Have you been looking for a narrow dress shoe for your child? Do you feel like all the dress shoes that you try on your kids are too wide for them?
Finding a dress shoe for a child with narrow feet is not an easy thing to do, especially because most shoe companies are not making dress shoes in narrow widths anymore. I have been working for a children’s shoe store for over 7 years now, and I know everything that relates to children’s shoes and the way they fit.
The children’s shoe store that I work for specializes in children with foot and leg issues, but we provide regular fitting as well. Wearing the correct type of shoe has several benefits, and will prevent your child from developing blisters, calluses, and corns, among other issues.
While dress shoes are only meant to be worn for a couple of hours every once in a while, it’s important that we provide our children with the correct type of dress shoe and the correct shoe size. The best way to make sure your child is wearing the correct shoe size is to take him or her to your local shoe store, where a shoe fitter can properly measure their feet and find shoe accordingly.
However, most children’s shoe stores have been closing lately, and several parents have contacted me asking how they can make sure their children are wearing the correct shoe size. Buying kids’ shoes online is not an easy thing to do, but I will definitely provide you with certain guidelines that will guarantee that your child is wearing the correct shoe size.
In fact, you should start by reading a post I wrote where I describe how you can make sure your child is wearing the correct shoe size when buying shoes online. You can find that post here:
I have fitted a small selection of kids dress shoes that come in narrow widths and that fit narrow. While the selection is small, these are the best fitting dress shoes for children with narrow feet. STOP providing your children with shoes that are too wide for their feet!
In this post, I will describe the best narrow kids dress shoes! But first, let’s start getting familiar with which brands are the best for children with narrow feet.
The Best Shoe Brands For Kids With Narrow Feet!
I have fitted two brands that have proven to be by far the best type for kids with narrow feet and you might want to start getting familiar with them. You might even have heard of these two brands before: Naturino and Primigi.
So let me tell you a little bit of both these brands, because they are jut not great for kids with narrow feet, but they also provide good quality, supportive dress shoes!
Naturino is a shoe brand designed to complement children in their daily activities most especially as they play, run, jump, go all over the place and take that extra step into the world. Children are free to live their adventures with Naturino and escapades in full safety because of the build, quality makeup and technical characteristics of the shoe, in terms of uniqueness and effectiveness. It ensures good stability and safety that any busy feet need.
Naturino´s success arises through a philosophy that has been the benchmark of the company for 30 years. The children step and how they (children) go about their daily activities during the process of designing the shoe.
What makes Naturino so special is that they carry out full research for the best and finest materials and they collaborate with authoritative foot specialists and pediatrician associations, which has enabled Naturino to produce the best shoes for children that are not only perfect and comfortable but also can withstand the natural development of children’s feet without unnecessary pinching and squeeze.
The company (Naturino) range has been extended with quality models that meet all children requirements, from a month old and above.
The other shoe company that is great for children with narrow feet I called Primigi. This is a historic brand for children’s shoes! It was founded in 1976 and has since established itself on the market with its first steps shoes.
Primigi brand became known immediately with the help of technological know-how, conscientiously Italian materials, and style. PRIMIGI shoes were since then valued for the quality of materials, advanced construction technology, their carefully designed and balanced shapes to keep little feet healthy as they grow.
This quality shoe brand has been around for over thirty years now, and one quality found in this company is that they know exactly what the children want and what parents expect.
Primigi brand brings quality footwear for your children with the high durability you are expecting for children’s shoes. One feature of their leather designs shoe is a given added strength or support to kids toe and heel to ensure their shoes are tough enough to withstand whatever your child might put them through.
The label and designs are created for children first-walkers through to grown-up kids shoes and as such they cover series of styles for children of all ages. Primigi brand is a comfort for a child’s growing feet and is always their priority to make a shoe that is very comfortable to children’s footwear.
One awesome factor behind Primigi brand is their ability to integrate Gore-Tex membranes into their footwear, this has enabled Primigi brand to remain warmth through the winter and provide maximum wear for little kids.
There’s some spectacular thing about Primigi kids’ shoes that’s has differentiated their brand and not just down to the great designs. It’s they really know what children need as the Italian brand has been designing, creating quality children’s shoes over three decades so they are much aware of what children require.
The Primigi brand is designed for every day, they have added additional strength or support toe and heel on many of their designs which will be appealing to parents. Quality and style are the distinctive spirits of Primigi and they’re always on the lookout for innovative materials to improve the look and feel of their brand.
These two shoe brands are pretty consistent when it comes to manufacturing their shoes. Most of their styles fit narrow, so I wanted you to get familiar with these two brands in case your child ever needs a pair of everyday sneakers, sandals, or winter boots.
Dress Shoes For Narrow Feet – The Secret Revealed!
Now that we know which are the best shoe brands for kids with narrow feet, it’s time to take a look at the best fitting shoes for children with narrow feet. Please remember to read my post about how to make sure your kids’ shoes fit special when you are buying them online.
The shoes I will describe below will not only FIT a child with narrow feet, but they will keep your kids’ feet healthy since they are lightweight, flexible, and supportive! They are also made out of quality leather which will mold to the shape of your kids’ feet.
Below you can find a selection of the best narrow shoe for kids!
All of these shoe styles fit “short”,which means that you need to go a whole size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.
Notice that the first row describes all Naturino shoes and the second one has all Primigi shoes. You can’t go wrong with any of these two brands! Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you are unsure about how a particular shoe style fits. Please remember that shoes can run short, long, narrow, and wide, since every style is different from the other!
Finding The Correct Shoe Size – Get It Right!
Now you know which are the best shoe brands for kids with narrow feet, but if you don’t provide your child with the correct shoe size he/she won’t get any of the benefits that the shoe has to offer. I provided you in the first paragraph a post that describes how to make sure your child is wearing the correct shoe size.
Please make sure you go through that post if you are unsure about your child’s correct shoe size. If you have questions after reading that post, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I will also be able to tell you whether a particular shoe style runs short, long, narrow, or wide. Remember that every shoe style will FIT a little bit different than the other, even among the same shoe brand.
Also, please don’t forget about the importance of wearing the correct type and the correct sock size.If your kids have narrow feet, the thickness of the sock can definitely have a positive impact in the way the shoes feel and fit. I actually wrote a post where I describe the best type of socks for children and you can find it here:
Have you found a particular dress shoe style or shoe brand that has worked well for your kids with narrow feet? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so we can all benefit from them!