It’s not everyday that your favorite footwear company contacts you saying they want to send you a pair of kids shoes to have and take photographs of/give my thoughts on. Gah, talk about exciting! The amazing company Keen Footwear have been worn in our household forever, and I swear by their shoes in every season! They told me about their newest rain boots – the Encanto Waterproof Boot for kids – and my daughter excitedly chose her favorite color while we both did a little happy dance after replying ‘yes’ to this fantastic company.
The day I took these my daughters and I were hiking the property, and we heard the UPS truck park at the end of our driveway. My oldest daughter started jumping and squealing “my purple boots, my purple boots!” (her favorite color is purple if you can’t tell). She immediately asked me to open the box and could hardly wait to get back to the house to try them on. On first impression I loved how lightweight they were and took note of the little synch system at the top of the boot. Genius! You wouldn’t believe how many activities of ours are cut short because of water in the boots from puddle jumping.
My girl immediately ran back into the forest after putting these on, stopping occasionally to help little sis over a rock or pick a snail up off the trail. She went to our little creek that runs through the property this time of year, and she told me she needed to see how her purple boots did in the creek – a daily stop for my two water loving ladies. I smiled while they splashed, jumped, and giggled with the dogs and one another. We went back to the house almost an hour later, and I’m happy to say we had two very happy kids and one pair of very dry feet.
The leather exterior of these are fantastic and wipe dry like a rubber boot, and as mentioned above the synch system at the top is fantastic! You might notice in the photos above my daughter was not shy with her puddle jumping yet her feet stayed totally dry (and the shoes stayed on too). The interior is lined and kept her feet cozy unlike the average rubber boot. I also noticed these were extremely flexible and appear breathable, and I can imagine my girl will go on many a hikes wear these in the next year. I asked her at the end of our adventure what she thought of her boots and she very ecstatically said, “I loooove them! And they’re just for me.” Ah, four year olds. 😉
Seriously, if you are in the market for rain boots, these are it. We’ve worn everything from basic rubber boots to higher end name brands and I’m totally sold. Don’t be afraid to size up (I did!), as the synch at the top keeps the shoe on even with wiggle room. Thanks so much Keen Footwear. And thanks so much to my nature loving little girls for letting me follow you around with a camera all day every day!