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Narrow Fit Shoes For Boys – The Best Everyday Shoes For Boys With Narrow Feet

Boys With Narrow Feet

Do you have a boy with narrow feet and always struggle to find shoes to fit the shape of his narrow feet? Do you feel like you try on several different shoe styles but always sendup empty handed?

I always explain to parents how fitting a child with narrow feet is much harder than fitting a child with wide or extra wide feet.

The main reason for this is that there is a large selection of shoes that come in wide and extra wide widths, but the selection of shoes for kids that actually come in narrow widths is very little to non-existent.

The good news is that there are certain shoe styles that fit much narrow than others, and I know exactly which shoe styles these are from having fitted them before, andI will help you find them!

I have been fitting children’s shoes and orthotics for the last 10 years working at a specialized children’s shoe store that specializes in children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. It’s important for us to carry top quality shoes that are available in different widths, since that’s the only way we can guarantee to FIT every single child. I am familiar with the best shoe brands for children and the best styles among those brands.

For the last 3 years I have been helping parents find the perfect pair of shoes for their children online.

I have noticed how parents of boys with narrow feet or even those boys themselves have particular anxieties. There are some special sensitivities around the issue that seem more common with boys and parents have expressed this in other articles that I have written about children with narrow feet.

Let’s take a look at what other parents have been commenting which is the main reason why I decided to write an article specifically about boys with narrow feet.

Narrow Feet Comments

Narrow Shoes For Children

Boys With Narrow Feet

Certain boys might be shy about having narrow feet and we must emphasize to them how we all have different feet and how there are not two feet alike. The importance thing is to wear shoes that fit so we can perform our every day activities and have fun.

If you provide your kids with narrow feet with a pair of shoes that are too wide, their feet will end up moving too much inside the shoes and that constant friction will end up creating all sort of issues to their feet such as blisters, calluses, and corns.

I will show you a selection of the best narrow fit shoes for boys that I have fitted before shortly, let’s first take a look at how you can figure out your child’s foot size from home and which shoe brands are better for children with narrow feet.

How Can You Tell If Your Boy Has Narrow Feet? – Let’s Find Out!

If most shoes that you try on your child’s feet gap too much on the front or around his ankles, then these are all signs that your child might have narrow feet.

Let’s visualize this better.

With your child’s shoes on, check if there is too much extra space (extra material) in the front part of your child’s shoes. Do you notice in the picture below how there is a lot of extra space in the front of the shoes? This is the first sign that the shoes might be too wide for your kids’ feet.

Wide Shoes For Kids

You can also check if the shoes that your child is wearing are too wide by checking if there is too much extra space around the ankles. Do you notice in the picture below how there is too much extra space around the ankles? I can fit two of my fingers around that area.

Shoes With Extra Room

Wearing a shoe that is too wide will create a myriad of problems, so you must first identify whether your kids have narrow feet and then find that particular shoe style that will fit the shape of their feet perfectly.

The Best Shoe Brands for Kids with Narrow Feet ❤️

Some shoe brands that you might want to start getting familiar for every day shoes are called Saucony and Asics. You might have even tried these shoe brands yourself, but please keep in mind that among these two shoe brands there are certain shoe styles that fit much narrower than others, so don’t just assume that all Asics and Saucony shoe styles will fit the shape of your child’s narrow feet.

When it comes to dress shoes and sandals there are also two shoe brands which are very consistent in manufacturing shoes for kids with narrow feet and they are called Naturino and Sperry. Most of their shoe styles are made out of 100% leather, and Sperry has one particular shoe style that is available in narrow widths!

I am always emphasizing to parents how it doesn’t matter how well-made the shoes are or how many features a particular shoe styles provide, if the shoes are not fitted properly, your child won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer.

Which brings me to this next question: Do you know your child’s exact foot size?

Slip On Boys Shoes

Are You 100% Sure of Your Child’s Foot Size? – Get it Right!

I am always emphasizing to parents that it does’t matter how many features a particular shoe style provides, if the shoes are not fitted properly which involves getting the correct shoe length and the correct shoe width, your child won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer.

I always recommend parents to take their children to their local children’s shoe store that they trust, the issue is that most stores have been closing down and parents need to end up buying their kids’ shoes online. There is nothing wrong with this, but you must know your child’s exact foot size in order to know what size to order.

I created a map that showcases the best fitting children’s shoe stores by state, so I suggest you start by taking a look at that map:

The Best Kids’ Shoe Stores In The United States – Where To Go For Proper Fittings

If after looking at that map you still can’t seem to identify a shoe store in your area, then proceed to taking a look at an article along with a video I created that describes the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s foot size from home:

How To Measure Kids Shoe Size From Home – In Less Than 30 Seconds!

Now that you know the best shoe brands for boys with narrow feet and how to figure out your child’s foot size from home, you are ready to take a look at a selection of the best narrow fit shoes for boys.

Narrow Fit Shoes for Boys – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Please keep in mind that I only write reviews of shoe styles that I have fitted before, otherwise I wouldn’t know how well-made they are, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit.

I always recommend shoelaces over Velcro closure when it comes to fitting a child with narrow feet. The main reason for this is that shoelaces will hug your kids’ feet better, put more pressure in the top part of your kids’ feet and push their heels against the back of the shoes, which will secure them and eliminate any remaining gaps around the heel area.

Here you can find a selection of the best fitting shoes for boys with narrow fee:

This selection of shoes fit “short and narrow”, which means I recommend going a half a size to a whole size longer of the size that your child measures in the standard foot measuring scale (Brannock device) in order to allow for growing room.

All of these shoe styles are supportive, lightweight, and flexible, so your child can wear them as his every day shoes. They all come with a very substantial sole to minimize the impact that your kids’ feet take every time they come in contact with the ground, and a firm heel counter that provides good ankle support.

Now that you know which are the best narrow fit shoes for boys, you are ready to make the most informative decision.

Sandals, Winter Boots and Dress Shoes for Boys with Narrow Feet ❤️

I want you to remember this: It doesn’t matter how narrow or how wide your children’s feet are, there is at least one shoe style out there that will ft the shape of your kids’ feet perfectly and I will help you find it. NEVER settle for shoes that don’t fit the shape of your kids’ feet perfectly.

If you need a seasonal pair of shoes or dress shoes for your child with narrow feet, I will show you a couple of articles that describes them.

There is actually one particular dress shoe style that is available in narrow widths for boys. Go to the link below:

Loafers Shoes for Kids with Narrow Feet – The Only Style Available in Narrow Widths!

Boys who have narrow feet and need a summer sandal or a winter boot also have a hard time finding a shoe style that works. And when it comes to seasonal footwear it becomes even harder, since the options are even more limited than sneakers.

You can find the best summer sandals and winter boots for children with narrow feet in the two following articles:

Narrow Sandals For Boys – The Best Styles For Your Boy With Narrow Feet!

Narrow Boots For Kids – The Best Boots For Kids With Narrow Feet!

If you are having a hard time finding a particular shoe style for your boy with narrow feet, please let me know and I will help you find it.

Do you have a good fitting children’s shoe store in your area that you TRUST? I get contacted by parents daily and they want to know whether there is a good children’s shoe store in their area, so if you do have one please let us know in the comments section below so other parents can benefit from your experience.


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16 Comments on Narrow Fit Shoes For Boys – The Best Everyday Shoes For Boys With Narrow Feet

  1. well this sure is about the most helpful thing I read on the web this decade!!!! the stress we been through with our boys narrow feet!!! tyvm

  2. omg this is me 😮 I have ALWAYS had v v narrow feet I am now 14 and there STILL narrow its so anoying and also slightly embarasing like all my mates have wide feet compared to me. I put inner soles in my trainers but I always think ppl can tell I have narrow feet so I wear black sports socks round friends houses do its harder to tell when we have shoes off. its the reason I dread bumping into ppl we know on holiday

  3. Oh bless! My heart goes out to Max and any young people like him who feel the same way. Thankful he felt able to tell his story here. Hopeful he comes to terms with the build of his feet which obviously were just the feet he was born with. I am sure none of his real friends would judge him for it. If only he could tell those friends how he feels about them. I am sure most of them have different hang ups as well. There are plenty of very handsome boys with similar builds and similar feet. Just look at Leonardo Dicaprio in the Beach. He had noticeably narrow feet and he did alright and was very popular with the girls! I just showed my daughter this post and Max’s comment and her immediate response was ‘that is cute for a lad to have narrow feet’. That is what she honestly said without any prompting and she is 16. Some people highlight what they perceive as imperfections and they become an asset. Look at Barbara Streisand and her nose, Cilla Black and her teeth, Leornardo Dicaprio and his teenage skinniness. To some they might seem like disadvantages. But yo others they are strengths. I wonder what would happen if Max felt strong enough to show off his feet and make them a feature. I wonder how many people would think they look cute. I hope everything works out and I am sure it will. Is there any way of posting photos of others with narrow feet so Max and any others like him can see they are normal?

    • Hello,

      Thank you for your examples and that’s actually a great idea about having pictures of other children with narrow feet, but to be honest there are not that many pictures available on the Internet of children with narrow feet. If parents want to share their kids pictures I will be more than happy to post them in this article. Thank you for sharing.

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