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Cool Shoes for Extra Wide Feet – Stylish and Comfy Shoes for Your Kids!

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Do you have a child with extra wide feet who always complains about not being able to wear “cool” or “fashionable” shoes? Do you feel like your child is limited to certain shoe brands and has very few shoe styles to choose from among those brands?

Children with extra wide feet are usually stuck with the same shoes season after season. They beg their parents to buy them a pair of Nike, Adidas, or Under Armour shoes but none of these shoe brands cater to children with extra wide feet. There are certain styles among these shoe brands that might fit a child with wide feet but they won’t fit a child with extra wide feet.

I have been fitting children’s shoes for the last 10 years and I have seen the disappointment on their faces when they stare at a wall full of shoes and I only bring 2 or 3 styles out for them to try. I get it, I also wouldn’t want to be limited to the shoes I can wear.

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I always try to take into account the child’s fashion sense, but I never compromise foot healthy by fitting a child in a pair of shoes that are too narrow.

Parents need to understand that not all children can wear all shoes. If you fit your child with extra wide feet in a pair of shoes that are too narrow your child might end up developing bunions, blisters, calluses, painful tendonitis and even inflammation of the growth centers of the bones. Proper fit is imperative!

I have helped several children who were experiencing foot and leg pain due to wearing shoes that were too narrow, so I never let a child walk out the store wearing shoes that don’t fit.

If you don’t have a local shoe store to take your child to be properly fitted for shoes, you can take a look at a selection of “cool” and “stylish” sneakers that I have put together for children with extra wide feet. The shoes below can fit children with extra wide feet and high insteps as well. Just so you know the instep is the top part of the foot, and when it’s high it makes it a lot more complicated to find shoes that fit. Take a look at the image below for clarification purposes:

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As you can see there is a lot of extra foot volume that needs to be fitted inside of the shoes.

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The shoes I recommend below provide extra depth in order to accommodate children with extra wide feet and high insteps. In addition, the shoes open up nice and wide so your child can easily slide his/her foot inside of the shoes.

Children who have extra wide feet are usually limited to certain shoe brands such as New Balance and Saucony, since they manufacture shoes that are labeled as extra wide (XW). There is one additional shoe brand called Tsukihoshi that has certain styles capable of fitting children with extra wide feet.

Without further due, let’s take a look at selection of cool shoes for extra wide feet.

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Tsukihoshi manufactures shoes in bright and fun colors and it has certain styles that are capable of fitting the shape of children with extra wide feet. Most parents don’t know much about this shoe brand but I can tell you that most of the styles are supportive, lightweight, flexible, and extremely breathable.

These shoes don’t come labeled as extra wide (XW), but they all fit really wide and are capable of fitting children with extra wide feet and high insteps. The styles below are the widest ones that I have fitted before:

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These shoes provide excellent comfort and children love them because of the round and wide toe boxes which allow natural splaying of toes for balanced landing and maximum comfort. Parents appreciate the deodorizing insole – infused with natural green tea extracts – that keeps the shoes smelling fresh. If the shoes start developing a smell you can safely throwing them in the washing machine.

If your child is tired of wearing New Balance or Saucony shoes then I recommend that you give Tsukihoshi shoes a try!

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

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New Balance is my go-to shoe brand for children with extra wide feet, so when children see me walk out of the stockroom with those white and red shoe boxes they already know what’s coming to them. I understand that your child might be tired of having to wear New Balance shoes, but the selection I have put together has bright colors and they are the coolest styles among this brand.

Make sure that you choose the extra wide (XW) width when choosing your child’s shoe size.

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In order to allow for growing room, I highly recommend that parents order these sneakers a whole size larger than the size their children’s feet measure. This translates to 0.6 inches or 1 centimeter of space between your child’s longest toe and the end of the sneakers

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Saucony has a selection of “cool” shoes that are capable of fitting a child with extra wide feet, but the ones I recommend are available in little kid sizes only.

Make sure that you choose the extra wide (XW) width when choosing your child’s shoe size.

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In order to allow for growing room, I highly recommend that parents order these sneakers a whole size larger than the size of their children’s feet measures. This translates to 0.6 inches or 1 centimeter of space between your child’s longest toe and the end of the sneakers.

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I wish there was a larger selection of cool shoes for children with extra wide feet, but unfortunately there are very few shoe brands that cater to those needs. Some of the most popular and trendy shoe brands such as Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas don’t manufacture any shoes for kids with extra wide feet.

I have seen children develop blisters and calluses on their feet from wearing shoes that were too narrow.

If you will be ordering your kids’ shoes online you need to be 100% sure of your child’s foot size. If you are unsure of your child’s foot size please refer to the following article:

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

What is the coolest pair of shoes that you found for your child’s extra wide feet? Share your findings below so other families can benefit from your experiences.

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