The sandals that I will review in this article are the best sandal for kids to wear during the summer season and summer activities such as summer camp.
When I write a review about a particular shoe style is because I have fitted that particular shoe style before, since that is the only way for me to tell how well-made the shoes, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit.
I have been fitting children’s shoes and orthotics for the last 10 years, working for a specialized children’s shoe store that focuses in children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings 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 FITevery single child.
I am familiar with which are the best shoe brands and the best shoe styles among those brands from actually having fitted and tested the shoes in different children’s feet.
The sandals that I will describe below are the most supportive ones, but they are lightweight and flexible at the same time. In addition, the sandals will provide good traction to reduce the likelihood of your child from slipping and falling down, and they are also durable.
Two of the features that parents love the most is how children can wear them for longer periods of time since they provide good support, and they dry really quickly to keep their kids’ feet healthy.
I decided to recreate the most important questions that parents have asked me at the shoe store about these sandal styles:
- What type of foot will these sandals fit?
These sandals will fit a child with narrow, medium, or wide feet.
- Do these sandals “run true to size”?
Yes. These sandal styles all run “true to size”. This means that once you figure out your child’s foot size in the standard foot measuring device (Brannock device), you just need to go a half a size longer to allow for growing room.
- Will these sandal styles fit a child with a high instep?
These sandals will fit a child with a high instep because they are deep and come with a round toe-box.
- Do these sandal styles provide arch support?
Yes, these sandals provide good arch support.
- Do these sandals provide good ankle support?
No, since sandals don’t come with a heel counter.
- Can I fit an orthotic inside this sandal?
No, there are no sandals in the market that will allow you to fit an orthotic.
- Are these sandals durable?
Yes, one of the most durable sandal styles. Your children should always outgrow these sandal style before they wear them out.
- Are these sandals available in different colors?
Yes, these sandals are available in several other colors.
- Can I put this sandal style in the washing machine?
No. I don’t recommend putting these sandals in the washing machine since you might end up ruining the materials.
- Do these sandals provide good traction?
These sandal styles provide excellent traction.
- Are these sandals styles easy to put on?
Yes, these sandals are easy to put on since they open up widely.
The Best Sandals for Kids ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Like I mentioned before, 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, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit.
These sandal styles will fit a child with medium, wide, or extra wide feet:
These sandals styles will fit a child with narrow or medium width feet:
All of these sandal 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.
Have you tried another types of sandals that worked well for your child’s feet? Please share your findings below so other parents can benefit from your experiences.