As a parent, just watching our son and daughter run in flip flops has always made me extemely nervous. Scraped knees, broken ankles or wrists, and many kinds of other ills just seem to be a mere trip or fall away, when kids wear the average flip flops or two strap sandals of the summer.
The KEEN NEWPORT sandals are the answer! They fit securely, and have a high back strap, so there's no risk of a turned ankle, while kids are running and climbing. The tread is grippy and firm -- no more slipping on slick surfaces! They've also got great arch support and a rugged closed toe.
The only down fall is some debris can make its way through the side webbing and will have to be remove only by taking the sandal off. This being said both of my children have no problem with this and just go about their day.
Bottom line: During the summer time, your kids can put these on in the morning and not take them off until bedtime. Parks, pools, puddles, jungle gyms, trees, beaches, trails, the yard, or the mall -- these sandals can handle them all!