Inside: Kids walking shoes from Keen. Press sample review.
I didn’t grow up doing much walking outdoors, my family just wasn’t into it. But marrying a husband that loves a hike has meant I have had to get to know a whole new world. Including what shoes are best for myself and the kids when we go on long walks together in the countryside.
KEEN create footwear from their iconic sandals with toe protection to their hiking boots to help you enjoy the great outdoors. With footwear for both adults and kids, there is a style to suit everyone.
I have had a pair of KEEN walking boots for the last year or so and I love them. I hadn’t really thought about getting any walking shoes for the kids up until now as they weren’t of an age that they could walk far. But after an epic day of walking during the summer I knew it was time.
Walking shoes by KEEN
The KEEN website showcases all of the available styles, from a hiking shoe, sneaker style and sandals – all perfect for little kids and in colours that girls and boys will love.
All of their shoes have a sturdy sole and toe bumper – perfect for adventures and exploring the outdoors.
The Newport Shoe
I really loved the look of the Newport Shoe and so chose it for all 3 of my children but in different colours to suit their individual personalities.
It features an adjustable bungee cord closure for an adjustable fit for growing feet. The leather and performance mesh upper provide an enclosed but breathable shoe for year-round use.
The Tie Dye Collection is really fun and I knew my eldest would love it. She isn’t into pinks or purples but equally doesn’t like typical ‘boy’ colours either. The black shoe with a tie dye effect is really cool and something that suits her perfectly.
By contrast, my youngest daughter loves everything pink and so this Grey/Very Berry mix was the perfect choice for her.
Both of the girls’ shoes are from the Older Kids range, which starts at size 13 and goes up to an adult size 6.
I also got the Newport Shoe for my son but his came from the Younger Kids range that has sizes 7 through to a 12. Exactly the same in style, just smaller.
His is in the colour way Grey/ Brilliant Blue and also features the toe bumper, which is invaluable with younger kids, isn’t it?
The soles have a great grip on them as you would expect from a walking shoe. They certainly stood up to lots of jumping on logs and large stones without anyone slipping.
It also features a pesticide free Eco Anti-Odor treatment that uses natural probiotics that keep feet fresh. Great for when they’ve been walking all day and usually come home with stinky feet!
The kids have been wearing them for the last couple of months on our weekly adventures and they’ve been great. They are super comfortable with plenty of space for growth thanks to the adjustable bungee closure system.
They also suit different widths of feet too for this reason – my eldest and youngest have quite narrow feet and so just need to tighten the straps slightly more compared to my middly who has a little bit of a wider foot.
I also love that they have been made with premium leather, sourced from an LWG working group tannery (the industry gold standard) – totally aligning with their eco-friendly ethos as a company.
I know they will last and last a long time and I’ll be able to pass them along to friends and family to enjoy once mine grow out of them.
If you are looking for a quality pair of walking boots for your kids then go take a look on the KEEN website for more styles and colours. Find them here: www.keenfootwear.com
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