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How to Lace Shoes for Wide Feet – Relieve the Pressure from the Shoes!

Tying Shoes For Wide Feet

Do you have a child with wide or extra wide feet? Do you want to know which is the most effective, yet simple way to lace your kids’ shoes to relieve pressure from the widest part of their feet?

There are different shoe lacing techniques that will help with shoe fit problems, and the way you tie your kids’ shoes has a direct impact in keeping their feet and legs healthy.

I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for the last 10 years now, and we are one of the best children’s shoe stores in the country that specializes in fitting children with special foot needs, bu we provide regular shoe fittings as well.

Children who wear orthotics, are involved in competitive sport, or have wide or narrow feet, can extremely benefit from lacing their shoes a particular way to fit their unique foot shape.

I am always emphasizing to parents the importance of providing their children with the correct shoe style and size, since shoes play a key role in keeping their kids’ feet and legs healthy. However, in order to get the full benefits that the shoes have to offer you must tie them properly.

I have learned all of the lacing techniques, ranging from teaching a child the simplest way to tie the shoes to how to tie shoes for kids who wear orthotics.

If you have a child with wide feet that is wearing a pair of shoes with shoelaces, then let’s take a look at how to lace the shoes in order to relieve the pressure around the widest part of the feet.

✅ First Step:

Start by lacing each end of the lace over one of the eyelets closest to your toes as shown in the picture below.

Tying Shoes For Wide Feet

✅ Second Step:

Keep the lace ends on the same side and enter each end under the next eyelet down.

Lacing Shoes For Wide Feet

✅ Third Step:

Enter each end over the next eyelet down and zig-zag the laces as normal to finish tying the shoe. The blue arrows are pointing at where the widest part of the child’s feet normally fit in the shoe, so by using this shoe lacing technique we are taking that pressure away from your child’s small toe.

Lacing Shoes For Wide Feet

You are all set up! Your child will notice a difference right away and you should try this shoe lacing technique on your own shoes just to see what a difference it makes.

Now that you know how to tie shoes for children with wide or extra wide feet, you can keep their feet and legs healthy.

The Best Shoelaces for Kids⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

There is a particular type of shoelace that tends to stay tied better than the regular ones. You won’t have to worry about having to re-tie your kids’ shoelaces all the time or worry about the shoelaces becoming untied.

This type of shoelace is durable and comes with “bumps” that help the shoelaces stay tied better.

Here you can find the best shoelaces for kids.


Most parents are not aware that shoes are available in wide and extra wide widths. Is your child wearing shoes that are wide enough? I have fitted some of the best shoe styles for children with wide or extra wide feet (these shoes are supportive, deep, and come with the rounders toe boxes).

If you want to learn about the best shoe styles for children with wide or extra wide feet you can do so in an article I wrote called:

Extra Wide Shoes For Kids – The Best Everyday Shoes For Your Child With Extra Wide Feet!

Now you know which are the best shoes for children with wide or extra wide feet and the best shoe lacing methods to keep their feet comfortable!

Have you tried this shoe lacing technique before? Are you familiar with another good lacing technique for children with wide feet? Please share your findings below so other parents can benefit from your experiences.


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