9 best kids' shoes for summer

Keep little feet protected and supported this summer with our pick of the best footwear for children

There’s lots to think about when it comes to kids’ summer footwear – from hot days when they’ll want their feet to breathe to times when they’ll need something more protective. If you’re off on holiday, they’ll probably also want something waterproof they can just slip on and off quickly.

Read on to discover the best offers of this season. All the shoes we recommend have been tested on little feet and we’ve considered criteria including value for money, comfort, durability and, of course, the look itself.

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Girls will love wearing Boden's pretty but cool-looking sandals and with four colours to choose from, there's bound to be one they like. For boys, our vote goes to Clarks Bonza Lad, which will last the most boisterous little ones.

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1. Crocs Kids’ Retro Clog, £29.99

2. Project Jelly Pink Glitter Jelly Shoes, £17.95

3. Marks and Spencer Riptape Trekker Sandals, from £16

4. Boden Crossover Sandals, from £24

5. Mothercare Flower Footbed Sandals, £10

6. Converse Youth Radio Blue Chuck Taylor All Star East Coaster Ox, £24

7. John Lewis Flowered Fruit Canvas Mary Janes, from £14

8. KEEN Youth Seacamp II CNX, £44.99

9. Clarks Bonza Lad, from £22


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