I have a thing for shoes. In fact, I own so many shoes that my husband has jokingly forbidden me from buying any more. I did not, however, have a comfortable pair of lightweight running shoes. Thus, when recently offered the chance to review a pair of NDB kids running shoes with full mesh upper in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity.
NDB kids running shoes currently retail for $79.00 with a sale price of $21.99 on Amazon. I buy only shoes priced around $30 or less (and more often than not less), so I find the retail price of this pair of shoes a bit high for my taste. However, the current sale price is right up my alley. I thus rate the sale price of the NDB kids running shoes positively.
NDB kids running shoes feature a rubber IU outsole with a waffle pattern for traction, a full-length IU midsole for lightweight cushioning, a full mesh upper for excellent breathability, and a cushioned collar for protection around the ankle. Each shoe weighs only 115 grams and is extremely flexible, creating lightweight footwear that allows you to move more naturally. The single-layer knit material offers breathable comfort and helps keep your feet cool. The fusion of mesh and TRP cushioning deliver an excellent blend of plush comfort and durable support to go the distance. NDB kids running shoes currently come in eight sizes and two colors (black and gray).
My tiny little feet measure 8 5/8 inches, so I received a pair of black NDB kids running shoes in size 3 Y US Little Kid/35 EU. I normally wear a child size 3 or an adult size 5, so the sizing chart provided on Amazon is accurate. The soles are white, and the laces are black/white. I really like the simple coloring of this pair of shoes. Most of my wardrobe consists of red tops. I also often wear jeans, especially when I am running around with my kids. When not wearing jeans, I prefer black or gray bottoms. These black shoes pair nicely with almost all my clothing.
I have a hard time finding comfortable running shoes because I prefer lightweight shoes that allow my feet to move more freely. As promised, NDB kids running shoes are incredibly lightweight and flexible. As soon as I picked up these shoes, I could tell the difference in weight compared to my other sneakers. These shoes are super light. The rubber soles are also extremely flexible. I can wiggle my toes up and down while wearing this pair, so I feel more like I am wearing a thin pair of leather dance shoes than a pair of running shoes. These shoes make chasing after my kids while playing outside easier and comfortable.
In addition to the lightweight, flexible soles, I also love the breathable mesh uppers of the NDB kids running shoes. During the warmer months of the year, I prefer to go sockless. While I can wear socks with these shoes, I do not have to. With my previous pairs of sneakers, I had to wear socks to keep my feet from sweating and rubbing painfully inside the shoes. However, I can and usually do go without socks while wearing my NDB kids running shoes. The mesh is super breathable, allowing plenty of fresh air to my toes even when doing strenuous activities. The cushioned collar never rubs against my ankles, even when sockless. Most recently I have been wearing this pair of shoes while doing some landscaping in my backyard. My feet remain cool and comfortable even when I am hauling heavy bags of mulch around!
Although very lightweight, the NDB kids running shoes are also made of high-quality materials. The stitching on these shoes is even and sturdy. The laces, which match the uppers of the shoes, are also very high quality. I usually have to double knot my shoe laces, but I can single tie these without any problems. The rubber soles are also very sturdy. Despite my trekking around on uneven terrain and through rough woodchips, the bottoms have yet to suffer any nicks or other damage. The waffle pattern on the bottom provides great traction, which I require because I am super clumsy. All in all, NDB kids running shoes are great athletic shoes for kids (and small adults) on the go!
If you are searching for a reasonably priced pair of lightweight athletic shoes for your child, I highly recommend the NDB kids running shoes. These lightweight shoes feature a rubber IU outsole with a waffle pattern for traction, a full-length IU midsole for lightweight cushioning, a full mesh upper for excellent breathability, and a cushioned collar for protection around the ankle. These black shoes with black/white laces and white soles pair nicely with almost all my clothing. These shoes are super light, and the rubber soles are extremely flexible. I also love the breathable mesh uppers, which allows plenty of fresh air to my toes even when doing strenuous activities. I would definitely buy another pair of NDB kids running shoes in the future.
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NDB Kids Running Shoes Review © 2016 Heather Johnson
NDB Kids Running Shoes © 2016 Heather Johnson
Bottoms of NDB Kids Running Shoes © 2016 Heather Johnson
Inside the NDB Kids Running Shoes © 2016 Heather Johnson
Laces of NDB Kids Running Shoes © 2016 Heather Johnson
Wearing the NDB Kids Running Shoes with Socks © 2016 Heather Johnson
Wearing the NDB Kids Running Shoes without Socks © 2016 Heather Johnson