I review toddler shoes based on my vast experience in fitting 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.
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 toddler’s longest toe and the end of the shoes.
All of the boots described below are supportive, lightweight, and flexible. Check on the description whether the boots are waterproof and appropriate to be worn in the snow.
Find Out Your Child’s Exact Foot Length and Width
If you are unsure of what your toddler’s foot size is take a look at an article I created where I describe how to figure out your toddler’s foot size from home:
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 winter boots described in this article are all capable of accommodating the shape of a toddler with wide feet. You can also check in the shoe description whether the boot is capable of accommodating high insteps.
If you need any other type of shoes such as everyday sneakers, summer sandals, dress shoes, 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: