Looking for affordable summer shoes for your kids? I’ve rounded up several types below, hope they’ll be a help to you! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.
Every late Spring/early Summer, the kids and I make a special trip to Walmart and sometimes Target to pick up some summer gear for them. Not that we didn’t go to Walmart all-the-time. In fact, at our previous locations, Walmart was only a few minutes away which made it very convenient for when we needed products from their store. So we would go to Walmart (Target) to buy them various types of shoes that they could use during the summer.
Buying Summer Shoes Yearly
Because by the time summer rolls around, they have already outgrown their previous set of shoes that we stored away for winter. When they were much younger, it made sense to buy shoes that were an extra size up. They were those for a at least 2 years. Now it seems that even if I buy a size up by they still out grow them.
Buy two sizes up? I don’t see the need. They would look to big on the kids and they wouldn’t be able to walk in them properly – the shoes would fall off. So we stick to something close to their actual sizes with a little extra room.
Kids Summer Shoes from Walmart & Target
Usually, I’d try Walmart first since their little shoes are very inexpensive and affordable for us since the kids outgrow their shoes yearly. I find that purchasing them inexpensive doesn’t feel like wasted money. There’s no need to go buy high-priced shoes for them to run around outside with especially since they are quickly outgrown.
In this round-up, there are flip flops for as low as $.98 cents (I couldn’t find the links for these though) but there are other shoes for around $5. All of the sneakers were under $20. Target’s line of shoes (think Cat & Jack) are reasonable too. Find some of our favorites below by clicking on each link.
Favorite Summer Shoes for Kids
Flip flops – We find that flip-flops are so much easier to slip to step outside for a minute (or just for playing around the house). They are also great for summer outdoor family outings depending on what they are. If you are heading to the store, having a play date at a friend’s house, or even heading to the beach, flip-flops are great for those too.
Shop Kids Flip Flops by Clicking on These Flip Flops
We found these flip flops in this next image for .98 cents a pair. However, looks like they are not listed online so I can’t find a way to link them. But these are definitely great for everyday use especially when you want the kids to “save” their nicer pair of flip flops for other outings:)
Water shoes – If your kid loves swimming, going to splash pads, or even simply playing in water, then check out these water shoes I rounded up for you.
Shop Kids Water Shoes by Clicking on the Following Water Shoes
Jelly Janes – Ah, we love these little jelly shoes. We call them water shoes because they can be “soaked” in water yet dried up within seconds. I mean, when your shoes are made out of hard plastic and a ton of holes what do you expect? These little shoes are great for anything summer – walks, play, water, going shopping, visiting others, even going to church….you name it. They can be dressed up or down.
Shop Kids Jelly Shoes by Clicking on these Jelly Shoe Links
Sandals – Think cute little toes peeking through those pretty sandals whenever the kids wore them. Ah. Sandals are great for everything such as small or big trips, going to church, store runs, dinner outings, etc.
Shop Little Girls Sandals by Clicking on these Links
Shop Boys Sandals by Clicking on these Links
Sneakers – We also love to pick up a pair or two of sneakers for park days and such. If you are planning a fancier trip or a hike or planning to go places where a lot of walking may be involved, then sneakers will be your friend.
Shop Girls Sneakers by Clicking on these Links
Shop Boys Sneakers by Clicking on the Following Shoe Links
Rain Boots – Rainy days and kids go hand in hand. Take them outside to splash around. No more trying to figure out raining day activities!! You’re welcome!
Shop Girls Rain Boots by Clicking on the Following Links Below
Shop Boys Rain Boots
Crocs – You can’t go wrong with a simple pair of crocs for your little ones. Use it everywhere – water, park, walk you name it.
Shop Girls Crocs from these Links
Shop Boys Crocs from these Links
If you are like, nah, my kid only needs one or two pairs of shoes then that’s totally fine too. You can pick your best choice(s) from the list that you think your kids needs most. There’s absolutely no need to buy one of each suggested pair of shoes from the list.
Do your kids love shoes? What’s your favorite type of shoes to buy for them yearly when summertime rolls around?
She looketh well to the ways of her household and eateth not the bread of idleness (Proverbs 31:27).