Here's a photo of me in about 1967 or 1968:
Good looking lad, I hear you say.
Now, the interesting thing is the shoes. They are sandals, made by Clarks.
At the time this photograph was taken and for decades before they were familiar shoes for an Australian boy but as is mentioned in this blog post at the Powerhouse Museum's Photo of the Day they soon thereafter became a type of shoe that was worn exclusively by girls.
As a boy I remember that these were typical shoes for early primary school age children because being able to tie a shoe lace was not required. It was much easier for a young kid to fasten the small buckles.
In 1960s Australia we called them sandals. In the UK they were "school sandals" and in the USA "strap shoes"
Here's a 1905 photo of two young Australian boys wearing similar shoes:
Kids being photographed behind a house adjacent to a downpipe is apparently an Australian tradition.