Every year around back to school time, I have to stop and assess the shoes my children own and often times I find they need new shoes. I look for comfort and durability when I shop for my kids. They will probably outgrow their shoes within the year but I want them to last that long! I have tried cheap shoes but found the straps broke off or the sole wore away before they even outgrew them. Today I will review durable fall footwear for kids- leather footwear for boys and for girls.
I was provided with the Keen samples in order to facilitate review. No monetary compensation was received and all opinions expressed are my own.
Durable Footwear For Kids This Fall:
Keen has lots of great fall footwear for kids. I chose leather shoes for my son and leather boots for my daughter.
Leather Shoes For Boys- KEEN AUSTIN II Review
The Austin II leather shoes for boys feature a padded collar for comfort and lace up closure. This boy’s leather oxford shoe features a classic look that is perfect for the playground, school uniforms, or even church. The Austin II even matches the Austin leather oxford shoe for men so you know your son will be proud to wear them!
The non-marking rubber outsole makes them very comfortable and great for outdoors and indoors. My son is enjoying his Austin II and they are a great “big boy shoe” that looks smart and is still durable enough for the playground and all of his rough housing. The Austin II are available in brown or black.
Leather Boots For Girls- KEEN Rachel Boot Review
The Rachel Boot has a breathable mesh lining that makes them the perfect leather boot for fall. Designed with a side zipper on the inside, they are both stylish and easy to take on and off. The zipper allows them to have a good fit that offers support while they play. The Rachel comes in Black/Dahlia Mauve and Cascade Brown/Shitake, in both children and youth sizes.
My daughter loves here Rachel boots for wearing to school. They are comfortable enough for the playground and they look great and keep her warm.
Want to see more styles of durable fall footwear? Visit KeenFootwear.com for a full assortment of leather shoes for kids and non-leather options as well. Which are your favorite fall footwear styles?
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Nikki @ Tikkido says
Now those are shoes you can play in! Even my girls would have a tough time destroying such durable shoes. 😉
Anne S. says
I really like the look of the Austin shoes. Play shoes for boys are usually too gaudy for my liking, or too “athletic” in appearance. Real leather is also great for durability and classic good looks!