It seems like there’s a never-ending packing list when traveling with kids — the snacks, the toys, the diapers, the changes of clothes! — but it can make traveling so much smoother when you pack the right footwear for the destination. Read on for the best kids’ travel shoes for various climates and activities.
1. Rainbow Sandals Kids Premium Leather
These flip-flops for kids are made with top-grade nubuck leather for durability and comfort and a non-slip bottom sole. For the toddlers, the three smallest sizes come with a back strap. Try these for your next warm-weather destination.
Buy: amazon.com, $35
2. Smallbirds Wool Runners
Did you know the cult favorite Allbirds come in kids’ sizes? It’s the same soft, lightweight, breathable Wool Runner, now with an even smaller footprint. They’re machine washable and easy for kids to slip on and off all on their own.
Buy: allbirds.com, $55
3. BearPaw Kids’ Marina
Stay cozy and dry in cold weather in this 6 inch tall quilted nylon, waterproof leather boot with full waterproof bootie construction. It comes in colorful prints and solids. Try this kids’ shoe for snowy winter getaways to keep little toes warm and dry.
Buy: bearpaw.com, $59.99
4. Little Kid’s Sperry Original Slip On Boat Shoe
The classic nautical styling of Sperry’s original boat shoe comes with the ease of a slip-on. The iconic patchwork is perfect for little preps on the go. The closed-toe shoe is great for adventures in warmer weather.
Buy: sperry.com, $65
5. Keen Newport H2 Sandals
When hot summer days arrive, these sandals for toddlers keep little feet feeling comfy, allowing them wander along through the water and on dry land. Bonus: they’re washable for easy care.
Buy: rei.com, $44.95
6. Hunter Original Kids Davison Rain Boots
Perfect for puddle splashing, each boot is handcrafted from natural rubber. A flat sole and rounded toe gives little feet room to move and with the added safety of reflective patches and the Hunter Original tread you can let your little explorers take on the elements whatever the weather. If rain is in your travel forecast, be sure to stash these in your suitcase.
Buy: hunterboots.com, $70