The best kids’ footwear for summer


It’s difficult to get kids to put on their shoes at the best of times, but in summer it becomes a chore to get them into anything but a pair of thongs. We’ve hunted down the best kids’ shoes for summer that will get the tick of approval from both parents and children.


Easy to wear, breathable and stylish – Melissa shoes are the ultimate in footwear for little girls during summer. There are great Mary-Jane styles which will keep small feet cool.


Sandals are a no-brainer for summer. They’re breathable and Australian brand Little’s makes some great options for girls.

Salt Water Sandals - Sun San Surfers

We can’t mention sandals without adding Salt Water Sandals to our list of must-have summer footwear for kids. These are the créme de la créme when it comes to children’s sandals, for boys and girls.


Georgia On My Mind sandals are bright and bold – just perfect for beautiful summer weather!

Swedish Hasbeens shoes

And these Swedish Hasbeens are perfect for dressing up on a balmy night.


Thongs (or flip-flops) are great if you want to get out the door quickly! These Flip Side Flip Flops have a great novelty factor, and the kids can leave their mark at the beach.


Havaianas have carved out a niche in the children’s thong market – each year coming out with beautiful new designs.

paw prints, animal footprints, thongs

Also with a bit of a quirky twist are the Kiko+ animal print thongs.


I’m going to slip a little bonus in here, as these fabulous sandals also come in adult sizes. Avarcas leather sandals have European good looks and comfort.


I adore Native shoes, and think they’re real winner for summer. Easy to slip on, they’re not hot or uncomfortable, and if they happen to get wet at the beach, it’s no big deal.

all about heidi shoe

Simple, beautiful leather shoes from All About Heidi will make the summer heat bearable for little toddler tootsies.

children's shoes

ChilliKids make some easy-to-wear summer shoes, which will carry through to the colder months.

Ugglebo Clogs Red Nest

When it comes to clog-type shoes for kids, you either love or loathe them. But these from Ugglebo are just too stunning to dislike!

So there you have it, all our favourite summer shoe options for those hot weather occasions when the kids can’t go barefoot. What shoes do your kids prefer to wear in summer?



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