Boys with Achilles Heel Pain – The Best Shoes and Sandals for Boys with Achilles Pain!

Are you looking for a pair of shoes to significantly reduce or fully eliminate your child’s Achilles heel pain? Do you feel like you try several different shoes but the pain persists and intensifies with activity? Heel pain in children is common, but that doesn’t mean it should go untreated. I always recommend parents to be proactive and don’t take the “wait and see approach” when it comes to treating their children’s foot conditions, as waiting for the condition to resolve on its own can lead to the condition getting worse. I have put together a list of the best shoes for boys with Achilles heel pain based on my many years o shoe fitting experience.

Finding a pair of shoes for a child that is experiencing heel pain can be a frustrating and time-consuming experience, especially if you don’t know what shoe styles to look for. You need to find a pair of shoes that come with a firm heel counter to provide extra heel support, and substantial outsoles to reduce the impact that your kids’ feet take every time they become in contact with the ground.

Wearing the correct type of shoes is the most effective way to help treat and prevent your child’s heel pain, but there are only certain shoe styles that provide targeted support to your child’s heels. The good news is that I know exactly which shoe styles these are and I will help you find them.

I have helped hundreds of children with heel pain find the correct type of shoes to significantly reduce and in most cases fully eliminate the pain. If your child is complaining about heel pain, always start by checking the shoes that he is wearing and press on the heel counter.

What Makes the Shoes I Recommend Effective for Heel Pain?

The shoes provide targeted support to the heel. Let me show you the difference between one of the kids’ shoes I recommend and a different pair. Do you notice how the shoe on the right has more padding below the heel area? This will help reduce the impact on your kids’ heels every time they impact the ground.


The image below shows you the difference between a shoe with a firm heel counter versus a shoe with a soft heel counter. When I press on the heel counter of the shoe on the right it feels firm and it doesn’t bend. However, when I press on the heel counter for the shoe on the left it easily bends, meaning that it doesn’t provide good heel support.


I only write reviews of shoe styles that I have fitted before, otherwise, I wouldn’t know how well-made they are, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best shoes for boys with Achilles heel pain. Disclosure: Some links in this post may be affiliate links and we may receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) when you click our links and make purchases.

The Best Shoes for Boys with Achilles Heel Pain

Below you can find a selection of the best shoes for boys with Achilles heel pain. Notice how most of these shoes are available in shoelaces as shoelaces provide extra support around your kids’ heels. 

What Are the Best Sandals for Boys with Achilles Heel Pain?

I created a different resource that describes the best summer shoes to help treat and prevent your son’s heel pain.

How to Retrieve Your Child’s Exact Foot Length and Shape

If you are unsure of your child’s foot size I suggest that you take a look at a different resource that helps parents determine their child’s exact foot size and whether the child has narrow, medium, wide, or extra wide feet. I also will be able to tell you whether your child has a high instep or not.

Have you found a particular shoe style that has worked well in reducing or fully eliminating your boys’ Achilles heel pain? Please share your findings below so other parents can benefit from your experiences.