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ASICS Kid’s Contend 8 Grade School Running Shoes


Help your young runner reach new heights in the ASICS Kid’s Contend 8 Grade School Running Shoes. Designed for exceptional comfort and support, these shoes will keep growing feet happy while tackling the track or trails.

Breathable, Flexible Upper

The upper features a lightweight, breathable mesh material that allows air to flow in and out, keeping feet cool and dry. Strategically placed overlays provide structure and support. The shoes also have a padded tongue and collar for added comfort around the ankle.

Comfortable Fit

A removable sockliner accommodates orthotics for customized cushioning. The EVA midsole provides excellent shock absorption mile after mile. These shoes have a convenient pull tab on the heel for easy on and off access.

Durable Outsole

The solid rubber outsole with traction lugs ensures dependable grip on varied terrain. The Contend 8 also has a Guidance Line™ flex groove that enhances gait efficiency. The toecap and toe rubber stitching improve the durability in a high-wear area.

Eco-Conscious Materials

At least 20% of the upper is made using recycled polyester. This helps keep waste out of landfills. The sockliner foam is also made using an eco-friendly production process that reduces water usage and CO2 emissions.

Additional Details

  • Shaft measures approximately low-top from arch
  • Removable sockliner accommodates orthotics
  • Rearfoot GEL® cushioning attenuates shock
  • AHAR® rubber outsole for exceptional durability
  • Guidance Line™ flex groove improves gait efficiency


Available in kids’ sizes 3 through 7. Refer to the size chart to ensure the best fit.

Ideal Uses

The Contend 8 is a multipurpose shoe ready for gym class, the playground, or youth running programs. The supportive design keeps growing kids active in reliable comfort.

Care Tips

Machine wash cold, gentle cycle. Air dry. Check with manufacturer for latest details on care instructions.

Order With Confidence!

ASICS is dedicated to providing high-quality athletic shoes for active kids. Try out the Contend 8 risk-free with our 100% money-back guarantee. We want your child to be fully satisfied with their new running shoes. Contact us with any questions or concerns – our friendly customer service team is happy to help!

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