If you want to go old school at the new school, you need to get kitted out with a pair of Adidas Samba trainers. Right now, they’re on the shelves in a tasty Bluebird Blue.
This is essentially the same Samba you would buy for adults, but in the much smaller sizes. Which means this is the same 1960s all-round training shoe and one of the biggest sellers from the Adidas range in the 50 years since.
For your money, you get a full grain leather upper, breathable mesh lining and a rubber outsole. All of that for £44 direct from Adidas. Sizes are a children’s size 10 though to a 2.5.