Have you been looking for a pair of extra wide dress shoes for your child? If your child has extra wide feet, you must know how hard is to find a pair of shoes that FIT properly. When it comes to finding an everyday pair of sneakers, the selection is not as bad as when trying to find a pair of dress shoes.
Finding a pair of dress shoes that come in extra wide widths is extremely hard. You will notice how the selection is not great since there are only a few styles available.
However, parents who have children with extra wide feet are happy to find at least one pair of dress shoes that FIT.
I have been working for a children’s shoe store for over 8 years now, and I know everything that relates to children’s shoes and the way they FIT. I have fitted some of the widest children’s feet in everyday sneakers, dress shoes, boots, and sandals.
Please remember that it doesn’t matter how wide r narrow your kids’ feet are, there is at least one pair of shoes out there that will FIT the shape of his or her feet perfectly and I will help you find it.
While dress shoes are meant to be worn for a couple of hours once in a while, if your kids are wearing shoes that are too narrow, it will lead to the formation of blisters, calluses, and corns. Once a blister is formed it can change the walk pattern of the child, leading him or her to putting pressure in areas of their body that they are not supposed to. Also, please keep in mind that calluses and corns are very hard to get rid of once they form!
Something so simple such as providing your child with the correct shoe size and the correct shoe width will prevent all these issues from happening.
Even though your children might not wear their dress shoes on a daily basis, we must find a pair that FITS the shape of their feet properly. Please keep in mind that it only takes a couple of hours wearing the wrong shoe size for blisters to form.
While the selection is small, there are a few dress shoes that will FIT a child with extra wide feet, and in this post I will describe the best extra wide children dress shoes.
Let’s start by getting familiar about the best dress shoe brands for children.
The Best Dress Shoe Brands For Kids With Extra Wide Feet!
One of the best dress shoe brand for kids with extra wide feet is called Hush Puppies. This shoe company has dress shoes that actually come in wide and extra wide widths and that are deep enough to FIT even the widest children’s feet.
Another great shoe brand that makes children dress shoes in extra wide widths is called Stride Rite. You might want to start getting familiar with these two shoe brands if your child has extra wide feet.
These two children shoe brands have been around for a long time, and they provide good quality footwear that your child will always outgrow before the shoes get destroyed. So if you were thinking of having your child wear his or her dress shoes on a daily basis, that will be fine, as long as they still alternate with their sneakers.
Please keep in mind that in this post I am describing extra wide children shoes, if you are looking for an everyday pair of running shoes for your child with extra wide feet you should read this post:
Now that you know which shoe brands make children shoes in extra wide widths, let’s move on to find out which are the best dress shoe styles for kids with extra wide feet.
The Best Dress Shoes For Kids With Extra Wide Feet
I have fitted all the shoes I will describe below, and I know they won’t just fit a child with extra wide feet, but they will also provide support and comfort! These shoes are also perfect if your child has a high instep, since they are very deep.
If you don’t know what the instep of the foot is, then you can’t be possible be getting your child the correct shoe size. The instep is the top part of the foot, and the higher, the more complicated it is to find shoes that FIT. I wrote a post where I describe the best shoes for children who have a high instep. I describe what the instep of the foot is in more detail in case you have been told your child has a high instep. You can find that article below:
Below you can find a selection of the best dress shoes for children with extra wide feet:
These shoe styles fit “true to size”, which means that you need a half a size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.
All of these shoes come with a sturdy rubber outsole, a firm heel counter, and a strap across your kids’ feet to provide stability.
While dress shoes are only meant to be worn for a couple of hours and once in a while, it’s important that we FIT them properly and that they provide good support (in case your child wants to wear them more often). The dress shoes I describe can definitely be worn on a daily basis, but your child must also alternate with his or her sneakers.
IMPORTANT TIP: Is your child into playing sports? If your child likes to play soccer or baseball, there are cleats that actually come in extra wide widths. I wanted to mention this because I know most parents are not aware that soccer and baseball cleats in extra wide actually EXIST. While I can’t get into too much detail about extra wide sport shoes for children in this post, I will leave you with those two articles that describe the best extra wide cleats for children and you can find those articles below:
Don’t Forget About The Importance Of Wearing The Correct Type Of Socks!
If your child has extra wide feet, it’s also important that you find a pair of socks that don’t constrict their toe movement. Dress socks tend to have a seam around the toes, which can lead to not allowing the toes to freely move and make them rub against each other (specially if the child has wide r extra wide feet).
Did you know that socks play a key role in keeping our kids’ feet healthy? Socks act as a barrier between our kids’ feet and the shoes.
The good news is that there are certain type of dress socks that are seamless, which will guarantee that they will not constrict your kids toes and prevent them from overlapping and rubbing against each other!
Believe me when I tell you that finding the correct type of sock and the correct sock size it’s as important as finding the correct shoe size when your kids have extra wide feet.
Below you can find a selection of the best seamless dress socks for kids!
In order to get the correct sock size, look at the label in the sock where it says, “shoe size”, and then find the sock size accordingly. Here is a picture for your clarification:
I provided with a selection of the best extra wide dress shoes for children. Now you are ready to make the most informative decision. Let’s keep our kids feet healthy by providing them with shoes that FIT, and if you have a children’s shoe store in your area that you TRUST please take them there instead of getting your shoes online.
Have you been looking for a pair of extra wide dress shoes for your child for a long time? Did you find a particular dress shoe style that has worked well? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so we can all benefit from them.