 4.6 oz in size 3.5.

Easy to put on

Kids are more independent thanks to the rip-tab, which is easy to open/close.

Cushioning

The EVA foam sole absorbs shocks when running.

Fit

The shoe has better retention thanks to the inner strap.

Grip

The front and back pads on the sole reduce the risk of slipping.

Non-marking sole

No more marks on gym floors thanks to the non-marking sole!

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Great KIds General Purpose Joggers

My 5 year old granddaughter has been wearing these everywhere for about 8 months. They are quite robust and she hasn't worn them out as yet. The Velcro tab instead of laces seems to work well and is easy for small children to use. The only real negative is the white colour as she gets them very dirty. Darker colours would be more practical.

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Comfortable daily runners

Daily runners shoes are easy to wear and comfortable for daily run and any other activities.

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athletic shoes

very light, really good product, good value of money but hard to clean up.

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Size 1 Kids white shoes

I really like the colour and light weight but unfortunately in preschool for every day wearing this shows not a good choice as they become dirty so easily even with little dust and you can take out the dust from it . Other then that it’s good comfortable to walk and run .

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shoes

very good quality

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Impossible to put on

Don’t buy these! The Velcro strap is only for show! The opening to put the child’s foot in is small and there’s no stretch or elastic. I thought these would be good for my son to put on himself due to the large Velcro strap but they’re impossible to put on. Really disappointed and a complete waste of money. I’ve always bought Decathlon trainers for my kids and can’t believe how badly designed these are. Bought online and postage was £5 which I thought was high but always had great trainers from Decathlon before, but I’m now very annoyed as I’ll have to return these and buy a different pair but won’t get the postage refunded.

Customer

Was too small and narrow

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Customer

Too small and narrow

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Excellent value for money

Great trainers, bought them to go in the boys or bags for school and they are excellent value for money. Look pretty cool too

Kingsolomon2

Perfect fit

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Great trainers

My son loves these shoes cos of the colour. However they seem to be a bit big for him even in his size so waiting to grow into them as they slip off his feet a bit at the moment but great cheap trendy trainers.

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No support - gave my daughter plantar fasciitis

Bought for the good reviews but these trainers gave my 9 y.o. daughter plantar fasciitis. They have zero support in them for growing feet. If you are an active person, it’s very hard to get rid of this once you have it : (

Hi Rebecca,

Thanks for taking the time to write to us. I am very sorry to hear that this product did not meet your expectation.

Our AT easy for Kids has been developed with zero drop to boost the natural stride of kids. Scientific studies conducted by our research lab (the SportsLab) have shown that a zero drop allows for a more natural stride, similar to a barefoot running stride. This natural stride allows for better absorption of shock waves when running and strengthens your child's muscles and tendons in the long term.

Nevertheless, if this model is not suitable for your kid, please do not hesitate to visit your nearer store, where our Running experts would be more than happy to help you find the right fit and exchange or return this product.

Regards


Federico

UK Running Leader

11/5/2019
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Best regards Decathlon thanks for everything.

Decathlon is the best shop.

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Perfect!!

Comfortable..so great for outdoor and indoor activities!! My son loves it!!

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Composition

Upper of

  • 30% Polyurethane
  • 70% Polyester cationic

Outer sole of

  • 30% Rubber - Synthetic
  • 70% Ethylene vinyl acetate

Lining and sock of

  • 40% Ethylene vinyl acetate
  • 60% Polyester cationic

What's zero drop?

The drop of a shoe is the difference in sole height between the forefoot and the heel. Scientific studies conducted by our research lab (the SportsLab) have shown that a zero drop allows for a more natural stride, similar to a barefoot running stride. This natural stride allows for better absorption of shock waves when running and strengthens kids' muscles and tendons in the long term.

What about the natural stride?

Athletics Easy is based on 3 criteria for a natural stride as similar as possible to barefoot running: - Zero drop, so that the middle of the foot lands before the heel - Lightweight for a more fluid stride - Flexibility for easier roll-through with the midfoot Result: The energy from ground contact is transmitted to the back leg muscles, which absorb the vibrations better.

A design chosen for kids... and based on parents' feedback.

For these shoes, our team focused on the needs of budding athletes and their parents' feedback: - The rubber pads at the front and back of the sole increase its grip - The Velcro strap allows kids to put on and take off their shoes themselves - The inner strap retains kids' feet effectively - Reinforcements in the front, back, and sides of the upper offer kids more support and protection

Our design team is proud to present...

... a beautiful, lightweight, and affordable shoe. Achieving this involved a team of 15 people, a lot of back-and-forth movement, consideration of your opinions, teamwork with SportsLab, lab tests followed by field tests, and the desire to offer an affordable shoe adapted to the natural stride of kids starting sports. The result: "Great shoes designed with bucketfuls of common sense that are fully suited to athletics."

Carole, product manager, and maxime, engineer at sportslab, talk about athletics easy and the natural stride

"We based ourselves on the assumption that the body is naturally well-built and has everything it needs for running. The whole story of natural stride begins when a kid takes up sport. That's the reason we came up with these shoes." "The point is not to go against nature and learn how to run again: it's something that happens naturally. And when kids take up athletics, these shoes foster their natural movement and help them develop in the sport."

Did you know? the fit of kids' and adult shoes are not the same!

Kids' athletics shoes are specifically designed for kids' feet. A kid's foot is proportionally slimmer and less voluminous in the shoe than an adult's. Give growing young athletes space so they don't feel restricted when doing sport. If an adult chooses a shoe designed for kids, his foot movements are restricted, which has a direct impact on the body!

Origin

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Product testing

Driss, our test engineer, tested these shoes on a group of 7 kids during a session in which they ran, threw, and jumped for 2 hours on a range of surfaces including grass, asphalt, and gym floor. They particularly appreciated the comfort and rubber anti-slip pad, as well as the ease with which they could put on the shoes themselves and the light weight for faster running. This test complements those carried out in the lab and allows us to validate our products.

Storage instructions

For more durability, we recommend leaving the shoes to dry outdoors.

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