Top 10 Children's Sports and Activity shoes

[1] Strides ahead

As the new school year begins, many children will be thinking about taking up a new sport or after-school activity. We've picked out 10 of the best shoes to get them started.Nike Dart 10 Trainers, £30

[2] Anyone for tennis?

Sleek lines for a classic on court look, brightened up with contemporary red details. These entry-level tennis shoes offer the lateral cushioning and support that tennis demands. Asics Gel Estoril Tennis Trainers, £30

Adidas F10 TRX FG Football Boots
John Lewis Girl Satin Ballet Shoes

[3] The beautiful game

Designed with firm ground in mind, these sporty boots are great for girls and boys. Odour resistant linings will help keep active feet smelling fresh. Adidas F10 TRX FG Football Boots, £40

[4] Let's dance

Pretty ballet pumps in gorgeous pink satin, with a leather sole and authentic bow over the toe. John Lewis Girl Satin Ballet Shoes, £11

John Lewis Rip Tape Plimsolls
Gilbert Omega Rugby Boots

[5] Classic plimsolls

Ideal for indoor activities, these classic canvas plimsolls have grippy rubber soles and adjustable fastenings for a secure, comfortable fit. John Lewis Rip Tape Plimsolls, £6

[6] Pitch perfect

These sturdy boots are built to last, so they'll keep up with the rigours of the rugby pitch. Aluminium studs offer optimum traction on soft ground.Gilbert Omega Rugby Boots, £55

Vans Baxter Trainers
Hunter Original Kids Wellington Boots

[7] Skate skills

Vans trainers draw inspiration from original styles favoured by skaters of a couple of generations ago. Look out for chunky rubber soles for an authentic look that won't be out of place at the skate park. Vans Baxter Trainers, £38

[8] A walk in
the park

Kids can't go wrong with classic wellies; they're ideal for muddy walks to school and outdoor activities with the Scouts or Guides. Hunter Original Kids Wellington Boots, £35

[9] All rounder

A classic trainer that takes its inspiration from keep fit styles. Ideal for sports or dance in and out of school. Complete with a non-marking sole.Clarks Fluency Cross Trainers, White/Navy, £30

Clarks Fluency Cross Trainers, White/Navy
Nike Jr. Mercurial Victory IV SG Football Boots

[10] First team

If your young players have wet and muddy pitches to contend with, the detachable studs on these vibrant shoes will provide traction and support for speed and ball control.Nike Jr. Mercurial Victory IV SG Football Boots, £40