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How to Make Shoes Fit Kids with Narrow Feet – The 2 Most Effective Steps!

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Do you have a child with narrow feet and you always have the hardest time finding shoes that fit? Do you find yourself wasting a lot of time and money having to return all the shoes that you buy for your child?

Finding a pair of shoes for a child with narrow feet can be a frustrating and time-consuming experience, especially if you don’t know what shoes fit narrower than others.

One of the main problems that children with narrow feet face is that their feet end up moving too much inside the shoes. Please keep in mind that if you provide your child with shoes that are too wide your child might end up developing several foot issues such as blisters, calluses, and corns.

I know which shoes fit children with narrow feet as I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now.  This experience has afforded me many insights into children’s shoes and the way they fit.  Thank to my experience in fitting thousands of kids, I became familiar with the best shoe brands for children with narrow feet and the best styles among those brands.

You will find several different articles along my website that describe the best shoes for children with narrow feet. Here you can find some examples:

Narrow Shoes For Toddlers – The Best Fitting Shoes For Kids With Narrow Feet!

The Best Narrow Running Shoes for Kids – Supportive, Lightweight, and Flexible!

Kids Narrow Dress Shoes – The Best Dress Shoes For Children With Narrow Feet!

The issue is that sometimes even the narrowest shoe style might be too wide for your child’s feet. In this case there are two methods that I use to make the shoes fit and feel better.

How to Make Shoes Fit Kids with Narrow Feet

1st Method: Tongue Pads

Tongue pads are adhesive-backed pads that if placed correctly in the tongue of the shoes they are extremely effective in pushing the child’s heels back and securing them against the back of the shoes. This help prevents the chid’s heels from coming out of the shoes.

This is how a tongue pad looks like:

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In order to place the tongue pad correctly inside your kids’ shoes, you need to place the wider part of the tongue pad in the top of the tongue of the shoe as shown in the image below:

I have put together a list of the 5 main advantages of using a tongue pad inside the shoes:

✅ They can be applied in a matter of seconds.

✅ They can be used in all enclosed shoes.

✅ They eliminate heel slipping.

✅ They prevent the feet from sliding forward.

✅ They help reduce or eliminate the pain caused by the crease of a shoe.

The Best Tongue Pads for Shoes ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

There are a lot of different tongue pads available, but some of them are better than others in terms of quality and durability. Below you can find the best tongue pads that I have fitted before:

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Please follow the instructions below to order your child the correct tongue pad size

  • The small size fits kids’ shoe sizes 8 to 10 1/2.
  • The medium size fits kids’ shoe sizes 10 1/2 to 3.
  • The large size for kids’ fits shoe sizes 3 to 7.
  • The extra large is for children that are wearing adult shoe sizes 71/2 and above.

    How to Make Shoes Fit Kids with Narrow Feet

    2nd Method: Extra Insole

The second most popular method that I use for making the shoes for a child with narrow feet fit better is placing an extra insole inside of the shoes. The insole needs to be placed on top of the original insoles.

The insole that I recommend fits from a toddler shoe size 4 all the way up to a big kid shoe size 7. Just trim the insole to fit inside your kids’ shoes based on your child’s shoe size.

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This method is really effective in helping the shoes fit the shape of a child with narrow feet better since it will raise the child’s feet up and fill any remaining gap inside the shoes.

The insole that I recommend is specifically designed to provide maximum comfort and softness.

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Below you can find a selection of the most affordable and durable insoles for kids:

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If you happen to have any questions about how much to trim the insole or how to fit it inside your kids’ shoes, please do not hesitate to contact me directly: fittingchildrensshoes@gmail.com 

Have you been able to find a particular method that has worked well for your child with narrow feet? Please share your findings below so other families can benefit from your experiences.

STOP BUYING THE WRONG PAIR OF SHOES FOR YOUR CHILDREN.LETS START TAKING CARE OF THEIR FEET!

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