Summer Footwear: Our Top Picks for Kids

Summer Footwear: Our Top Picks for Kids

With summer just around the corner, it's time to start prepping your kids' summer wardrobe

At Hirst Footwear, we have a great selection of summer shoes and sandals that are perfect for the upcoming summer months. 

What types of shoes do kids need in the summer?

In the summer, you can expect your kids to be outside playing and exploring for hours on end, meaning they need a pair of shoes that can keep their feet cool and comfortable. 

You should be looking for styles that are lightweight and breathable to prevent heat and moisture being trapped. Try to look for features such as moisture wicking insoles, natural fabrics, soft linings and sturdy designs. 

The best summer footwear for kids

It’s important to have a few different styles of footwear for your kids during the summer months since they are likely to get up to a number of different activities. 

To help you choose a few styles, we’ve listed our top picks below. 

The best kids summer sandals

The Boys PDQ Sports Sandals are the perfect sandals for exploring thanks to the spongy footbed that features textile linings and the chunky synthetic outsoles that helps to improve stability. 

These sandals feature adjustable velcro straps for a perfect fit, as well as faux nubuck uppers with textile trims that provide comfort and help to prevent any sores and blisters forming. 

The  Lelli Kelly Hope Rosa Heart Soft Leather Sandals Shoes are a classic pair of sandals that come in a cute T-bar design with leather uppers and cut out sections to help keep those little feet feeling fresh. 

The padded footbed helps to provide all day comfort and the hook and loop fastening ensure these sandals are suitable for a variety of different foot widths. 

The best kids summer trainers

The Bull Boys Triceratopo Royal Blue Light Up Dinosaur Trainers are a super fun and colourful pair of trainers that your kids won’t want to take off. These trainers come in royal blue uppers and have large triceratops on the outers, as well as yellow horns that sit on the front uppers.

They also feature hook and loop fastenings and elastic laces for easy on/off, as well as a fun light up sole unit that lights up with every stomp your child takes. 

The Skechers Kids Dreamy Lites Colorfull Prism Grey/Mint Slip In Trainers Shoes are a super cute pair of slip-on trainers that are ideal for kids who want to be outside as soon as possible. These lightweight pull on trainers feature mesh and synthetic glitter uppers for a breathable fit, as well moulded heel panels to perfectly fit your kids feet.

The trainers also feature Skechers classic Air-cooled memory foam cushioned insoles and lightweight shock absorbing midsoles. 

The best kids summer evening shoe


The Bull Boys Spinosauro Khaki Green Elastic Lace Light Up Trainers are the perfect pair of summer trainers, ideal for dressing up with summer evening outfits. The khaki green faux leather uppers make these trainers ideal for pairing with a number of different outfits, and the 3D dinosaur on the outers will help to keep your kids happy. 

The inner textile linings help to keep your kids feet cool and the adjustable strap fastenings ensure they are secure and comfortable. 

The Lelli Kelly White Fantasy Honey Unicorn Sandals are a cute and colourful pair of sandals that are ideal for wearing on a summer evening, whether that's at a garden party or for meals out while on holiday

These sandals come decorated with large beaded unicorns and a series of rainbows and stars, making them the perfect colourful addition to any outfit. The leather footbed ensures little feet stay comfortable all evening. 

The best kids water shoes


The boys Hi-Tec Jack JR Vegan Sandals are a water-friendly pair of sandals that are made with soft synthetic uppers and neoprene lining for extra comfort. 

They feature hook and loop fastenings for adjustable wear and easy, quick removal. The soft EVA footbed helps to provide under foot cushioning and the protective bumper toe prevents any scuffing. They also come in pink and light blue colourways. 

The Roxy Girls Finn Toddler Floral Peach Parfait Adjustable Beach Sandals will have your kids beach and pool ready thanks to their water friendly EVA design. These sandals feature an elastic strap round the back of the heel, which ensures they are firmly secured on the feet as your kids walk on wet surfaces. 

The cushioned EVA footbed helps to keep feet comfortable and the rubber sole unit provides a little extra support and stability.

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