Nike Varsity Big Kids' Running Shoe REACH FOR THE STARS. Join the squad with the Nike Varsity. These running shoes are made with extra durability in mind for recess, the track and everything in between. Mix in soft cushioning and a star-studded sole—the sky’s the limit for how far you can go. Premium Feel Leather provides extra durability and makes it easy to clean. All-Day Cushioning Soft foam cushions every step, while padding around the ankle and tongue feels plush. Walk on Stars Stars are molded into the rubber sole for a stellar look, while also providing durable traction.