Review: Sanuk Kids Good Game Sidewalk Surfers

I am back to share with you my second installment in our review of the Sanuk line of shoes for children.

Sanuk was started in 1997 by Jeff Kelley. Jeff began making sandals out of old inner tubes and indoor-outdoor carpet. In 1998, the company celebrated their first full year of operations. From there, they have grown into a company that is known widely for their sandals that are as much about funk as they are about function.

In Thai, Sanuk means FUN. The company takes this to be their mantra, and strives to incorporate it into everything they do. Have you ever seen a Sanuk ad? I enjoy them because they are truly creative and really fun! Just take a peek at some of the past Sanuk advertisements.

This time around, we were able to try out a pair of the famous Sidewalk Surfers. These may look to you like shoes, but they aren’t. They’re sandals. There is a great variety of super soft cotton sandals to choose from. We chose Good Game. Just take a moment to look at all of the fantastic features this shoe has!

  • Super Soft, High Rebound, Molded EVA footbed featuring AEGIS Antimicrobial
  • Handmade Rib Cotton Upper
  • Frayed Edge Detail
  • Synthetic Liner
  • Happy U Outsole
  • Vegan and Vegetarian

So, besides being one incredibly amazing looking sandal, they function great as well! I like just how flexible the sandals are. Unlike with stiff shoes, the sandals allow Raileigh’s feet to move and flex like they supposed to. Her feet can function more naturally, which enhances both balance and performance. This is quite important to me because Darren and I both have feet problems that have been created from years of wearing shoes that weren’t good for our feet. It feels good to provide Raileigh with footwear that will help prevent her from having the same issues.

I also really like the AEGIS Microbe Shield in the footbed of the sandal. This shield helps to “keep it fresh”. It protects against odors, stains, and deterioration that is caused by bacteria, fungus, and other microorganisms that can be on our hot, sweaty feet.

The Good Game Sidewalk Surfers are the ideal footwear for playing in all day long. In addition to allowing for natural foot movement and having amazing antimicrobal technology, they are super comfy as well. I think this is one pair of shoes that really starts out comfortable, but gets even more so as time goes on. I am really happy and pleased with everything about these sandals.

I encourage you to check out all the other styles of kids sidewalk surfers at Sanuk! Now that I have seen firsthand just how wonderful these sandals are, I am already trying to decided which ones I want to get next!

Make sure to stay tuned for the third and final review of the Sanuk Kids line. It’s going to feature a giveaway, so you don’t want to miss it!

Don’t forget to follow Sanuk so you don’t miss out on any special sales or new sandal styles!

Thank you to the wonderful people at Sanuk for sending us footwear for Raileigh to test out. We received no form of monetary compensation for this post, and all opinions expressed are our own.


  1. cstironkat says:

    These would be perfect when an open toed shoe is not recommended. These would work with a pair of cute tights in the fall. Thank you for the review.

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