According to my observations, summer and winter shoes are worn the longest. For example, our winter boots season begins from the beginning of November, and ends in early April – almost half a year. With summer shoes, the situation is similar – in the spring and autumn a few weeks fall out on rubber boots and shoes, and then somehow it becomes sharply hot, it’s time for sandals.
By the choice of shoes, I always treat responsibly and hastily cope with this already 5 summer seasons. I hope my experience will be useful for you.
For some reason, the stereotype that natural material breathes, does not soar, is strong, does not rub, etc., lives in us. Frankly, leatherette is not inferior to natural material, the difference is only in price.
Separately, I would like to highlight rubber shoes. It seems to me that this option is good for the beach or the cottage – when contact with water happens often. For such cases, we purchased the daughter of crocs twice (by the way, they were not made of rubber at all, but of material like foam — Crosslight).
This year, the daughter said that crocs are ugly, so the choice fell on rubber flip-flops with cats. By the way, contrary to my fears, they do not fly off and do not rub, and small-sized models have a mount on the heel.
Options with closed fingers are more suitable for kids who often stumble and injure. From the age of three, we prefer open toe sandals.
Solid closed backdrop was relevant for us, too, up to three years. Now, when the foot and gait are more or less formed, I buy less hot options – there is only a strap on the heel. Of course, if there are problems with orthopedics, you should purchase special shoes, the backdrop on which is often high and closed.
I don’t pay attention to sandals with a platform and wedge heels. It seems to me that for a five-year-old child this is unnecessary.
Sandals with ankle straps are popular now. I do not argue, it is beautiful, but the foot in such shoes is not very well fixed, and the straps are often confused.
The favorite, of course, is the sticky tape. With her children is the easiest to manage. By the way, I always pay attention to the sticky area of the fastener as much as possible, so that the shoes do not unbuttoned. Once we both got with sneakers – we had to sew a velcro.
In addition, the presence of velcro makes it possible to slightly adjust the completeness of the shoe, which is also often important.
Zippers and straps also have a right to exist, but I still make a year-end choice in the direction of the velcro.
This year I bought two pairs of sandals for my daughter. I bought the first pair in the winter, when there were sales in the USA – I ordered magnificent leather sandals on the Internet. Even it is a pity to put such on the platform, the daughter while carries them only in a garden. With a starting price of $ 70, they cost me $ 30.
The second pair – simple leatherette sandals, purchased in the local shopping center. By the way, in one of the shoe stores there is a 30% discount in honor of the birthday, which I successfully used. The cost is 160 UAH (500r).
Soon the birthday of my friend’s son, I want to buy another pair to wear in kindergarten.
What summer shoes do your daughters prefer?