Are you shopping for a high schooler and want to get them some shoes but have no idea what they like? We’ve got THE list for you! In this post, you’ll find the most popular shoes for high schoolers.
It is no secret that teens love their shoes. However, if there is something I have learned as a mom to two teens is that teens are very particular about what they wear and that makes them so hard to shop for, especially when it comes to shoes. That said, it’s definitely a hit or miss when gifting teens if you don’t know exactly what they want and like.
And when it comes to shoes, you definitely don’t want to miss. Especially because shoes are so dang expensive but also because you want them to love and actually wear their gift. So if you’re in the market to get some shoes for that teen in your life, you’ll want to make sure you are getting them shoes they’ll love and actually wear. But what shoes are most trending with high schoolers right now? We’ve got you covered!
In this post, we have rounded up the most popular shoes for high schoolers and they are all picked out and approved by actual teens. Many of these shoes my teens already own, have them on their wishlist, or their friends have and love them. So you can rest assured you are getting that teen in your life shoes that are actually popular amongst teens right now.
This post shows you the top most popular shoes for high schoolers.
Top Most Popular Shoes For High Schoolers
Before we get into the list of popular shoes for teen boys and girls, let’s first get the shoe essentials out of the way. Any of the below products would make a perfect addition to gift along with a pair of shoes.
- Crease protectors – If you have a teen in you’re life then you must know their obsession with keeping their shoes crease-free.
- Shoe repellant – This helps keep shoes clean longer, especially white ones.
- Shoe cleaning kit – A must-have shoe cleaning kit. Leaves shoes like new!
- Shoe cleaning wipes – Perfect for on-the-go or mess-free shoe cleaning.
Now that we got that out of the way, here are the top most popular shoes for high schoolers.
1. Nike Air Force 1 ’07
The best shoes for teen boys and girls that are perfect for everyday use are definitely the Nike Air Force 1. These shoes have remained popular for years and are extremely popular among teens. They are a teen staple and you cannot go wrong with gifting these. My teen has gotten these for back to school for the last three years now and are the shoes he wears the most.
2. Platform Converse
These platform converse are super trendy right now and take the regular converse to the next level with the chunky platform. My daughter got these for back to school and they are of such good quality because they still look so good almost a year later. If you’ve been to a high school lately, you’ll see these are undoubtedly a teen favorite.
3. Crocs – Classic Clog
Crocs is another teen favorite. They aren’t just cute but also super comfy everyday shoes. And even if the teen you’re shopping for already owns a pair, there are so many colors to pick from, so it wouldn’t hurt to get them a new pair. Don’t forget to grab a few charms to go with their new crocs.
I got these for both my teens for Christmas and they wear them DAILY! So definitely worth it.
4. Black Vans
Looking for everyday black shoes for teenage girls and boys that are nice but don’t break the bank? These black Vans are the way to go. Teens are loving all-black Vans and I’m all for it because they cost a third of the price of other popular shoes like the Air Jordan 1’s. So if you’re looking for something under $100, these are a great option. My daughter got these for Christmas and it’s one of the shoes she wears the most.
5. Dunk Low ‘Black White’ aKA ‘Panda’
The Nike Dunk Low is pricey but a definite favorite for teens. The Dunk Low black and white ones AKA: Panda one is the most popular color, but there are plenty of colors to pick from if black and white color aren’t a favorite for the teen you’re shopping for. I think what makes these shoes so popular is that they literally look good with anything. And take any outfit to the next level! Which makes them perfect for busy high schoolers.
They do go out of stock quickly, so you kinda have to keep an eye on them to see when they get back in stock. But here are some other online stores you can find them in if they have them in stock.
You can also check out your local mall and check out the small shoe boutiques there that might have them in the color and size you need.
6. Brown Chuck 70 Vintage Canvas
The black and white chucks are usually the most popular color people buy, but I have actually been seeing this brown color a lot lately. And seems to be a favorite for high schoolers right now. And they are under $100! Which most shoes these days are not. So definitely a great buy and a good quality shoe for that teen in your life.
The UGG boots are back in full force and are a top trending shoe. Specifically, the ultra mini UGG boots to be precise haha! Teens are always looking for comfort, so I am not surprised these are so popular among teens. And if the teen you are shopping for loves platform shoes, definitely opt for the Classic Ultra Mini Platform Boot if not grab the Classic Ultra Mini shown above. Similar boot but without the extra platform.
8. Nike Blazer High
If you have been to a high school lately or around teens, you know the Nike Blaze High is a teen favorite. And I am not surprised. It’s a really nice shoe and lightweight. So if the teen you’re shopping for doesn’t own a pair yet, definitely add this one to the list of options.
9. Black Chuck Taylor All-Star Classic
Can’t leave out the classic chucks! These are the perfect versatile shoe that can be worn with many styles. So no matter the style of the teen you are shopping for, these will still be a hit. And not only is this the perfect versatile shoe, but it’s also a durable shoe that doesn’t break the bank. You can grab a pair of these for under $100 and they have plenty of colors to pick from, too. But black is definitely a high schooler favorite.
10. Air Jordan 1
What are the most popular shoes for high schoolers? The Nike Air Jordan 1 is definitely at the top of the list. Because they have so many colors available, they work for anyone’s style. And the silhouette of the shoe makes them look good with whatever you’re wearing. So it’s no wonder they are a popular shoe and have remained popular for a while now.
However, this is another shoe that is not easy to find. And some colors and sizes are harder to get your hands on. But here are some places you can check out that might have what you’re looking for.
We have also gotten lucky at places like Foot Locker and Champs before. But haven’t seen any there lately. However, it doesn’t hurt to check.
11. Vans Canvas Old Skool Black & White Shoes
Another great option under $100 is these black and white vans. These are a teen favorite and they aren’t only nice inexpensive shoes but they are also perfect versatile shoes that can go with many styles.
This post showed you the most popular shoes for high schoolers.
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