Are you having a hard time finding a pair of extra wide shoes for your boy? Do you feel like you try on a whole bunch of different pairs on his feet but you always end up empty handed?
Finding a pair of extra wide shoes for children can be a frustrating and time-consuming experience if you don’t know what shoe styles to look for.
The most common mistake I see parents make is to assume that just because a shoe style is labeled as extra wide (“XW”), that particular shoe style will automatically fit the shape of their child’s extra wide feet. Besides coming in extra wide widths, your kids’ shoes must also provide two key features:
- The shoes must be deep in order to prevent the top part of your kids’ feet from rubbing against the top part of the shoes.
- The shoes must come with a round toe-box in order to prevent your kids’ toes from rubbing or overlapping against one another.
The shoe styles I will review shortly are the best extra wide shoe styles for boys.
Have you noticed how hard it is to find wide and extra wide shoes for children? While shoes do come labeled as extra wide (“XW”), they don’t come labeled as “deep” or with a “round toe-box”.
In addition, parents are confused as how are they supposed to find shoes that are deep and with a round toe-box if shoes don’t come labeled like that?
The good news is that I have fitted those type of shoes and I will help you find them.
I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now, and I know everything that relates to children’s shoes and the way they FIT. This is a specialized shoe store that focuses on children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. I am familiar with which shoe brands and which shoe styles fit wider than others.
For the last 3 years I have dedicated myself to helping parents find the perfect pair of shoes for their children online.
Let me show you the 8 most popular questions parents have asked me about these particular shoe styles.
What Type of Features Will These Shoe Styles Provide?
These shoe styles all come with a substantial sole that provides good arch support, a firm heel counter that provides good ankle support, and great durability (they are some of the most durable kids’ shoes) .
These shoe styles are still lightweight and flexible which will prevent your kids’ feet from easily getting tired. The shoes are also breathable which will prevent the buildup of bacteria inside the shoes.
All of these features make these shoe styles the best everyday shoes for boys with extra wide feet.
Can Your Children Wear These Shoe Styles as Their Every day Shoes?
Yes, as they provide the correct amount of support to your kids’ feet and legs.
Can You Put These Shoes in the Washing Machine?
I don’t recommend putting these shoe styles in the washing machine, since you might end up ruining the materials.
Do These Shoe Styles Come with a Removable Insole?
Yes, you can easily take it out in case you need to fit an orthotic inside these shoes.
Can You Fit an Orthotic Inside These Shoe Styles?
Yes, these shoe styles are very deep, meaning that the orthotic will fit deeply inside the shoe, and won’t give your children the impression that their feet are coming out of the shoe. These are the best shoe styles for a child that wears orthotics.
Do These Shoe Styles Come With a High Heel Counter in The Back of the Shoe?
No, certain children don’t like their shoes coming up too high in the back.
Do These Shoe Styles Provide Good Traction?
Yes, these shoe styles provide excellent traction. These shoe styles will minimize the chances of your child slipping and falling down. Your child can wear these shoe styles to his/her sport related activities, as long as the coach doesn’t require a specific sport shoe.
Are These Shoe Styles Durable?
Yes, they are some of the most durable kids’ shoes in the market right now. These shoe styles are practically indestructible, which means that your children will outgrow them shoes before the shoes get destroyed.
These shoes also come with a reinforceable toed-box, so no matter how many times your kids drag their feet when walking or running, they won’t be able to destroy these shoes.
The Best Extra Wide Shoes for Boys ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I only write reviews of shoe styles that I have fitted before, otherwise I wouldn’t know how well-made they are, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit.
Below you can find a selection of the best extra wide shoes for toddlers:
Below you can find a selection of the best extra wide shoes for older kids (4 years old and older):
All of 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 standard foot measuring scale (Brannock device), in order to allow for growing room.
The shoe styles that I will describe below are the widest shoes styles that I have fitted before, and they will also accommodate your child’s high instep.
Do you know what the instep of the foot is? The instep is the top part of the foot, and when it’s high, its make it much harder to find shoes that fit. Here you can find everything that you need to know about children’s with high insteps:
If you have a girl who also has extra wide feet and you always have a hard time finding shoes for her, take a look at another article I wrote where I describe the best shoes for girls with extra wide feet. Go to the link below:
Please let me know if you have any thoughts and comments about this shoe style, and most importantly, if you have tried this shoe style for your child before, I would love to hear how you liked it!