Have you been looking for a pair of salt water sandals for your girl? I have been contacted by several parents that have been asking me to write an article to describe the best salt water sandals for children. Please keep in mind that I only review shoe styles that I have fitted before, since that is the only way I can be familiar with how well-made the shoes are, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit (short, long, narrow, or wide).
While some parents have been providing their kids 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 sandals that are made of specially treated natural leathers and they are 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 these types of sandals because of how versatile they are, since their kids can wear them for almost every occasion. Another feature parents love about these sandals is how they are available in many different colors and styles to choose from, that way they can coordinate their kids outfit for almost every occasion.
Please keep in mind that not all salt water sandals are made from the same high quality materials and some styles will provide more support to your child’s feet. There are certain styles that will feel also feel softer to your child’s feet. The good news is that I know exactly which styles are better than others, and I will show them to you shortly.
I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now, and I know everything that relates to children’s shoes and the way they fit. This is a specialized shoe store that focuses on children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. We carry some of the most supportive children’s shoes and orthotics, and I am familiar with which shoe brands and which shoe styles are better than others.
For the last 3 years I have been helping parents find the perfect pair of shoes for their children online.
The salt water sandals that I will describe in this article are made with 100% genuine leather uppers and available in different colors.
One thing I always emphasize to parents is that salt water sandals are not meant to be worn as your kids’ every day sandals, since they don’t provide enough support for your kids’ feet. I recommend wearing them for a maximum of 6 hours a day and then have your child switch back to her everyday shoes.
A great advantage of the salt water sandals I will describe in this article is how they will form to the shape of your kids’ feet after being worn for a couple of times. These sandals will provide comfort, fashion, and functionality, which makes it the perfect summer combination, since your child can wear them to the beach, splashing in the sea, pounding the pavement, or just hanging out.
I will show you selection of the best salt water sandals for girls shortly, but first I want to describe the features that these sandals will provide and how you can figure out your child’s exact foot size from home.
The Best Salt Water Sandals for Girls – The 6 Most Important Features!
The salt water sandals 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 provides, if the shoes are not fitted properly, 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.
I always recommend parents to take their children to their local children’s shoe store that 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 what features a good air of salt water sandals must provide and how you can figure out your child’s foot size from home, you are ready to see a selection of the best salt water sandals for girls.
The Best Salt Water Sandals for Girls ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Please remember 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.
All of these salt water sandal styles fit “short”, so I recommend going a half a size to a whole size longer in order to allow growing room for your child’s feet.
Please keep in mind that salt water sandals might feel stiff at first, so I recommend soaking them until the leather is good and wet. The next step is to try them on your child’s feet while wet and have them wear them for a few hours around the house to break them in.
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 for church or for a casual setting like the beach.
It is highly like it that once your child has outgrown these sandals, they will still be in good shape to be worn by another child. However, keep in mind that I don’t recommend passing them down to another child since the sandals would have formed to the shape of the child that previously wore them.
Please remember that your children are not supposed to wear these sandals all day and you must make them switch to their every day sneakers after wearing the sandals for 6 hours.
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 parents that told me how much they love wearing salt water sandals. Most of them explain to me how they wore these sandals when they were a child, which just tells you how classic these sandals are.
I have also spoken with grandmothers that told me how they used to provide their kids with these type of sandals when they were little and now they are starting the same tradition with their granddaughter’s.
Do you want to hear some amazing news? If you wear a women’s shoe size 8 or smaller, you will be able to get the kids’ version of the salt water sandals (same quality and support) at a much lower price.
For example, if you wear a women’s shoe size 7 and order the kids’vesion of the shoe (size 5), they will fit the shape of your feet perfectly.
Here you can find a chart that it will help you easily convert your women’s shoe size to your kids’ shoe size in order to save big on these sandals.
There is an article I wrote where I describe how this shoe size conversion works in more detail. Please go to the link below:
Now that you know the secret on how to save big money on shoes (this conversion doesn’t just apply to sandals, it applies to sneakers as well), you can find below a selection of the best girl salt water sandals that are also available for women.
The Best Salt Water Sandals for Women ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Please remember that I always recommend soaking the sandals and wearing them around the house in order for them to stretch out and fit more comfortably.
Let’s take a look at some reviews from parents just like you that have tried these particular salt water sandals before and love the way they look and feel:
Now that you know which are the best salt water sandals for girls and adults, you are ready to make the most informed decision.
I want you to remember one thing: It doesn’t matter what type of shoe style you are are looking for your child, it’s highly likely that I have fitted it before and I will help you find it.
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 on a daily basis and they want to know whether there is a good fitting 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.