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Kids Winter Boots with Arch Support – The Best Boots for Kids with Flat Feet!

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Do you have a child that is flat footed and is experiencing overpronation? Are you looking for a pair of supportive boots for your child to wear during the winter season?

I have been fitting children for shoes and orthotics for the last 10 years at a specialized children’s shoe store that focuses in children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. Over the years I became familiar with the best boots with arch support.

I decided to create an article about the best kids’ winter boots with arch support as I have been contacted by several parents who want to know which are the best boots for children with flat feet.

Snow boots and rain boots don’t provide any type of support. The only type of boots that provide good arch and ankle support are hiking boots. If you live in an area where it gets really cold and it snows, you can always provide your child with an insulated, waterproof hiking boot – which will help keep your child’s feet dry and warm.

The type of shoes that you provide for your children have a direct impact in the way they walk and run. For example, if you provide your child with a supportive shoe that provides arch support, you can align your kids’ feet and legs, allowing your child to walk and run straighter.

When kids are flat footed, their feet collapse every time they are standing or putting pressure on their feet. This makes their feet and legs turn inwards, which leads to your kids putting pressure in parts of their body where they are not supposed to. Let’s take a look at an image of a child standing barefoot. Do you notice how the feet are collapsing and turning inwards?

Boots that have arch support help prevent your child’s feet from collapsing and help your child walk and run straighter. The image below shows the same child wearing a pair of the supportive hiking boots that I recommend.

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In certain cases in which the child experiences strong overpronation, you might have to fit an orthotic inside your kids’ boots for extra support.

The good news is that you will be able to fit an orthotic inside the boots that I recommend below, as they are all available in wide widths and provide extra depth, which allows the orthotic to fit deeply inside the boots.

Let me show you the 5 most important features that the hiking boots I recommend provide:

Kids Boots with Arch Support – The 5 Most Important Features

✅ Substantial Outsole: The boots need to provide a substantial outsole to help minimize the impact that your kids’ feet take every time they become in contact with the ground.

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✅ Firm Heel Counter: The boots need to provide a firm heel counter in order to provide good ankle and heel support. If you are not sure where the heel counter of the boot is located, take a look at the picture below for clarification:

Always make sure that before you buy your kids’ boots you press on the heel counter of the shoes is and make sure that it feels firm.

✅ Lightweight and Flexible: The boots need to provide good support but they need to be lightweight and flexible at the same time.

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✅ Waterproof and Insulated: This feature helps keep your kids’ feet dry and warm.

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Extra Depth: The boots need to provide extra depth in case that you need to fit an orthotic inside the boots for extra support. The extra depth of the boots is going to help the orthotic sit deeply inside the boot and it won’t raise your kids’ feet up – giving them the impression that their feet are coming out of the shoes.

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Are You 100% Sure of Your Child’s Foot Size? – Let’s Find Out!

In order for you to order the correct boot size online you need to know your child’s exact foot size.

I always recommend parents to take their children to their local kids’ shoe store to be properly fitted for shoes, but if you don’t have a local children’s shoe store in your area that you trust, I recommend that you start by reading an article I created where I explain the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s foot size from home:

How to Measure Your Kids Foot – 2 Simple Steps to Determine Foot Length and Foot Width

I only review shoes that I have fitted before, as that’s the only way for me to know how much support the shoe provides, how well-made they are, and how they fit.

The Best Kids’ Boots with Arch Support ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Below you can find a selection of the best kids’ winter boots with arch support. These boots are capable of fitting children with medium (M), wide (W), and extra wide feet (XW). Click on the image to see what other colors these boots are available in. Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.

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In order to allow for growing room, I highly recommend that parents order these boots a half a size larger than the size their children’s feet measure. This translates to 0.3 inches or 0.7 centimeters of space between your child’s longest toe and the end of the boots.

If after trying any of the boots I recommend your child is still complaining about foot or leg pain, I suggest that you fit an orthotic inside the boots for extra support. If you believe your child might need an orthotic to be fitted inside the boots, please refer to the article below:

The Best Orthotics for Kids – The Solution to Your Kids Foot and Leg Pain!

Now that you know which are the best kids winter boots with arch support, you can keep your child’s feet and legs healthy as well as warm and dry. I also created an article where I describe the best everyday shoes for children with flat feet, so if you have a child with flat feet that needs a pair of supportive everyday sneakers, you can find that article here:

The Best Shoes For Kids With Flat Feet – STOP Your Kids’ Foot Pain!

I always explain to parents how socks play a key role in keeping their kids’ feet healthy, as they act as a barrier between their feet and the shoes. Socks prevent the formation of bacteria inside shoes and also prevent your kids’ feet and shoes from getting smelly.

What Are the Best Type of Socks to Wear with Hiking Boots? 

I have met several children that had really sweaty feet, and when your feet sweat a lot and that sweat is in direct contact with the shoes, that can lead to the shoes wearing out faster.

As hiking boots don’t breathe as well as sneakers, it’s important to provide your child with a pair of socks that allows your child’s feet to breathe. The socks should also cover your child’s ankles, that way the boot won’t rub against the ankles and create blisters. If you need a good pair of breathable socks for your child to wear with the hiking boots, you can find the best type of socks that I have fitted before below.

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Do you happen to have a kids’ shoe store in your area that you can take your kids to be properly fitted for shoes? I get contacted by parents on a daily basis asking me if I know about a good kids’ shoe store in their area where they can have their kids’ feet properly measured.

In the meantime, you can learn about the best children’s fitting shoe stores in the United States on a map that I created. Go to the link below:

The Best Kids Shoe Stores in the United States – Where to go for Proper Fittings!

Do you happen to need a pair of winter boots with arch support for yourself? I created an article where I describe the best women’s winter boots with arch support, and you can find that article here:

The Best Women’s Winter Boots with Arch Support – Keep your Feet Warm and Healthy!

If you happen to have a local children’s shoe store that you trust, please let us know the name of the store and where you are located that way other parents can benefit from your experiences.

STOP BUYING THE WRONG PAIR OF SHOES FOR YOUR CHILDREN.LETS START TAKING CARE OF THEIR FEET!

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