Best kids' shoes that light up 2022 for boys and girls

Guaranteed to keep kids entertained and keep them moving, the best shoes that light-up are playful and practical.

Best kids' light up shoes
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Is there anything more fun than a light-up shoe? Sure to keep kids entertained and on the go, these are the best kids' shoes that light up - and they're both playful and practical.

Whether you're looking for the best trainers for kids (opens in new tab) or the best kids' wellies (opens in new tab) there is a vast amount of styles to choose from with inbuilt LED technology, including smarter options they can wear to light up the classroom and school playground.

The best kids' shoes that light up may be super fun but they also have a host of technical elements too, such as flexible soles, breathable fabrics and comfortable cushioning. So you can rest assured that your little one’s feet are supported in the best light up shoes - something that’s key when it comes to choosing the best shoes for toddlers (opens in new tab).

The best kids' shoes that light up

If you want to add some sparkle and an extra spring to their step, we’ve hunted down the best kids' shoes that light up. Trust us, they won't want to take these off.

Next White Unicorn Light-Up High Tops; some of the best kids' shoes that light up

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1. Next White Unicorn Light-Up High Tops

Sizes: 9jnr - 7UK | Fabric: Textile and other materials 

Rainbow accents and an adorable unicorn make this pair pure magic. They have a cushioned footbed for extra support and touch fastening straps for an easy fit. Lighting up with every step, kids will be mesmerized by this playful pair. Best suited to older kids, we’re pretty sure they will want to wear these every day.

VIEW NOW - Next | £28-£34 (opens in new tab)

M&S Kids' Freshfeet™ Light-up Dinosaur Trainers, included in our roundup of the best kids' shoes that light up

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2. Kids' Freshfeet™ Light-up Dinosaur Trainers

Sizes: 4S-13S | Fabric: Textile and other materials 

This high-quality pair is perfect for the dinosaur lover in your life, with dino-inspired colours and textures. The laid-back sneaker design and riptape fastening make them the perfect kicks for parties and playdates. They don’t compromise on technical details either, with plenty of slip-reducing grip and Freshfeet™ technology to keep busy feet cool all day long. As an added bonus, they are vegan too.

VIEW AT - M&S | £25 (opens in new tab)

Peppa Pig Girls Light Up Trainers - our pick of some of the best kids' shoes that light up

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3. Peppa Pig Light Up Trainers

Sizes: 6-10| Fabric: Breathable material covered in faux PU leather 

This fully-approved, official Peppa Pig footwear is glittery, holographic and lights up with every step. Fully cushioned in both the insole and heel and with additional ankle support for growing and active feet, these fun shoes provide both outstanding comfort and function as well as looking funky. The easy-touch, fastening strap provides adjustable width fitting and the flashing lights are great for safety in the dark.

VIEW AT - Amazon| £18.95- £18.99 (opens in new tab)

Star Wars printed flashing trainers - these are some of the best kids' shoes that light up

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4. Star Wars printed flashing trainers

Sizes: 7jnr - 2UK | Fabric: Polyester and thermoplastic rubber

These trainers have a cool, hi-top, basketball aesthetic which kids and adults will love. Black and grey with a Stormtrooper motif on the tongue and flashing LED lights in various colours in the sole, they are as comfy as they are cool with padded tops and teddy-soft linings on the inner and insole. The hook and loop tab at the front, and loop at the back mean they pull on and fit snugly to avoid rubbing and discomfort when kids are having fun.

VIEW AT - H&M| £19.99 (opens in new tab)

Best kids' shoes that light up; the Voovix Kids LED Light Up Shoes feature on our list

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5. Voovix Kids LED Light Up Shoes

Sizes: 7.5jnr - 8UK | Fabric: PU leather, Textile, Rubber Sole 

With hundreds of top reviews on Amazon these are a hit with customers. The lights can be changed with a remote control, keeping kids entertained for hours. Available in eight different colours including metallics, you’re bound to find a pair that suits. They can be charged up via a USB cable and provide around seven hours of light-up fun. Perfect for parties and hitting that dance-floor.

VIEW NOW - Amazon | £21.83-£33.99 (opens in new tab)

Paw Patrol printed flashing trainers - some of the best kids's shoes that light up for fans of Paw Patrol

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6. Paw Patrol flashing hi-tops

Sizes: 7jnr - 2UK | Fabric: Thermoplastic rubber, polyester and PU 

With a rating of 4.9 stars out of five from enthusiastic customers, these Velcro-fastening hi-tops have a hook and loop tab at the top, elasticated lacing at the front and a loop at the back to make them ideal for slipping on and off fast-growing feet. With various-coloured LED lights in the transparent sole that illuminate every step and motifs of their favourite Paw Patrol characters, they'll want to wear them every day.

VIEW NOW - H&M| £19.99 (opens in new tab)

Marvel Boys Spiderman Light Up Trainers; included in our pick of some of the best kids' shoes that light up

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7. Marvel Boys Spiderman Light Up Trainers

Sizes: 7jnr - 1UK | Fabric: Rubber soles, synthetic

The instantly recognisable red, blue and black colourway, Spiderman motif and flashing red soles make these the perfect kicks for any superhero's wardrobe. The heel and insoles are fully cushioned to mould to their every step, while the hook and loop fastening encourage older kids to be more independent with their footwear.

VIEW NOW - Amazon | £21.95-£21.99 (opens in new tab)

Best kids' shoes that light up - the Frozen flashing trainers

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8. Frozen flashing trainers

Sizes: 7jnr- 2UK | Fabric: Polyester, rubber, PU 

A must-have for any Frozen fan, these printed mesh and glittery trainers are the perfect way to light up their world with a bit of Disney. The elasticated lacing and a hook and loop tab at the front paired with a grosgrain loop at the back make them great for kids learning to put on and tie their own shoes. A padded top edge alongside mesh lining and insoles mean they are breathable and soft-wearing on young, growing feet and the soles with motion-activated flashing LED lights are both fun and a safety feature for darker days out and about.

VIEW NOW - H&M| £19.99 (opens in new tab)

Peppa Pig Light Up Rainbow Wellington Boots from our list of the best kids' shoes that light up

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9. Peppa Pig Light Up Rainbow Wellington Boots

Sizes: 5-10jnr | Fabric: PVC and rubber 

Non-slip, waterproof and light-up to keep your child safe and in sight - these wellies are as functional as they are fun. These glittery, light-up, multicoloured Peppa Pig wellies are just the ticket for jumping in muddy puddles and lighting up drizzly days. With lots of positive feedback from customers for comfort and style, they're sure to make a splash in your little one's wet-weather wardrobe.

VIEW NOW - Amazon| £15.95-£15.99 (opens in new tab)

isney Minnie Mouse Light Up Trainers - a pair of the best kids' shoes that light up

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10. Disney Minnie Mouse Light Up Trainers

Sizes: 7-13jnr | Fabric: Synthetic, faux leather

Disney fans will love these light-up, official Minnie Mouse trainers. With an unmistakable, 3D Minnie-inspired bow and a pearlescent finish, they make the perfect present complete with a character-themed gift box. Fully cushioned and with additional ankle support for active days, the speed laces make them perfect for quickly popping on before you head to the park.

VIEW NOW - Amazon | £18.95- £18.99 (opens in new tab)

Best kids' shoes that light up - the Sketchers Heart Light Up Trainers

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11. Sketchers Heart Light Up Trainers

Sizes: 13jnr - 1.5UK| Fabric: Rubber sole and textile

Featuring flashing lights in the mid-sole and a heart and rainbow or leopard-inspired print for an eye-catching look. The bungee-cord lacing and hook and loop delivers a secure fit, while the breathable, cushioned insole and padded ankle collar offer Sketchers' trademark comfort.

VIEW NOW - Sports Direct| £34 (opens in new tab)

PlayStation Light Up Trainers - our pick of some of the best kids' shoes that light up

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12. PlayStation Light Up Trainers

Sizes: 8-13jnr| Fabric: Synthetic

With a fully light-up sole to help them stand out when gaming in the dark, these budget-friendly, official Sony Playstation trainers are the ultimate gift for young fans of the iconic console. Lightweight with a black and blue upper and flashing red sole when walking or running, the breathable mesh upper, superior grip on the sole and flexible fit mean they're just as much fun when you're playing outside too.

VIEW NOW - Amazon| £14.95-£14.99 (opens in new tab)

DC Comics Batman LED Trainers; some of the best kids' shoes that light up

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13. DC Comics Batman LED Trainers

Sizes: 6-12jnr| Fabric: Synthetic

Whether they're walking to school, playing in the park or just going about their day - it's always time to be a superhero with these official Batman trainers. In the iconic Batman yellow and black colours, the breathable mesh upper, cushioned heel and insole and easy touch-fastening strap provide adjustable width fitting for growing, active feet.

VIEW NOW - Amazon| £16.95-£16.99 (opens in new tab)

Best kids' shoes that light up: where to buy

Shoes with flashing lights that care for little feet are guaranteed to raise a smile for both parents and kids