Top 5 Waterproof Summer Shoes for Coastie Kids

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Top 5 summer shoes for kids gulf coast momKids’ summer shoes have to be versatile and play a lot of roles. Kids want them to be fun, cool and comfortable. While schools and camps typically require closed-toe shoes.  Finding the balance can be hard!

Moms need them to be all.the.things – durable, quick drying and able to be worn anywhere! Shoes that can take our child from the playground, to the beach and then to family dinner at a local restaurant.

Here are our top 5 summer shoes — including sporty sandals and sneakers for kids, tweens and even teens — that will see you through these Mississippi summer months.


NATIVE SHOES

Native shoes
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This all-star shoe is great for everyday play wear! They are odor resistant, hand-washable, and come in an infinite assortment of colors (they even have glitter ones for a touch of girly fun). They are also easy for your child to slip on on their own. Let them walk in the muddy puddles with these shoes then spray them off! Purchase a pair locally at Riley’s in Gulfport.


CROCS SNEAKERS

Crocs sneakers
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We are all heart eyes for these Crocs Uni-Sex Literide Pace Sneakers. These kid-friendly waterproof sneakers for girls and boys offer a snug slip-on-and-off fit and are perfect for the little runner. They come in a large assortment of colors too!


FLOAFERS

Floafers
Photo credit: The Cotton Patch

These floafers take any outfit from casual to dressy – perfect for our Coastie kids! Purchase a pair locally at The Cotton Patch in Gulfport.


TEVA SANDALS

Teva shoes
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These durable, lightweight sandals are a must for kids spending much of their summer outside. The Teva Hurricane Drift Sandals are recyclable! Once your kiddo grows out of them, you can pass them on to another child or throw them in the recycling bin!


REEF SANDALS

Reef sandal
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Reef Kids flip-flops are not flimsy and have colors and styles to appeal to wide age range. They also have a strap on the back to keep them secure on younger feet.

Tell us your fave summer shoes for your kids!
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Christy is Co-Founder and Owner of Gulf Coast Moms Blog. She was born in Costa Rica and moved to the United States when she was 6 years old. She vividly remembers flying into New Orleans and knew, in the moments to come, her life would change forever. She grew up in Moss Point and moved to Hattiesburg to attend college at Southern Miss, where she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She met her love, Matthew, and they have enjoyed married life for 13 years. They live in Long Beach with their precious children, John Salem and Ann-Michael. Prior to co-founding Gulf Coast Moms Blog, she had a successful 10+ year career in higher education administration, where she developed and spear-headed campus-wide student initiatives and events. Christy is now spending her days as a stay-at-home mom and serves her community through several non-profit organizations. She enjoys making Costa Rican tamales, a fresh margarita from El Aguila, annual sister spa day, collecting random owl things (Hootie Hoo to my Chi Omega sisters), words of wisdom from Irish priests and pool days. She is passionate about connecting women and creating a supportive, nurturing community to empower moms.

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