I review children’s shoes based on my vast experience of having fitted children’s shoes for the last 10 years. I currently work for a specialized children’s shoe store that focuses on helping children with “complex” foot shapes as well as foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well.
Take a look at the description that describes how each particular shoe style fits (short, long) to increase the chances that you order the correct shoe size. As a standard rule of thumb, I recommend 3/16 of an inch or 0.4 centimeters of space between your child’s longest toe and the end of the shoes.
If you are unsure of what your child’s foot length and shape is take a look at an article I created where I describe how to figure out your child’s foot size from home:
All of the dress shoes described below are stylish, supportive, lightweight, flexible, and durable. Without further ado, let’s take a look at a selection of the best kids’ dress shoes in medium widths.
The Best Dress Shoes for Kids
Parents need to understand that not all children can wear all type of shoes, since they are limited to their particular foot shape —narrow, medium, wide, extra wide— and instep height also plays a key role. The dress shoes described in this article are all capable of accommodating the shape of a child with medium feet. You can also check in the shoe description whether the shoe is capable of accommodating high insteps.
If you need any other type of shoes such as sneakers, summer, winter, or sport shoes, you can find them all in a tool I created which lets you filter by the type of shoes you need. This tool is extremely effective since it will show you shoes in different widths such as narrow, medium, wide, and extra wide. I also tell you exactly how each shoe style fits (short, long, narrow, or wide) and will let you filter by the instep of your child’s foot. You can even find shoes that will accommodate an orthotic. Go to the link below: