When it comes to shopping for summer shoes for your little one, there’s so much to consider, from whether they are waterproof to if they will rub if worn all day long. Because we understand the minefield that is shoe shopping, we’ve rounded up six brands that should fit into your kids’ style of summer. Don’t forget each of our footwear brands have handy sizing guides available as well, so no more traipsing to the shops to get them measured… you’re welcome.
BOBUX: THE BEST CHOICE FOR PRE-WALKERS
Bobux get it just right when it comes to designing footwear for pre-walkers. Understanding the need for flexible materials to help with the development of their ever-growing feet, their Step Up styles are best-sellers every season for tots just taking to their feet. The Jump sandal features closed in fronts, for toe protection and open-cut sides for breathability, perfect for getting to grips with walking in the warm weather. Not to mention they are stylish as well…
Bobux Step Up styles available in sizes UK 3 - 5
SALT-WATER SANDALS: CREATED FOR ALL-DAY ADVENTURES
Salt-Water Sandals is a go-to brand for summertime adventures. Designing sandals with equal parts of style and practicality, they look great paired with their Sunday best for special events, but equally the waterproof design means they can be worn for paddling in the sea as well. Every style features rust-proof buckles and hard-wearing rubber soles, so they still look great at the end of the summer, even after non-stop wear.
Saltwater available in sizes UK 5 - 12
IGOR: GREAT FOR EVERY KIND OF OUTSIDE FUN
Igor design shoes that kids can move in with ease, protecting their feet in all the right places for all of the running, jumping and climbing they get up to. The Star Velcro Jelly Shoes are just right for the summer. A cross between a jelly sandal and plimsole, they are perfect for outside fun. Whether they are playing a game of ring toss, creating sand art or splashing about in the water, they’ll keep them comfortable.
Igor available in sizes UK 4.5 - 11
LIEWOOD: DESIGNED FOR PLAYTIME ON THE BEACH
Liewood's first foray into footwear with the Sindy Jelly Sandals is spot on for playtime on the beach. Incredibly lightweight, you can pack them in your beach bag easily for day out at the coast. The bubble-effect sole protects them on rocky ground, supports them on slippery stones and keeps them off hot sand as well. They dry out quickly, so you can pack them away when you leave the beach no problem.
Liewood available in sizes UK 4.5 - 10
TOMS: PRACTICAL FOR PLAY
TOMS design shoes which are always practical for whatever little feet are getting up to. From canvas sneakers to amphibious sandals, there’s a style designed for every type of adventure. For summer, when little ones love to splash in the sea or explore in rock pools, the Caity Water Sandal is perfect. Featuring closed in toes to keep them protected and grippy soles to keep them steady, they are a lightweight option for playing wherever there is water.
TOMS available in sizes UK 3 - 10
BOXBO: DESIGNED TO MAKE THEIR FEET STAND OUT
If you like stylish shoes on your kids tiny trotters, Boxbo's funky footwear makes them stand out from the crowd. Practical but trend-lead, the fun designs will complete their outfit down to their tippy toes. The Wistiti Sandals feature playful, cut-out faces on the front, detachable fur trimmings on the slingback and a shock absorbent sole for easy walking. Pair them with shorts and a tee for day-to-day wear or rock them with something smart for special celebrations. Whatever the occasion, they let their feet do the talking.
Boxbo available in sizes UK 6 - 10
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