If you secretly hope your child’s first steps might happen, say, on a muddy stretch of the Appalachian Trail, these shoes are for you. Adidas Outdoor is coming out with what we think might be the first Gore-Tex hiking shoe…for toddlers. It’s called the Flint II Mid CF. Fully waterproof. Leather and Velcro. Your baby won’t know how good they have it.
Kids outgrow their footwear faster than should be allowed by law. For outdoor parents seeking some reprieve from trips to the mall, there’s Hi-Tec’s size-adjustable TT Mid Junior shoe—featuring insoles of various thicknesses that can be removed to boost the size by 3/4ths of a size. That should last them at least another few months—fingers crossed. $60; hi-tec.com