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Kids’ Skechers with Memory Foam – Choose the Most Supportive Style for Your Kid


Has your child been asking you for a pair of shoes with memory foam? What is it about memory foam shoes that kids love so much? One of the most popular shoe companies that manufacture shoes with memory foam is Skechers. They have around 20 different styles of memory foam shoes available for children. However, among those 20 different shoe styles there are only 3 or 4 styles that have enough support to be worn as everyday shoes. I have put together a list of the best kids’ Skechers with memory foam based on my many years of shoe fitting experience.

My Experience Fitting Children’s Shoes – Over a Decade of Shoe Fitting Experience!

I have been working for a children’s shoe store for over 10 years now, and shoes with memory foam have become extremely popular among children. Not all kids’ memory foam shoes are the same, as some of them are more comfortable, supportive, and healthier for your kids’ feet.


I have noticed that girls are more attracted to memory foam shoes than boys. I think that boys are more interested in light up shoes. While girls love sparkly shoes, they also love the comfort that memory foam provides.

Have you ever had the chance to feel the inside of these shoes? Next time you are at your local kids’ shoe store grab a pair and feel the inside of the shoes, you will get an idea of how cushioned and comfortable they are. Every time children try a pair of memory foam sneakers for the first time their response tends to be: “I feel like I’m walking on a cloud!”

Is It Safe for Children to Wear Memory Foam Sneakers?

With the high rise in the demand for memory foam sneakers for children, we must answer this important question: Can children wear their memory foam sneakers for their everyday activities?

There are only certain styles that are supportive enough for your child to wear for his/her everyday activities. However, if your child has any foot condition or experiences foot and leg pain, you must look for different shoes.

I will show you a selection of the most supportive, better-made, and most durable memory foam sneakers for kids that I have fitted before. I want you to get familiar first with what features a good pair of kids’ shoes must provide and how to figure out your child’s exact foot size from home.


Are Memory Foam Shoes Appropriate for Everyday Wear? – Let’s Find Out!

Parents also want their kids’ shoes to be durable, that way their kids can outgrow the shoes before they are ready to be replaced.

Skechers is not known for making the most durable shoes. However, they do offer a small selection of shoes that are better-made and more durable than others. Certain shoes with memory foam do provide support and comfort for everyday wear. Many children love how soft these shoes feel and how they mold to the child’s foot shape.

Why do kids’ shoes need to be supportive? The support will reduce the impact that your kids’ feet and legs take every time they come in contact with the ground.

Apparently, the temperature sensitivity of the memory foam of the shoe allows your children’s feet to mold to the contours of the material. Another advantage of the memory foam is how it evenly distributes the child’s body’s weight, allowing a more comfortable walking and running experience.


What Are the Benefits of Wearing Memory Foam Shoes?

Below are the advantages of providing your child with memory foam sneakers:

➡️ They promote even distribution of balance.

➡️ They ease the pressure on the ball of your kids’ feet when they are running.

➡️ They feel soft and form to your kids’ feet.

➡️ They provide instant comfort.

I mentioned the benefits of memory foam shoes for kids, but before you go ahead and choose a pair for your child, you must also know the disadvantages of getting these types of shoes.

Below are the disadvantages of providing your child with memory foam sneakers:

❌ Unpleasant smell because the shoe retains heat.

❌ They will make your kids’ feet sweat more.

If you are trying to avoid smelly shoes, you should stay away from shoes that come with memory foam. They will get smelly, and even though they can be machine washed, you will have to constantly wash the shoes to completely get rid of the smell. If you are willing to use products to remove the smell, then you can read the set of guidelines I provide below that will help to considerably reduce the smell of the shoes:

  • Baking soda is best to completely get rid of the odor, as this formula absorbs and nullifies anything causing a smell.
  • Machine washing with odor-absorbing detergents will also help reduce the smell considerably.

I actually wrote an article where I describe the best shoe deodorizer for smelly feet and shoes. Go to the link below:

How to Stop Smelly Feet – Prevent Foot and Shoe Odor

Getting a pair of memory foam shoes for your child is okay, as long as the shoe is supportive. Now that you know the advantages and disadvantages of memory foam sneakers and the features that the shoes must provide you are ready to take a look at a selection of the best memory foam sneakers for children.

I only review shoes that I have fitted before since that is the only way for me to tell how durable the shoes are, how much support 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 Kids’ Skechers with Memory Foam ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

These are the better-made and most durable memory foam shoe shoes made by the company Skechers that can fit children with medium or wide feet.

Unsure About What Shoe Size You Should Order?

We always want to leave around 3/16 of an inch of space between your children’s longest toe and the end of the shoe. This normally comes up to half a size of growing room. There will be some cases where the shoes might fit “short” —like the memory foam sneakers I recommended— so you will need to provide your child with a whole size longer instead of a half a size.

Now that you know which memory foam shoe styles provide more support than others, you can provide your child with a pair with the peace of mind that they will provide enough support and structure for his/her everyday activities.

Memory Foam Sneakers – Can You Put Them in the Washing Machine?

You can throw them in the washing machine, as long as they are not light-up memory foam shoes. The majority of non-leather casual shoes can be safely put in the washing machine on the gentle cycle and air-dried. Never put your kids’ shoes in the drier!

Let your kids’ shoes air dry for at least 6 hours to ensure that the insoles of the shoes are fully dry. Take care of the original insoles in your kids’ shoes with memory foam because you won’t be able to replace them – they are not sold separately.

Can You Fit an Orthotic Inside a Shoe That Has Memory Foam?

Yes, you can. However, I don’t recommend that children wear Skechers if they wear orthotics. Even though some of their shoes are more supportive than others, I believe there are plenty of other better shoe choices for a child who wears orthotics.

If you have a child that wears orthotics or needs an orthotic to be fitted inside the shoes, there is an article I wrote that describes the best shoes for children who wear orthotics. Go to the link below:

Best Shoes for Orthotic Inserts – Don’t ignore Your Children Feet or Leg Pain!

 Memory Foam Shoes That Mom Will Love Too!

Did you know that you can end up saving a lot of money and time by purchasing the kids’ version of the shoes instead of the adult version of the shoes? As long as wear a women’s shoe size 8 1/2 or smaller, you will be able to fit in the kids’ version of the shoes!

For example, a women’s shoe size 7, translates to a kids’ shoe size 5 1/2. I wrote a post where I explain how this shoe size conversion works in more detail. Go to the link below:

Women and Kids Shoe Size Conversion – Save Big Buying Kids’ Shoes!

Skechers make great slip-on shoes for older girls. You might be able to fit in these shoes as well. Doesn’t mom deserve a pair of memory foam shoes?

These are great slip-on sneakers that can be worn to any informal place. Kids tend to love these types of shoes because they are easy to put on and take off, and they are extremely comfortable.

Are Any Other Shoe Choices Available?

Do not hesitate to contact me directly at my e-mail if you have any further questions or if you need a different pair of shoes for your child. My e-mail address is: fittingchildrensshoes@gmail.com

Do your children already own a pair of memory foam sneakers? Have you found a particular style that has worked well for their feet? Do you own a pair of memory foam sneakers yourself? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below so other parents can benefit from your experiences.


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12 Comments on Kids’ Skechers with Memory Foam – Choose the Most Supportive Style for Your Kid

  1. Sketchers memory foam sneakers have caused my daughter an incredible amount of heel pain when she is walking and running. She is only 8 yrs old. She should not be having heel pain let alone the knee pain she complains of when walking for more than 20 minutes. She has switched to sneakers without memory foam and the pain has gone away.

    • Nicole,

      Like I mentioned in the post, Skechers shoes are not the most supportive ones out there. Wearing shoes with memory foam might feel really cushiony an comfortable, but they tend to provide minimal support to our kids’ feet. I am glad you got it all sorted out by providing her with a good, supportive pair of shoes. Just out of curiosity, which shoe style is she wearing now? Thank you!

  2. Y I wonder how Skechers compare to other top brands as far as comfort, support,durability and price.I already knew that Skechers come in all women’s sizes. Not only sneakers but shoes and slippers as well. I wasn’t aware that I could get the kids’ version for myself at a much cheaper price! I ordered myself a pair based on one of your posts that has the women and kids’ shoe size conversion chart! They were the cheapest shoes I have ever gotten! LOVE IT!

    • Karen,

      Now that you ordered a pair for yourself, you will be able to judge them and see how they feel! The memory foam feels great, but I DON’T recommend wearing these shoes as everyday shoes. I am glad you like the shoes and were able to save some money!

  3. Skechers is slightly more costly than what I prefer to pay for kids shoes, so I don’t have them for my kids. I do wear mine every day though. Your tip about kids sizes being big enough for adults is useful. I might use it next time as my shoe size is 8.

    I will be sure to be on the safe side and just avoid memory foam shoes for my kids, since they tend to stink. I am extremely lazy about cleaning stuff, including shoes.

  4. I found Skechers for kids’ with memory foam not be as supportive as regular sneakers. Why would you review these awful shoes? They smell and they don’t provide any support to our kids’ I have read all your different posts and I always come back to your website but I don’t like that you reviewed this shoes for children.

    • Nicole,

      Please read my post carefully. I explain how certain Skechers sneakers with memory foam have support and how most of them are not suitable for everyday wear. They do make better memory foam sneakers for kids’ now, with more support and structure.

  5. Some time ago I tried on foam shoes in the shop and I immediately felt in love with the great feeling these shoes offer. I was ready to buy them but then I started to think that they probably won’t last long and postponed my purchase as I wanted to do some more investigation on this type of shoes.
    In the beggining they do feel great and my feet loved the feeling, but what happens after time – how long time does the foam remain so soft and retain its qualities? I guess it gets hard with time, doesn’t it?
    You suggest for adult to buy kids shoes – it sounds very tempting as they are cheaper and my size is within the range of kids sizes, but in some other sentence you write that kids shoes are not long-lasting – that they are intended just for the term till they need next size. So I think it is not convenient for adult to go for kids shoes as they will not last long – or have I misunderstood anything?

    • Arta,

      I am sorry if I wasn’t clear about the point I was trying to make. The shoes they make for a three year old child will not have the same support, structure, and quality of the shoes companies make for a twelve year old child or older.

      I have fitted hundreds of mother’s in kids’ shoes and they all love them. Keep in mind that I have been working at the same kids’ shoe store for over 5 years, and these are families that come back at least three times a year to check their kids shoes. All these mothers tell me they love their shoes!

      I wrote a post where I explain this further. The post is called: Women and Kids Shoe Size Conversion Chart – Save Big Buying Kids’ Shoes!

  6. Great info about shoes for children. I am glad I came to know about your site which cares so much for children.I will definitely visit your site regularly since I have two daughters that are always asking for new shoes. We used to have a good local kids’ shoe store in our area but not anymore. Your site came at the right time for us! Thank you

    • Amit,

      It is hard to lose a local kids’ shoe store once you have grown familiar with them. If you happen to have any specific questions about your daughters feet, do not hesitate to contact me!

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