Sun-San Sandals: The Best Sandals for Infants and Toddlers
Date Updated: 21/11/2022
Sun-San childrens sandals are designed especially for little feet and come on a super spongy sole for extra comfort and bounce. The range starts with Sun-San baby sandals in a UK 1/ EU17 and goes up to sandals for girls and boys in youth sizes UK2 / EU34. Sun-San childrens sandals will take them from their first steps and onwards, through all their summer adventures.
Sun San Baby Sandals
'Every adventure requires a first step' and most babies take their first steps between 9 and 12 months and are walking, all be it rather wobbly, by the time they're 14 or 15 months old. Our collection of first walker infant sandals combines comfort with durability and can be worn in water due to our unique waterproof sandal sealant. There are two styles to choose from; the Sun-San Seawee is our signature soft sole baby sandal with double buckle straps for the perfect fit and a slit in the toe strap for extra flex. The Seawee Sun-San sandal in tan is one of our best-selling syles and is a great choice of sandal for toddler girls and boys. Shop Seawee here
The second option of sandals for toddlers in the first walker range is our closed toe sandal, the Sun-San Sailor. With the softest leather fisherman style lattice at the front they offer protection to little toes for a practical yet stylish option. From ice cream parlour to rock pool they’ll be happy in their Sun-San sandals for infants. Shop Sailor here
Sun-San Childrens Sandals
Beyond the first walker baby sandals we have four further styles in the Sun-San range for boys and girls. They start at a UK size 4/ EU 20/21 and go up to a youth size UK 2 / EU 34.The first and most popular choice is the Sun-San Surfer. A double buckle sandal on the spongy sole which comes in a rainbow of colours and finishes including shiny patent and metallic. This is your classic, unisex two strap sandal and a good all-rounder for both wide and narrow feet. One of our best-sellers, the Sun-San Surfer in navy is a popular choice for boys and girls. Shop Surfer here
Next we have the Sun-San Swimmer. Based on the Original Salt-Water, it features the iconic woven leather upper with buckle ankle strap combined with the Sun-San spongy sole. The Swimmer has a slightly narrower fit and comes in 10 different colours including rose gold, classic red and shiny pink. Shop Swimmer here
The Sun-San Sweetheart is the prettiest style in the range, but just as practical as it’s Sun-San counterparts. Featuring heart shape cut-outs and scalloped edges it comes in 11 different colours including the popular printed Sun-San cherry sandal. It is fully adjustable over the toe and ankle and really is the sweetest sandal for girls or boys. Shop Sweetheart here
Similar in style to our baby sandal the Sailor, our Sun-San fisherman sandal for older children is the Sun-San Shark. This robust design is great for feet that are always on the move; the semi-closed toe offering extra protection for ball games and adventuring. Like the rest of the range, the Sun-San Shark also comes on the spongy sole and the buckles are rust-proof. Shop Shark here
Sun-San Sandals Sizing
On all childrens Sun-San Sandals we suggest going 1+ size up from your UK size when selecting your sandal size. E.g. if your child is a UK size 6 we suggest a Sun-San size 7. Alongside the listing for each sandal in the online shop you’ll find a size converter so you can work out your Sun-San size from your UK or EU size. We have also created a handy centimetre calculator so that you can measure your child’s feet and make sure you’re buying the correct size. There is a detailed description of how each Sun-San style fits here.
Please also note that kids shoes should not be purposefully bought larger in order to make the sandal "last longer" as the traditional fit of this brand is pretty roomy. With any of the sandals, should you get a sore spot, dunk your foot & sandal into water (yes really!) and wear them until they dry. And remember, every model can be worn as a swim shoe and washed with cool water and mild detergent.