Have you been looking for a pair of Mary Jane shoes for your child with extra wide feet? I have been contacted by several parents that can’t seem to find a Mary Jane shoe style for their kids with extra wide feet, so they end up providing their child with a different type of shoes.
I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for the last ten years, where we specialize in children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fitting as well. In order to fit all sort of feet, we must carry shoes in different widths such as narrow, medium, wide, and EXTRA WIDE.
Since I am experienced in fitting orthotics (which take a lot of space inside the shoes), I am familiar with every single children’s shoe style that comes in wide and extra wide widths.
Parents need to keep one thing in mind: It doesn’t matter how narrow or how wide their children’s feet are, there is at least one shoe style out there that will fit the shape of their children’s feet perfectly, and I will HELP YOU find it!
I decided to create an article about the best extra wide Mary Jane shoes for kids because parents seem to have a really hard time finding them.
Do Mary Jane shoes actually come in extra wide widths? Yes, there are certain Mary Jane styles that I have fitted before that I know come actually labeled as extra wide (XW).
I have been helping parents find their children’s shoe online for the last three years, and I always tell them that if they are having a hard time finding a particular shoe style in a certain shoe size or shoe width to please let me know, since I will HELP THEM find it.
Before I provide you with a selection of the best Mary Jane shoe styles for kids in extra wide, let’s take a look at what features these Mary Janes will provide for your child’s feet:
Supportive sole: These Mary Janes will come with a substantial sole that will reduce the impact that your child’s feet take every time they come in contact with the ground.
Firm heel counter: This part of the shoe will protect your child’s heels and provide ankle support.
Good traction: All of the Mary Jane styles I will describe below will come with good traction and prevent your child from slipping and falling down.
In this article I will describe the best extra wide Mary Jane shoe styles for kids. These shoe styles will not only come in extra wide, but they will also come with a substantial sole (to provide good support), a firm heel counter (to provide ankle support), and a rubber sole (to provide good traction).
Mary Jane For Kids – Can Your Child Wear Them Everyday?
Parents seems to have one common question: Will my child be able to wear these Mary Jane shoe styles as their everyday shoes?
Yes, because the shoe style that I recommend all provide good support and they are all made of quality materials which makes them very durable. However, Mary Jane shoe styles should NOT replace your child’s everyday sneakers. For activities such as physical education class or when your child is playing a particular sport, a pair of everyday sneakers will be required.
There are certain schools that will require your chid to wear a Mary Jane shoe style. I have fitted certain Mary Jane shoe styles for school, and I will describe them below.
Before I describe the best Mary Jane shoe styles for children, I want to make sure that you are providing your child with the correct shoe size. I always recommend parents to take their children to their local kids’ shoe store, where a shoe fitter can properly measure their feet and find shoes that properly FIT.
If you don’t have a local kids’ shoe store, you should take a look at an article I wrote where I describe how to measure your kids’ shoe size from home (the article also has a video to help you visualize how to use the foot measuring device):
Now that you know what features these Mary Jane shoe styles will provide and how to make sure that your child is wearing the correct shoe size, let’s take a look at a selection of the best Mary Jane shoe styles for kids.
Extra Wide Mary Jane Shoe Styles For Kids – Find Them Here!
Please remember that your child should NOT wear these shoe styles for high impact activities or sports. Here you can find a selection of the best extra wide Mary Jane shoe styles for children:
All of these Mary Jane shoe styles provide all of the features that I mentioned before (a substantial sole, a firm heel counter, and a rubber sole).
The first selection of shoes fit “true to size”, which means that you need to get your children a half a size longer of the size that they measure in the Brannock device (foot measuring device).
The second selection of shoes also fit “true to size”, which means that you need to get your children a half a size longer of the size that they measure in the Brannock device.
Now that you know which are the best extra wide Mary Jane shoes for kids, you are ready to make the most informative decision!
I always encourage parents to let us know if they have a good fitting kid’s shoe store in their area, that way other parents from the same area can also take their children to be properly fitted for shoes.
I decided to create a map where I break down the best fitting children’s shoe store by state:
Please let us know whether you have a good fitting children’s shoe store in your area in the comments section below!