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We could probably learn a thing or two from kids' shoes. They have to be functional, comfortable and, of course, your kid has to actually want to wear them. The list of prerequisites gets even longer in the summer when waterproofing is a major necessity. We rounded up 15 shoes that check every box, from the pool to the park to the beach and beyond. Now, if only our pumps ticked all those requirements...

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Nordstrom

Freshly Picked Metallic Dots Perforated Mary Jane

Iconic moccasins, dressed up in everyday sparkle.

(Baby/Walker)

Buy It ($60)

Zappos

Native Kids Shoes Jefferson Glow Block

Multiple moms in our office swear by these waterproof wonders.

(Toddler/Little Kid)

Buy It ($40)

Zappos

Hush Puppies Kids Addie Sandals

Warning: You might want to steal them.

(Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Buy It ($50)

Macy's

Fila Disruptor II Casual Athletic Sneakers

Dad sneaks have never looked so cute.

(Big Kid)

Buy It ($50)

Zappos

Salt Water Sandal by Hoy Shoes The Original Sandal

Waterproof leather and rust-proof buckles have splash pad written all over it.

(Toddler/Little Kid)

Buy It ($39)

Nordstrom

Keen 'Seacamp II' Water Friendly Sandals

So secure, they're kick-off proof.

(Baby/Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Buy It ($50)

Zappos

Birkenstock Kids Rio

Two words: iridescent pink.

(Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Buy It ($70)

Nordstrom

Hari Mari Dunes Thong Sandal

Just like mom’s but with a secure heel strap to prevent tumbles.

(Walker/Toddler)

Buy It ($30)

Saks Fifth Avenue

Veja Girl's Esplar Grip Tape Low-Top Sneakers

Looks like we have a mini Meghan Markle on our hands.

(Baby/Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Buy It ($85)

Zappos

Frye Kids Mel Tri Stud Boots

Her tiny sundresses have finally met their match.

(Little Kid/Big Kid)

Buy It ($41)

Saks Fifth Avenue

Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Kids’ Superstar Sneakers

Kicks like these were made for the coolest kid on the playground. (If only we could share shoes.)

(Little Kid/Big Kid)

Buy It ($250)

Macy's

Adidas Originals Continental 80

These sneaks are the next Stan Smiths and everyone’s getting in on them—including the under 10 set.

(Little Kids/Big Kid)

Buy It ($55)

Macy's

Polo Ralph Lauren Sander EZ Casual Sneakers

Part boat shoe, part sneaker.

(Little Kid)

Buy It ($35)

Nordstrom

Geox Alul Metallic Sandal

Nice and secure for all those park playdates.

(Walker/Toddler)

Buy It ($41)

Saks Fifth Avenue

Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Sneakers

The same cool vibe of Converse sneakers, but in a very sophisticated sun-washed canvas.

(Baby/Toddler)

Buy It ($35)

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