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 shoes that I have fitted before, that way I can be familiar with the amount of support that they provide and how they fit (long, short, narrow, or wide).
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.
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 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.
The ones 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’ everyday 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.
In this article I will describe the best salt water sandals for girls!
What Features Do Salt Water Sandals Provide?
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 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 100% sure that your child is wearing the correct shoe size, 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 Girls – The Secret Revealed!
Now that you know what features salt water sandals must provide and how to make sure your child is wearing the correct shoe size, I will show you a selection of the best salt water sandals for girls.
These 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.
When buying these sandals for your kids, please keep in mind that these styles of salt water might be stiff at first. What I recommend doing is soaking them until the leather is good and wet and then put 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 that you have your other child wear the sandals since they tend to fit 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 everyday 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 10 or below, you will be able to get the kids’ version of the shoes (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.
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:
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 available for women also!
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!
These are just some reviews of parents just like you that have tried these sandals before. Now that you know which are the best salt water sandals for kids and adults, you are ready to make the most informative decision!
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 there 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.