Have you been looking for a pair of dress shoes for your child with narrow feet? Do you feel like all the dress shoes that you try on your kids’ feet gap too much on the front and around the ankles?
Working parents! What sounds worse? Shopping for your dress shoes or shopping for dress shoes for your children with narrow feet?
Finding a pair of dress shoe for a child with narrow feet can be a frustrating and time-consuming experience, especially because most shoe companies are not manufacturing dress shoes in narrow widths anymore.
I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for the last 10 years now, and I know everything that relates to children’s shoes and the way they fit. The store that I work for specializes in children with foot and leg issues, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. I am familiar with the best children’s shoe brands and the best styles among those brands.
There is only a small selection of dress shoes for children with narrow feet, but the good news is that I know which styles fit narrower than others, and I will help you find them.
While dress shoes are only meant to be worn for a couple of hours and every once in a while, it’s important that they fit the shape of your kids’ feet correctly, since it only takes a couple wears for your child to develop foot issues.
I always recommend parents to take their children to their local children’s shoe store that they trust, the issue is that most stores have been closing down and parents need to end up buying their kids’ shoes online. There is nothing wrong with this, but you must know your child’s exact foot size in order to know what size to order.
I created a map that showcases the best fitting children’s shoe stores by state, so I suggest you start by taking a look at that map:
If after looking at that map you still can’t seem to identify a shoe store in your area, then proceed to taking a look at an article along with a video I created that describes the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s foot size from home:
Like I mentioned before, I have fitted a small selection of kids’ dress shoes that will fit children with narrow feet, and while the selection is small, these are the best fitting dress shoes for children with narrow feet.
Before I show you a selection of the best kids narrow dress shoes, I want you to get familiar with which are the best shoe brands that makes dress shoes for children with narrow feet.
Which Are the Best Shoe Brands for Kids with Narrow Feet? – Let’s Find Out
I have fitted two shoe brands that have proven to be the most consistent 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:
Both of these shoe brands are jut not great for kids with narrow feet, but they also provide good quality, supportive, and durable dress shoes.
Naturino Dress Shoes for Kids – ❤️❤️❤️❤️ ❤️
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.
What makes this shoe company 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 is called Primigi.
Primigi Dress Shoes for Kids – ❤️❤️❤️❤️ ❤️
The 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.
The Primigi shoe brand brings quality footwear for your children with the high durability you are expecting. The shoes come with added strength 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.
One awesome factor behind the Primigi brand is their ability to integrate Gore-Tex membranes into their footwear, which enables their shoes to remain warmth through the winter.
These two shoe brands are pretty consistent when it comes to manufacturing quality shoes for children with narrow feet. 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 every day sneakers, sandals, or winter boots.
Now that we know which are the best two shoe brands for kids with narrow feet, and how to figure out your child’s foot size from home, you are ready to take a look at a selection of the best kids narrow dress shoes.
The Best Kids Narrow Dress Shoes – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Please keep in mind that I only write reviews of shoe styles that I have fitted before, otherwise I wouldn’t know how well-made they are, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit.
The shoe styles that I will describe below will not only fit a child with narrow or medium width feet. They are all also made out of high quality leather which will mold to the shape of your kids’ feet.
Below you can find a selection of the best narrow shoes for kids:
Please remember that shoes can run short, long, narrow, or wide, and depending on how they run you will need to adjust the size that you get for our child.
All of these shoe styles fit “true to size”,which means that you need to go a half a size longer of the size that your child measures in the standard foot measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you are unsure about how a particular shoe style fits.
If you try any of these dress shoes and they still are too wide for your kids’ feet, you will have to try a pair of tongue pads inside the shoes.Tongue pads are adhesive-backed pads that go in the tongue of the shoes and they work in all enclosed shoes. They are extremely effective in preventing heel slippage by snugging up a loose-fitting shoe, and I have used them many times for children with narrow feet. I describe how tongue pads are suppose to be fitted in shoes in more detail here:
Are you having a hard time finding a pair of narrow dress shoes for yourself? I wrote an article where I describe the best narrow dress shoes for women with narrow feet. Go to the link below:
The Best Dress Sock Styles for Kids – Let’s Keep Their Feet Healthy!
Before you leave, I want you to know that socks play a key role in keeping your kids’ feet healthy. They act as a barrier between your kids’ feet and the shoes, and they prevent the formation and buildup of bacteria inside the shoes.
The socks will also cushion your kids’ feet and prevent them from rubbing against the shoes, since that constant friction can lead to blisters.
I have noticed that several children will refuse to wear socks with their shoes since they can’t stand the way they feel. These are children who feel every bump and lump in the socks.
The good news is that there are certain socks that are seamless, and children love the way they feel. I have fitted them before at the shoe store and parents are so relieved since now they don’t have to deal with those morning battles anymore.
Here you can find a selection of the best seamless and breathable dress socks for children:
Finding a pair of narrow dress shoes for children can be really time-consuming, since even when parents bring their children to the store I have to try different pairs on their feet until I find one that actually fits. The styles I provided you with are the narrowest dress shoes that I have fitted before.
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 other parents can benefit from them!