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Girls with Flat Feet – The Best Shoes to Minimize or Fully Eliminate Foot Pain!

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Editor’s Note: This post has been updated and revised for accuracy on May 2022 and reflects an up-to-date selection of shoes for girls with flat feet.

When children have flat feet, their feet collapse and turn inwards, and this shifts their whole bodies out of alignment and leads to foot and leg pain. The correct type of shoes can help prevent your child’s feet from collapsing and help your child walk straighter, which is going to improve your child’s overall posture.

My Experience Fitting Children’s Shoes

I have been fitting children’s shoes and orthotics for the last 10 years working for a specialized children’s shoe store. We specialize in fitting children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well.

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Several medical professionals refer children to the shoe store to be properly fitted for shoes and orthotics. Over the years I became familiar with the best shoes for girls with flat feet.

What Makes the Shoes that I Recommend Ideal for Girls with Flat Feet?

These are the 3 most important features that your kids’ shoes must provide to help treat flat feet:

✅ Substantial Outsole: This feature helps cushion your girl’s feet and prevent them from collapsing and turning inwards. A shoe with a substantial outsole also helps children to walk and run straighter, and prevents them from putting pressure on parts of their feet and legs where they are not supposed to. Let me show you the difference between a pair of girl shoes that provides a substantial outsole versus one that doesn’t:

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✅ Firm Heel Counter: This feature provides ankle support as it helps cushion and protect your girl’s heels and ankles. Make sure that you press on the heel counter of your child’s shoes and make sure it feels firm.

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✅ Straight Lasts: This feature prevents the forefoot from pushing out. You need to stay away from shoes that have an excessively curved last as they lack heel stability. Most Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour shoes come with a curved or semi-curved last. Take a look at the image below for better visualization purposes:

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I only review shoes that I have fitted before, as that is the only way for me to tell how well-made the shoes are, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit. Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.

The Best Shoes for Girls with Flat Feet ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The shoes described below provide arch and ankle support, and they are available in medium (M), wide(W) and extra wide (XW) widths. 

How to Retrieve Your Child’s Exact Foot Length and Shape

If you want to be 100% sure about what shoe size to order online, I suggest that you follow the instructions in the article below:

How to Measure Your Kids’ Foot – 2 Simple Steps to Determine Foot Length and Foot Width

Are Shoes with Shoelaces Better than Shoes with Velcro Closure?

Yes, shoes with shoelaces will provide your daughter with better support and stability compared to shoes with velcro closure. The shoelaces are able to more effectively “hug” your kids’ feet, which helps improve stability.

Are Any Other Shoe Choices Available?

If you can’t seem to find the answer to your question in any of the articles, please contact me directly and I will be happy to help:

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Let me know in the comment section below if you have found a specific shoe style or shoe brand that worked well for your daughter’s flat feet.

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4 Comments on Girls with Flat Feet – The Best Shoes to Minimize or Fully Eliminate Foot Pain!

  1. Thank you for sharing this information, it’s so helpful to learn from the experiences of others who deal with similar issues. It seems like there are many good options out there that offer adequate support.

    • Hello Montgomery,

      I am glad that you found the website informative!

      I wouldn’t say that there are many options out there, but there are a couple of shoe styles that will offer good arch and ankle support. You just need to identify which ones they are, and that’s why I am here for.

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