Native Shoes Kids’ Slip-On Sneakers

Last updated date: November 29, 2019

DWYM Score
8.8

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We looked at the top 1 Toddler Shoes and dug through the reviews from 18 of the most popular review sites including Review Meta, Shoe Advisor, Shoe Hero, Mom Loves Best, Best Kid Stuff, Canny Buyer Reviews, Business Insider, Verywell Family, Ram Research, YourToysGuide, Women Today, List Outdoor, Mom Dot, Born Cute, Let's Cruise Kids, Water Diving Tools, Blissmersion, Angel of Mom and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Toddler Shoe you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 57 expert reviews, the Native Shoes Native Shoes Kids' Slip-On Sneakers placed 4th when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.7
18 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.9
5,540 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The materials are PETA-approved Vegan which makes these shoes a guilt-free and safe option for so many children. The Slip-On Sneakers typically run slightly larger than other sneakers available, which ensures that they can withstand the rapid growth of your toddler. They are a great value staple for your toddlers wardrobe.
- Shoe Advisor
October 3, 2019 | Full review
These slip-on sneakers are also shock absorbent which is great for kids who love to jump. The EVA footbed mold to your toddler’s natural foot shape after a few wears for extra comfort. Made from 100% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate, these sneakers are toddler friendly and PETA approved for using vegan materials. That makes them animal-friendly too.
- Shoe Hero
All-over perforations prevent odor and mold while helping feet to dry quickly.
- Mom Loves Best
February 6, 2019 | Full review
Rubber sole and toe absorb shock, resist odor and provide superior traction even in wet environments.
- Best Kid Stuff
June 30, 2019 | Full review
The shoes have a waterproof design. You do not have to fear when children will go playing in places with water.
- Canny Buyer Reviews
This is 100% waterproof, easy to slip on and off and easy to clean.
- Business Insider
December 6, 2019 | Full review
Parents and kids alike praise these shoes for their look and feel. They say they’re nearly indestructible, fit well, and are a great everyday shoe.
- Verywell Family
October 18, 2019 | Full review
These are washable, odor resistant, shock-absorbent, waterproof shoes that will protect and support your kids’ feet. They are all animal product free.
- Ram Research
November 14, 2019 | Full review
You can wash it with your hands and it’s great for summers because it’s odor resistant.
- YourToysGuide
September 12, 2019 | Full review
Some other features that we liked about this shoe were a thick rubber toe cap to protect your child’s feet and a well-designed traction pad underfoot. The shoes also include EVA footbeds, which makes them significantly more comfortable for your child’s arches.
- Women Today
December 6, 2019 | Full review
Its unique waterproof material offers lightweight protection as well as security on the slippery ground. These shoes are also resistant to odors; however, if you need to clean them, you could hand wash them.
- List Outdoor
December 6, 2019 | Full review
Allover perforation allows water to flow out of shoe easily.
- Mom Dot
December 6, 2019 | Full review
The Jefferson slip-on comes in a variety of color, ranging form the favorite hot pink to the cool blue and black. Kids with a high arch will also find them comfortable as they have enough height and place too much pressure on the feet.
- Born Cute
July 20, 2019 | Full review
This specific model of Native Jefferson sneakers come in a multitude of colors and sizing ranges from 4 US Toddler to 3 US Little Kid.
- Let's Cruise Kids
November 14, 2019 | Full review
Cleaning the sneaker is quite simple. All you need is to scrub it to remove dirt, debris, floating debris and jetsam accumulated after your son has used them to splash them, among other things.
- Water Diving Tools
November 19, 2018 | Full review
They are available in many sizes (up to around age 8). Native shoes can also be hand washed after use.
- Blissmersion
April 3, 2019 | Full review
The upper side of sneakers is waterproof. This means that if the shoes get wet, it is easy to dry them by a piece of cloth.
- Angel of Mom
June 29, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
These can cause blisters and irritation if you get the wrong size.
- Mom Loves Best
February 6, 2019 | Full review
The shoes sometimes run large, but parents report that the style and construction doesn’t fit kids with either very wide or very narrow feet particularly well
- Best Kid Stuff
June 30, 2019 | Full review
However, it requires breaking-in.
- Business Insider
December 6, 2019 | Full review
There are no straps or laces, so they’re not made for swimming.
- Verywell Family
October 18, 2019 | Full review
Sizing is a bit hard to get right
- Ram Research
November 14, 2019 | Full review
Keep in mind that rubber can cause chafing against your child’s feet. The heel in particular doesn’t add any fabric material to keep your child’s feet from rubbing, so you shouldn’t expect them to walk particularly far in these shoes. The shoes can also be slightly hard to get on and off since there is no closure system, and the rubber isn’t overly elastic.
- Women Today
December 6, 2019 | Full review
It can lead to formation blisters if you choose the wrong size.
- List Outdoor
December 6, 2019 | Full review
Might be too tight on some feet. May need to order next size up for a better fit.
- Mom Dot
December 6, 2019 | Full review
Some parents complained of perforated pattern marks on their kid's skin.
- Born Cute
July 20, 2019 | Full review
Because of the slip on style and lack of adjustment strap, they are not the best water shoe or swimming shoe option for toddlers and kids with wide feet.
- Let's Cruise Kids
November 14, 2019 | Full review
For obvious reasons, it cannot be used during winter. Also, might be narrow for wide footed kids.
- Water Diving Tools
November 19, 2018 | Full review
Some reviewers stated they were too tight for chubby baby feet.
- Blissmersion
April 3, 2019 | Full review
The size might be a challenge because they are 1/2 sizes bigger. It might not fit your kid immediately. You should give it some time for the feet to grow.
- Angel of Mom
June 29, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Native was founded in Vancouver, BC in 2009 to design and produce lightweight, injection-molded EVA shoes. Inspired by classic, casual silhouettes, the Native aesthetic captures a look that is timeless yet totally new. As easy to wear as they are to look at, Native shoes are for anybody, anywhere, anytime. All Native shoes are washable, odor resistant, shock absorbent, animal by-product free, and waterproof. Just the Facts: Made from injection-molded EVA EVA molds to your feet and is lightweight, washable, and odor resistant EVA stands for ethylene-vinyl acetate Inspired by classic, casual silhouettes Our molding process produces zero-waste Low-energy emissions manufacturing process Animal by-product free First collection launched worldwide in Spring 2010. Most of our shoes are offered in unisex sizing unless otherwise stated. When converting to women’s sizes from men’s, go up 2 sizes Amazon.com For an old-school twist on a new-school design, it's gotta be Native's Jefferson slip-on. This injection-molded EVA shoe sports sneaker sensibilities and a breathable perforated upper that molds to your favorite foot for premium comfort. A grippy sole promises falter-free fun this fair-weather season in Native. From the Manufacturer Native was founded in Vancouver, BC in 2009 to design, produce and sell lightweight injection-molded EVA shoes. This unique material molds to your step and is antimicrobial. Inspired by classic and casual silhouettes, the Native aesthetic results in shoes that are easy to wear and pleasing to the eye. Native is for anybody, anywhere, anytime.

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