Many kids and their parents start counting to summer camp as the school year winds down. Children will have a blast with new friends and adventures, no matter if they go to a camp in the park or at camp two hours away. While kids dream about the fun they will have, parents, pack bug spray and sunscreen. They also worry about what shoes to bring. We have many tips on choosing the right footwear for your child. Our favourite? Protect your toes with closed-toe sandals
These are six reasons closed-toe sandals and summer camp work together just as well as campfire songs and S’mores:
CLOSED TOE SANDALS GUARD TOES WHEN PLAYING SPORTS OR games.
Do you know the expression, “It’s all fun until someone gets hurt?”? It’s truer than ever at summer camp. Kids don’t have the time to stubbed their feet or step on toes during days of soccer, soccer, pickleball and other activities. Closed-toe sandals protect the toes while children play and allow them to stay active from the very first day. Our Moxie sandal is perfect for all games, including disc golf and hopscotch. It features a cushioned sole and an easy-to-adjust top.
CLOSED TOE SANDALS are great for activities that require toe protection.
Obstacle course or zip line? It’s possible! Many camps offer team-building obstacle courses and outings to Ziplining Adventures for kids so they can have fun and learn leadership skills. Many facilities require that everyone participate in the fun in closed-toe shoes. This is to keep everyone safe (toes included). It is no surprise that Newport sandals have become a favourite among zipliners of all ages.
CLOSED-TOE SANDALS CAN PULL DOUBLE DUTY IN THE FOOTWEAR OFFICE.
Closed-toe sandals are great for any activity, whether a nature hike or a sprinkler game. Closed-toe sandals are the chameleon of footwear. They can be worn alone for water play or paired with socks to provide warmth and protection for hiking or to warm up around the campfire. You can send your child off with just one pair of sandals. The Knotch Creek sandal is great for toddlers, big kids, and little kids. It’s durable and grippy and makes a great sandal/shoe combination. Although the vents are large enough to allow airflow, they are small enough to keep debris out.
CLOSED-TOE SANDALS PROTECT THE TOES OF ANIMALS AROUND.
Many summer camps include animals in their activities, whether riding horses, tending to farm animals or meeting donkeys. Closed-toe sandals are a good option to protect your toes from any animal misstep or chicken peck. The goal is to get children to love animals and not worry about them biting their big toes. KEEN closed-toe sandals can also be machine-washable, making them easy to clean after spending a week with animals (or stepping on chicken poo).
CLOSED-TOE SANDALS ARE PERFECT for WATER ACTIVITIES.
Many camps are situated near streams and rivers so kids can have some fun in the water during hot summer. Closed-toe sandals are not necessary for swimming in the lake, but it is possible to use them for kayaking, canoeing and rafting. Closed-toe sandals can protect your child from scrapes and cuts whether they are pushing the boat into the water. The Stingray sandal is light, fast-drying, super grippy and perfect for water-related activities.
CLOSED-TOE SANDALS PROTECT TOES FROM NEW ENVIRONMENTS
Summer camp is about exploring new places and trying new things. New activities can be both exciting and challenging, such as climbing a tree or learning to fly fish. Closed-toe sandals protect the toes so that children can focus on having fun and learning. Our versatile Seacamp II CX sandal is great for all ages, including toddlers and big kids. It has a lightweight construction and a multidirectional lugged sole that provides high traction.