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Best Shoe Brands for Kids in 2020 – The Top 4 Most Supportive, Durable, and Affordable Brands!

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Once you find a shoe brand that works for your child’s particular foot shape or foot condition, that’s supportive and comfortable enough for extended wear, that your child likes and can easily get on and off, I recommend you stick with it. You can size up every 3 ½ to 6 months depending on your child’s age.

The best shoe brands for kids are the ones that make supportive, lightweightflexible, and breathable shoes that are capable of accommodating different foot shapes such as narrow, medium, wide, or extra wide feet. Most parents are surprised when they find out that Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas didn’t make it to the top 4 list.

I have been fitting children’s shoes and orthotics for 10 years at a specialty children’s shoe store, a leader in proper fit for over 40 years. We specialize in fitting children with foot and leg problems as well as in regular shoe fittings for all children, whatever their needs are.

If your child has a medium width foot (M) you have a myriad of shoe options to choose from, but that doesn’t mean that all shoes are going to be effective in keeping your child’s feet healthy. On the other hand, if your child has a narrow (N), wide (W), or extra wide (XW) foot, the selection of shoes to choose from gets more limited.  Certain children also have high insteps, which makes the process of finding shoes a lot more complicated.

Whichever foot shape your child might have you need to make sure that the shoes fit the shape of your child’s feet correctly, and the shoes also need to be supportive but lightweight and flexible at the same time to allow for natural foot development.

Through my experience of fitting hundreds of children, I have become very familiar with the best shoe brands and shoe styles. Providing children with the correct type of shoes is the most effective way to keep their feet healthy and prevent foot injuries.

There are certain shoe brands that have proven to be more effective when it comes to manufacturing good shoes for kids and that are also able to accommodate different foot shapes such as narrow, medium, wide, extra wide, and high insteps.

Most families are now forced to shop for their kids online as most local kids’ shoe stores have been closing down. In order to be able to shop for your kids’ shoes online you need to be 100% sure of your child’s foot length and foot width. I wrote an a article that describes the simplest and most effective 2 steps to determine foot length and foot width. Go to the link below:

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

I am going to describe the best shoe brands for kids in this particular order:

✅ The Best Shoe Brand for Everyday Sneakers.

✅ The Best Shoe Brand for Dress Shoes.

✅ The Best Shoe Brand for Summer Shoes.

✅ The Best Shoe Brand for Winter Shoes.

The Best Shoe Brand for Everyday Sneakers : New Balance 

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New Balance is the best shoe brand for kids as far as everyday sneakers concerns. This shoe brand manufactures supportive shoes that are lightweight and flexible at the same time.

One of the greatest advantages of this shoe brand is that is able to accommodate different foot shapes as it manufactures kids’ shoes in different widths such as medium (M), wide (W), and extra wide widths (XW), and it’s also capable of accommodating children with high insteps. The only time I don’t recommend this shoe brand is if your child has narrow feet. If your child happens to have narrow feet, please go to the link below:

The Best Shoe Brands for Kids with Narrow Feet – The Most Durable and Affordable Brands!

There are 2 particular features that make New Balance sneakers better than the all of the other shoe brands:

✅ Rounder Toe-Boxes: This feature is going to prevent the child’s toes from overlapping or rubbing against one another or the side of the shoes.

✅ Extra Depth: This feature allows the child’s feet to fit deeply inside the shoes, and prevents the top part of the feet (instep) from rubbing against the top part of the shoes.

In addition to providing extra depth and rounder toe-boxes, New Balance shoes provide the following 5 important features:

✅ Support: New Balance sneakers provide just the correct amount of support that helps absorb the impact that your child’s feet take when they become in contact with the ground.

✅ Lightweight and Flexible: New Balance sneakers are supportive but they are lightweight and flexible at the same time in order to allow for healthy foot development.

✅ Breathable: New Balance sneakers all come with a breathable mesh that allows the child’s feet to breathe, preventing the formation and buildup of bacteria inside the shoes.

✅ Firm Heel Counter: This is the back part of the shoe that keeps the child’s heels supported and protected.

✅ Durable: New Balance shoe styles are extremely durable. Your child is going to outgrow the shoes before they destroy them or wear them down.

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I have put together a selection of the best sneakers manufactured by New Balance. Remember that these shoe styles are capable of accommodating children with medium, wide, or extra wide feet. These styles are also going to accommodate the shape of a child with a high instep.

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In order to allow for growing room, I highly recommend that parents order these shoes a half a size larger than the size their children’s feet measure. This translates to 0.3 inches or 0.7 centimeters of space between your child’s longest toe and the end of the shoes.

Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you are unsure about how a particular New Balance shoe style fits: fittingchildrensshoes@gmail.com

The Best Shoe Brand for Dress Shoes: Hush Puppies

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Hush Puppies is the best kids shoe brand as far as dress shoes concerns. This shoe brand manufactures stylish, yet comfortable and durable dress shoes that are available in different widths such as medium (M) and wide (W).

This shoe brand accommodates children with medium, wide, and extra wide feet, but it won’t accommodate children with narrow feet. If your child happens to have narrow feet, please go to the link below:

Kids Narrow Dress Shoes – The Best Dress Shoes For Children With Narrow Feet!

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In order to allow for growing room, I highly recommend that parents order these shoes a half a size larger than the size their children’s feet measure. This translates to 0.3 inches or 0.7 centimeters of space between your child’s longest toe and the end of the shoes.

Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you are unsure about how a particular Hush Puppies shoe style fits.

The Best Shoe Brand for Summer Shoes: Keen

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Keen manufactures some of the best summer sandals for kids in terms of support, comfort, and durability.

Parents love how supportive, durable, and versatile these sandals are, as children can wear them to summer camp, the beach, or when they ride their bicycles. Keen sandals come with a substantial and supportive outsole that is going to support your kids’ feet at all times.

Keen sandals are practically indestructible; they must be some of the best made type of footwear I have fitted before.

I have put together a selection of the best sandals manufactured by Keen. The sandals bellow are capable of accommodating children with medium and wide feet, as well as the shape of a child with a high instep.

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In order to allow for growing room, I highly recommend that parents order these sandals a half a size larger than the size their children’s feet measure. This translates to 0.3 inches or 0.7 centimeters of space between your child’s longest toe and the end of the shoes.

If your child has narrow feet please take a look at the article below:

Keen Sandals for Narrow Feet – The Best Style for Kids with Narrow Feet!

The Best Shoe Brand for Winter Shoes: Bogs 

Bogs makes some of the best waterproof boots that are not too clunky or heavy for walking. It’s hard to find snow boots that are lightweight and flexible as they tend to be bulkier and heavier due to the material that they are made of. The good news is that most Bogs boots are insulated for winter days and have soles designed to prevent your child from slipping and falling down.

Bogs boots are rated to 14 Degrees F/-10 Degrees C. One awesome feature about Bogs boots is how your child can wear these winter boots as rain boots as well, in case it doesn’t snow in your area.

As far as sizing goes, I recommend that you order a whole size longer of your child’s foot size. All of these boots come with a removable insole that you can easily remove and have your child stand on it to give you an idea of how much space there is in the boot.

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In order to allow for growing room, I highly recommend that parents order these boots a whole size larger than the size their children’s feet measure. This translates to 0.6 inches or 1 centimeter of space between your child’s longest toe and the end of the shoes.

If you have feedback about any of these shoes or have other recommendation to make, please do so at the comments section below.

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