Boys' Trekker Shoes
Good shoe, could be better
We ordered the size 12 Wide shoe for my son who wears an 11.5W, according to the LE chart. The shoe fits perfectly. He really likes them. However, we are returning them as they are extremely hard for me to help him put on. He cannot put them on by himself. There is no tab at the back heel, as other shoes that LE sells have, to hold onto while putting the foot in. This makes it near impossible to get the heel into the shoe without smashing that entire section flat. Then, trying to pull it up over the foot is not easy, as there is not much room in the opening for a foot and some fingers. No space there is good for fit but bad for getting on.
This seems to be a pretty good shoe. It would be even better with a small pull on tab in the back. We are returning this item.
March 31, 2014
Great shoe - wish they same style was available in adult sizes
I have been wearing trekker shoes for many years now, and I love them. They are easy to slip on and off, comfortable and easy to wear around town. They are great in summer, don't mind getting wet or muddy, and wash up easily. I wore my last pair at least 2 years before I felt the soles were worn out. I prefer the kids style of trekkers. The adult style changes frequently and is not as cute or comfortable. Unfortunately, the girls sizes don't run large enough for me, but the boys sizes work great.
February 1, 2014
My son is an idiopathic toe walker and these are the shoes for him. They fit well, and wear well. They even stay on his feet. They are also comfortable for him.
January 19, 2014
Shoe held up well overall for school use, but bungee style lace failed quickly. Replaced with standard tie laces since shoe had plenty of wear. Light weight shoe with good tread that seems to hold up well.
January 8, 2014
Perfect Durable Shoe for 9 Year Old Boy
I bought these in black/yellow for my 9 year old son. He LOVES them! He has trouble tying laces, so these shoes (along with the fact that they are comfortable & durable) made them quick favorites. He wore these all summer with shorts and easily cleaned them up to wear with jeans/khakis to church.
I bought the size 6 & they fit as expected. My son says they're very comfortable with and without socks
I highly recommend!
November 18, 2013
7 Year old loves these!
My son used these as his 'indoor' shoes at school. This is the second year in a row that we have bought these shoes. He loves them for their ease of getting on and off. I like them because they look smart, while serving the purpose of a running shoe for junior level phys. ed. class. If I had one complaint, it is that the heel upper gets quite crumpled and 'soft' from squishing into the shoe without the benefit of laces to open the shoe up nice and wide....but not enough of a deterrent to not buy them IMO.
November 9, 2013
Run faster, even at church...
My eight year-old son says, "These shoes make me run faster." My wife appreciates their versatility: good for play and church. I liked the price.
November 9, 2013
Very nice all-around shoes
These shoes are great! Love the elastic - so quick and easy in the mornings, and they stay on all day. The sole is very flexible and the bottoms have good traction. The only thing is that because the mesh is just mesh with no backing, all the dirt that gets kicked up on the playground ends up in the shoes and on the socks. But, then again, with my kids, dirt ends up in the shoes no matter what.
I actually bought two pairs for my son in two different sizes (one for now, one for later), but my daughter stole the larger pair and has been wearing them to school. She's pretty hard on her shoes, so it'll be interesting to see if my son will ever get to wear them. Knowing LE's quality, though, I wouldn't be surprised.
October 29, 2013
Quality is lacking....
My son wore these shoes for approximately 30 days before the stretchy cord fell apart. Would love more variety of Wide Widths too but am hesitant to purchase because it seems lately that the quality of L.E. products is lacking. The return policy is great however I would love to just buy something and have it last!!! Hey Lands End...if you're looking for a 'tester' for your boys products my son is available. He is all boy through and through...thus far he has gone through your iron knee pants like paper and the sneakers never stood a chance.
October 6, 2013
We soo wanted these to fit!
We bought this same shoe for our son's twin sister and she loves the easy slip on, yet secure sportiness. Our son has really high arches and he can't get his foot in the shoe without a lot of pulling and tugging. It is otherwise a really great value all-round shoe-perfect for school and general activities. I know if he had been able to get his foot in quickly, these would have been perfect. We returned them no problem at all. Lands End makes returns very easy.
September 30, 2013