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Kids Summer Shoes

Goodbye school days, hello summer holidays. Here’s our top tips for buying shoes for kids this summer.

What should I look for in summer shoes for kids?

As the weather warms up and we get closer to the summer holidays, it’s natural for kids to want to get outside and explore the great outdoors more and more. But this means their shoes might have to put up with a little more rough and tumble than they would otherwise, so it’s key to pick a good pair of durable, hard-wearing and supportive shoes that will serve your child well no matter what they get up to.

Plus, the extra warmth in the air makes it a perfect time to get those little toes out into the fresh air with a pair of sandals - great for beach days, picnics and much more. Some activities require a little extra protection for kids’ feet, so trainers or canvas shoes might be a better idea. Try to make sure you buy shoes with a breathable fabric or design to reduce the risk of sweaty feet after a fun day out.

Whatever shoes you decide on, making sure you’ve got the right fit is vital. Measuring your children’s feet ahead of shoe shopping can save time and hassle when you’re looking for the right shoe for them. And though you might be tempted to size up so the shoes will last longer, it’s best not to. Wearing shoes that are too big, even if they have an open design like sandals, can do more harm than good for your children’s feet.

Girl and Boy Sitting on Bridge

Our picks for the summer

Super Soft Harper in on-trend rose gold will take little feet through the holidays in style. Made from quality soft leather for comfort and a double rip-tape fastening for a secure fit, they’re ideal for party days, beach days and much more. Now £15 in our summer sale.

Start-Rite Super Soft Harper

Make new waves in our shark-themed grey canvas. Wave is part of our washable canvas collection, making them perfect for protecting little feet on the beach. No matter the mess, they’ll clean up great, ready for more adventures. They also benefit from a non-slip durable sole, making them nice and grippy for busy feet. Now £15 in our summer sale.


Little girls will love our Hula canvas in cool glittery mint green and grey. The Mary Jane style canvas are easy to get on and off and have a soft foam footbed for added comfort. A winning style for kids and parents alike. Now £10 in our summer sale.


Little shoes for big adventures. Our Wells pumps are crafted from soft breathable canvas for feet that like to explore from day to night. A timeless style that goes with any outfit. Now £15 in the summer sale.


Jump into summer adventures in our pink floral Bounce canvas. The pretty design is sure to be a winner as they look great when teamed with either a dress or trousers. The added toe protection will also keep scuffs at bay. Now £15 in our summer sale.


Protect feet from getting hot and sweaty in our closed-toe traditional sandals for little feet on the go. Our Climb sandals are a favourite for summer fun. The soft leather acts as extra protection for the whole foot keeping little toes safe on their summer travels. Now £15 in our summer sale.


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