Camping is a good way to get kids in touch with the great outdoors, teach them useful skills and create lasting memories. It’s important to have the right attire though, especially when it comes to their shoes. That’s why we did the research for you and rounded up a some of the best camping shoes on the market for kids of all ages. We pulled a variety of options from well-respected brands like The North Face, Keen and Stride Rite. Our list includes two water-friendly styles for warm weather adventures as well as a pair of insulated slippers for lounging and sleep.
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1. Stride Rite Made2Play Phibian Water Shoe
These shoes feature a fast-drying, water-friendly EVA upper with a perforated design for breathability. They also include rubber pods on the outsoles for nonslip grip.
Pros: They have an antimicrobial mesh lining to reduce odor and memory foam insoles for added comfort. An adjustable hook-and-loop closure allows for easy on and off. These come in 20 colors and sizes for toddlers, little kids and big kids, plus, they’re machine washable.
Cons: They may run a bit small.
2. Keen Seacamp II CNX
These sandals have a webbed polyester upper, a hydrophobic, anti-stink mesh lining and Keen’s signature Secure Fit Lace Capture system for a snug fit.
Pros: Rubber toe bumpers provide optimal protection. They come in a wide range of colors and sizes suitable for kids of any age.
Cons: They may be somewhat narrow.
3. The North Face Tent Mule II
These insulated slippers are designed with a water-resistant, 100% recycled P.E.T. ripstop upper and a cozy fleece lining.
Pros: They come in several colors and a range of sizes. Rubber soles deliver traction. Side gore panels and dual pull tabs make them easy to slip on and off. They come in little and big kid sizes.
Cons: They may run a little tight around the top.