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What are the best shoes for kids to wear to the beach?

What are the best shoes for kids to wear to the beach?

Summer is here, and it's time to get your little ones ready for some beachside adventures! Whether you're planning a family holiday or a trip to the beach, the right footwear is essential to keep your kids comfortable and protected. At Shoes & Sox, we have a fantastic collection of kids' beach sandals and slides, including popular brands like Nike, Adidas, Crocs, Ciao and Kicks, that are perfect for those sunny days by the shore.

When choosing a pair of shoes to wear to the beach, there are many factors to consider to help you decide which style will be best for you. Use this checklist to break down our Beach range to pick the perfect pair.

  1. Easy on and off

One of the key features of beach sandals and slides is their ease of use. They are designed for convenience, allowing your kids to slip them on and off easily. If they need to run to the water or build sandcastles, these shoes won't slow them down. Whether it’s a quick and easy slide like the Nike Kawa or Kicks Kenna, or a fully covered slip on like the Native Jefferson, check out some of our favourite slip on and off styles below:

Native Jefferson

Nike Kawa Slide

Kicks Kenna Slide

  1. Durability for playful adventures

Kids can be tough on their footwear, especially during beach outings. That's why our beach sandals and slides are built to last. They are durable and can withstand the wear and tear of beach activities, ensuring you get the most out of your shoes. For hard wearing sandals to take you from the park to the water, check out styles like the Clarks Thelma, Merrell Panther, or the Pablosky Surf Cage:

Clarks Thelma

Merrell Panther

Pablosky Surf Cage

  1. Traction for safety

Safety is a top priority, especially when kids are near the water. Our beach sandals and slides are equipped with non-slip soles to provide excellent traction on sandy and wet surfaces. You can relax knowing your child will have a secure grip while exploring the beach. For some high-grip options, take a look at styles like the Ciao Sunshine, Clarks Wales, and Crocs Crocband:

Ciao Sunshine

Clarks Wales

Crocs Crocband

  1. Protect little feet

The beach can be filled with hidden shells, rocks, and sharp objects. For extra protection for your child's feet, look for styles with a covered toe, allowing them to enjoy the sand and water without worries. Check out styles with covered toes like the Kicks Sweetheart Jellies, Adidas Nemo Sandal, or the classic Nike Sunray Protect 2:

Kicks Sweetheart Jellies

Adidas Nemo Sandal

Nike Sunray Protect

  1. Easy to clean

Beach days often result in sandy and dirty shoes. Our beach sandals and slides are super easy to clean, so you can quickly rinse off the sand and saltwater, keeping them looking fresh and ready for the next adventure. Some of our favourite easy to clean beach styles include the Ciao Beach, which is machine washable, and the easy rinse Crocs Classic Clog and Adidas Adilette Shower Slides.

Ciao Beach Watermelon

Crocs Classic Clog

Adidas Adilette Shower Slide

Don't miss out on the opportunity to give your kids the best beach experience possible with our selection of beach sandals and slides. Shop our collection now and make this summer unforgettable!

To view our full range of beach styles, click here. Need help deciding which brands are perfect for your child this summer? Read our Ultimate Kids Sandals guide here.