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Kids Skechers With Memory Foam – Choose The Most Supportive Style For Your Kid

Skechers Memory Foam For Kids

What is it about memory foam shoes that kids love so much? I have been working for a children’s shoe store for over 6 years now and we sell a great amount of memory foam sneakers for kids! 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 see how they feel! You will get an idea of how cushioned and comfortable they are!

Every time I ask a child to walk around in his or her memory foam shoes their response is, “I feel like I’m walking on a cloud!”

With the high rise of the demand of memory foam sneakers for children, we must answer this important question: Are memory foam sneakers for kids supportive enough to wear for their everyday activities?

Shoes made by Sketchers are not my first pick when it comes to fitting kids’ in good supportive shoes! They do make everyday shoes for kids’, but these are only a few styles compared to the total amount of shoes they make!

Sketchers has around 30 different styles of memory foam shoes available for kids, and from the30 there are only 3 or 4 styles that have enough support to be worn as everyday shoes!

I will describe the most supportive, best-made, and most durable memory foam sneakers for kids’! I have fitted them all before, and I know the styles you must stay away from and the styles that are meant to be worn for everyday activities!

So… Which features should a shoe provide in order to be considered an everyday, multi-purpose shoe for kids’?

Skechers Memory Foam Shoes For Kids

What Makes A Shoe Appropriate For Every Day Wear?

In order for your kid to wear a shoe for his everyday activities, the shoe must provide good support and structure! This means that the shoe must have a substantial sole with good arch support, and a very firm heel counter for ankle support!

Parents also want shoes that are going to be durable (just to clarify, kids shoes are not suppose to last a whole year, and if they do, they are wearing them for way too long). Shoes are expected to last until the child is ready for a new pair. Children should always outgrow their shoes before the shoes start becoming defective.

I wrote a post where I describe when you should be looking to replace your kids’ shoes based on their age. The post is called: 

How Fast Do Kids Feet Grow? – Learn About When You Should Replace Your Kids’ Shoes

When it comes to durability, Sketchers is not know for making the most durable shoes. However, they do offer a small selection of shoes that are better-made and more durable than the rest of the styles that have to offer!

Are Memory Foam Shoes Suitable  For Everyday Wear?

CERTAIN shoes with memory foam do provide support and comfort for everyday wear. Many children love how soft these shoes feel and how they form to their feet.

Why do kids and parents love the feel of memory foam shoes so much? Apparently the temperature sensitivity of the memory foam of the shoe allows your kid’s foot to mold to the contours of the material. Another advantage of the memory foam is that it evenly distributes the body’s weight, allowing a more comfortable walking and running experience.

Has your child been asking for a pair of memory foam sneakers for a while now? I will provide you with a list of the best memory shoes for kids’!

Memory Foam Sneakers For Kids

What Are The Benefits Of  Wearing Memory Foam Shoes?

Some of the advantages of wearing 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 have experienced 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 the memory foam provides!

I mentioned some of the benefits of memory foam shoes for kids’, but before you go ahead and choose a pair for your kid, you must also knowthe disadvantages of getting these type of shoes.

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 have memory foam! They will get smelly, and even though they can be machine washed, you will have to constantly wash these 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 wrote a post where I describe the best shoe deodorizer for smelly feet and shoes! The post is called:

How To Stop Smelly Feet – Prevent Foot And Shoe Odor

Memory Foam Skechers For Kids

Getting a pair of memory foam shoes for your child is okay, AS LONG as the shoe is supportive for your child to wear it as his or her everyday shoe. Now that you know the advantages and disadvantages of memory foam sneakers, you can find below a selection of the best memory foam sneakers for kids’!

These are the better-made and most durable  styles that the company Skechers has to offer!

All of the 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.

Memory Foam Sneakers – Throw 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 them in the drier!

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

Can I Fit An Orthotic Inside A Shoe That Has Memory Foam?

Yes, you can. However, I DON’T recommend any Sketchers for children who 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. I actually created a post that describes the best shoes for children who wear orthotics called:

Best Shoes For Orthotic Inserts – Don’t ignore Your Children Feet Or Leg Pain!

Many parents have asked me whether I think it is okay for a child to wear memory foam sneakers to play sports. If your children are somewhat serious about the sport they are playing, is always better to get them a sport related shoe, or a more substantial multi-purpose shoe. Otherwise, your child will be fine running around the field in the shoes I describe above!

Take a look at the selection of memory foam shoes below, these are great slip-on sneakers that can be worn to the shopping mall, a kids’ birthday party, or any other informal place. Kids’ tend to love these type of shoes because they are easy to put on and take off, and they are extremely comfortable!

Now that you know which memory foam shoes have 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 or her everyday activities!

The Secret Revealed – Memory Foam Shoes For Mom?

Depending on the shoe size that mom wears, she might be able to try a pair of memory foam sneakers for herself! They make some great slip-ons for the older girls, which you might be interested in trying. Doesn’t mom deserve a pair of memory foam shoes, too?

Did you know you can end up saving a lot of money by purchasing kids’ shoes instead of adult shoes? As long as you are a women’s shoe sizebelow an 8 1/2, you will be able to fit in the kids’ version of the shoes!

For example, a women’s shoe size 7, is the same as a kids shoe size 5 1/2. I wrote a post t about this conversion, where I explain it in more detail:

Women And Kids Shoe Size Conversion – Save Big Buying Kids Shoes!

Does your child already own a pair of memory foam sneakers? Have you been struggling to get rid of the smell? Do you own a pair of memory foam sneakers yourself? Please share your experiences below so we can all benefit from them!


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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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