National Geographic Expedition Shoe Lights Review (Uncle Milton)

What It Is

The National Geographic Expedition Shoe Lights easily snap on to most shoes via a clip and light up to guide kids' paths as they explore. There are two light-up modes: night view (two red lights light up) and path finder (one white light lights up). The lights flip up and can be angled back and forth to get the light to shine where you need it. The included Activity Guide has instructions on how to attach the shoe lights and offers ideas on how to use the shoe lights, such as going on a nighttime walk in the backyard with a parent or playing a trivia game with the shoe lights and a friend. The Activity Guide also directs kids to, a website for kids to learn about National Geographic explorers, find more fun activities to do with the Shoe Lights, and more.

Is It Fun?

The Expedition Shoe Lights are functional tools that help kids see where they're going as they explore the world around them. They are easy to use and allow kids to light the way without a flashlight, keeping their hands free for other important tasks, such as writing down observations or collecting interesting specimens.

Who It’s For

The National Geographic Expedition Shoe Lights are for ages 5 and up. Outdoorsy kids are going to think these shoe lights are cool because they probably already find hiking or outdoor walks cool. That said, having a cool tool to wear such as the shoe lights might get other kids off of the couch and into the great outdoors.

What To Be Aware Of

The Shoe Lights require six AAA batteries, which are not included.

The Expedition Shoe Lights help kids see where they're going as they walk in the dark. Adult supervision (and participation) is recommended when kids go exploring in the dark.

The Expedition Shoe Lights are not waterproof, so don't get them wet.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    6 AAA batteries required