It's too warm for winter boots, but not quite hot enough for sandals, so what kind of shoes do boys need for spring? Check out these top picks in boys' spring shoes for a few suggestions in casual shoes, dress shoes, and sneakers.
You'd be hard-pressed to find a pair of boys' sandals or casual shoes that are more popular and well-reviewed than the 'Newport H2' from Keen. Praised for comfort, durability, and style, these shoes offer more protection than most sandals, and they're loaded with practical technologies while still managing to look really, really cool.
Available in loads of color combinations, these boys' shoes are also pretty reasonably-priced at about $50 per pair.
Vans 'Classic Slip-Ons' are popular with every gender and age group, and have been for decades. It's not at all difficult to understand why: they're affordable; they're versatile enough to wear with jeans, casual pants, or shorts; and they're also made with canvas uppers, which makes them ideal as spring and summer shoes. But the real reason Vans shoes are so popular with boys is because they look so cool, and they come in so many different prints and colors.
The 'Jungle Moc' from Merrell is listed on nearly every boys' shoe article I write because they're so insanely popular, and because they're so easy to wear. They look great with jeans or casual pants, and they're as comfortable as they are stylish. Available in several classic colors, these slip-on shoes also feature back loops and side goring, which makes them easy to pull on and off.
Boys and sneakers go together like peanut butter and jelly, so, my guess is, the little boy in your life probably already has some pretty strong opinions about which brands and styles he prefers. But, if he's open to suggestions, you may want to get his thoughts on the Adidas 'Dragon.' Lightweight enough that it's perfect for spring, and retro enough to consistently maintain its popularity, this is a classic Adidas style, and it is available in a slew of great color combinations.
Chukka boots and desert boots are one of the hottest trends in men's footwear right now, so it stand to reason that boys' versions would be showing up all over the place as well. What's nice about boots like these is that they can be worn casually with jeans, but they can also go just a little bit dressy when paired with casual pants, like khakis or cords. All of that, while still being cool enough to earn a kids' approval. Available in gray or navy, these boots come in sizes for toddlers, pre-schoolers, and grade-school children.
If your boy only wears dress shoes for the occasional school banquet or concert, then you can get away with something that can also pull double-duty as a casual shoe, like these stylish oxfords from Florsheim, which could easily be paired with jeans or khakis. If, on the other hand, your son lives in suits, then you may want to go with something a little more formal, like a glossy brown or tan oxford as his spring dress shoes. And, of course, smooth black oxfords work well in every season.