Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what your kid is going to like, but other times you can take one glance at an item and go, “Oh man, she’s going to go nuts over that.” These pink Kaley boots from Keen Footwear definitely fall into the latter category. My little one surely did go nuts over these and she’s been wearing them anywhere and everywhere since the weather turned cool.
These Kaley boots are fun and funky, but like most Keen products are also comfortable and rugged. They would be awesome for any trip that calls for cold weather walks and playing outdoors.
In terms of specs, there are full-length side zippers to make the boots easy to take on and off, rubber toe guards and non-marking rubber outsoles, and EVA midsoles to provide cushioned support. Polyester “faux shearling” does not sound very desirable, but it looks good and is warm.
The uppers are suede though, which is great for cold weather but isn’t ideal for snow. You may want to spray some waterproofing on them if you live in the north.
The Keen Kaley boots come in sizes 1 to 6 and retail for $70. Just a tad over half the price of UGG boots for kids and only half as likely to make you go “Ugh!” Unlike most of the footwear from Target that she plows through in a season, these should last at least another year (if the feet cooperate and don’t grow another size.)
And yes, if your child isn’t a girly-girl, you can also get them in brown or “iguana” green. If you’re not a girl at all, there’s a women’s version too (but for $110).
See more at Keen Footwear’s site.