(Closed) Keen shoes for kids, is it worth it to you?

posted 7 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
891 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MrsFuzzyFace:  I don’t know about the US, but good shoes in Sweden sets me back about 50-100 dollars a pair of shoes/boots etc depending on the brand and season (winterboots are soo expensive!!). I don’t think it’s too much. If your kids are gonna use them alot and so forth, I think you should go for it, and they look cool too!

Post # 4
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

(Not a parent)


I would, but I firmly believe in wearing good quality shoes (ie clarks, keen, privos).

Post # 6
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

yes yes yes. i buy  my son a pair of nonsandle keens for  the cool season and a pair of the sandles for warm weather. they last the entire  season.  when we bought target  or similar shoes, we had to replace them every month.  the keens are warm, have antibacterial nonstinky inside, washable, durable. love them for kids  s

Post # 7
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i should say, these are also the only shoes he wears…unless he is dressing up. if we  had a pair to match every outfit, then i would reconsider. but fifty bucks for six months of  use is good for me

Post # 8
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t have kids yet so I don’t really know what’s popular right now but I think $50 isn’t too expensive for good shoes.  Although, I feel compelled to say that I think those are some of the ugliest shoes I’ve ever seen, lol.

Post # 9
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

My bonus son had size 10 feet in August and is now wearing a size 12. So I would say no. Maybe once he evens out, and isn’t changing sizes so fast, I would spend more money on them. 

Post # 10
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

No, kids grow out of shoes way to fast to spend that much money. I find it ridiculous to pay $50 bucks for a pair of shoes that the child will out grow before the shoe gets worn out.  Now myself, yep I would spend that much money because I would wear the shoe out.

Post # 11
6 posts

Look on 6pm.com. They often have Keens for kids. I bought a pair for my grandson for 27.99. And yes, I think they’re worth whatever money you pay because they are comfortable and durable.

Post # 12
638 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

Yep. I agree with @upallnight: that I only buy one pair of shoes per size so that makes it doable. If I were buying 3-4 pairs of different colors I couldn’t afford to spend this much! Feet affect your entire body and shoes is not the place to cut corners. Especially with kids!

I also do my best to search out good quality shoes on sale 🙂

Post # 13
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

No. I wouldn’t pay $50. I believe in quality comfy shoes as well….but I find them cheaper. And that’s just because I don’t remember the last time I paid retail for any clothing, shoes, accessories.

ie For Christmas we got all our nieces and nephews Sorels but I think I paid like $50/60 per pair when they retail over $100.

P.S. If these are that awesome I’m on a mission now to find them cheaper than $50 for our nieces and nephews!

Post # 14
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

My son has to wear these since he has a skin condition and scratches his feet opened if I put opened sandals on him… I don’t want him to be too hot in the summer so this is really the only option, we tried cheaper versions of the same type of shoes but they would rub his skin wrong and he would take them off to scratch. It’s worth the money just to keep his skin from flaring up and having a sad miserable child. $50 for shoes isn’t bad when it’s the main shoe he wears all summer.

Post # 15
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I have a hard time paying for my own shoes. My 15 month old son has received a bunch of pairs of hand-me-down Merrels and Nike sneakers that are in fabulous condition and have been worn by two different boys before him. So, I’m thrilled by good brands for my little one and am lucky to have sources of barely-used shoes!

Post # 16
5295 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

{not a parent yet} I rarely spend $50 on shoes for myself. So no, I wouldn’t spend that much on shoes that they will outgrow in a couple months. 


I guess I should add that once we lived on our farm, our most expensive shoes (usually a 2x-3x year purchase) were our farm boots because they really needed to be durable and steel-toed. But for ‘normal’ use we had whatever shoes Farm & Fleet or Payless sold, lol. 

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