Get this great product here: Kids Easy Magnetic Closure Sandals by Gold Pigeon Shoes
My kids live in their sandals during the summer, and it’s really important to me that their footwear be comfortable, so when I saw these sandals by Gold Pigeon Shoes I was really intrigued with the design. These are really well made and very cute too. I ordered the orange sandals with a transportation theme – the raised colored cars and plane along the top of the straps and colorful scenes along the sole of the sandal are really eye catching and fun!
In terms of comfort and durability, these are top notch. The soles are thick and flexible, to allow, which should provide a nice cushion to my son’s feet, and a nice tread pattern on the bottoms gives good traction. The rubbery material is good for keeping his feet from sliding around. In terms of getting a good fit, the design here is so clever. The front strap is adjustable with a good quality, strong velcro. The back (heel) strap can be adjusted in length with velcro on both sides, or can be removed completely if you prefer a backless style.
The best element though is the main strap that goes over the upper part of the foot. It closes with a sturdy, circular magnet – this is so clever, because it makes it easy for even young kids to fasten and unfasten the strap as needed. Since there isn’t a traditional buckle, it may seem at first that this strap can’t be adjusted in length, but actually that couldn’t be further from the truth. This entire strap is connected to the sandal by velcro, so it can be lifted off and reattached to customize the length, actually getting much more custom fit than a buckle where you have to choose the best of several holes.
These should definitely stand up to a whole summer’s worth of outdoor rough play from my 5 year old!