Do you have a child who has flat feet and can’t seem to find a good pair of snow boots to properly support your child’s feet? Most children with flat feet need to wear supportive shoes and orthotics in order to properly align the feet and improve their posture by preventing the feet from collapsing and turning inwards. Finding a pair of supportive sneakers is a fairly simple process, the issue is that most parents don’t know what to do when the winter season arrives.
If you are investing in supportive shoes and orthotics for your child to wear throughout the year, it’s important that you don’t throw away all that invested time and money by not supporting your child’s feet properly during the winter season.
Just as there are kids’ clothes for every occasion, there are kids’ shoes for every occasion. I have found one particular snow boot that provides better support than others and it will help treat your child’s flat feet, and I will show you this snow boot shortly.
Depending on the degree of your child’s flat feet you might have to provide your child with a pair of orthotics as well. If your child has strong pronation and complains about foot and leg pain, it’s highly likely that you will need to fit an orthotic inside your kids’ snow boots. The issue that most parents have is that they can’t seem to find a snow boot that is wide and deep enough to fit an orthotic.
Another factor that determines whether children need to wear orthotics inside their snow boots is how many hours they will wear the snow boots daily For example, if your child is going to wear the snow boots for a maximum of 3 to 4 hours a day, it’s highly likely that you won’t need to fit the orthotic inside the boots. However, if your child is planning to wear the boots for more than 4 hours a day, then I highly recommend fitting a pair of orthotics inside the boots.
I get contacted by parents from all over the world who are frustrated about not being able to find one single pair of snow boots that are wide enough to accommodate an orthotic. The good news is that I have found a particular snow boot that is able to accommodate orthotics, since it provides 2 key features:
✅ Extra Depth: This feature will allow the orthotic to fit deeply inside the boots, preventing the top part of your child’s feet form rubbing against the top part of the boots.
✅ Wide Widths: Choosing a snow boot that is available in wide widths (“W”) allows for extra room inside the boot, which makes it easier to fit an orthotic inside.
In addition to being supportive and being capable of accommodating an orthotic, there are other important features that your kids’ snow boots must provide. The snow boots need to also be waterproof, insulated, and provide good traction.
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. Our store specializes in shoes for children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. From my experience fitting thousands of kids, I have become familiar with the best kids snow boots for flat feet.
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I only review shoes that I have fitted before, since that is the only way for me to tell how supportive, durable, and most importantly how the shoes fit.
Here you can find the best snow boots for kids with flat feet:
How to Get the Correct Boot Size for Your Child? – Let’s Find Out!
I always recommend parents to provide their children with a certain amount of growing room inside their snow boots, in order for their child to be able to wear them throughout the winter season. As a standard rule, I always recommend 3/8 of an inch of space between the child’s longest toe and the end of the shoes, which translates to a half a size bigger. Shoes can fit short, long, or true to size, and depending on how they fit you will need to adjust the size that you get for your child, meaning that sometimes your child might need more than a half a size bigger.
This snow boot style fits “true to size”, which means that you need to provide your child with a half a size longer in order to allow for growing room.
Keep in mind that snow boots don’t come in half sizes, they come in whole sizes only and I always recommend rounding up to the larger size. For example, if your child happens to measure a foot size 10 ½, then I recommend providing your child with a shoe size 11. If your child measures a foot size 10, then I recommend providing the child with a shoe size 11. Makes sense?
Orthotics for Snow Boots – What a Difference an Orthotic Makes!
Not all orthotics are going to be able to fit inside this snow boot. The key is to find an orthotic that provides good support but that doesn’t take a look of room inside the boots.
I have found one particular orthotic that provides good arch support and comes with a built-in heel cup that will help treat some of the most common children’s foot conditions such as flat feet, overpronation, rolled ankles, and low muscle tone.
This orthotic has a lower volume profile which means that it doesn’t take a lot of room inside the shoes.
If your child happens to have flat feet, this orthotic will prevent your child’s feet from collapsing and turn inwards. Let me prove this to you.
Let’s take a look at an image of a flat footed child being barefoot. Do you notice how the child’s feet are collapsing and turning inwards?
Now let’ take a look at an image of the same child standing in a pair of the orthotics that I recommend. Do you notice how the child’s feet are a lot straighter?
Something so simple such as providing your child with the correct pair of shoes and orthotics can have a tremendous impact in improving your child’s overall posture.
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This orthotic is the most effective one for children who need to wear an orthotic inside their snow boots. I have also fitted this orthotic in several different types of shoes such as sneakers, dress shoes, sport shoes, and winter boots.
Here you can find the best orthotics for snow boots. This first orthotic will fit children between the ages of 4 to 9, who wear a shoe size 11, all the way up to a big kid shoe size 3.
If you have an older child who wears a shoe size 3 1/2 or above, the orthotic below will accommodate the shape of your child’s feet.
I always recommend parents to be proactive and don’t take the “wait and see approach” when it comes to treating their children’s foot conditions. Something so simple such as providing your child with the correct pair of shoes and orthotics will prevent foot and leg pain as well as future lower back problems.
Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you are unsure whether your child is flat footed or has another type of foot condition: email@example.com
I will need pictures of your child’s feet barefoot standing on a flat surface. You can also send me images of your child wearing his/her current shoes.