KEEN launches the Speed ​​Hound, the first-ever kids’ shoe designed specifically for young riders, scooters and skateboarders

Whether there’s a seasoned skateboarder in the family or a toddler on a major mission, the Speed ​​Hound is built to withstand the wear and tear associated with kids on wheels playing. When it comes to riding wheeled toys, children typically drag their feet to help with braking efforts and to help maintain balance. With these habits in mind, the Speed ​​Hound was born.

“Learning to scooter or ride a bike is notoriously tough on shoes. Until now, parents have had to live with kids dragging and shredding their shoes,” says justin mcdonald, Director of Marketing for KEEN Kids. “Parents are quickly discovering that most shoes don’t offer enough protection, grip or durability for many of their kids’ favorite activities. Our solution: the Speed ​​Hound.”

To celebrate the launch of the Speed ​​Hound, KEEN Kids is also partnering with Strider, the world’s #1 balance bike brand. The two companies come together to promote their synergistic missions of getting kids out and inspiring a lifelong love of cycling.

“The Speed ​​Hound is the perfect complement to the Strider bike,” said Ryan McFarland, founder of Strider Bikes. “Without pedals or handbrakes, feet play a major role in helping kids maintain balance on the Strider. These innovative shoes let them ride the bike with confidence while having fun on two wheels.”

The Speed ​​Hound protects kids from the start with features like KEEN’s signature toe bumper and heel protection. The tough yet lightweight and resilient rubber sole allows for smooth strides while a contoured fit offers improved safety and agility. Inspired by car and bicycle tires, these sleek kicks have tread traction that grips and lasts. A breathable lining and an Eco Anti-Odor, non-toxic and pesticide-free insole for odor control.

Not a second of time outdoors will be wasted getting geared up as these shoes offer easy on and off with two hook-and-loop straps and a heel loop. The Speed ​​Hound is available in fast, kid-approved colors including Black Camo, Purple Multi, Black/Fuchsia/Purple, Black/Evening Primrose, and Deep Sea Blue/Red Carpet . They are available in-store and online at for $55 in toddler and child sizes, and $60 in youth sizes.

About KEEN
Driven by a passion to make the outdoors and the trades accessible to everyone, KEEN is a values-based family footwear brand based in Portland, Oregon, committed to creating original and versatile products, enhance life and inspire outdoor adventures. Founded in 2003, it started a revolution in the footwear industry with the launch of the Newport adventure sandal. He continues to launch game-changing products and set new standards for performance, comfort and design while actively working on Detox the Planet. The brand formalized its commitment values ​​under The KEEN Effect banner. Learn more about

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