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Keen Sandals For Boys – The Most Supportive And Durable Summer Sandal For Your Boy!

Keen Sandals For Boys

Have you been looking for a pair of Keen sandals for your boy? Do you want to provide your child with a pair of supportive and durable sandals that will last through the whole summer season?

I always explain to parents that if they choose the correct type of seasonal footwear for their children, they will always outgrow the shoes before they get destroyed. Whether you are looking for the perfect summer camp sandal or you need an everyday sandal for your child to take to the beach, Keen sandals got you covered!

Keen sandals are practically indestructible which guarantees that your child will outgrow his sandals before they get destroyed. This is one of the features that parents love the most about Keen sandals.

The other feature parents love about these sandals is how they provide really good support to their kids’ feet and legs. This is the most supportive summer sandals for kids and your child can wear his Keen sandals all day long!

These sandals are the ones that physical therapists recommend the most for children who have foot issues such as pronation, flat feet, or rolled ankles.

I always recommend parents to take their children to their local kids’ shoe store, where a shoe fitter will properly measure your kids’ feet and find shoes that fit. The issue that most parents have is that these local children’s shoe stores have been closing down and they don’t have a place to take their kids to be properly fitted for shoes.

I have been helping parents find their kids’ shoes online for the last three years, and in most cases, parents were not aware that a particular shoe style existed in a particular size or width. I want you to remember one thing: It doesn’t matter how narrow or how wide your kids’ feet are, there is at least one particular shoe style out there that will FIT the shape of his or her feet perfectly and I will HELP YOU find it.


It doesn’t matter how much support a particular shoe style has to provide, if it’s not fitted properly your child won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer. This means that if you are not 100% sure your child is wearing the correct shoe size and you don’t have a local shoe store where you can take him to be properly fitted for shoes, please START by reading a post I wrote where I describe the most simple, yet effective way to make sure your child is wearing the correct shoe size:

How To Measure Kids Shoe Size From Home – In Less Than 30 Seconds!

Keen sandals are built for all-day play or afternoon exploration, and they provide the support, comfort and flexibility that developing feet need.

In this post, I will describe the best styles of Keen sandals for boys!

Boy Keen Sandals

What Makes Keen Sandals Special? – Comfort, Support, And Durability!

Like I mentioned before, parents love how supportive and comfortable these sandals are for their kids. The footbed of Keen sandals provide an internal support mechanism which is anatomically engineered to provide excellent arch support and cradle the natural contours of the foot.

You can rest assured that Keen sandals will take anything a child can dish out. Let’s take a look at some of the features these sandals have to offer:

  • Adjustable hook-and-loop strap: This will allow your children to put them on and take them off by themselves.
  • A quick-drying webbing: This feature is great because it will allow the sandals to quickly dry once your child is done playing in the water.
  • Traction: Keen sandals provide great traction, so your child can confidently walk around in wet surfaces.
  • Machine washable: All Keen sandals styles are machine washable. Use a small amount of detergent, wash on gentle cycle and air dry.

Please remember that your child won’t get any of the benefits that Keen sandals have to offer if you don’t provide him with the correct shoe size. What’s even worse, you will end up creating several foot issues to his feet such as blisters, calluses, and corns.

Now that we know what features Keen sandals provide and how to make sure your child is wearing the correct shoe size, let’s take a look at a selection of the best Keen sandals for boys.

The Best Keen Sandals For Boys – The Secret Revealed!

The styles of Keen sandals I will describe below are the most supportive and better fitting ones. I also have fitted them before, so I am familiar with how they fit (short, long, wide or narrow).

Below you can find a selection of the best Keen sandals for boys:

These selection of Keen sandals all fit “true to size” which means that you need to go a half a size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale. However, keep in mind that Keen sandals don’t come in half sizes, which means that if your child needs a size 10, I recommend that you get him the size 11 in order to leave growing room for him to wear them for the whole summer season.

Keen sandals won’t fit a child with extra wide feet. If you have a boy with extra wide feet, there is another sandal brand that will work for his feet. Have you ever heard of Jambu sandals?

These types of sandals are similar to Keen in terms of support and durability, but they fit much wider. So, if your child has extra wide feet, please take a look at a post I wrote where I describe the best summer sandals for children with extra wide feet:

Wide Sandals For Kids – The Must Have Summer Sandal For Kids With WIDE Feet!

What To Do When Keen Sandals Start Smelling?

Several parents have contacted me asking why Keen sandals develop a smell after their children wear them for a couple of months. Keep in mind that most summer sandals that your child wears for most of the day will start developing a smell after your child wears them for a while. Unfortunately, there are no special products in the market right now that can help get rid of the smell, so DO NOT waste any money in products thinking that they will help.

However, there is a home-based method you should try that has worked for a lot of families. This home-based method is used with baking soda and vinegar and you will notice how the smell will be greatly reduce or fully eliminated! Please make sure you rub it throughout the sandal, especially in the neoprene part.

I have found that this is the most effective way to get rid of the smell. Several parents who have tried this home-based method said it significantly reduced and, in most cases, fully eliminated the smell.

Supportive Sandals For Kids

Keen Sandals For Mom And Dad? – Get Them At Half Price!

Did you know that Keen sandals come in men’s and women’s sizes? If you have been looking for a great supportive sandal to wear during the summer time look no further!

Keen sandals are perfect if you love the outdoors and like going hiking, camping, zip lining, city touring, running around, etc.

Some parents are on their feet all day and need comfortable and supportive summer shoes. I have fitted the moms and dads that bring their kids to the shoe store in Keen sandals, and once they try them on they LOVE how comfortable they are!

Did you know that if you wear a women’s shoe size 8 (or below) you can get the kid’s version (shoe size 6) and you will end up paying half of the price?

Pretty awesome, right?

While I can’t get into too much detail about how this shoe size conversion works in this post, I wrote an article where I explain this shoe size conversion between women’s and kids’ shoe sizes and you can find it below:

Women And Kids Shoe Size Conversion – Save Big Buying Kids Shoes!

Below you can find a selection of the best Keen sandals styles for mom and dad! Remember that these sandals are all waterproof and supportive and you can wear them for most of the day. One feature parents love the most about these sandals is the cushion  that they provide. They mention how they are one of  the very few sandals they can wear without hurting the sole of their feet which means that they provide excellent arch support. These are the most versatile sandals that you will ever find since they are lightweight, dry quickly, and provide great tracion.

All of these shoe styles fit “true to size”, which means that you need a half a size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.

Do you have a children’s shoe store in your area that you TRUST? I get contacted by parents daily and they want to know whether these is a good children’s shoe store in their area, so if you do have one please let us know in the comments section below so all parents can benefit from your experience.


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2 Comments on Keen Sandals For Boys – The Most Supportive And Durable Summer Sandal For Your Boy!

  1. A lot of brands have similar styles of sandal, like the Pediped Canyon and Sahara or the Stride Rite Jayden. Merrell also has a few styles. Thoughts on these? Is any sandal of this style a good choice if it fits well?

    Additionally, what are your thoughts on shoes like the Stride Rite Phibian or Merrell Hydro 2.0 “sneaker sandals”?

    • Hello Brynn,

      The Pediped Canyon is a great sandal in terms of support but it doesn’t provide the same stability as Keen sandals do. Notice how thet don’t come with a toggle lace to hug your kids’feet. The same applies to the shoe style that you mentioned made by Stride Rite. To answer your questions they are great sandal styles but Keen sandals are more versatile in the sense that they provide the same support but more stability for when your kids’are running and playing around.

      The Stride Rite Phibian doesn’t provide good support, it is pretty similiar to wearing a pair of Crocs.

      I hope this helps!

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