These hiking shoes run a little small, so we bought one size larger than my friend's four year old child's foot, and they fit perfectly, and we could possibly get use out of them next season as well. They are really attractive in color and style, and her daughter really appreciated the pink accents. They seem to very comfortable as she didn't want to take them off, and she went on her first real hike and did not complain about the comfort at all, nor did she have any blisters or marks on her feet when she took them off. There were some tricky spots, wet rocks, and steep terrain on the hike for a child her age, and they seemed to help her grip and climb. She also walked in a lot of mud near the water's edge, and she able to clean them up easily. They are the perfect shoe for first time little hikers!