Fitting Children's Shoes

I only review shoes that I have fitted before, since that is the only way for me to tell how well-made the shoes are, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit.

I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now that focuses on helping children with “complex” foot shapes as well as foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. I am familiar with the best shoe brands and the best shoe styles among those brands from having fitted them before. Over the years I became familiar with the best Converse shoes for kids.

The shoe styles that I describe below are the best Converse styles for kids in terms of support, comfort and durability. These shoes can fit the shape of a child with a medium or wide feet, but they won’t fit the shape of a child with narrow or extra wide feet.

Keep in mind that Converse are not supposed to be worn for high impact activities, as they are categorized as fashion shoes. These are the main reasons why Converse shoes should not be worn as every day shoes:

  • They don’t provide a firm heel counter for ankle support.
  • They have a flat outsole with no arch support.
  • They lack cushion.

The Best Converse Shoes for Kids ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

If you need any other type of shoes such as everyday sneakers, summer sandals, winter shoes, or sport shoes, you can find them all in a tool I created which lets you filter by the type of shoes your child needs. This tool is extremely valuable since it will show you shoes in different widths such as narrow, medium, wide, and extra wide. I also tell you exactly how each shoe style is cut (short, long, narrow, or wide) and will let you filter by the instep of your child’s foot. You can even find shoes that will accommodate an orthotic. Go to the link below:

Find the Best Shoe Style for Your Child’s Unique Feet

For further questions, contact me via e-mail or in the comments section and I will most likely be able to answer all of them. I will continue to post informative articles penned by me that address important topics such as this one.

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  1. Hello,
    I would like to buy my adorable 5-year-old nephew a pair of Chuck Taylor All Star Classic, converse High Tops, that will match a varsity jacket that I am getting him (What can I say? He is such a cool little dude!). His current shoe size is 12 G (wide fit by Clarks measurement). Please can you advise the best fit/size for him in Chuck Taylors?
    Thank you so much!

    His doting Aunt.

    1. Hello Aisha,

      Please keep in mind that Chuck Taylors fit really long, which means that you will need to order a smaller size. I recommend that you get him either a size 11.5 or 11. Even though this is a smaller size of what he is wearing right now, he should still get some growing room since the shoes fit really long.

      I hope this helps!