|By Chris Cavallaro
May 13, 2013
I've have been taking my 4yr old boy (size 10 tollder shoe) to the crags more and more, and he is starting to scramble around on rocks a lot these days. Currently, he is wearing a pair of keen sneakers, but seems to slip/slide more than I would expect. Our son is on the autistic spectrum, so his gross motor skills are a 'little behind.'
So, I'm curious and hoping if anyone has input on what type of hiking shoe is best? Would you recommend a hiking boot, mid-top not high top, or a normal hiking / trail running shoe?
I don't know if the weight on a mid/top boot may be too much, or if the trail running shoe wouldn't give him the better ankle support when he's scrambling around on low angle rock as much as a mid-top would?
Any information and advice much appreciated!
Here is one at REI I am looking at.