The Sweetest Summertime Kids Shoes & Sandals for Every Age

So, your kids need new kicks for summer. After all, even if we’re not sending them to summer camp this year (sniff) chances are they’ve outgrown or at least out-worn last year’s round of yard-tromping sneakers, picnic-perfect sandals, and waterproof jellies for summer splashing. But which to choose? Where do you even start? How do you shop for such tiny and dirty feet?!

Fret not: There are plenty of super-cute, really comfy, incredibly trendy kids’ shoes out there right now. Is your little one obsessed with Wonder Woman? Havaianas has you covered. How about rainbows? Head over to Vans. Or maybe your tot is more of a lightweight vegan-friendly shoe-type? OluKai has just the pair.

Whether kiddo needs shoes for park walks, socially distanced birthday parties or poolside, we’ve rounded up all the fun options you and your littles will love. Playful, comfortable and cool are the top qualities we look for in a summer shoe — plus, there are options at every price point.

So what are you waiting for? Once you see all these cool kicks, your only problem will be finding them in an adult size.

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A version of this article was originally published in November 2016.