Are you having a hard time finding a pair of snow boots for your child with a high instep? Do you feel like you always have a hard time putting your child’s snow boots on?
Finding a pair of snow boots for a child with a high instep can be quite a frustrating and time-consuming experience. Most parents find themselves staring at a wall of snow boots that look very similar and very different at the same time.
I have been contacted by several families who tried several different snow boot styles and were not able to find a single pair that fits. Parents usually end up buying the snow boots 2 whole sizes too big in order for the child’s foot to fit inside the boots. I strongly don’t recommend getting the boots in a longer size, since you might compromise your child’s stability and make your child more prone to falling down.
It is a fact that children with high insteps have the hardest time finding shoes that fit. Let’s start by clarifying what the instep of the foot is. The instep is the top part of the foot, and when it’s high, it makes it really complicated to find shoes that fit. Take a look at the image below to visualize where the instep of the foot is located:
One of the most common mistakes that I see parents make is to assume that shoes need to be labeled as wide (“W”), or extra wide (“XW”) in order to accommodate the shape of a child with a high instep. It is true that most children with high insteps tend to have wide or extra wide feet, but the key feature that the shoes need to provide to accommodate a high instep is extra depth.
Another important feature that the snow boots need to provide is a wider opening at the top. This will help prevent you from struggling every time it’s time to put the snow boots on.
Shoes that come with extra depth allow the feet to fit deeply inside the shoes and prevents the top part of the feet from rubbing against the top part of the snow boots. The issue is that shoes don’t come labeled as “extra deep”, and the only way to tell if a boot provides extra depth is by having fitted the boot before. This is where I come into play.
I review children’s shoes and rate them based on my experience of having fitted children’s shoes for the last 10 years. I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store that focuses on children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. I have fitted hundreds of different shoe styles and several different shoe brands, so I am familiar with which shoes are deeper than others.
I have noticed how most parents don’t put a lot of thought on the type of snow boots that they buy since their children are going to wear them once in a while and for very short periods of time. You might want to rethink this. It only takes a couple of wears in the wrong shoe style or in the wrong shoe size to develop foot issues such as blisters, calluses, or corns.
Without further due, let’s take a look at a selection of the best snow boots for kids with high insteps.
The Best Snow Boots for Kids with High Insteps ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
These are the best snow boots for kids with high insteps. They are the deepest snow boots that I have fitted before and they will be able to accommodate the shape of your child’s high instep.
This first selection is for toddlers with high insteps:
This second selection is for older kids (ages 5 and above) with high insteps:
How to Order the Correct Snow Boot Size? – Let’s Find Out!
One of the most common questions that parents ask me is how much growing room they need to provide inside the snow boots for their kids to wear them through the whole winter season. As a standard rule, I always recommend parents to provide their children with 3/8 of an inch of space between their child’s longest toe and the end of the shoes. Keep in mind that your child longest toe doesn’t necessarily have to be the big toe, it can be the second or even the third toe.
When it comes to snow boots, I always recommend parents to provide their children with a whole size longer. Let me show you a couple of examples that will help you figure out what snow boot size to get for your child:
- If your child measures a foot size 5, I recommend getting the snow boot in a size 6.
- If your child measures a foot size 5 1/2, I recommend getting the snow boot in a size 7.
If you are not sure what your child’s exact foot size is, start by taking a look at an article that will help you figure out your child’s foot size from home in 2 simple steps:
Now that you know your exact child’s foot size you are ready to order your child’s snow boots. Before you leave, let me show you what features these snow boots are going to provide to your child’s feet.
Snow Boots for High Insteps – The 3 Most Important Features!
In addition to providing extra depth and fitting the shape of your child’s high instep, these snow boots provide the following features:
✅ Waterproof: This feature will help keep your child’s feet dry.
✅ Insulated: This feature will help keep your child’s feet warm.
✅ Lightweight and flexible: This feature will help prevent your child’s feet and legs from easily getting tired.
Reviews – What are Other Parents Saying About These Snow Boots?
If after reading this article you are still unsure about what snow boot style to order and what size to get, please do not hesitate to contact me directly and I will help you figure it out: email@example.com
Have you found a particular snow boot that has worked well for your child with a high instep? Please share your findings below so other parents can benefit from your experiences.