Are you having a hard time finding a pair of extra wide shoes for your girl? Do you feel like you try on a whole bunch of different pairs on her feet but you always end up empty handed?
I have been contacted by several parents who want to know which are the best extra wide shoes for girls. 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.
In addition, if your girl happens to have extra wide feet and a high instep, then it actually makes it harder to find shoes that fit. Do you know what the instep of the foot is? The instep is the top part of the foot, and when it’s high, it makes it so much harder to find shoes that fit. Take a look at the image below that shows a child with a high instep:
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 issue is that shoes don’t come labeled as “deep” or with a “round toe-box”, but the good news is that I have fitted those type of shoes before 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 the best extra wide shoes for girls. The shoes I will describe below will even fit a girl with extra wide feet a high instep.
What Type of Features Will These Shoe Styles Provide?
These shoe styles all come with a substantial sole that will minimize the impact that your kids’ feet and legs take every time they come in contact with the ground. These shoes are also lightweight, flexible, breathable, durable and they come with a firm heel counter (that provides good ankle support).
Can Your Children Wear These Shoe Styles as Their Every day Shoes?
Yes, these shoe styles will provide good support to your girl’ feet and legs, so she can run around and play comfortably all day.
Can You Put These Shoes in the Washing Machine?
I don’t recommend putting this shoe style in the washing machine since it might end up ruining the shoe materials.
Do These Shoe Styles Come with a Removable Insole?
Yes, you can easily remove the original sole of the shoes and fit another insert or an orthotic.
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.
Do These Shoe Styles Come With a High Heel Counter in The Back of the Shoe?
No, and keep in mind that most 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. The thread on these shoes will minimize the likelihood of your child from sipping and falling down.
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, meaning that your children will most likely outgrow their shoes before they wear them down. The shoe also comes with a reinforceable toe-box in the front, which will prevent your kids’ from destroying the shoes even if they like to drag their toes as they walk.
Now that you know what features these shoe styles will provide, you are ready to take a look at a selection of the best extra wide shoes for girls.
The Best Extra Wide Shoes for Girls ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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.
Please remember that all of the shoes below will even fit a girl that has a high instep.
Below you can find a selection of the best extra wide shoes for toddler girls:
Below you can find a selection of the best extra wide shoes for older girls (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 shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.
If you have a boy who also has extra wide feet and you always have a hard time finding shoes for him, check out another article I wrote where I describe the best shoes for boys with extra wide feet. Go to the link below:
If you can’t seem to find shoes to fit the shape of your extra wide feet and a high instep, then you should take a look at an article I wrote where I describe th e best extra wide shoes for women:
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!