Just because the adventurer is smaller doesn’t mean the adventure has to be. KEEN hiking shoes for girls and boys are designed around the same high-quality materials and supportive fit you’ll find in our adult models, just downsized for little feet. With KEEN Footwear’s signature support, durability, waterproofing and traction, they’ll be comfortable and confident on every family hiking trip.
WATERPROOF HIKING SHOES FOR KIDS
When it comes to standard-setting hiking shoe performance, KEEN has options for every type of young hiker.
The Targhee Sport Vent shoe for big kids offers an easy closure and a versatile look for those who need a hiker that can cross over to the playground. With a lightweight and grippy sole, the Targhee Sport Vent provides plenty of traction, and the bungee closure simplifies the boot-up phase of getting on the trail. The vented upper provides plenty of breathability on warm days. This style also comes in little kids sizes.
“Nice light shoe for active kids. Sturdy but light and fast. My kid prefers these to his running shoes, especially on trail and around the farm. Breathable to keep feet cool in the warmer months ahead.” - KEEN fan JoeScience
Another great hiking shoe is our bestselling Targhee Waterproof shoe for little kids - also in big kid sizes. This is the waterproof kids’ version of KEEN’s most iconic adult hiker. Created to take active boys and girls further down the trail in wet and dry weather. These lightweight hiking boots are perfect for boys and girls with fun colors to compliment their personality!
“These shoes are holding up great through hiking, parkour, playgrounds, and daily life.” - KEEN fan Kathleen S.
WATERPROOF KIDS’ HIKING BOOTS
For big trips with variable weather and lots of different terrain, your kids need a good pair of boots just like you do. Our KEEN Kids hiking boot styles provide ankle support so your kids can jump, run, and explore confidently while out on the trail.
The kids’ Targhee hiking shoe is designed after our most popular adult hiking models, with a durable upper, strategically placed ventilation, and the support they’ll need for long miles on the trail. Built to last, the Targhee is a classic for young adventurers who can’t get enough of the wilderness.
“My three-year-old Loves these shoes, they are very comfortable and have a fantastic grip for Hiking. He loves to go over rocks and walk up and down hills where if he had no grip, he would for sure fall, but thanks to these shoes, he's safe.” - KEEN fan Av
The big kids’ Ridge Flex Waterproof boot is made with KEEN.DRY waterproof protection that keeps feet dry and happy. Not only does the KEEN.BELLOWS FLEX in the forefront make each step, squat, and log leap feel easier, but it bends where other boots crack and weaken over time. This style also comes in little kid sizes.
“My ten-year-old daughter just wore these for five days of hiking and field work at Olympic National Park and reported that they were comfortable and her feet stayed dry—no small feat in a temperate rain forest. I would definitely recommend these boots.” - KEEN fan Sarah Y.