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The best water shoes for kids for summer fun!
Summertime and water fun go hand-in-hand, especially when it comes to kids. Between days spent at the playground running through sprinklers and nature treks with the family, parents know all too well how gross kids’ shoes can get after a summer full of adventures, though.
Summer shoes need to be up to the task of keeping up with active kids, so water shoes are a great option. They’re lightweight and durable and made with waterproof materials like neoprene and rubber that dry quickly and don’t smell. Water shoes also provide your child’s foot with a safe barrier from the elements and have a grip to prevent slipping or falling when playing in the water.
Many water shoes are also machine-washable, which makes upkeep easy for you as well as ensures they will last through the summer. Based on your needs, water shoes come in a variety of styles, including sneakers, sandals and slip-ons —many of which your child can swim in.
If we’ve learned anything from Peppa Pig, it’s that “if you are jumping up and down in muddy puddles, you must wear your boots!” Or, in this case, water shoes. Below, we’ve rounded up the 18 best water shoes for jumping in muddy puddles and beyond!