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.
Kids' Hiking Sandals
When it comes to versatility, ease of wear and timeless mountain style, the KEEN Newport Sandal for kids has it all. A KEEN classic for adults, our original hiking sandal is adapted for kids with fun colors and all the same features that made it mom and dad’s favorite.
The protective toe bumper offers protection, and the burly sole has great traction on varied terrain. The well-ventilating uppers are also machine washable, and the bungee closure offers a flexible, customized fit that’s also easy for little kids to take on and off. Look for the glow-in-the-dark Newport sandals for kids.
Hiking Shoes for Children
When it comes to standard-setting hiking shoe performance, KEEN has options for every type of young hiker.
The Hikeport and Hikeport Mid offer easy closures and a versatile look for big kids (and little ones, too) who need a hiker that can cross over to the playground. With a lightweight and grippy sole, the Hikeport provides plenty of traction, and the bungee closure simplifies the boot-up phase of getting on the trail. The “mid” version offers a medium-high cut for increased stability. Look for the waterproof option, which includes our waterproof breathable membrane, great for rainy or wet days.
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.
For longer day hikes, try the Ridge Flex Waterproof Boot. Our new KEEN.BELLOWS FLEX technology reduces the energy each step takes – giving kids hiking boot support without the stiffness.
For little girls who need a lightweight technical hiking shoe, we recommend the kids’ Terradora, which (like the women’s model) is designed with a lower-profile last to accommodate a growing female foot. With a better fit and plenty of bright colors, the kids’ Terradora is also available in a waterproof option, to help keep your little girl’s feet dry even in variable weather.
Waterproof Kids’ Hiking Boots and Shoes
For big trips with variable weather and lots of different terrain, your kids need a good pair of boots just like you do. The Torino boot is our burliest waterproof boot for young hikers, and is built around a supportive, durable sole with synthetic uppers. With our waterproof breathable membrane, they’ll be protected from wet weather and stay dry even when temps heat up.
Both the Terradora and the Targhee shoe are available in “mid” boot models for kids as well, offering extended ankle support and protection along with waterproofing. The kids’ Ridge Flex Waterproof Boot is made with KEEN.DRY waterproof protection that keep 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.