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Best Shoe Brands for Toddlers with Wide Feet — The Top 4 Widest Shoe Brands for Toddlers!

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Are you struggling finding a pair of shoes for your toddler with wide feet? Do you always have a hard time putting your toddler’s shoes on?

There is a myriad of different shoe brands and shoe styles for toddlers, and it can be confusing for parents to identify which shoes are better for their toddler’s wide feet. It’s important that you choose your toddler’s shoes carefully, as shoes that are too narrow can create several issues to your toddler’s feet such as blisters, calluses, and corns.

Do you always notice red marks or indentations on the top part of your toddler’s feet? This is the first sign that the shoes your toddler is wearing might be too narrow.

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Finding shoes for toddlers with wide feet can be challenging, but is actually a lot easier than finding shoes for toddlers with narrow feet. There is actually a large selection of wide shoes for toddlers, you just need to know which shoe brands manufacture toddler shoes in actual wide (W) and extra wide (XW) widths.

Parents make the common mistake of assuming that a shoe that is labeled as wide (W) or extra wide (XW) will automatically fit the shape of their toddlers wide feet. You are increasing your chances of fitting your toddler’s wide feet by fitting them in a pair of wide shoes, but there are actually two other key features that your toddler’s shoes must provide in order to fit the shape of their wide feet:

Rounder Toe-Boxes: This feature allows the toes to freely move and prevents them from rubbing or overlapping against one another. Toddlers like to wiggle their toes as a way of exercising their feet, so please make sure that you don’t constrict this toe movement.

How can you find shoes that come with rounder toe-boxes? I know which shoes provide this feature from having fitted them before. Let me show you the difference in toe-boxes between one of the shoes I recommend and a different style:

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Extra Depth: This feature allows the toddler’s feet to fit deeply inside the shoes and prevents the top part of the feet from rubbing against the top part of the shoes. This feature is really important in particular for toddlers with high insteps. Let me show you the difference in depth between one of the shoes I recommend a different style:

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I have worked for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years, helping children with complicated foot shapes and foot conditions.Over the years I became familiar with the best shoe brands for toddlers with wide feet.

I am going to show you which are the best shoe brands for toddlers with wide feet, but first I want to show you which shoe brands you must stay away from if your toddler has wide feet.

The Worst Shoe Brands for Toddlers with Wide Feet 

The reason why I want you to know which are the worst shoe brands for toddlers with wide feet is that there is a common misconception about these brands, and  I have seen a lot of parents buy them just because they assume they are the best or just for the looks of them. All of the shoe brands below manufacture toddler’s shoes that are too narrow and too shallow.

  • Nike

  • Adidas

  • Under Armour

  • Converse

  • Keen

Keep in mind that if you are going to order your toddler’s shoes online you are going to need to know your toddler’s exact foot size. You can’t possibly order the correct shoe size online if you don’t know what your toddler’s foot size is to being with.

Start by reading an article I wrote where I describe the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your toddlers exact foot size form home:

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

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best shoe brands for toddlers with wide feet.

All of the shoes I describe below are designed to promote healthy foot development as they provide these 3 key features:

✅ Lightweight and Flexible:  In order to help your toddler develop proper balance, gait and stride.

✅ Rounder Toe-Boxes: In order to build strength in muscles and tendons.

✅ Wide Openings: In order to provide optimum fit for a shoe that’s easy on and stays on.

The Best Shoe Brands for Toddlers with Wide Feet

The 4 shoe brands I recommend are the most popular ones when it comes to fitting the shape of a toddler with wide feet. However, don’t assume that all shoes from these brands can fit the shape of your toddler’s wide feet. There are certain styles that fit wider than others, and I will show you exactly which styles those are.

Number 1: New Balance ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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New Balance manufactures some of the deepest shoes with the roundest toe-boxes. This is my go-to shoe brands for toddlers with wide or extra wide feet and high insteps. You won’t have to struggle anymore fitting your toddler’s feet inside of the shoes.

If you always have a hard time getting your toddler’s shoes on and your toddler has extra wide feet with high insteps, New Balance is the shoe brand for your toddler. These are the most popular shoe styles made by New Balance for toddlers with wide 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.

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Number 2: Tsukihoshi ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Tsukihoshi is a Japanese shoe brand that is known for manufacturing lightweight, flexible, and supportive shoes that are breathable and machine washable. Toddlers and older children love how comfortable their shoes are, since they are soft and well-padded.

These are the most popular shoe styles made by Tsukihoshi for toddlers with wide 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.

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Number 3: Saucony ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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There is a particular shoe style made by Saucony that is parent’s favorite as it fits toddlers with wide feet and is stylish, comfortable, durable, and affordable at the same time. Saucony keeps manufacturing this same shoe style year after year as parents keep ordering the same shoe in different colors.

These are the most popular shoes for toddlers with wide feet made by Saucony:

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In order to allow for growing room, I highly recommend that parents order these shoes a whole size larger than the size their children’s feet measure. This translates to 0.7 inches or 1 centimeter of space between your child’s longest toe and the end of the shoes.

Number 4: See Kai Run

See Kai Run is known for manufacture lightweight, comfortable, durable, and stylish shoes for children. All of their shoes are approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association.

These are the most popular toddler shoes made by See Kai Run:

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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.

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There you have it!

Those are the 4 most popular shoe brands for toddlers with wide feet. Remember that no all shoes form these 4 shoe styles are effective in fitting wide feet, just the styles I recommend.

I have fitted some of the widest toddler’s feet in those brands and I can guarantee that they will fit the shape your toddler’s wide feet too! Below are some examples of toddlers with wide feet which I help find the perfect pair of shoes for their feet:

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How to Make Sure Your Toddler’s Shoes Fit Correctly? – Let’s Find Out!

Once the shoes arrive make sure that you try them on and allow your toddler to walk around the house.

If you notice a small bump on the side of the shoes, that means the shoes might be too narrow. That bump is your toddler’s pinky toe (small toe) being pushed against the side of the shoes by the other toes.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you are having trouble finding a different pair of shoes for your toddler’s wide feet. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking for a pair of summer shoes, winter boots, or dress shoes, as I will help you find them: fittingchildrensshoes@gmail.com 

Before you leave you should take a quick look at a different article I wrote where I describe the best socks for children with wide feet:

Socks for Wide Feet – The Best Wide Socks for Kids

What is your favorite shoe brand for toddlers with wide feet? Is there a particular shoe style that you can recommend? Share your experiences below so other parents can benefit from your experiences.

STOP BUYING THE WRONG PAIR OF SHOES FOR YOUR CHILDREN.LETS START TAKING CARE OF THEIR FEET!

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