Our fleet of little feet put these shoes through the paces.

Kids’ water shoes are synonymous with summer and all the creek-wading, puddle-splashing, water strider-catching fun to be had. But the best of them can do double-duty as rock-scrambling and trail-stomping footwear as well. We put our fleet of kid testers in a range of water shoes for the first few weeks of summer, and here’s how they shook out. (Bonus: Many are now on post-4th-of-July sale.)