The Color Kids sandals close with a velcro strap over the ankle and can be further adjusted with an elastic cord over the ankle. The Sandals are in a closed model that protects the toes, but has ventilating holes on the sides. The Sandals have a black outsole that goes slightly up over the toe and heel. The outsole has deep grooves, which ensure a good foothold by directing dirt and water away.
*Please note that the size 9.5 listed is in toddler sizing, NOT youth/big kid*