We (and our kids) are crazy about KEEN’s cool kicks, like the Coronado, which features recycled aluminum eyelets, a recycled polyurethane and cork footbed, natural canvas, and vulcanized construction that uses fewer adhesives. Through its Mighty KEENdom initiative, KEEN will donate one dollar to the National Wildlife Federation for every pair of kids’ Coronado shoes sold in the U.S. Along with the initiative, KEEN has designed a special line of Coronados for infants and toddlers, each of which features a different endangered animal. It’s all part of the outdoor-footwear company’s commitment to the environment, and to getting kids out of the house and back into nature, through unstructured outdoor play and exploration. We love the Coronado’s durability, simplicity and old-school stitching. Factor in the fact that our purchase helps promote wildlife conservation and environmental awareness, and we just may have to stock up for fast-growing feet.
Walk (or crawl) proud, kids, ya done good.
Natasha Garber is the former editor of Los Angeles Family magazine. Currently, she is a contributor to numerous bridal, event and lifestyle publications across the country, where she covers green events and event planning, sustainable catering and cuisine, fashion and design trends. A mother of two and passionate proponent of eco-conscious family living, Natasha lives, writes, parents, plays and makes fresh, organic, totally delicious baby food in Los Angeles.