Once the temps heat up, socks come off and little feet need to BREATHE! With toddlers’ high (unbelievably high!?) activity level, they need a shoe that can keep up, while being comfortable, supportive and still protective of their growing feet. The options I have found are all extremely flexible and softly lined, which shouldn’t rub or cause blisters. Plus, since summer shoes need to be useful on land and in water, I’ve found some water friendly options so the only thing standing between your toddler and playtime in the water is a lifeguard and sunscreen. Bring on the sunshine and the family vacations!
See Kai Run Kids Cyrus IV FlexiRun
The Cyrus is SO lightweight with a soft jersey lining. On a hot summer day it will definitely be your go to shoe for your little man. Water friendly too!!
Little Ahi Water Resistant Sandal
The Little Ahi by Reef is the perfect first flip flop. The back strap hugs the foot and teaches littles to walk in fit flops. Once they get the hang of it, strap can be removed.
See Kai Run Kids Jude IV
The Jude in gray canvas is a hip update to the classic brown Fisherman Sandal, although the brown leather is still available. The Jude is extremely flexible, and made with very soft leather.
KEEN Kids Seacamp II
The Seacamp by Keen is a classic style if you need a durable water shoe. The bumper toe offers great toe protection. This style is lightweight, softly lined, and washable!
Billie Sandal by SEE KAI RUN
The Billie Sandal by SEE KAI RUN is made with a foam outsole which makes it extremely light weight. Adjustable in 2 places to secure a perfect fit and easy to slip on that wiggly foot. Water friendly with tread for active outside play. Also appreciate the simple black design.
Stride Rite Archie
The Archie by Stride Rite is great option for a new little walker who still needs support. Available in M,W and 2W to insure a perfect fit for those chubby baby feet. The Archie is soft and flexible with a padded footbed and heel. Love this classic style fisherman sandal for church or vacation, perfect for dress up or everyday play.