An essential on every list as the warmer weather kicks in is a trusty pair of sandals. Whether you are buying for sunnier days spent in the garden or for your much-needed vacation, kids love to bare their toes in their favourite sandals.
The one thing that proves difficult is knowing the benefits, different styles and sizing. Taking an in-depth look at the top brands, here’s our guide to which sandals are the best for kids…
What Birkenstocks kid’s styles are most popular?
Every year Birkenstock create new prints for the kid’s range which are always the best selling styles. This year there’s a polka dot print, croc, camouflage and hologram design that are super popular.
The best selling style is the Birkenstock Milano style and the Milano EVA which is their synthetic option.
The Footbed Edge
Deliberately elevated to protect the toes.
Guides the toes, promoting the natural rolling movement of the foot.
Cross arch support
Help shift pressure from the middle to the front of the foot.
Suede Leather Support
Creates a healthy climate around the foot.
Inner and outer longitudinal arch supports
Gives the foot support and provides stability for the heel.
Deel Heel Cup
Gives the foot a firm hold and maintains the heel profile.
Cork Latex Footbed
Extremely flexible, providing a uniquely high level of wearing comfort.
Are Birkenstocks Kids true to size?
There are two width options available, narrow and regular. Because children tend to have narrower feet, sometimes it is best to go with the narrow fit because the regular sizes offer more room.
When buying it is sometimes easy to buy in the Euro sizes because it is easier to understand. Here’s the Birkenstock kid’s size guide to help you…
|37||240||L 6; M 4||4,5|
|38||245||L 7; M 5||5,0|
|39||250||L 8; M 6||5,5|
|40||260||L 9; M 7||7,0|
|41||265||L 10; M 8||7,5|
|42||270||L 11; M 9||8,0|
What sizes have the back strap?
The younger ages have the strap around the back for extra support. Size 24 – 39.
What are the benefits of Birkenstock Kids footbeds?
Many of us would jump to the conclusion that a softer and more cushioned footbed would be more comfortable. But the Birkenstock concept is that comfort is based on firm, orthopedically correct support. Similar to a quality mattress, your feet require support and the correct positioning making sure they are healthy and supported for their growth.
The Birkenstock footbed features proper arch support, a deep heel cup and adequate room in the toe area. They are designed to distribute weight evenly for the entire foot which improves posture and balance and greater comfort when walking.
What is the Birkenstock footbed made of?
The Birkenstock footbed is made of resilient cork/latex and is shaped to create a healthy walking environment for their feet. Additionally, the cork/latex blend is pliable and reacts to natural body warmth so will mould to their feet providing more comfort as they wear them in.
Are Birkenstocks kids waterproof?
While it is best to avoid prolonged exposure to water, Birkenstocks can get wet and still last for years. Many people think that Birkenstocks get ruined if they get wet once or twice in the rain, and this is generally not the case. Simply dry them in a shaded place away from any heat sources.
Or if you want a fully waterproof option the synthetic EVA option means your little ones can get in and out of the water with no problems.
Are their vegan styles in kids?
Yes, there are vegan styles, if the Birkenstock logo is green in the footbed then you know it’s vegan.