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Back-to-School Shopping Trends For Boys

Trend Watch: Must-Have Back-to-School Styles For Boys

Who Should Wear It: New-school kids who appreciate old-school style.

Why It Works For School: A cool pair of kicks will take your son from home to the classroom to the playground and back again in style.

Our Picks: Velcro closures make the iconic New Balance KE410 sneakers ($50) easy to get on and off. Nike's 6.0 Mogan Mid 2 Jr. Sneaker ($35, originally $55) are the epitome of retro (and, yes, the '80s are retro now) cool. The original Converse Jack Purcell low-tops ($50, available in five colors) have gotten a mod makeover with cool new details. Vans Classic Checker Print Slip-Ons ($23, originally $35) are available in sizes for kids of all ages.

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