Have you been looking for a pair of shoes that your child can easily put on and take off? I have been working for a family shoe store for over 8 years now and I know everything that relates to children’s shoes and the way they FIT.
Parents are always asking me about what are the best type of “easy shoes” for their children. What they mean by “easy shoes” is shoes that come with velcro closure (so children can put them on and take them off themselves), and also shoes that are deep enough (so children can easily slide their feet in).
If you want your children to be independent and be able to put the shoes on and take them off by themselves, you must help them by providing them with shoes that are easy for them to manage.
Besides being easy to put on and take off, the shoes must also be supportive, flexible, lightweight, and breathable. Because the children’s shoe store that I work for specializes with children with foot issues (we provide regular shoe fitting as well), we only carry good quality, supportive shoes that are also available in different widths.
Providing your children with a pair of “easy shoes” with allow them to be more independent and you will be saving a lot of time in the morning before taking them to school, or when you are rushing to take them outside.
Finding a pair of shoes with velcro closure for your child is easy, but finding a pair of deep shoes for your child is actually really hard. The only way to tell if a shoe is deep is by actually having fitted it before.
At the kids’ shoe store that I work for, we FIT shoes with orthotics for those children who need extra support for their feet and legs. In order to be able to FIT an orthotic inside a shoe, the shoes must be deep. I know which shoes fit deeper than others from testing tem and I will share the secret in this post.
Eliminate the headache and hassle of struggling to put your kids’ shoes on every time you are rushing out.
In this post, I will provide you with the best selection of easy shoes for kids.
Velcro Closure Shoes Or Shoe Laces For Your Child?
Shoelaces aren’t easy for our children to master. Trying to make “good bunny ears” can take years for kids to get right (specially boys). Trust me when I tell you that your life will be so much easier when your children can put their own shoes on and take them off!
There are only two times that I will recommend parents providing their children with a pair of shoelaces instead of velro closure. For example, if your child has stability issues, a pair of shoes that come with shoelaces will provide your child with more stability since the shoelaces will hug your kids’ feet better.
The other time when I recommend shoelaces over velcro closure is if your child needs to wear an orthotic inside his or her shoes. When children wear orthotics their feet get raised up and they get the impression that their feet are coming out of the shoe, but if they are wearing a pair of shoes with shoelaces it will help them secure their heels and STOP the shoes from sliding out.
Velcro Closure Shoes For Kids – The Easiest Type Of Shoes!
You might be thinking that all you need to provide your child with a pair of “easy shoes” is to pick any shoe from the shelve that comes with velcro closure.
Finding a pair of “easy shoes” is NOT an easy thing to do, since besides finding a shoe with velcro closure you MUST find shoes that are also DEEP ENOUGH. Remember that the deeper the shoe, the easier it will be for your child to slide his or her foot inside the shoe.
The tongue of the shoe must also open nice and wide, because certain children will have a very hard time sliding their feet inside the shoes. Once I finish fitting a pair of shoes for a child, the parents immediately ask me if they can check whether the child can put the shoes on by themselves.
Sometimes the child can easily put them on, but certain children do struggle putting their shoes on. Having a shoe with a tongue that opens nice and wide will guarantee you that your child will be easily able to slide his or her feet inside the shoes.
Now, please remember, I will not only describe velcro closure shoes for children that are deep and easily to slide in and out, but these shoes will also be supportive, flexible, and lightweight.
The Deepest And Easiest Velcro Shoes For Kids – The Secret Revealed!
Besides providing your child with a pair of “easy shoes”, you also must make sure that you are providing him or her with a par of shoes that are the correct size.
Your child won’t get any of the benefits that the shoe has to offer if you don’t provide them with the correct shoe size. For example, it doesn’t matter how supportive, lightweight, flexible, and breathable the shoe is, if you are providing your child with the wrong shoe size, your child won’t get any of the benefits that the shoe has to offer and you will actually end up creating several foot issues.
Take a look at a post I wrote where I describe the best way to make sure that your kids shoes FIT:
Now that you know how shoes are supposed to FIT, please find below a selection of the best easy shoes for kids:
All of these shoe styles fit “short”, which means that you need to go a whole size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.
Please keep in mind that I have fitted all of these shoes styles before and I know how they FIT. If you ever have a question on how the shoe is cut (long,short,narrow, or wide) please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Now you can stop the struggle of having to deal with putting your kids’ shoes on every time you are rushing out! Your child will love being able to easy put his or her shoes on by themselves!
Have you found a particular shoe style that has been easy for your children to put on and take off by themselves? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so we can all benefit from them!