Whether you have older kids, younger kids, toddlers, or babies, parents know that kids’ shoes need to be durable. Between rowdy recesses, PE, and family adventures on the weekends, little feet put plenty of stress on shoes. That’s why KEEN Kids uses the same materials and construction techniques you’ll find in our grown-up styles, to keep your kids comfortable and focused on the outdoors—not their feet.
Whether they’re a puddle-jumper, a tree-climber, or a hiker, KEEN has a shoe that will keep up with your young explorer—and hold up long enough to achieve hand-me-down status. Plus, with styles and colours designed to look just like mum and dad’s, their KEEN shoes will become the shoe they want to wear (and can put on all by themselves), getting the whole family out the door a little easier.
Introduce Them to a Classic Kids’ Waterproof Sandal
The kids’ Newport H2 is our number one kids’ shoe for the same reasons adults love it—it works and it lasts. With easy-draining uppers, toe protection, and hiking-boot level traction, it’s a true all-terrain sandal. They’ll want to wear it everywhere, from gym class to the trail, and we don’t blame them!
You also have some style options within our kids’ Newport collection. The Newport H2 Glow-in-the-Dark is a supportive sandal can take anything a kid can dish out. An adjustable hook-and-loop strap lets kids put them on themselves, and quick-drying webbing is perfect in and out of the water. And the soles glow in the dark! The Newport NEO H2 has a sole that can tackle all terrain. It feels active and athletic with lightweight durability that makes it their go-to sandal for all things rough and tumble.
The lightweight materials and bungee closure in the Newport collection are especially convenient for little hands and feet, giving them a shoe that’s easy to put on and won’t weigh them down. And for the world’s many irresistible water features (you know: gutters, puddles, streams—basically anything wet) the Newport dries quickly and is machine washable.
If your child enjoys fanciful footwear, fun colours and free-moving construction make UNEEK O2 a must-have. The interlocking cords form to kids' feet, offering trainer support and a sandal-like feel. It's comfy enough for a full day of play.
Hiking Shoes & Boots for Girls
Based on our popular Terradora collection, which is designed with a woman’s fit in mind, KEEN Kids also offers girls’ sizes of Terradora shoes and boots. The Terradora Low hiking shoes are rugged yet feminine, featuring the same TrailFit tech as our women's version. You can also try the Terradora WP Mid boots if your girl needs ankle coverage. All our Terradora styles are crafted for a girl’s maturing foot with lightweight durability and supportive cushioning.
Our KEEN Kids Moxie collection offers some lightweight hiking options. Moxie Mary Jane Ballet Flats offer bold prints and a wraparound rubber overlay. This shoe makes a self-assured statement with every step. The cushioned footbed and reinforced toe offer comfort and protection, whatever the adventure. Moxie Sandals feature performance plus style in a sandal that's all set for adventure. With a soft, comfortable construction, cushioned footbed and covered toe, the girl on the go doesn't have to worry about watching her step.
KEEN Kids Winter Boots
KEEN Kids also offer plenty of protection for winter weather needs. The Levo Waterproof Boot can be worn by boys and girls. It’s sleek, lightweight, and ruggedly made, and jumps into wintry fun at full speed. With its insulated, padded interior and waterproof upper, it's designed to keep them out there longer between hot chocolate breaks.
The Terradora Winter waterproof boot is equipped with supportive cushioning for a girl's maturing foot, plus a waterproof leather upper and insulation rated to -32°C/-25°F, so she can jump in and get after it—in any weather.
For the Kid Who’s Always on the Go
We all know that kid who never sits still—and if you’re lucky enough to be the parent of one you know they need a shoe that can keep up. The Chandler CNX is designed to be as lightweight as it is durable, with our most flexible, non-marking sole and legendary KEEN construction, for agile performance that won’t fall apart.
And despite what they may believe, not even the fastest kids are impervious to water, which is why the Chandler CNX has them covered with a waterproof membrane to keep toes dry. Paired with an easy-on bungee closure, it’s a shoe they’ll reach for every day before heading off on their next adventure.
Give Them Added Waterproof Protection
For bad weather days, kids need a shoe with a little more waterproofing and protection. Our choice for the job is the Hikeport Mid Strap, which gives them a chukka-style coverage without forcing anyone to struggle with laces.
Constructed with our waterproof, breathable membrane and a sturdy sole, the Hikeport will be your go-to for shoulder-season adventures and wet walks to school. It’s protective enough to keep them dry, but far superior to a clunky winter boot when it comes to playing tag. Whether you’re hoping to simplify your weekend packing list or just keep them comfortable through a day’s worth of activities, the Hikeport is an easy choice.
For Your Mini-Me
The KEEN Targhee is a premium hiking boot for all conditions and trails—and the kids’ version looks and performs just like yours—the only difference is our easy-on bungee closure. The TPU heel-capture system helps increase stability on varied surfaces, and the lugged sole gives them better traction than a standard trainer.
Of course, the kids’ Targhee offers the same waterproof membrane and partial-leather uppers as the adult model, for protection from the elements and lasting durability. For family backpacking trips, day hikes and everyday adventures, the Targhee is a kids’ shoe that will make them feel like one of the grown-ups.