Back to school doesn’t just mean heading back to the classroom, it is also the start of a new season for sports, clubs and other activities. And if your kids are like mine, that means new gear for all of those activities too. For sneakers, backpacks and all the gear my family needs we head to Academy Sports + Outdoors.
This back to school post is sponsored by Academy Sports + Outdoors.
Academy Sports + Outdoors Back To School
Academy Sports + Outdoors has a huge selection of the things kids need for back to school. No, not pencils and crayons, but the other stuff. We went in search of new sneakers and backpacks, we came out with our arms full of those things and more.
Check out all of the fun we had on our shopping trip:
Academy Sports + Outdoors has all the top brands, and I think we tried on every brand of shoes in the store. From Nike and Fila to Sketchers and Converse – my kids tried on a lot of shoes. In the end, K was thrilled with her pink shoes and Sissy was overjoyed with her Twinkle toes.
Even mom managed to find a new pair of kicks! How cute are these slip on Chucks?
But it wasn’t just sneakers we needed. My ballerina has outgrown her ballet shoes once again, and I was excited to find Capezio dance shoes. We also discovered that Academy carries Capezio leotards and tights. My ballerina is all set for a new year.
Although our local store didn’t have any colorful leos for my gymnast, I discovered some cute ones on Academy’s website and ordered one.
I have always been partial to Jansport backpacks. I am sure other brands a great too, but I love Jansport so I was thrilled to see the huge selection of Jansport backpacks. I didn’t even have to steer my kids to my brand of choice, they went straight for the Jansports. One in a Disney print and one in cheetah print (Sissy’s newest obsession).
Of course, it wouldn’t be back to school shopping without new clothes!
Academy has a large selection of athletic tops and bottoms from Nike, Under Armor and other top brands at fantastic prices. I loved all of the great girl power shirts my daughters found, and cute tees for just about every sport too. We might have had a little too much fun trying on outfits and posing for pictures.
In the end both girls insisted on getting the hooded tees with thumbholes in the sleeves. Apparently hoods and thumbholes are the way to go.
Of course, Sissy was extremely disappointed to find out the cheetah print leggings weren’t available in her size in store. That is until we found out we could have it ordered in store and shipped to our house for free. Score one for the win Academy.
Although my girls don’t have to wear uniforms, Academy also carries school uniforms online. With free shipping on orders over $25 and polos starting at $4.99 – Academy is a great option for school uniforms.
Shopping tip – did you know that Academy has a price guarantee? Find it cheaper elsewhere? Academy will beat the other store’s price by 5%.
Academy Sports + Outdoors has you covered for your back to school needs. Whether you need a new pair of school shoes or gear for fall sports, you will find it and so much more at Academy.