Send your little one out into the great outdoors, whether that be beach, poolside or park sprinkler, in a pair of kicks that withstand wetness. Water shoes for kids come in a range of styles and prices, and these durable beauties keep your kids steady with sole traction. And we love that they discourage uncomfortable foot dampness because they’re made from fast-dry materials. See our favorite selects…and remember to pack a towel.

RELATED: The 40 Best Gifts for Teachers (aka The True Heroes of This Past Year)

Ten Little

1. Ten Little Everyday Sandals

Made of water-resistant, quick-dry materials, these feel surprisingly lightweight for a closed-toe shoe. And the sole traction makes running around on slippery surfaces that much safer.

Buy It ($36)

Available in Sizes 4 to 13


2. Blowfish Malibu Girl's, Rioo Slip-On

This super-lightweight shoe has an EVA upper that stays on (yet slips off easily when you want) thanks to elastic laces. Plus the pastel print looks like something from a Caldecott Medal-winning children’s book.

$20 at Amazon

Available in Sizes 1-5, 13 Big Kid


3. Merrell Kids Hydro Moc

These futuristic shoes are like cutting edge street style crossed with a sieve. Meanwhile, the high front lip protects little ankles from small shells that might bounce up.

Buy It ($35)

Available in Sizes 10 Toddler to 7 Big Kid

L.L. Bean

4. L. L. Bean Kids' Katahdin Sandals

Molded D-rings and three hook-and-loop polyester webbing straps enable easy on-off and a customized fit, and the rugged design stands up to wear and tear.

Buy It ($45)

Available in Sizes 10 to 6


5. Teva Kids Hurricane Drift (Toddler/Little Kid)

“Mommy, don’t you wish you had a pretty pink pair of shoes like me?”

“Yes, yes I do, Honey. Although if you ever tell anyone Mommy wants a pair of Tevas, no ice cream for a month.”

Buy It ($30)

Available in Sizes 8 Toddler to 3 Little Kid


6. Keen Newport H2 Water Friendly Sandal

The brand’s signature sturdy toe cap is going to keep little piggies from getting squished, and the adjustable hook-and-loop strap keeps these shoes from falling off, but comfortably.

Buy It ($50)

Available in Sizes Baby to Big Kid 7


7. Native Kids Shoes Jefferson Glow

The perforated EVA uppers let kids’ feet breathe, and this particular model even glows in the dark. Plus, this eco-conscious vegan brand has partnered with Zappos to let you send your used shoes in to become recycled into community playground materials.

Buy It ($45)

Available in Sizes 3 to 13 Little Kid


8. CIOR Toddler Kid Water Shoes

Face it—you’re not going to make it out of summer without a trip to a water park. Shod your kids in these lightweight shoes with quick-dry uppers and Velcro wrap closure, and maybe they won’t slip or bring home athlete’s foot.

$18 at Amazon

Available in Sizes 5 Toddler to 5 Big Kid

J. Crew

9. J. Crew Kids' Pool Slides

Water-ready slides with a speckled sole and bright upper prove the perfect alternative to flip-flops—with no risk of between-toe blisters.

Buy It ($33; $20)

Available in Sizes K1 to K13


10. See Kai Run Kids Anker (Toddler/Little Kid)

Want a little more coverage and support than a pair of sandals affords? Here, lightweight open mesh is overlaid with rubber for durability and there’s a molded rubber toe cap for bulldozer-like front-facing protection.

$55 at Amazon

Available in Sizes 4 Toddler to 13 Little Kid


11. STQ Kids Water Shoes Boys & Girls Lightweight Sport Athletic Sneakers for Summer Beach Swim Pool

Breathable mesh and an adjustable elastic band—plus a heel loop for easy on-and-off—mean these are your child’s next-best-thing to beat-up sneakers for amphibious exploration.

$26 at Amazon

Available in Sizes 1 Little Kid to 6 Big Kid


12. Columbia KidsTechsun™ Vent (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

This design hits the sweet spot between sandals and trail shoes. The trademarked midsole is cushy and has a drainage port to let water out ASAP.

Buy It ($35)

Available in Sizes 8 Toddler to 7 Little Kids

RELATED: 32 Easy Fourth of July Crafts for Kids

PureWow may earn compensation through affiliate links in this story.

From Around The Web