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Deep Shoes for Kids with High Insteps – How to Make Sure Your Kids’ Feet are Fitting Properly Inside the Shoes


I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now that focuses in helping children with “complicated” 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 for children and which shoe styles among those brands are better than others. I am going to show you a list of the best deep shoes for kids with high insteps based on my many years of shoe fitting experience.


I only review shoes that I have fitted before, as 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 decided to write an article about the best deep shoes for kids with high insteps, as parents who have kids with high insteps have the 2 following issues:

  • The child’s heels don’t sit all the way down in the shoes.
  • The child’s top part of the feet rubs against the top part of the shoes.

Certain shoes can fit a child that has a high instep better than others. The key is to find either a shoe that has a deep end (the foot will fit deeper inside the shoe) or a shoe that is wide enough to accommodate the high instep.

How Does a Foot with a High Instep Looks Like?

Do you know where the instep of the foot is located? Take a look at the image below for better visualization purposes. As you can see, there is a lot of extra foot volume that needs to fit inside the shoes.


The shoe styles I will describe below are the deepest shoes that I have fitted before, and they will allow your child’s feet to sit deeply inside the shoes and accommodate their instep. Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.

Best Shoes for Kids with Wide Feet and High Insteps ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The list of shoes below is for children who have medium (M), wide (W) or extra wide (XW) feet and high insteps

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.

Are Any Other Shoe Choices Available?

If none of these shoes are available in your child’s shoe size or if you need the shoes to be made of a specific color don’t hesitate to email me at: fittingchildrensshoes@gmail.com

I also created a tool that you can use in the future in case you ever need a pair of everyday, summer, winter, or sport shoes. This tool is extremely valuable since it retrieves 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! You can find that tool here:

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


I created this webpage to help parents understand the importance that shoes have in healthy foot development and how they can prevent foot problems in the future.Join the rest of the parents who are taking care of their kids feet and get my guide for free: 10 Mistakes Parents Must Avoid When Buying Shoes for their Kids.

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