Have you been looking for a pair of salt water sandals for your boy? I recently wrote an article that describes the best salt water sandals for girls and parents have been asking me to write the same one but for boys.
I always explain to parents that it doesn’t matter what type of footwear they are looking for their child, I probably have fitted that shoe style before. Also, it doesn’t matter how narrow or how wide your kids’ feet are, there is at least one particular shoe style out there that will fit the shape of your kids’ feet perfectly and I will HELP YOU find it!
I have been fitting children’s shoes and orthotics for ten years at a premier children’s shoe store specializing in proper fit for over forty years. We specialize in children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fitting as well. It’s important for us to carry top quality shoes that are available in different widths, since that’s the only way we can guarantee to FIT every single child.
While some parents provide their children with salt water sandals every summer, some parents might not be familiar with what salt water sandals are.
Saltwater sandals are a popular type of sandal that is made of specially treated natural leathers and it’s known for having an interlink strap design with an adjustable buckle strap around the ankle. Here is an example of how they look like:
Parents love how versatile these sandals are since their kids can wear them for several different occasions. The other feature parents love about salt water sandals is how they are available in different colors and styles to choose from. This will make it easy for your boy to coordinate with almost any outfit.
The styles I will describe in this article are all made with 100% genuine leather uppers and available in different colors.
Please keep in mind that your boy should not wear his salt water sandals as his everyday shoes, since they don’t provide enough support for your kids’ feet. I always recommend wearing them for not more than 6 hours a day and then have your child switch back to his everyday sneakers.
A great feature of the sandals I will describe in this article is how they will form to the shape of your boys’ feet after being worn for a couple of times. These sandals will provide comfort, fashion, and functionality, which makes it the perfect summer shoe, since your boy can wear them to the beach, splashing in the sea, pounding the pavement, or just hanging out.
In this article I will describe the best salt water sandals for boys!
What Features Do Salt Water Sandals Provide?
The salt water sandals for boys that I will describe in this article will provide the following features:
- They are hand-crafted
- They can be worn in-and-out of the water.
- They are made of durable and high-quality materials such as genuine leather upper.
- They are scuff-resistant.
- They are easy to clean.
- They come with a non-slip, molded rubber sole.
I always explain to parents that it doesn’t matter how many features a particular shoe style has to provide to your child’s feet, if you don’t provide your child with the correct shoe size, your child won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer. What’s even worse, you will end up creating all sort of foot issues to your child’s feet such as blisters, calluses, and corns, as well as foot and leg pain.
If you are not sure whether your child is wearing the correct shoe size or not , I recommend that you START by reading a post I wrote where I describe the simplest yet most effective way to make sure your child is wearing the correct shoe size:
Salt Water Sandals For Boys – The Secret Revealed!
Now that we went over what type of features salt water sandals must provide and how to make sure your child is wearing the correct shoe size, you are ready to see a selection of the best salt water sandals for boys.
Keep in mind that these particular styles run “small”, so I recommend going a half a size to a whole size longer in order to allow growing room for your child’s feet. Remember that when it comes to seasonal footwear for children we want to leave enough growing room for them to wear them throughout the season.
One factor most parents agree with is how salt water might feel stiff at first. What I recommend doing is soaking them until the leather is good and wet and then put them on your boy’s feet while wet and have him wear them for a few hours around the house to break them in and make them softer.
The quality and durability of these sandals are unmatched, and they offer versatility when it comes to dressing your child up since they are stylish enough for both a formal setting like going to church or for a casual setting like going to the beach.
Because these sandals are so well-made, they probably still will be in good shape to be worn by another child after your child has outgrown them. However, keep in mind that I don’t recommend that you pass down the sandals to another child since they tend to fit to the shape of the child’s feet that previously wore them.
Remember to not allow your child to wear these sandals for more than 6 hours a day. They don’t provide everyday support and your child should switch back to his everyday sneakers if he has worn the sandals for more than 6 hours straight.
Below you can find a selection of the best salt water sandals for boys!
Most parents I have spoken to agree that these are the best sandals and love the fact that their kids can do anything in them, even get them wet without ruining them.
Salt Water Sandals For Mom? – You Will Love Them Too!
I have spoken with several women that told me how salt water sandals are their to-go type of sandal for the summer. Most of them tell me how they wore these sandals when they were a child, which just tells you how classic these sandals are!
Grandmothers also told me how they used to provide their kids with these types of sandals when they were little, and now they are starting the same tradition with their granddaughter’s.
One secret that most women are not aware of is that if they wear a women’s shoe size 10 or below, they can get the kids’ version of these sandals (same quality and support) at a much lower price since you will be paying for the kids price.
For example, if you wear a women’s shoe size 7 that translates to a kids’ shoe size 5 ½. Basically, you take your women’s shoe size and substract a whole size and a half to get your kids’ shoe size. While this might sound confusing, you will end up saving a lot of money in shoes!
If you want to learn more about how this shoe conversion works, please take a look at a post where I describe this in more detail called:
Below you can find a selection of the best salt water sandals for women:
One tip I don’t want you to forget is to always soak the sandals and wear them around the house in order for them to stretch out and fit more comfortably.
Now that you know which are the best salt water sandals for boys and women, you are ready to make the most informative decision!
If you have been looking for a pair of salt water sandals for your girl, I describe the best styles in an article called:
Have you tried any of these salt water sandals for your child or for yourself before? Do you have a children’s shoe store in your area that you TRUST? I get contacted by parents daily and they want to know whether these is a good children’s shoe store in their area, so if you do have one please let us know in the comments section below so all parents can benefit from your experience.