9 Best Kids Hiking Boots and Shoes | Footwear That Can Take a Beating

The Crazy Outdoor Mama

If you can get your kids to fall in love with hiking, you’re setting them up for a healthy life. Not to mention all the memories you’ll create together.

But the wrong hiking shoes can lead to blisters, slips, or discomfort  and can quickly turn children into anti-hikers.

Here are several things to consider when choosing the best hiking boots or shoes for your kids: 1. Comfort 2. Traction 3. Support 4. Durability 5. Fastening System 6. Waterproof

Let’s head on now to 9 of my top kid’s hiking boots recommendations.

Keens were the brand of choice for many of the Netteburg kids as they hiked the AT. This style comes in multiple colors and even a waterproof version.

KEEN Unisex-Child Targhee Sport Vented Hiking Shoe

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Oboz offers a 1-year limited warranty that covers defects in workmanship or materials. Not only will your feet feel good but you’ll feel good on the inside.

Oboz – Sawtooth II Mid/Low

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Merrell offers these hiking sneakers in both Little Kid and Big Kid sizes. These are tough enough for the trail but also fashionable enough for kids to wear to school.

Merrell Unisex-Child Trail Chaser Hiking Sneaker

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With nearly 1,200 reviews averaging 4.5 stars, these are a great option for introducing your child to hiking or even for a one-time hike.

Hawkwell Kids Outdoor Hiking Shoe(Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

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