The Best Kids’ Shoes for Extra Wide Feet ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I have been fitting children’s shoes and orthotics for the last 10 years at a premier children’s shoe store specializing in children with foot and leg problems, but our store provides regular shoe fittings as well.
We carry some of the most supportive children’s shoes and orthotics, and I am familiar with the shoe brands and styles that are ideal for use with these orthotics.
For the last 3 years I have been helping parents find the correct pair of shoes for their kids online.
Do you have a child with extra wide feet and a high instep and you always have a hard time finding shoes that fit?
These are the best shoes for children with extra wide feet since they come labeled as extra wide‘XW” and they are also the deepest shoes with the roundest toe-boxes that I have fitted before. These shoe styles will fit your child with extra wide feet and a high instep.
Please keep in mind that I only review shoe styles that I have fitted before, since that’s the only way for me to tell how the shoes fit and how well made they are.
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Style: New Balance 990V5/680V5
Cheapest Place to Buy: New Balance
Fit: As expected (78%)
This is New Balance core product and one of the best sellers in the store.
This is the best shoe style for children with extra wide feet, high insteps, and also for children who need to wear orthotics in their shoes
This shoe style is very deep, meaning that your child’s feet will fit deeply inside the shoes, and this will prevent the top part of your child’s feet from rubbing against the top part of the shoes.
This shoe style also comes with a round toe-box, which will prevent your kids’ toes from overlapping one another or rubbing against the side of the shoes.
Style: Stride Rite SRTech Elliot Bootie
Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
Fit: As expected (87%)
This class bootie is supportive, with traditional shoelaces for a perfect fit. Paired with this is a sturdy rubber sole, so your child will have traction and cushioning when walking and running.
Also available in brown and black.
This shoe style features:
- 100% leather.
- Moisture-wicking lining.
- Self-molding footbed.
- Seamless construction that cradles the foot’s natural shape.
- Sensory pods at outsole.
Style: Saucony Baby Ride Sneaker
Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
Fit: As expected (91%)
Not the best option your child has a high instep.
This style features:
- Rubber sole
- Sneaker in mesh featuring crisscross elastic bands over vamp, leather overlays, and hook-and-loop strap
- Removable molded insole
- Rubber pods on non-marking outsole for traction
If you need any other type of shoes such as every day, summer, winter, or sport shoes, you can find them all in a tool I created which lets you filter by the type of shoes you need. This tool is extremely effective 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 fits (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 immediate response feel free to leave a message or email me and I will get back at you as soon as possible.