I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now that focuses on helping children with “complex” foot shapes as well as foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. I am familiar with the best shoe brands and the best shoe styles among those brands from having fitted them before. Over the years I became familiar with the best back to school shoes for kids.
I only review shoes that I have fitted before, as that is the only way for me to tell how well-made the shoes are, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit.
The back to school shoes that I recommend below are the best ones in terms of support, comfort and durability. They are also available in different widths such as medium (M), wide (W), and extra wide (XW).
If you need any other type of shoes such as everyday, summer, winter, or sport shoes, you can find them all in a tool I created which lets you filter by the type of shoes that your child needs. This tool is extremely valuable since it will show you shoes in different widths such as narrow, medium, wide, and extra wide. I also tell you exactly how each shoe style is cut (short, long, narrow, or wide) and will let you filter by the instep of your child’s foot. You can even find shoes that will accommodate an orthotic. You can find that tool here:
If there is a particular style that you would like me to review, please do leave me a comment below and I will be more than happy to feature a review in the upcoming future, or if you need an immediate response feel free to leave a message or email me and I will get back at you as soon as possible.