Are you having a hard time finding a pair of soccer cleats for your child’s extra wide feet? Do you feel like you try a whole bunch of different styles but you always end up empty handed?
I have found one particular soccer shoe style made by the shoe company Zephz that will fit children with wide or extra wide feet. This soccer cleat will even accommodate your child’s high instep.
I have been fitting children’s shoes and orthotics for the last 10 years at a premier children’s shoe store specializing in children with foot and leg problems, and also our store provides regular shoe fittings.
We carry some of the most supportive children’s shoes and orthotics, and I am familiar with the shoe brands and styles among those brands that are better than others.
In addition to being labeled as wide (EE), this soccer cleat provides two important features that will help accommodate the shape of your child’s extra wide feet:
✅ Extra Depth: This feature will allow your child’s feet to fit deeply inside the shoes and prevent the top part of the foot (instep), from rubbing against the top part of the shoes.
✅ Round Toe Box: This feature will prevent your kids’ toes from overlapping or rubbing against one another.
If you provide your child with a pair of soccer cleats that are too narrow, it might lead to several foot issues such as blisters, calluses, and corns. Your child will also feel uncomfortable and might refuse to play.
I have helped several children with extra wide feet who were ready to quit playing soccer find a cleat that accommodated the shape of their feet perfectly.
When children play soccer, they are stressing out their feet and legs at a whole different level, since they are running faster and making sudden moves and stops. There is a lot of quick direction change movement in soccer as well. I have seen several cases of children having foot, knee and leg pain after playing soccer, and mostly this is simply due to the fact that they were not wearing the correct pair of cleats.
One of the most common mistakes I see parents make is to buy longer shoes in order to take the pressure away in the widest part of the foot area.. This can lead to your children injuring themselves on the field since running in shoes that are too long will compromise your child’s stability.
I will show you the best extra wide soccer cleats for kids shortly, but first I want you to get familiar with what features this shoe style provides.
Extra Wide Soccer Cleats for Kids – The 5 Most Important Features!
In addition to providing extra depth and coming with a round toe-box, these are the 5 most important features that these two soccer cleats will provide to your child:
✅ Ankle Support: These cleats come with a firm heel counter to minimize the impact that your kids’ ankles take every time they come in contact with the ground.
✅ Lightweight: This feature will prevent your child’s feet and legs from easily getting tired.
✅ Supportive Insole: This feature will provide underfoot cushioning and comfort to prevent your child from getting calluses.
✅ Durability: Your child will outgrow these cleats before they are ready to be replaced, since they are extremely well-made.
✅ Specially designed to penetrate the ground surface for traction.
The new style that was released in 2019 fits and looks better than the previous one. The cleat also comes with extra shoelaces that come with different colors, so your child can match them up with their favorite colors or team jersey.
This shoe style is available from a little kid’s size 12 and goes all the way up to an adult size 13!
The Best Extra Wide Soccer Cleats for Kids – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Please keep in mind that I only write reviews of shoe styles that I have fitted before, so I can personally assess how well-made they are, the amount of support that they provide, and how well they fit.
Here you can find the best soccer shoe style for children with wide or extra wide feet. This style will also accommodate your child’s high instep.
This shoe style fits “true to size”, which means that you only need to provide your children with a half a size longer of the size that they measured in the standard foot measuring scale (Brannock device), in order to allow for growing room.
This is actually the soccer shoe style that I wear when I play soccer since I used to get calluses and blisters from my previous soccer cleats that were too narrow for my feet.
I describe this soccer cleat style in the video below and explain all the features that it provides. Please refresh your browser if you are not able to see the video.
If you happen to play soccer and have wide or extra wide feet, you should try this soccer shoe style well. You will notice a difference since the moment that you try them on. I wrote an article where I describe the best wide soccer shoes for women. Go to the link below:
The Best Soccer Socks for Kids with Extra Wide Feet – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Did you know that the correct type of soccer socks can prevent several foot issues including blisters, calluses, and corns?
Fabric content and fit are essential for comfort inside the cleats. Here are the 2 most important reasons of why children should wear good soccer socks with there cleats:
🙂 Reason#1: Moisture on the skin can create a myriad of problems, such as blisters, the growth of odor-causing bacteria, and fungus, such as Athlete’s Foot.
🙂 Reason#2: The right type of sock will provide targeted cushioning on the foot-bed for shock absorption and it will reduce the friction between the foot and the cleats.
There is a myriad of options when it comes to soccer sock for kids, which makes it hard for parents to figure out which one is the most appropriate for their kids to wear. Finding the right pair of soccer socks will make all the difference in comfort and foot health for your child.
Here you can find a selection of the best soccer socks for children with wide or extra wide feet that I have fitted before. Please refresh your browser if you are not able to see the recommendations.
I want you to remember one thing: It doesn’t matter how wide or narrow your kids’ feet are, there is always at least one shoe style out there that will fit the shape of your child’s feet perfectly and I will help you find it.
If you need any other type of shoes such as every day, summer, winter, or sport shoes, you can find them all in a tool I created which allows you to filter by the type of shoes you need. This tool is extremely valuable since it will show you shoes in different widths such as narrow, medium, wide, and extra wide.
I also explain how each shoe style is cut (short, long, narrow, or wide) and it will let you filter by the instep of your child’s foot. You can even find shoes that will accommodate an orthotic. You can find that tool here:
Have you tried this soccer shoe style for your child? Is there any other soccer shoe style that has worked well for your child’s wide or extra wide feet? Please share your findings below so other parents can benefit from your experiences.