Running, jumping, playing in the garden, your kid’s summer shoes go through a lot, carrying your little one through some of the best summer memories and days out. Whether you’re looking for functional fits for days out, or something more stylish to suit your mini-me, our range of kids’ shoes has it all, including trainers, sandals and smart shoes. From the top brands with little sizes of their top styles, here are our top picks for kids’ summer shoes.
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Veja Kid's V10 Lace Leather Trainers - White/Cobalt/PekinBuy now with free delivery
While white trainers and clumsy kids might not seem like a good match, these leather staples from VEJA are easily wiped clean. They also have a solid sole and protective rubber lip over the toe of the shoe to protect against scuffs. In all white with little pops of colours, VEJA is a nice, smarter shoe in an original colourway just as good in winter as they will be in summer for any occasion.
Vans Kids' Authentic Trainers - Black/True WhiteBuy now with free delivery
The ultimate mini-me option, match with your little one in classic Vans Old Skools to add some cool, retro styling to their collection. With the signature Vans waffle sole and padded ankle, you really can’t find a comfier pair of kids’ summer shoes or even toddler trainers, making Vans a perfect choice for day to day wear and sunny adventures for kids of all ages.
Converse Kids' Chuck Taylor All Star Sunflower Platform Ox Trainers - SunflowerBuy now with free delivery
A perfect pair to start getting the hang of tying laces, Converse are a fan favourite of all ages. With so many super cool colours and patterns, your little one can pick a pair to suit their personality giving them a bit more control over their style. Being one of the top names in the footwear game, you know Converse make some of the best kids’ shoes around that are ideal for summer with their breezy canvas exterior.
Teva Kids' Hurricane XLT2 Sandals - Belay Sodalite BlueBuy now with free delivery
The must-have sandals. These Teva summer sandals have the perfect mix of durability and style as the chunky rubber sole is sure to last through all the summertime tests of long walks and park trips. The webbing straps also provide extra comfort as there’s no harsh leather to rub, so no chance of moaning about blisters with these summer sandals.
Birkenstock Arizona Kids' Sandals - Desert Soil KhakiBuy now with free delivery
A favourite for all ages, we all need a trusty pair of Birkenstocks to take us from the garden to city days out. With the same signature cork sole, these kids’ sandals will last just as well and be just as comfortable as their grown–up counterpart. Coming in a huge range of colours, Birkenstocks are a no-brainer kids’ summer shoe.
Timberland Kids' Adventure Seeker 2 Strap Sandals - Navy/YellowBuy now with free delivery
We love Timberland for their practical shoes for kids all year round, in these cute colourways for boys and girls, these are a great option for durable sandals this summer. Perfect for those sandy beaches or for hot days spent at the park with a protective rubber sole and double-strap sandals, finished with branded details and EVA footbed for added comfort.
Dr. Martens Kids' Romi Sandals - Purple Cosmic GlitterBuy now with free delivery
Can we get these in an adult size?! With all the signature features of classic Dr Martens, from the yellow stitching to the chunky sole, these kids’ Dr Marten sandals are set to be the envy of the playground. In a unique colour shifting purple glitter and easy fastening with Velcro straps, you’ll have no arguments getting these sandals on their feet.
Mini Melissa Toddlers' Mini Jump Fruitland Sandals - WatermelonBuy now with free delivery
Look at these and tell me they aren’t the sweetest thing you’ve ever seen. Totally scuff-proof and fully cleanable, being made of Melflex Plastic means these Mini Melissa sandals are super low maintenance as you can wipe away any marks. Complete with a nice cushioned sole and easy Velcro fastening, these sandals with their bear detailing have stolen our hearts.
Havaianas Toddlers' Logomania Flip Flops - Begonia OrangeBuy now with free delivery
If your little one is more is a laid back flip flop guy but struggles to keep them on these cool Havaianas are a great shout. Everyone has a pair of Havaianas for summer so get your little one’s first pair now with a non-slip, pebbled sole in a green and orange colourway, while the textured uppers include a green heel strap to keep little feet secured.
Hunter Kids' First Classic Rainbow Wellington Boots - MultiBuy now with free delivery
In need of some new wellies in preparation for your staycation, this year then explore the Hunters range of quality wellies for your little one. With a matte finish handcrafted from natural, waterproof rubber, the children’s wellington boots offer a comfortable fit and cushioned sponge insoles making them extra comfy. Practical and stylish, the Hunter wellie range has some super cute designs and colours for kids of all ages, so take a look now.
Written by Sarah Atkinson