I decided to create this article along with a video in order to let parents know that soccer cleats in wide and extra wide widths for children actually EXIST.
Have you been looking for a pair of wide or extra wide soccer cleats for your child? I have been fitting children’ shoes and orthotics for the last ten years, and most parents are not aware that there is one pair of soccer cleats that comes in wide widths and will fit a child with wide or extra wide feet.
I describe this soccer cleat in the video below and explain all the features it provides!
Playing soccer in a cleat that is too narrow can be extremely painful and your kids’ might refuse to play if they feel uncomfortable! I have helped several children who were ready to quit playing soccer due to them getting all sort of foot issues from their previous soccer cleats.
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. I have seen several cases of children having knee and leg pain after playing soccer, and mostly this is simply due to the fact that they are not wearing the correct pair of cleats.
Most parents don’t know that soccer cleats for children with wide or extra wide feet exist, so they end up fitting their children in cleats that are too narrow. Playing soccer in a cleat that is too narrow will lead to several foot issues such as blisters, calluses, corns, ingrown toenails as well as foot and leg pain.
One of the most common mistakes I see parents make is that they buy longer shoes for their kids with wide or extra wide feet in order to compensate for the width. This can lead to your children injuring themselves on the field since running in a shoe that is too long will compromise your child’s stability.
This soccer cleat provides great traction, is flexible at the top, and it comes with a firm heel counter to protect and support your kids ‘ankles. The new style that was released in 2018 fits and looks better than the previous one. The cleat also comes with extra shoe laces 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 a men’s size 13!
If you are a parent that has wide or extra wide feet and likes to play soccer, you will find this shoe style extremely comfortable as well! Remember that these are the only extra wide soccer cleats available for children!
You can find the best shoe style for children with wide or extra wide feet here:
This shoe style fits “true to size”, which means that you only need to go a half a size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.
This is actually the soccer shoe style that I wear when I play soccer since very often I used to get calluses and blisters from my previous soccer cleats that were too narrow for my feet.
So, if you have a child with wide or extra wide feet and likes to play soccer, this soccer cleat is a must to keep his or her feet healthy!
I understand how important is to provide kids with the correct type of shoes and I am always emphasizing to parents the importance of providing their children with the correct type of shoes.
I want you to remember one thing: It doesn’t matter how wide or how narrow your child’s feet are, there is always at least one shoe style that will fit the shape of your child’s feet perfectly and I will HELP YOU find it!
If you are looking for a different type of shoe style for your child such as an everyday pair of shoes, dress shoes, seasonal footwear, or any other type of shoe you might think of, you are in luck because I created a tool that you can filter by your child’s foot shape (including his or her instep), and the tool will retrieve a selection of shoes that will fit the shape of your child’s feet (including a description of how that particular shoe style fits). You can find that tool here:
Did you know that extra wide soccer cleats existed? Have you tried this shoe style for your child’s feet before? Please let us know your thoughts and experiences below so other parents can benefit from them!