Do you have a boy who is already in men’s shoe sizes? Do you feel like you always have a hard time finding shoes that fit?
I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now, and I know everything that relates to children’s shoes and the way they fit. This is a specialized shoe store that focuses on children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. We carry some of the most supportive children’s shoes and orthotics, and I am familiar with which shoe brands and which shoe styles are better than others.
The last boy’s shoe size is 7 and any shoe size above size 7 is considered men’s shoe sizes, and you will also notice a big price increase. I have fitted several young boys that were over a boy shoe size 7 in men’s shoes since even though we are a children’s shoe store, we still have a selection of men’s shoes for those children who have large feet.
You will notice a big price increase between children’s and men’s shoes, but there is not much we can do about that. However, the shoes for boys in men’s shoe sizes that I will describe in this article are supportive, lightweight, flexible, and breathable, but reasonably priced. Keep in mind that more expensive shoes don’t automatically translate into better shoes for your child’s feet.
Just so you know, if your boy is over a shoe size 7 and still doesn’t know how to tie his shoes, it gets really difficult to find shoes with Velcro closure. In those cases, I always recommend parents replacing the pair of shoelaces with a pair of lock laces (no-tie lacing system).
Lock laces are a smart, durable alternative to keeping your children’s shoes tight and they have become extremely popular not only among young children, but also teenagers and adults. They are also very easy to use, since the only thing your child will have to do is to press a button and pull to make the lock laces tight and press the button again when they decide to take the shoes off.
While I can’t get into too much detail about how lock laces work in this article, you should take a look at a post I wrote where I describe the best type of lock laces for children. Go to the link below:
Please keep in mind that if your child is really active and into sports you should take the time to teach him how to tie his shoes, since shoelaces will provide your child with more support and stability than Velcro shoes.
I will provide you with a selection of the best shoes for boy’s who are in men’s shoe sizes shortly, but first I want to show you what features these shoe styles will provide and how you can figure out your child’s exact foot size from home.
I want you to remember one thing: It doesn’t matter how narrow or wide your kids’ feet are, there is always at least one shoe style out there that will fit the shape of your kids’ feet perfectly and I will help you find it!
The 5 Most Important Features Your Kids’ Shoes Must Provide ❤️
We will be looking into men’s shoes for your child, but these shoes must provide certain features in order to keep your kids’ feet and legs healthy. Some of these features are:
- Supportive: In order for your child to be able to wear these shoes all day, the shoes must provide enough support to reduce the impact that your kids’ feet and legs take every time they come in contact with the ground.
- Lightweight/Flexible: While we do want your kids’ shoes to be supportive, they must be lightweight and flexible at the same time. Shoes that are too stiff and heavy will make your kids’ feet and legs tired easily.
- Breathable: It’s important for shoes to be breathable in order to prevent the build-up of bacteria inside the shoe and also prevent foot odors.
- Firm Heel Counter: The heel counter is the back part of the shoe that provides ankle support. The firmer it is the better, since it will cushion and support your kids’ ankles and prevent injuries.
- Traction: Shoes must provide good traction to prevent your child from slipping and falling down.
If we find a shoe that provides all of these features, your child will be good to go! However, you must make sure you provide your child with the correct shoe size or your child won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer.
I always recommend parents to take their children to their local children’s shoe storethat they trust, the issue is that most stores have been closing down and parents need to end up buying their kids’ shoes online. There is nothing wrong with this, but you must know your child’s exact foot size in order to know what size to order.
I created a map that showcases the best fitting children’s shoe stores by state, so I suggest you start by taking a look at that map:
If after looking at that map you still can’t seem to identify a shoe store in your area, then proceed to taking a look at an article along with a video I created that describes the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s foot size from home:
Now that you know how to figure out your child’s foot size from home and what features these shoes will provide for your child’s feet, you are ready to take a look at a selection of the best shoes for boys in men’s shoe sizes.
Shoes for Boys in Men’s Shoe Sizes ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I will describe below the best shoes for boys who are already in men’s shoe sizes. I have fitted all of these shoe styles before so I am not only familiar with the type of features these shoes provide, but also how they fit.
Here you can find a selection of the best shoes for boys in men’s shoe sizes:
Remember that shoes can fit short, long, narrow, or wide, and depending on how they fit you will need to adjust the size that you get for your child.
The most common mistake I see parents make is to assume that because their children’s feet measure a certain size in the shoe measuring device, that size will automatically translate into their actual shoe size. This usually tends to their kids’ wearing the wrong shoe size and leads to all sort of foot issues such as blisters, calluses, and corns.
For example, if your child measures a foot size 7 in the measuring device, that doesn’t mean he will automatically need a shoe size 7 in all shoes. Normally we always want to go a half a size longer (3/8 of an inch) in order to leave a certain amount of growing room. However, if that particular shoe style runs “short”, then your child will need a shoe size 8 (a whole size bigger in order to leave growing room).
All of these shoe styles fit true to size, which means that you only need to go a half a size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.
These shoe styles also are capable of accommodating an orthotic, so if your child needs extra support in his shoes you can easily remove the original sole and insert an orthotic.
If your child doesn’t know how to tie his shoes but is ready to learn, you should definitely take the time to teach him, since shoes must be tied properly in order to provide good support and stability. I actually created an article where I explain the most effective way to teach a child how to tie his shoes. At the shoe store I used to work for we had a shoe tying class where we taught children how to tie their shoes with this particular shoe tying method. Go to the link below:
Now that you know which are the best shoes for boys in men’s shoe sizes, you are ready to make the most informed decision.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you ever have trouble finding a particular shoe style for your boy with large feet.
Do you happen to have a good fitting children’s shoe store in your area that you trust? Parents are always contacting me asking where they can get their children’s shoes, so it will be very helpful if you can leave your location and the name of the children’s shoe store so other parents from the same area can benefit from your experiences.