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Merrell Shoes For Kids-The Most Versatile Shoe For The Child And The Parent

Merrell Jungle Moc For Kids

The Merell Jungle Moc is one of the MOST versatile shoes for children. It has been both a kid and mom favorite over the years! Parents love how versatile this shoe is since children can wear them as their school shoe, and depending on how fancy the occasion is, they can also wear them as their dress shoe.

Children love the simplicity of sliding into and out of these shoes. I particularly recommend this shoe because it provides great support, they have a thick sole, a very firm heel counter, and they are available in medium and wide widths. The Jungle Moc for kids is made of excellent quality and is practically indestructible.

I have been working at the same kids’ shoe store for almost six years now, and this is the type of shoe that we MUST have in stock at all times. If you are looking for a shoe with great support that is waterproof,and easy for your child to put on and take off, then this is the perfect shoe for you!

What Makes The Merrell Jungle Moc So Special? – It’s Versatility!

This is an easy to slip on shoe that will keep your children’s feet warm, dry and provide them with excellent traction. If your child is walking on wet surfaces, this shoe will provide him or her with great stability and will prevent slipping and  falling.

These shoes are lightweight (the svelte 1 pound 6 ounce weight makes these shoes feel like walking on air), immensely comfortable (the time-tested footbed also adds to the comfort), and they work for almost every occasion, making them one of the most versatile shoes in the market!

The Best Everyday Shoes

I can assure you that the structure, support and overall quality of this shoe is excellent. I have a co-worker who wears them and has told me that they are the most comfortable shoes she has ever worn! Not only that, but she was experiencing foot and leg pain, which completely disappeared after wearing these shoes! They are the perfect combination of cushioning, heel incline, stability and arch support.

Keep in mind this endorsement came from a person who works 10 hours a day on her feet. The best part is that she was able to get the kid’s version of the shoe because she wears a women shoe size 8, and ended up paying half of what she would have paid for the adult version!

Did you know that if you are a women’s shoe size 8 1/2 or less you can wear children’s shoes? I am talking about the same quality and same amount of support in the shoe, but  for half of the price or less! A lot of moms are not aware of this until they come to the shoe store I work for. Once they find out, they ask why we didn’t tell them before! We always end up fitting them in a pair of kids’ sneakers. Below you can take a look at a chart I created where I describe how to convert women’s shoe sizes to children’s shoe sizes.

Women And Kids Shoe Size Conversion Chart

I also wrote a post where I describe how kids’ and women shoe sizes translate, and you might benefit from reading it. The post is called:

Women And Kids Shoe Size Conversion Chart – Save Big Buying Kids Shoes!

Is Your Child Going Through His Shoes Faster Than He or She Outgrows Them?

Some children are so rough on their shoes that they will destroy them before they outgrow them. This can be a very frustrating experience for the parents since they will find themselves replacing the shoes much faster than they were supposed to. I always explain to parents that their children should ALWAYS outgrow their shoes before anything happens to them. You should check the quality of the shoes you are getting for your child if you notice that he or she keeps wearing them out.

The Merrell Jungle Moc is an indestructible shoe. In the six years I have worked at this children’s shoe store, I have not seen a single pair come back worn down! If your child is rough on shoes, have him test the Jungle Moc and let me know how it works out!

I also created a post where I describe the most durable and supportive sneakers for children. The post is called:

The Best Kids Sneakers – Learn About The Best Shoes For Children Ages 3 Through 10

Are These Shoes Waterproof? – You Bet!

Some of the Merrell Jungle Moc styles are waterproof, which can become very handy for those rainy days, or when children are going hiking with their parents. The waterproof pigskin upper gives the shoes good durability in varied weather conditions.

Let’s face it, you probably don’t want your child to be on wet shoes and socks when they go to school, since this can create a myriad of problems. If you don’t have the waterproof style, you can easily spray them to make them water resistant!

Kids Waterproof Shoes

If they happen to get dirty, which they will after your son or daughter is done playing all day, just brush them off with a stiff-bristled brush, and they will look like new again!

Will The Jungle Moc Merrell Fit A Wide Or Extra Wide Foot?

The fit can be very tricky, considering this is a slip-on shoe. Why are slip-on shoes harder to fit? For the simple fact that they don’t have anything grabbing your child’s foot. Since they do not have shoe laces or velcro, the shoe can easily slip off every time your child takes a step. Keep in mind that you will not be able to leave the same amount of growing room in a slip-on shoe as you would in a sneaker.

The Merrell Jungle Moc tends to fit short. However, I would not advise on getting a whole size bigger. A half a size bigger would be ideal.If your child has wide feet, these shoes will fit great since they are available in wide widths.

A child with a narrow foot will have the hardest time fitting in these  slip-on Merrells. I will strongly advise you to have them fitted at your local shoe store, where an experienced shoe fitter will be able to add a tongue pad as necessary to make the shoe fit better. Keep in mind that in general, narrow feet struggle to fit in slip on shoes.

Like I mentioned before, since this style of shoe has nothing to hold your kids’ feet, narrow feetwill easy slip on and off the shoe. In order to prevent this from happening, a tongue pad will push the heel back, making it a more secure fit.

Do you know what a tongue pad is? I wrote a post where I describe exactly what they are and how to put them inside the shoe. The post is called:

Leather Shoe Tongue Pad – Stop Heel Slippage

Merrell For A Toddler! – They Come With A Velcro Strap!

Did you know that if you have a toddler wearing a shoe size 10 or smaller you can get the Merrell version but with a velcro strap? This is an awesome feature since it will allow you to to leave good growing room for your child!

The velcro strap will also hug the foot better, providing your child more stability when he/she is running or playing. Below you can find a picture of the velcro feature.

Merrell For A Toddler

Getting A Pair For Your Child! – You Won’t Regret It!

If you enjoy getting an awesome deal with great price, great quality, and and availability in a palette of colors then the Jungle Moc slip-on by Merrell is the way to go. These shoes are practically indestructible, with the support that will allow your child to wear most of the day without their feet or legs feeling tired!

Did you know that these shoes come available in a variety of colors?

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Classic Taupe
  • Purple
  • Cooper
  • Gunsmoke
  • Light Pink
  • Navy Blue

The whole family will love these shoes because they are sturdy, comfortable, easy to put on and take off , waterproof and virtually indestructible.

I believe that your child will benefit greatly from wearing this shoe, and you as a parent will have the peace of mind that your child is walking in great quality and excellent supportive shoes.

Below you can find a selection of the BEST Jungle Moc Merrel shoes for kids’ and adults! The first choice is the waterproof version , which is why it costs 10 dollars more than the non-waterproof one.

If you do not have the waterproof version of the Merrell shoes, read this post where I describe how to make shoes waterproof:

How To Waterproof Shoes For Kids – Make Their Shoes And Boots Waterproof Without Ruining Them!

The second choice that you see from the left to the right comes is available in wide widths! So if your child has wide feet, that will be the way to go!

These shoe styles will fit a child with a medium, wide, or an extra wide foot. If your child has narrow feet it’s highly likely that you will have to insert a tongue pad inside the shoe to make it fit better.

All of these shoe styles fit “true to size”, which means that you need a half a size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.

Do you have a child who is already wearing the Jungle Moc Merrell? Are you planning on getting a pair for yourself? Did you know that you could purchase kids’ shoe sizes if you wear a women shoe size 8 1/1 or smaller? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so we can all benefit from them!


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10 Comments on Merrell Shoes For Kids-The Most Versatile Shoe For The Child And The Parent

  1. Man this review definitely intrigued me on Merrell shoes. They are cute and look comfortable. I never really heard of these shoes. This review definitely sold me on the shoes. I like how detailed you were in describing this shoe and I could actually visualize myself wearing them lol. I know where I need to go when I want to purchase a pair and that;s to your site. Consider yourself bookmarked!

    • Kachina,

      People who have worn this style have told me it is one of the most comfortable shoes they have ever worn. Children love them because they are comfortable and easy to put on and take off. What I love the most about this shoe is the versatility of it. It has the support to be worn as an everyday pair, and it also looks dressy for certain ocassions. These is the type of shoe that the whole family can wear.

  2. I am glad I came along this post. I have been looking for a versatile shoe that my children will actually want to wear. What I like the most about this shoe is that they can wear them as their everyday sneaker and also for dressy occasions. Merrell seem to provide the perfect solution and for that I thank you for bringing them to my attention.

    • Charlotte,

      Children really like the feel of this shoe. It has a padded heel and excellent support so their feet and legs won’t tire easily. Merrell makes great shoes in general, but this style versatility is unbeatable.

  3. I am in the process of adopting a one year old child and so websites like these are very helpful to me! I never really thought about shoes for children. I only ever pay attention to how they look. You bring up some great points and offer solutions which I really appreciate, it’s important for parents to know which shoes are going to be durable, comfortable, waterproof, etc. I’m going to tell my wife about this website, she’ll love it! Thanks!

    • Hammer,

      I hope my website provides you with all the answers that you seek now and that you will be seeking in the future. Shoes for children are extremely important. Did you know that foot problems usually relate to their shoes and they way they fit? If the shoes don’t have the appropriate support or are not fitted properly, your child’s feet might suffer. That pain will translate to later years of foot, leg, or back pain. I hope I was able to get my point across and now you understand the importance of supportive, well fitted shoes.

  4. I think this is an excellent review of the shoe. They sound like a great fit, with great support and something my child will wear to church and school! I am definitely getting him a pair! I really liked that you showed a shoe size conversion chart for women vs children. You also mentioned how buying in children’s sizes is more cost effective, which I love!

    • Parents love the versatility of this shoe. Like you mention in your comment, it can be worn as an school shoe and also to church. The shoe is practically indestructible and it has a lot of support. Thank you for stopping by!

  5. As a mother to 3 small children who refuse to wear nothing but flip-flops no matter what the weather conditions my eyes lit up when I read about these shoes! They sound so great and I can’t wait to get my hands on a pair, or 3!
    Thanks for the info!

    • Kris,

      Kids love flip flops! Easy on and off, with roomy fit, that’s what most of them want! However, I am sure you don’t want them running around and playing on them, since they do not offer any support or stability whatsoever. Try the Merrel’s, and let me know how it works out!

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