For many families, spending long, lazy days at the beach is a summer tradition.
But as any parent knows, those trips come with an unwanted souvenir: sand everywhere — from the nooks and crannies of your car to inside your house.
A new kids’ footwear brand, SandOut Shoes, has solved that pesky problem. The company’s patented design incorporates drainage-channel grooves in the midsole, allowing sand and water to filter out from the inside. The grooves also provide ventilation to keep kids’ feet cool and dry. The shoes are not only ideal for playing in the sand at the beach but also for the sandbox at the local playground.
So far, the offering includes Velcro-strap sandals and canvas slip-on sneakers in an array of colors, including navy, pink, white, brown and red. The shoes, priced at $35, are available in first walker, toddler, kids and tween sizes. The brand also offers two unisex flip-flops for adults.
To get the word out and raise funds for its new venture, the brand has started a Kickstarter campaign. Check out the shoes and their sand-scuttling power in action here.