SANDALS FOR SUMMER CAMP
Which Kids' Sandals are Best for Summer?
Easy-on, water-friendly sandals for kids, so they can stay comfy and connected to nature.
The best kids’ sandals for summer camp tend to be that versatile one pair of shoes that do it all: comfort, function, protect, easy on/off, quick dry, machine washable, hiking, water, play, and all the rest of the adventures big and small they get into.
Our KEEN Kids sandals are the best of both worlds; allowing kids to play on a wider range of terrain, while helping protect toes and feet. You can expect higher-traction soles, waterproof uppers, and great ventilation.
Summer campers at the lake. Sprinkler runs? Water balloon games? Great idea. You totally want your kids to have their fun in the trees, dirt, and water. But splinters, stubbed toes, and bruises? No thanks.
So which KEEN Kids’ water sandals are the right ones for your kiddo? (Don’t miss the best part of this list—all of them are machine washable.)
That’s great and all. But what else can we tell you about how to choose the best sandals for your child? Maybe you need water sandals that double as hiking shoes. Or maybe your kid throws a huge fit every time you try to shoe them. No problem. Here’s an overview of our top KEEN Kids’ water kicks.
Newport H2: Need a rugged, supportive shoe that can go from summer camp to the backyard pool to the family bike ride? Newport H2 sandals do the trick. Plus, being based on our first-ever shoe ( the Newport sandal) they’ve got history. (For a more contoured, sneaker-y fit, check out the Newport Neo H2 sandal.)
Seacamp II CNX: For an airier, lighter version of the Newport, try Seacamp. It still has grip and a snug fit, but comes with a slimmer look and a more barefoot feel. If wearing shoes is kind of a battle with your kid, Seacamp is a great option to try.
Stingray: Stingray sandals are made for water through and through, from tidal pools to backyard pools. Features a soft, stretchy knit upper that feels closer to being barefoot. The soles are low to the ground and provide better traction on wet surfaces.
Moxie: Our Moxie sandals are for your little ones who love to have fun outside, and enjoy shoes that stand out. These are sandals you can dress up or down, and that can get dirty and wet and live to tell the tale. A textured insole and soft microfiber overlays make them as comfy as they are cool.
Knotch Creek: The newest member of our closed-toe sandal lineup for kids, Knotch Creek brings a lighter, more flexible outsole and a little more foot coverage to our kid-loved sandal fit. (It also comes in an open-toe version, but toe protection is a must for camp fun.)
Splash pads? Game on. Water balloon barrage? You bet. A thorough soaking with the hose? Comin’ at you, kids. Summer is all about jumping in feet first.
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