The Best Waterproof Sandals and Shoes for Little Kids

Time to splish and splash without slipping.

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June 18, 2020
By: Amanda Mushro

Photo By: Adam Hester

Shoes Made for Summer Fun

If your little one plans on hitting up the pool, the playground, maybe jumping in a few puddles and then strolling through the grass this summer, they’ll need shoes that can pull double duty. So, skip the sneakers or flip-flops and grab a pair of waterproof shoes that will support your little one through every activity. Not sure where to start? Here are a few of our favorites.

Keen Newport Sandal

This sandal comes in a variety of colors so your kid can choose their favorite to sport all summer long. Not only are these sandals quick-drying, but they also have extra toe protection that will keep your kiddo from hurting their feet.

BUY IT: Amazon, $48-$126

Stride Rite Made2Play Phibian

These shoes are made to play on land and in the water because they dry off quickly and won’t feel soggy on your little one’s feet. With grips on the bottoms, your kids don’t have to worry about slipping on the playground and, if the shoes get messy, you can just toss them in the washing machine.

BUY IT: Stride Rite, $25

Sea Star Beachwear

If you are looking for a waterproof shoe that doesn’t look like a waterproof shoe—these espadrilles are exactly what your little one needs in their closet and on their feet.

BUY IT: Zappos, $68

Nerteo Sandals

These colorful sandals are lightweight, durable and made from a soft and stretchy material. The toe protectors and easy closure make them playground and pool friendly.

BUY IT: Amazon, $29

Stride Rite Soft Motion Splash Sandal

This water-friendly sandal for toddlers is fast-drying, has rounded soles that improve balance and closures that are easy for little hands to manage. The sandals even have memory foam footbeds for extra comfort and comes in a variety of colors and patterns.

BUY IT: Stride Rite, $44

Weestep Sandals

Comfy and waterproof, these Weestep sandals are a great addition to your child’s summer shoes. Be sure to buy them one size down from your child’s usual size because they run on the bigger side.

BUY IT: Amazon, $17-$20

Teva Kids' T Psyclone XLT Sport Sandal

These sandals are favorites of parents whose kiddos have wide feet. Parents say the sandals are comfy, breathable and dry quickly.

BUY IT: Amazon, $26-$78

Nike Kids Sunray Sandals

These highly rated sandals are comfy, come in a variety of colors and sizes, and are a great alternative to regular flip-flops.

BUY IT: Amazon, $31-$97

Kamik Kids Lobster 2

With a moisture-wicking synthetic lining and comfy fit, these shoes will be your toddler’s favorite.

BUY IT: Zappos, $31

Lucky Love

Comfy, stylish and easy to put on—grab these Lucky Love sandals for your toddler.

BUY IT: Amazon, $17

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