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Shoes

Nothing can ruin a good day outdoors faster than ill-fitting or unsuitable footwear. That goes for kids trail shoes just as surely as it does for grown up mountain boots. If children are wearing shoes that let them go where they want to go without pinching or their feet sliding around inside they'll feel more comfortable and more secure, and get the most fun from their outdoor activities. Not only that, but you'll get a much more peaceful day if they're not hopping around!
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Crocs Footwear Kid's Crocband LEGO Clogs 12080 (Crocs Footwear)
Keen Footwear Kids' Koven Low Waterproof Shoes 1011760 (Keen Footwear)
Adidas Kid's AX 2 Shoes Q22096 (Adidas)
Keen Footwear Kids' Koven Low WP Shoes 1011913 (Keen Footwear)
Crocs Footwear Kid's Crocband LEGO Clogs
12080
Keen Footwear Kids' Koven Low Waterproof Shoes
1011760
Adidas Kid's AX 2 Shoes
Q22096
Keen Footwear Kids' Koven Low WP Shoes
1011913
$34.95
 
Crocs Footwear Kid's Crocband LEGO Clogs 12080 (Crocs Footwear)
$64.95
 
Keen Footwear Kids' Koven Low Waterproof Shoes 1011760 (Keen Footwear)
$54.95
 
Adidas Kid's AX 2 Shoes Q22096 (Adidas)
$64.95
 
Keen Footwear Kids' Koven Low WP Shoes 1011913 (Keen Footwear)
Keen Footwear Kids Chandler CNX Shoes 1010010 (Keen Footwear)
Keen Footwear Youth Coronado Lace Shoes 1009295 (Keen Footwear)
Keen Footwear Youth Coronado Lace Shoes 1009296 (Keen Footwear)
Keen Footwear Kids Chandler CNX Shoes 1010012 (Keen Footwear)
Keen Footwear Kids Chandler CNX Shoes
1010010
Keen Footwear Youth Coronado Lace Shoes
1009295
Keen Footwear Youth Coronado Lace Shoes
1009296
Keen Footwear Kids Chandler CNX Shoes
1010012
$54.95
 
Keen Footwear Kids Chandler CNX Shoes 1010010 (Keen Footwear)
$89.91
$31.47
 
Keen Footwear Youth Coronado Lace Shoes 1009295 (Keen Footwear)
$44.95
$31.47
 
Keen Footwear Youth Coronado Lace Shoes 1009296 (Keen Footwear)
$54.95
 
Keen Footwear Kids Chandler CNX Shoes 1010012 (Keen Footwear)
Keen Footwear Kids' Chandler CNX Shoes 1010007 (Keen Footwear)
Crocs Footwear Childrens Mammoth Evo Clog 12879 (Crocs Footwear)
 
Keen Footwear Kids' Chandler CNX Shoes
1010007
Crocs Footwear Childrens Mammoth Evo Clog
12879
 
$54.95
 
Keen Footwear Kids' Chandler CNX Shoes 1010007 (Keen Footwear)
$39.95
$19.98
 
Crocs Footwear Childrens Mammoth Evo Clog 12879 (Crocs Footwear)
 

For casual, short hikes all kids outdoor shoes really need to do is provide a little bit of support and cushioning, and have a nice grippy sole for security. That last point is important, particularly if your kids are the type of go-getters that love to run around and explore but might not always be on the lookout for slippery surfaces or loose ground. As children get older and start to be more capable of longer, more challenging hikes and other outdoor activities, they should have outdoor shoes that are just like mom and dad's. Their footwear will need to provide contoured arch support that'll help them beat fatigue, it'll need to be waterproof, and it'll need to fit well. To test for a perfect fit, feel the front of the shoe. Their toes should be about a little finger's width from the front of the shoe. At the back, you should just about be able to slide the same finger down the back of the heel without a struggle.