Are you having a hard time finding a pair of leather sandals for your boy? Did you know that there are certain types of leather sandals that are more durable and supportive than others?
Summer time is approaching, and you must get your kids’ ready to enjoy the summer season by being able to walk, play, and run comfortably!
It’s important for the sandals to fit the shape of your kids’ feet perfectly, in order for your child to get the full benefits that the sandals have to offer. There are certain sandals that in addition to being 100% made out of leather, they are also available in different widths such as wide and extra wide.
I have been fitting children’s shoes and orthotics for the last 10 years working for a specialized children’s shoe store. We specialize in children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. I am familiar with the best kids’ shoe brands and the best shoe styles among those brand.
Please remember this: It doesn’t matter how narrow or wide your kids’ feet are, there is always at least one particular shoe style out there that will fit the shape of their feet perfectly, and I will help you find them.
During the summer time is when children develop most foot issues. Some of these issues involve blisters, calluses, and corns (these last ones are really hard to get rid of). The main reason why this issues develop is that when your kids’ feet get wet, the skin softens and if your child is not wearing sandals that are made form soft materials, your child might easily develop a blister.
Parents who want to invest in a pair of leather sandals might want to do it for two main reasons:
- They might want a good quality summer shoe for their children.
- They might wan to be able to dress their child for dressier occasions.
Whichever your reason might be for wanting to provide your child with a pair of leather sandals, I will show you the best selection of leather sandals for boys shortly, but first I want to show you what features these sandals will provide and how to figure out your child’s foot size from home.
Are Leather Sandals Better For Your Boys’ Feet? – Let’s Find Out!
The main advantage of providing your child with a pair of leather sandals is that you will keep his feet healthy and get a better overall fit. The leather material will feel soft and mold to the shape of your kids’ feet while synthetic shoes often feel hard against your kids’ feet.
Let’s take a look at what features the leather sandals I will describe below will provide to your boy’s feet:
❤️ Support: These sandals will come with a substantial sole to minimize the impact that your kids’ feet and legs take every time they come in contact with the ground. This feature will allow your child to be able to wear the sandals for longer periods of time.
❤️ Lightweight/Flexible: It’s important for the sandals to be lightweight and flexible in order to prevent your child’s feet and legs from easily getting tired.
❤️ Durable: Did you know that leather sandals are the most durable kind of sandals? During summer times children love to run around and it’s important for the footwear to hold up until the season is over or when the child has outgrown the shoes.
❤️ Comfort: Leather sandals are not only fashionable, but they also provide a better fit offering better comfort to your kids’ feet. They are also very cushiony and comfortable on the inside, and they provide better support for the growth of the feet.
❤️ Easy To Clean: Leather sandals are easy to maintain and clean. Sandals made out of leather also prevent bacteria from building up inside your kids’ sandals.
I am always emphasizing to parents that it doesn’t matter how many features a particular shoe style provides, if the shoes are not fitted properly which involves getting the correct shoe length and the correct shoe width, your child won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer.
I always recommend parents to take their children to their local children’s shoe storethat they trust, the issue is that most stores have been closing down and parents need to end up buying their kids’ shoes online. There is nothing wrong with this, but you must know your child’s exact foot size in order to know what size to order.
I created a map that showcases the best fitting children’s shoe stores by state, so I suggest you start by taking a look at that map:
If after looking at that map you still can’t seem to identify a shoe store in your area, then proceed to taking a look at an article along with a video I created that describes the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s foot size from home:
Now that you know the benefits of providing your child with a pair of leather sandals and how to figure out your child’s foot size from home, you are ready to take a look at a selection of the best leather sandals for boys.
The Best Leather Sandals for Boys ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Please keep in mind that I only write reviews of shoe styles that I have fitted before, otherwise I wouldn’t know how well-made they are, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit.
Here you can find a selection of the best leathers sandals for boys:
The first two options from the left are available in wide (“W”), and extra wide widths (“XW”), in case that you have a child with wide feet.
Shoes can run short, long, narrow, or wide, and depending on how they run you will need to adjust the size that you get for your child. Always provide your children with a half a size longer (3/8 of an inch)of the size that they measure in the shoe measuring scale in order allow for growing room.
If your child measures a foot size 5 and the shoes fit “short”, then you will need to choose the shoe size 6 in order to allow enough growing room (a whole size longer instead of a half a size longer). On the other hand, if the shoes fit “long” then you will need provide your child with the same shoe size instead of going a half a size longer (since the shoes already fit long).
Please keep in mind that all of these sandal styles fit “true to size”, which means that you need to provide your children with a half a size longer of the size that they measure in the standard foot measuring scale (Brannock device) in order to allow for growing room.
Now that you know which are the best leather sandals for boys you are ready to make the most informed decision.
If you are having trouble finding a particular shoe style for your child, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will help you find it.
Have you found a particular leather sandal style that has worked well for your child’s feet? Please let us know in the comments section below so other parents can benefit from your experience.