Have you been looking for a pair of slip-resistant shoes for your chid? Do you want your child to be able to play safely even when he/she is walking on wet surfaces?
If you have children, you are probably aware that kids love to splash around on wet surfaces and there’s always a chance that they might slip and fall. Children don’t avoid puddles, they jump right in them! Unfortunately, there’s always a risk of slipping and falling when kids walk on wet surfaces.
Slip-resistant shoes will allow your children to walk confidently even on wet surfaces. Have you ever heard the term of ‘slip resistant shoes’, ‘non-slip shoes’, ‘anti-slip shoes’, ‘slip-proof shoes’ or ‘no-slip shoes’?
Do you know what these terms mean? Do these type of shoes actually work?
Let’s find out!
Let me begin by clarifying that there is actually no such thing as ‘no-slip shoes’. Miracle-shoes that can turn our kids into super-heroes and protect them from falling down don’t exist. No material the shoe is made up of can guarantee that your child will never slip and fall.
Now that we’ve broken down this misconception, we have to find the next best solution and it’s called- slip-resistant shoes. These types of shoes provide your child with more stability and work wonders when your child is playing and running around on wet surfaces.
There is only a small selection of slip-resistant shoes, but the good news is that I am familiar with the best styles, since I have fitted them before.
I have been working at a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now, and we are one of the best children’s shoe stores in the country that specializes in fitting children with special foot needs, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well.
I know which shoe styles and shoe brands are better than others from actually having fitted the shoes myself.
For the last 3 years, I have been helping parents find their kids’ shoes online.
Once you find a pair of slip-resistant shoes, you need to make sure that particular style will fit the shape of your child’s feet perfectly. Children’s feet come in all shape and sizes, and I have noticed how most children have wide or extra wide feet. There is only a small selection of slip-resistant shoes that come in wide widths (“W”).
Before I show you a selection of the best slip resistant shoes for kids, I want to make sure that you know your child’s exact foot size in order to be able to provide your child with the correct shoe size.
Start by reading an article where I describe the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s foot size from home:
How Can We Identify Which Shoes are Slip-Resistant Shoes?
The type of shoes that you provide for your child play a key role when it comes to keeping your kid’s feet and legs healthy.
Children are always running around, even on wet surfaces, so it’s important to find shoes that will minimize the risk of them falling and hurting themselves.
For those rainy and yucky days, it’s important to provide children with shoes that will help prevent them from slipping and falling down.
How can we identify which shoes that are slip-resistant?
it’s hard to identify them because shoes don’t come labeled as “slip-resistant”. The good news is that I have fitted countless kids’ shoes that have slip-resistant soles, and I will be able to tell you which ones they are.
To check if a shoe is slip-resistant, you really need to pay attention to the sole of the shoe. If you check the sole carefully, you will be able to identify how much traction it provides on wet surfaces!
Shoes made of rubber are going to provide your child with the maximum amount of traction. Therefore, we need to make sure that the sole is made out of rubber and not some other random material.
Secondly, you will need to check whether the sole of the shoe is soft and flexible, since this will provide your child with more stability.
The last thing you must check is one of the most important parts of the shoe: the tread. For a shoe to be slip-resistant, it must have a finer tread design than regular shoes.
Therefore, when looking for shoes for your kids you must make sure that the design of the tread isn’t flat. The shape of the tread patterns and the depth of the tread groove will also determine whether the shoe is going to be slip-resistant. The deeper the tread grooves are, the better traction the shoes will have against slippery surfaces.
Are you confused yet?
I don’t want you to worry too much about being able to follow these steps to find shoes that will prevent your child form slipping, since I will show you a selection of the best slip-resistant shoes that I have fitted before.
Let’s provide your kids with superior grip on the floor when they are running and playing around.
The Best Slip Resistant Shoes for Kids – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Please keep in mind that I only review shoe styles that I have fitted before, since that is the only way for me to tell how well-made the shoes are, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit.
Below you can find a selection of the best slip-resistant shoes for children:
All of these shoe styles fit “short”,which means that you need to go a whole size longer of the size that your child measures in the standard foot measuring scale (Brannock Device), in order to allow for growing room.
These shoe styles are all waterproof and will keep your kids’ feet warm and dry. They also all come with a non-marking outsole with M Select GRIP for superior traction.
Do you happen to need a pair of slip-resistant shoes for yourself? I recently wrote an article where I describe the best slip-resistant shoes for women and you can find it here:
The Best Slip Resistant Shoes for Women – Durable, Supportive, Lightweight, and Available in Wide Widths!
The Advantages of Slip Resistant Shoes – Let’s Find Out!
Water, ice and slippery surfaces can compromise your kids’ stability and will make them more prone to falls and injuries. Here are the advantages that slip resistant shoes will providefor your child:
- They will help reduce slips,trips, and falls.
- They will help prevent broken bones, bruises, sprains, and even concussions.
- They will withstand more wear and tear.
- They will keep your kids feet warm and comfortable.
Slip Resistant Shoes for Mom and Dad – Get a Grip!
While caring for our children’s safety and comfort, we often become careless about our own health. It’s important for parents to wear the correct type of shoes as well, and though I work for a children’s shoe store, I have fitted several mothers who come to the store wearing whose foot size is 8 ½ or smaller.
Did you know that a women’s shoe size 8 ½ or smaller translates to a kids’ shoe size 7 (this is the last kids’ shoe size)?,
Several mother’s ended up buying the kids’ version of the shoes and saved a lot of time and money.
While I can’t get into too much detail about how this shoe size conversion works, I wrote another article where I explain this in more detail. Go to the link below:
Slip-resistant shoes cater not only to the needs of kids but grown-ups as well. It might be interesting for you to know that there’s a large variety of these kind of shoes and you can pick the right pair according to your workplace conditions. After all, if we are comfortable and safe at work, we can accomplish our tasks with greater ease. We don’t have to worry about our feet or legs hurting, we can just concentrate on our work.
As I have mentioned earlier, although the purpose of slip-resistant shoes is to keep you and your kids’safe and prevent injuries from slipping and falling, they don’t have to be ugly. There are many stylish shoe brands that make slip-resistant shoes.
Here you can find a selection of the best slip-resistant shoes for mom and dad:
All of these shoe styles also fit “short”,which means that you need to go a whole size longer of the size that you measured in the shoe measuring scale in order to prevent your toes from rubbing against the front or side of the shoes.
Please keep in mind that these shoe styles are also available in different widths, so if you have wide or extra wide feet choose the shoes in “W”.
Does your child wear shoes that are slip-resistant? Have you found a particular shoe style that works best for his or her feet? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so other parents can benefit from your experiences!