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Christmas Shoes for Kids – Find the Perfect Pair to Celebrate Christmas!


Christmas is a special time of the year, a time when families come together and spend quality time with each other. Children love Christmas, they get to be around the people they love and they enjoy getting presents!  Now that the holiday season is upon us we need to start getting ready for Christmas! Are you looking for a pair of shoes to match your kids’ Christmas outfit? Maybe you are just looking to surprise your child with a pair of his/her favorite superhero characters’ shoes or a pair of princess shoes for your girl. Let me show you the best Christmas shoes for kids.

I have met with several parents who don’t allow their kids to wear light up shoes, and I get it, they believe a “shoe should be a shoe”, and it should have good support and structure for everyday wear.  

Well, this might be the perfect time to lighten up and let your kids be kids! What if I told you that there are certain light up shoes that provide good support for everyday wear?

Let me worry about presenting you with a selection of good, supportive light up shoes that can be worn as everyday sneakers, and let you worry about making your kids happy on this special day!

My Experience Fitting Children’s Shoes – Over a Decade of Shoe Fitting Experience!

I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now, and we fit children that have “complex” foot shapes as well as foot problems. I understand the importance of well-fitted, supportive shoes for children, and I only review shoes that are good for their feet.


Shoes for Christmas – Fun and Supportive Styles!

The shoes that I describe throughout this post have enough support for them to be worn as everyday sneakers, which basically means that they can be worn to physical education class, run around in the playground, and play sports at recess!

Most girls love wearing sparkly shoes! I have experienced this because every time they come to the store and moms ask them to look at the shoe display to choose a shoe, they always go for the brightest, most colorful shoes on the whole display wall!

Mom’s immediate reaction tends to be: “No honey, pick another one…” even though she was the one who told her to choose!  

I know some parents are skeptical of allowing their kids to wear these types of shoes, but if you are going to ever let your children wear them, Christmas is the perfect time of the year to do so!

Let kids be kids, let them have fun! Let them show their friends how beautiful the shoes they chose are!


Children love light up shoes! Consider getting your child a pair of light up shoes which are in fashion now, and your kid may have been asking you for a while to get them. Light up shoes are also called “Led shoes”, and they are the perfect accessory for events and parties. They produce different flashing lights that will catch people’s attention, and the colors produced are also dazzling and bright!

I wrote a post where I describe the best light up shoes for kids. You can find them here:

Light Up Shoes for Children – 4 Facts You Must Know Before Purchasing Them

Are you worried that light up shoes might end up hurting your kids’ feet? While some light up shoes are heavy and bulky, some are lightweight and flexible, and they are available in different widths from medium, wide, to extra wide!

Are you still skeptical of getting your child a pair of light up shoes? Do you find them annoying and obnoxious? Well, this is the perfect time of the year to please your children and allow them to wear light up shoes! Are you worried that they don’t offer enough support for everyday wear? 

I know which light up shoes provide better support because I have fitted them all! Below you can find a list of light up shoes that are appropriate for everyday wear. Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.

The Best Christmas Shoes for Kids ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The light up shoes below can fit children with medium or wide feet.

Unsure About What Shoe Size You Should Order?

In each of the descriptions of the shoes, I indicate whether you need to order a half size or a whole size bigger than your child’s current foot size to provide the correct amount of growing room.

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

If you want to be 100% sure about what shoe size to order online, I suggest that you follow the instructions in the article below:

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

You might be asking yourself where on earth your child got the idea of light up shoes? Sometimes a friend in school has them. Other times when your child is watching cartoons on television, shoe companies promote their light up shoes during the commercials. 

It is a known fact that children tend to act like or mimic who and what they watch on TV. How do you think your child will feel when you buy them shoes that have Captain America prints on them? Some styles have Batman, Superman, Hulk, Star Wars… you name it! 

There are also princess shoes for your daughter, from the movie Frozen, to Cinderella, to my Little Pony, etc. Now, besides everyday shoes for Christmas, there are other types of footwear that comes with characters prints such as rain-boots, snow boots, slippers, slip-ons. So if you don’t want to get your child a pair of sneakers, you can always find something else that can match his or her Christmas outfit!


Christmas is one of the most special days of the year. Even though the euphoria of the Christmas season might seem never-ending, remember it doesn’t last forever, so buy things for your kids that will be useful even after the Christmas period!

Some parents can afford several pairs of shoes for their kids, but most of them don’t! All you need to know is that one supportive pair of shoes is all your child needs to keep his or her feet healthy!

If you are looking to provide your child with a pair of regular, everyday running shoes, I wrote a post where I describe the styles that are the most supportive for them. The styles that I describe also come in medium, wide, and extra wide widths! You can find the post here:

The Best Kids’ Sneakers – Learn About the Best Shoes for Children Ages 3 through 10

If you decide to get your kids a pair of shoes to wear for Christmas, remember to get them a style that they will be able to wear even after Christmas is over! Please remember that children may get carried away with receiving during the holiday season, but there are plenty of opportunities to give during this time of the year. It is the perfect time to explain to them how important it is to give to less fortunate children by becoming involved in charity and donations around your area!

Now you can keep your kids’ feet healthy by providing your child with good supportive shoes!

Let kids be kids!  Happy Holidays!

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Do not hesitate to contact me directly at my e-mail if you have any further questions or if you need a different pair of shoes for your child. My e-mail address is: fittingchildrensshoes@gmail.com

Does your child already own a pair of light up shoes? What is your opinion about light up shoes for kids? Please share your findings below so we can all benefit from your experiences.


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10 Comments on Christmas Shoes for Kids – Find the Perfect Pair to Celebrate Christmas!

  1. Hello,

    I guess shoes with very good structure and support is important. Especially for younger kids that are growing in an accelerated rest. I mean, they do grow up fast, that’s for sure.

    I can remember my mom tell my siblings and me how her was to purchase she’s that are going to offer good support for growing feet. She said wearing cheap non-supportive shoes can only lead to foot problem in the long run.

    However, nowadays you should be able to purchase shoes that can be both supportive and fun to wear. And, as you said, let the kids be kids.
    Very Good Information.

    • You are correct, shoes with good support and structure are important for children who are already walking and running around. These type of shoes will reduce the impact on your kids feet, legs, and back every time they are walking, running, and playing around.

      I wouldn’t say that cheaper shoes translate to foot problems in the long run. I have fitted several styles of cheaper shoes that actually offer great support. I wrote a post about the best shoes for children, and some of the styles are actually very reasonable priced. The name of the post is: The Best Kids Sneakers – Learn About The Best Shoes For Children Ages 3 Through 10

  2. Thank you for a great article about light up shoes. My son has been nagging me to get him a pair for some time now. The question I have though is if they are dangerous? If they get wet can’t that be a bit scary? Also, do they have an on and off button so they don’t light up all the time? Thanks in advance for answering my queries.

    • Hello Hannah,

      There are no issues when it comes to the shoes getting wet. Light up shoes are not dangerous at all, there are certain styles that are bulkier and less supportive than non light up shoes. Some styles come with and on and off button. The styles made by Skechers normally come with an on and off button.

  3. Hi Juan Pablo!

    Thank you for the article. I have 3 little kids at home so I know the problem very well. When we lived in Indonesia, it was somehow easier (and also harder) with shoes. Because in that equatorial climate you kid’s don’t really need shoes at all. Flip-flops were all they needed. However, I knew that flip-flops were not healthy. So we tried to find them something more supportive.

    Now, after returning back to homeland we live in the north, which is cold. Here, the shoes (boots, ets.) are strong and supportive of course.

    But as for Christmas party or Church gatherings – well, why not some lighter shoes. They use them so rarely, it does not hurt anybody.

    Just my two cents, sir 🙂

    • Ergon,

      You are right, light up shoes are great as long as they wear them occasionally. However, in my post I mentioned some light up shoes that have enough support to be worn as an everyday sneaker.

  4. I’ve never been brave enough to buy light up shoes–they drive me nuts. I’m sure at some point I’ll break down and buy a pair for my boys! But those Batman slipper socks are absolutely adorable and would make us all happy. I’ll try them and let you know how they work out for us!

    • Hello Amanda,

      Eventually your kids’ will keep asking about the light up shoes until you give in. It is not such a big deal for them once they wear them for the first time, they might not even ask for them next time. You should definitely provide them with a cool looking slipper, I am sure they will be happy about that! Let me know how it works out!

  5. Hey there
    My boy is 8 and now he is looking for more “grown-up’s” kind of stuff. But there were times when he wanted to have the light up shoes. I guess each kid is having this period 🙂 So we got him the light up shoes and these were the happy days 🙂 The problem was that he wanted the shoes to glow all the time so at some point the lights stopped – I guess they got overloaded 🙂

    • Arta,

      Of course, every child wants to have a pair of light up shoes, at least once in their lifetime! The lights should not give out until the child fully outgrown the shoe. That might have been a manufactures defect’s. Contact the shoe store or online company where you got them and ask them if there is something they can do for you.

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