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KEEN Gypsum Kids Hiking Shoe

posted by gumptiongear September 12, 2012 0 comments


Lace-up your little trekker in the Kids Gypsum Hiking Shoes from KEEN and see if you can keep up with them on the trail.  The kids’ version of the technical, trail-ready Gypsum, is designed to keep small feet comfortable and happy whether at the playground, out on the trail, or simply kickin’ curbs around town.

You want your little tike to love the untouched and unpaved world like you do, and that, in part, will mean you need a quality trail ready hiker.  And while KEEN may have shrunk the size of the Gypsum to fit a smaller foot, they didn’t shrink back on the quality materials and detail that make KEEN a consumer favorite.

Built tough for backyard adventures and fun on the trail, the kids Gypsum features nubuck and textile uppers that ensure the shoe can handle rough and tumble adventures and still live a life worthy of being handed down to little brother or sister when the time is right.

KEEN’s Dual Climate Rubber outsoles keep your little mountain goat’s feet gripping even on slick-rock or muddy terrain.  More importantly, this KEEN specific rubber hardens in cold weather so they can bite into packed snow proving these mountain kicks are truly ready for your around adventures.

In the gumption household, our little mountain trekkers have gone through their fair share of hiking shoes.  One lesson learned is this: not all bungee lacing systems are created equal.  On more than one occasion we’ve returned shoes from some manufacturers due to bungee laces that fray and fall apart after only a few treks over the hills and through the woods.

Not a problem with the KEEN Gypsum.  When KEEN gave these trail-ready shoes a durable cinch cord lacing, they clearly had constantly moving kidlets in mind.  KEEN’s Quicklace system makes getting in and out of these shoes super easy, and your little explorer can adjust them on the trail with a simple tug, which means mom and dad don’t have to stop and re-tie shoes every five minutes.

Of course the kids Gypsum also features KEEN’s legendary toe bumper so tiny toes are protected from the gnarly roots and rocks.  Moreover, when you aren’t out introducing your kids to the wild, the KEEN toe-bumper will also keep you from buying new shoes after every “learning-to-ride-a-two-wheel-as-I-brake-with-my-toes” session.

Bottom Line…
When day breaks, your little adventurers aren’t stopping for anything.  Outfit them with a shoe that can keep up and keep the dreaded “how much longer” question from ever crossing their mind.

Manufacured by KEEN the kids’ Gypsum is available for both boys and girls in an array of color options, retails for $60 and can be purchased from

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