With temperatures finally warming up, it’s time for kids to slip on some easy, breezy footwear. This summer’s flip-flops offering is chock full of standout styles, decorated with playful prints, fun fashion ornaments and other stylish details. From dressy to sporty to preppy, there is a perfect pair for every kid.
For girls, flip-flop favorite Havaianas taps into the emoji craze with this fun-loving printed style. The smiley-face icons have been given the summer treatment with sunglasses, sandals and scuba gear.
Havaianas Mood sandal, $18; havaianas.com
Crewcuts adds a novelty touch with colorful organza flower ornaments on the sandal’s straps. The style is dressy enough to take kids from the playground to a party.
Crewcuts embellished flip-flop, $16.50; jcrew.com
Featuring a durable rubberized construction rather than the typical EVA footbed, Brazilian brand Ipanema’s Summer Love style is adorned with a colorful beaded heart ornament.
Ipanema Summer Love sandal, $20; ipanemausa.com
Polo Ralph Lauren takes the flip-flop to new heights with this towering wedge style, detailed with a watercolor-style floral print on the footbed.
Polo Ralph Lauren Borolla wedge sandal, $30; saksfifthavenue.com
For boys, Gap takes these sandals to the wild side with a photo-real dinosaur print that stretches across both the left and right shoes for a perfect match.
Gap photo-real flip-flops, $9.95; gap.com
Marvel superhero fans will love Stride Rite’s super-cool “Iron Man” shoe, detailed with bold, comic-style graphics.
Stride Rite Iron Man flip-flop, $20; striderite.com
Offering a sportier look, Under Armour’s Marathon II athletic sandal features a sculpted EVA footbed for feel-good comfort as well as straps lined with the brand’s patented HeatGear technology, which helps wick away moisture and keep feet cool.
Under Armour Marathon II sandal, $29.99; underarmour.com
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