Children's Footwear

The Best Kids’ Shoes for Summer

Although summer should be the time for kicking off your shoes and taking time to relax, it’s also when the kids kick out for the longest six weeks of your year and we all know it’s best to be prepared. Keeping them entertained will be your top priority, so it’s important to note how to do so without the added task of going shoe shopping. Ensuring those tiny toes are comfortable, safe and of course stylish sets the scene for every adventure that is soon to come. From Marvel themed Vans for your cartoon loving dude to Birkenstocks fit for any adventure, we’ve rounded up our top ten Kid’s shoes for summer to make at least one job this June just a little bit easier!

  1. Birkenstock Kids' Roma Double Strap Sandals - Mocha
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    Birkenstock Kids' Roma Double Strap Sandals - Mocha

    Adapted perfectly to those messy days the Birkenstocks Kids’ range are developed with easy-clean Birko-Flor® uppers, an easy-to-care-for and hygienic PVC material that is lined in breathable fleece for next-to-skin comfort.

    The classic ‘Roma’ silhouette from the 1970s has been reworked for the comfort of children, featuring a closed form with slightly raised edges for enhanced protection and grip. The two strap sandals are secured with three buckle fastenings. An original Birkenstock, anatomically formed cork footbed ensures all-day comfort, enhanced further by a suede insole and lightweight EVA sole so they can play all day.

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  2. Polo Ralph Lauren Kids' Quilton Slide Sandals - Navy/White
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    Polo Ralph Lauren Kids' Quilton Slide Sandals - Navy/White

    These faux leather sliders from Polo Ralph Lauren are perfect for poolside antics. The ‘Quilton’ slide sandals feature a cushioned, bandage-style strap across the foot for extra comfort and patterned tread for grip.

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  3. Havaianas Kids' Brasil Logo Flip Flops - Navy Blue
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    Havaianas Kids' Brasil Logo Flip Flops - Navy Blue

    Now you can get the most iconic Havaianas flip flops for all the family with the perfect mini collection. All the original features of the classic flip flop remain: the Brazilian flag with contrast coloured logo on the strap and the signature three stripes of Brazil’s colours on the sole. Comfortable and lightweight, as well as being heat-resistant, non-slip and water-resistant, there’s a reason why Havianas are the ultimate flip flop to have year after year.

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  4. Timberland Toddlers' Nubble 2 Strap Leather Sandals - Cappuccino Nubuck
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    Timberland Toddlers' Nubble 2 Strap Leather Sandals - Cappuccino Nubuck

    Timberland does toddlers this season, with premium nubuck uppers the sandals feature two hook-and-loop Velcro straps for an adjustable fit and easy on-off access. Set on a comfortable moulded footbed and a durable rubber outsole with a patterned tread for maximum grip, let these sandals be the foundation for your little ones perfect summer.

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  5. Vans Kids' Marvel Hulk Classic Slip-On Trainers - Hulk/Checkerboard
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    Vans Kids' Marvel Hulk Classic Slip-On Trainers - Hulk/Checkerboard

    This season Vans iconic chequerboard slip-on takes a cheeky twist, with its Marvel collaboration this iconic shoe takes on a ‘torn effect’ to show off visible Hulk feet. Designed with a rounded toe, elasticated gores for easy dressing and a padded collar for extra support at the ankle, for your cartoon loving little one these are the best funky yet comfy investment for a little monster.

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  6. Asics Lifestyle Kids' Gel-Lyte Ps Trainers - Birch/Amberlight
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    Asics Lifestyle Kids' Gel-Lyte Ps Trainers - Birch/Amberlight

    The ‘Gel-Lyte PS’ trainers from Asics Lifestyle are the perfect trainer for the sporty girl. The style is form fitting with tonal elasticated laces adapted for easy use. Made with a breathable mesh forefoot panel, a large heel protector and a cushioned GEL-technology insole provide optimal comfort and support for days filled withactivities. Showcasing a cute floral-print, these vegan-friendly Asics are created with form and function hand in hand.

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  7. TOMS Kids' Seasonal Classics Slip-On Pumps - Red
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    TOMS Kids' Seasonal Classics Slip-On Pumps - Red

    Based on the traditional Argentine Alpargatas shoe, these TOMS pumps comprise a canvas upper with the label’s signature exposed stitching across the toe and a V-shaped elasticated insert on top for a comfortable fit. A cushioned suede insole forms the interior with a rubber sole that offers supreme durability and protection. Reinforced with a stitched welt.

    In TOMS’ One for One® business model, with every pair of TOMS shoes purchased, TOMS will give a new pair of shoes to a child in need.

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  8. Vans Kids' 2 Tone Denim Sk8-Hi Zip Trainers - Blue/True White
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    Vans Kids' 2 Tone Denim Sk8-Hi Zip Trainers - Blue/True White

    The denim ‘Sk8-Hi’ trainers from the Vans Kids range are crafted from lightweight canvas and feature a rear zip closure to make getting ready even easier. The iconic Vans chunky, durable sole ensures days of wear with comfort at the forefront.

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  9. Lacoste Toddlers' L.30 118 2 Slide Sandals - Blue/White
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    Lacoste Toddlers' L.30 118 2 Slide Sandals - Blue/White

    The Lacoste Kids’ slide sandals are crafted with a waterproof strap that keeps the foot secure and feature contrasting white branding and striped trims. A white cushioned footbed with grooves and perforations to the strap enable water to drain out of the slides, making the style perfect for pool, beach and all other holiday activities, complete with a textured outsole for added traction.

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  10. Polo Ralph Lauren Kids' Morees Canvas Slip-On Trainers - Navy/Paperwhite
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    Polo Ralph Lauren Kids' Morees Canvas Slip-On Trainers - Navy/Paperwhite

    These canvas pumps from Polo Ralph Lauren are made from from cotton canvas and feature elasticated side gores for easy dressing. The brand’s iconic pony emblem is embroidered on the front for subtle detailing that can be dressed both up and down, with a padded cotton insole to allow hours of comfortable fun for your little one.

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By Alex Neilson-Clark



Alex Neilson-Clark

Alex Neilson-Clark

Writer and expert

Follower of street style trends by the dozen, you'll never catch me in anything but trainers. Accessories and outerwear are my calling and in my eyes, there's no such thing as overdoing them.


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