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Adventure-Ready Boots for Kids

It’s little boots for big adventures—watch your child take over the trail in boots and outdoor shoes for kids.

Kids need boots crafted for comfort and durability. Find the fun styles they’re sure to love—like rough and tumble hiking boots, rubber rain boots and sneaker-inspired hiking shoes. Shop trail footwear for boys and girls. Explore the collection now:

Find their next pair of adventure-ready boots from brands like Columbia®. Merrell®, Bogs® and The North Face®.

Buying Tips

Suit them up for the journey in boots and hiking shoes that deliver the right fit and feel. Keep in mind these factors when

Traction: Hiking boots or shoes should be built with a traction-maximizing outsole. Rubber is the gold standard material for shoe outsoles. Hiking boots that feature lugs can provide added traction on unpredictable terrain—but keep in mind, the deeper the lugs, the heavier their boot will feel.

Material: A full-grain leather upper is supportive, durable and waterproof. Sued uppers offer more flexibility and breathability for the trail, but not as much support and weather traction. Rubber is the ultimate weather-proof material—a perfect match for little ones splashing through puddles.

Comfort: Comfort is key for kids. Kids’ snow boots with a brushed or microfleece interior deliver warmth in the cold. A lightweight foam or EVA midsole contours and cushions on every step. Look for a built-in boot shank, which promotes arch support. And kids’ sheepskin boots are the ultimate for cozy warmth in the winter.

Support Consider the level of support and boot coverage your child needs. Mid-calf rain boots keep their pants dry when the weather is wet. Elongated hunting boots ensure they’re warm and protected in the field. For more natural movement, try a low-cut hiking shoe, designed with a lightweight feel.

Expert Advice

Trail running and hiking shoes are an alternative to the traditional hiking boot. These shoes feature a sneaker-inspired construction and thicker outsoles better suited for trekking on off-road terrain.

Trail running shoes are versatile—well-suited for the classroom or afterschool practice. Expect kids’ trail running shoes to feature a lightweight upper with mesh inserts. These inserts improve breathability, but make the shoe less resistant to weather and dirt.

When selecting running shoes, always ensure the shoe features an internal sockliner that wicks away perspiration—keeping your budding athlete cool and comfortable as they play.