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Asics Shoes for Kids – The Best Shoes for Kids with Narrow Feet!


Editor’s Note: This post has been updated and revised for accuracy on April 2022 and reflects an up-to-date selection of the best Asics shoes for kids.

Do you always have a hard time finding shoes for your child with narrow feet? Do you feel like you try a whole bunch of different styles but you always end up empty handed?

Finding a pair of shoes for a child with narrow feet can be a frustrating and time-consuming experience, as there is only a very small selection of shoes capable of fitting kids with narrow feet.

My Experience Fitting Children’s Shoes

The good news is that I know which shoes fit narrower than others from having fitted them before. I have been fitting children’s shoes for the last 10 years, working for a specialized children’s shoe store that focuses on helping children with “complicated” foot shapes as well as foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. 


I am familiar with which are the best shoe brands and the best shoe styles among those brands from actually having fitted and tested the shoes in different children’s feet.

Asics is my go-to shoe brand for children with narrow feet. The main reason for this is that they manufacture certain shoes that provide 2 key features for kids with narrow feet:

✅ Narrow Heel Counter: This is the back part of the shoes that provides heel support and helps prevent the child’s heels from slipping out of the shoes. Children with narrow feet always have a hard time with shoes as they tend to slip off their feet. Let me show you the difference between an Asics shoe with a narrow heel counter versus another shoe with a rounder one. The shoes are the same length and width, but as you can see they will fit very differently.


✅ Narrow Toe-Box: This is the front part of the shoes and it helps prevent too much foot movement inside of the shoes. When there is too much foot movement that constant rubbing and friction between the toes and the shoes can lead to blisters, calluses, and corns. Let’s take a look at the difference between an Asics shoe with a pointier toe-box versus a shoe with a rounder one. These shoes are also the same length and width, but they will fit very differently.


In addition to fitting narrow feet, the Asics shoes that I will recommend shortly provide excellent support, and the shoes are lightweight and flexible at the same time.

Keep in mind that I only write reviews of shoes that I have fitted before, otherwise I wouldn’t know how well-made they are, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit. Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.

The Best Asics Shoes for Kids ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Below you can find a selection of the best Asics shoes for kids with narrow feet.

Are you 100% Sure that Your Child is Wearing the Correct Shoe Size?

Did you know that your child won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer if you don’t provide him with the correct shoe size? I am always emphasizing to parents to take their kids to their local children’s shoe store, where a shoe fitter can properly measure their feet and find shoes that properly fit the shape of their feet.

I created a resource that showcases the best fitting children’s shoe stores by state:

The Best Kids’ Shoe Stores In The United States – Where To Go For Proper Fittings

If after looking at that resource you still can’t seem to identify a shoe store in your area, then proceed to take a look at an article I created that describes the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s foot size from home:

How to Measure Your Kids’ Foot – 2 Simple Steps to Determine Foot Length and Foot Width

Below you can find the most popular questions that parents asked me about these shoes:

Asics tend to be the most consistent shoe brand when it comes to manufacturing children’s shoes for narrow feet.

  • Do these shoes fit children with high insteps?


  • Do these shoe styles provide arch support?

Yes, these are some of the most supportive children’s shoes.

  • Do these shoes provide ankle support?

Yes, these shoes provide excellent ankle support.

  • Do these shoes come with removable insoles?

Yes, these shoes all come with removable insoles.

  • Do these shoes accommodate orthotics?

Only low profile orthotics.

  • Are these shoes durable?

Yes, these are some of the most durable children’s shoes.

  • Can children wear these shoes as their everyday sneakers?

Yes, as these shoes all provide good everyday support.

  • Can I put these shoes in the washing machine?


  • Do these shoes provide good traction?

These shoes provide excellent traction.

  • Are these shoes easy to put on?

Yes, these shoes are easy to put on.

Now that you know which are the best Asics shoes for kids with narrow feet, you are ready to make the most informed decision.

Are Any Other Shoe Choices Available?

Do not hesitate to contact me directly to my e-mail if you have any further questions or if you need a different pair of shoes for your child. My e-mail address is:


Is there another Asics shoe style that has worked well for your child’s narrow feet? Please share your findings below so other parents can benefit from them.


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8 Comments on Asics Shoes for Kids – The Best Shoes for Kids with Narrow Feet!

  1. Juan, I sincerely appreciate all of your valuable information on
    shoes for narrow feet. It’s very difficult to find a shoe
    to fit my toddler grandson. Will you provide brand
    recommendations for a boot with a narrow fit for a toddler
    boy? We live in the South and don’t need a “winter” boot
    specifically. Also, will Clarks or Timberland shoes provide
    good support/fit for narrow feet?

    • Hello Mona,

      I am glad that you find the information informative. Clarks boots do provide good support but they are not the best brand for a child with narrow feet. Since you live in a place where it doesn’t get that cold, I would recommend that you provide your child with a waterproof hiking boot. There is a particular hiking boot for boys made by Timberland that I have fitted before and it will FIT a child with narrow feet. It also provides good support/traction and it’s waterproof. You can find that boot below:

      The Best Boot for Kids with Narrow Feet

      Please let me know how it works out!

      • Thank you for your recommendation!! This particular style of Merrill Hiking Boot doesn’t appear to be available for a toddler boy size 7. Will any other Merrill style of “non winter” boot work well in this size for a narrow foot? Also, do you recommend any of the European brands of boots for toddler boy with narrow foot needing good support?

        • Hello Mona,

          I don’t know any other Merrell boot style that fits narrow. However, Naturino and Primigi are both really good european shoe brands for kids and they will fit a child with a narrow foot. The issue is that they tend to be more for cold weather.
          I have fitted a style before which is waterproof but won’t make your child’s feet as hot. The boot is made by naturino and you can find it here:

          Naturino Boy Boots for Narrow Feet

          That is a really good choice since it is waterproof, provides good support, and it’s lighweight and flexible AND it will FIT your boy with narrow feet. Good luck!

  2. Hello,

    First I want to say thank you for sharing your picks for shoes for kids with narrow feet. I have the hardest time finding anything appropriate for my daughter. Question though: do you have any suggestions for tie closure shoes? Do all ASICS brand tend to run more narrow or just the model you listed below? Thanks for your help!

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