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Brown Dress Shoes for Boys – Durable and Supportive Dress Shoes for Your Child


Have you been looking for a pair of brown dress shoes for your boy? Are you looking for a pair of fancier yet durable dress shoes?

I have been fitting children’s shoes and orthotics for the last 10 years at a shoe store that specializes in children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. Over the years I became familiar with the best dress shoes for kids.

When parents look for their kids’ dress shoes they want them to be fancy but durable enough so the child can comfortably run around and play in them. Even though most children wear their dress shoes for shorter periods of time and once in a while, it’s important to fit them properly or you might end up creating all sort of foot issues to your kids’ feet such as blisters, calluses, and corns. It only takes a couple of wears in the wrong shoe to create a foot issue.

Boys are particular hard on their shoes, so it’s important that your boy’s dress shoes provide the following features:

✅ Supportive: In order for your child to be able to wear these shoes for longer periods of time and not just for a specific occasion, the shoes must provide enough support to reduce the impact that your kids’ feet take when they come in contact with the ground.

✅ Lightweight: It’s important for your kids’ dress shoes to be supportive, but they must be lightweight at same time. Dress shoes in general tend to be stiff and heavy which might make your kids’ feet and legs tired more easily.

✅ Flexible: Certain dress shoes tend to be very stiff and hard to bend. A flexible shoe will allow your child to run around at that particular special occasion or if he needs to wear it for longer periods of time.

✅ Breathable: It’s important for your kids’ shoes to be breathable in order to prevent the build-up of bacteria inside the shoe and  prevent foot odors.

✅ Traction: Shoes must provide good traction to prevent your child from slipping and falling down.

✅ Firm Heel Counter: The heel counter is the back part of the shoe that provides ankle support. The firmer it is the better, as it will cushion and support your kids’ ankles and prevent injuries.


Is it possible to find a pair of dress shoes that provides all of these features? The good news is that I have fitted brown dress shoes that provide all of these features and this will guarantee that we keep your kids’ feet and legs healthy.

If you are going to buy your kids’ shoes online, you need to be 100% sure of your child’s foot size.

One of the common mistakes that I see parents make is to buy larger dress shoes in order for the child to be able to wear them for longer period of times. Little parents know that by doing this they are not only compromising their child’s stability, but also making the child more prone to developing foot issues such as blisters, calluses, and corns.

The first thing parents ask me when I am finish fitting their children in dress shoes is: Does my child has enough growing room?

I understand that parents want a decent amount of growing room for their children dress shoes as they might wear them once in a while and for only a couple of hours at a time. A certain amount of growing room is acceptable, but too much extra room can lead to compromising your child’s stability and creating foot issues.

I always recommend parents to take their kids to be properly fitted for shoes at their local kids’ shoes tore, that is the reason I created a map that showcases the best fitting kids’ shoe stores by state:

The Best Kids’ Shoe Stores In The United States – Where To Go For Proper Fittings

If you don’t have a children’s shoe store in your area that you trust, then take a look at a different article I wrote where I describe the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s exact foot size from home:

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

Now that you know your child’s foot size, let’s take a look at the best brown dress shoes for boys.

Brown Dress Shoes For Boys ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

These dress shoes can fit children with narrow, medium, or wide feet. Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.

Toddler M,W,XWToddler M,W,XWToddler M,W,XWToddler/Little Kid N,MToddler/Little Kid N,MToddler/Little Kid N,MLittle/Big Kid N,MLittle/Big Kid N,MLittle/Big Kid N,MLittle Kid/Big Kid N,MLittle Kid/Big Kid N,MLittle Kid/Big Kid N,M

Please choose the shoe width accordingly:

✅ N if your child has narrow feet.

M if your child has medium feet.

W if your child has wide feet.

XW if your child has extra wide feet.

In order to allow for growing room, I highly recommend that parents order these dress 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.


Does Your Child has Narrow or Extra Wide Feet?

While the selection is small, brown dress shoes for boys with narrow or extra wide feet do exist. If your child has wide or extra wide feet and needs a pair of brown dress shoes I will help you find them.

I have fitted boys with the narrowest and widest feet in brown dress shoes before and while the selection is small, you only need one pair of well-fitting dress shoes for your child to wear.

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 particular shoe style out there that will accommodate the shape of your child’s feet, and I will help you find it: fittingchildrensshoes@gmail.com

I have found that children with narrow feet can strongly benefit from wearing a tongue pad inside the shoe to push the child’s heel back and get a snugger fit all around. If you don’t know what a tongue pad is you can learn more about them it in a different article I wrote called:

Leather Shoe Tongue Pads – Stop Heel Slippage

I can’t stress enough the importance of children wearing socks with their shoes. Socks act as a barrier between your kids’ feet and the shoes, and prevent the buildup of bacteria inside the shoes.

The Best Dress Socks for Boys – Keep Your Kids’ Feet Healthy

Dress shoes tend to be stiffer than everyday sneakers, that’s why it’s so important to wear a socks to cushion your kids’ feet and prevent their feet from rubbing against the shoe.

One common mistake that most parents make is to buy socks by looking at where it says the “age” guidelines or the “sock size” guidelines, which will lead to your child wearing the wrong sock size. You must always look at where it says “shoe size “and buy the socks accordingly. Take a look at the image below for clarification:


Getting the correct socks size has the same importance as getting the correct shoe size!

While I can’t get into too much detail about which are the best dress socks for kids in this article, yo should take a look at a different article I wrote where I describe the best dress socks for kids. Go to the link below:

The Best Dress Socks for Kids – Seamless, Comfortable, and Durable!

Have you found a particular pair of brown dress shoes that has worked well for your child’s feet? Please share your findings below so other families can benefit form your experiences.


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