It’s that time of year again. Hate to say it kids, but school is back and it’s time for more reading, math and homework and less screen time and sleeping in. But it also means back to school shopping and picking up the latest threads to look your best when you’re hanging out with all your friends in the school yard and hallways.

We received the new FuelCore Nitrel from New Balance to review this summer and we put it through all the moves a grade 8 runner would this fall. Great for running in the field at lunchtime, or on the court during gym class, these shoes are comfortable while offering the performance needed for activity.

Uniting performance trail technology with modern style, the FuelCore NITREL is designed for kids brave enough to wander off the beaten path. Don’t worry – the durable AT Tread outsole combines trail lug patterns with road-friendly lug patterns, meaning it’s designed for them to come back again. Plus, the molded, closed textile upper with asymmetrical seeming helps keep out debris. 

Modern styling characterized by sleek overlays and a streamlined N logo create a look kids will feel great about. REVlite midsole foam offers soft, lightweight support every step of the way.

  • All terrain outsole
  • Innovative REVlite midsole provides premium responsiveness and durability at a 30% lighter weight than other foams with comparable performance
  • Rubber outsole
  • Synthetic/mesh upper

New Balance is offering a gift with purchase (wireless speaker) with any kids shoes purchased over $69.99. Click here for more details and to order your pair to kick of the 2019 school year in your best style.

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