Narrow Fit Shoes for Boys – The Best Everyday Shoes for Boys with Narrow Feet

Do you have a boy with narrow feet and are always struggling to find shoes to fit the shape of his feet? Do you feel like you try on several different shoes but always end up empty-handed? I always explain to parents how fitting a child with narrow feet is a lot 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 I have put together a list of the best narrow fit shoes for boys based on my many years of shoe fitting experience.

Pro Tip: If you’re pressed for time, you can go straight to the selection of narrow fit shoes for boys.

About Boys with Narrow Feet

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.

Certain boys might be shy about having narrow feet but we must emphasize to them how we all have different foot shapes and how feet are not alike. The important thing is to wear shoes that fit so we can perform well in our daily activities and have fun.

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:


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 sorts of issues for their feet such as blisters, calluses, and corns.

What Makes the Shoes I Recommend Effective for Boys with Narrow Feet?

The shoes I recommend provide 2 key features that highly increase the likelihood of fitting a narrow foot:

1️⃣ Narrow Toe-Boxes and Narrow Platforms: The shoes I recommend provide a pointier toe-box instead of a rounder one, as well as narrower platforms to accommodate the overall shape of your child’s narrow feet.

2️⃣ Narrow Heel Counters: The shoes I recommend all provide a narrow heel counter instead of a rounder one. Take a look at the image below for clarification purposes. Do you notice how the heel counter of the shoe on the right image is a lot narrower compared to the heel counter of the shoe on the left image?

I will show you a selection of the best narrow fit shoes for boys shortly, but first, let’s take a look at which shoe brands are better for children with narrow feet.

The Best Shoe Brands for Kids with Narrow Feet 

Some shoe brands that you might want to start getting familiar are Saucony and Asics. You might have even tried these shoe brands for yourself, but please keep in mind that among these two shoe brands certain shoes fit 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 is one shoe brand that is very consistent in manufacturing shoes for kids with narrow feet: Naturino. Most Naturino shoes are made out of 100% leather.

For you to buy the correct shoe size online, you need to be 100% sure of your child’s exact foot size.

Are You Sure of Your Child’s Foot Size?


I always recommend parents take their children to their local children’s shoe store that they trust, the issue is that most stores have been closing 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 to know what size to order.

I created a resource that showcases the best-fitting children’s shoe stores by state.

How to Retrieve Your Child’s Exact Foot Length and Shape

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

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

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.Disclosure: Some links in this post may be affiliate links and we may receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) when you click our links and make purchases.

The Best Narrow Fit Shoes for Boys

I always recommend shoelaces over velcro closure when it comes to fitting the shape of a child with narrow feet. The main reason for this is that shoelaces tend to hug the feet better, eliminating any remaining gap around the heels by securing them against the back of the shoes.

What Shoe Size Should You Order?

In each of the descriptions of the shoes, I indicate whether you need to order a half size or a whole size bigger than your child’s foot size to provide the correct amount of growing room.

All of these shoe styles are supportive, lightweight, and flexible, so your child can wear them as his everyday 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.

Once the shoes arrive, have your child test the shoes around the house. Let me show you how to check if the shoes are too wide for your child’s feet.

How to Check If Your Kids’ Shoes Are Too Wide – Let’s Find Out!

If you notice that the shoes gap too much on the front part or around the ankles, then these are clear signs that the shoes might be too wide for your child’s feet.

Let’s take a look at a couple of pictures that will help us visualize this better.

With your child’s shoes on, check if there is too much extra shoe material in the front part of your child’s shoes. Do you notice in the picture below how there is a lot of extra shoe material in the front of the shoes? This is the first sign that the shoes are too wide.

You can also check if the shoes 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 the heel area.

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

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

I want you to remember this: It doesn’t matter how narrow your child’s feet are, there is always at least one shoe style out there that will fit the shape of your kids’ feet perfectly and I will help you find it.

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 describe them all.

Boys who have narrow feet and need a summer sandal or a winter boot also have a hard time finding shoes that fit. You can find the best summer sandals, winter boots, and dress shoes for children with narrow feet in the two following articles.

Are Any Other Shoe Choices Available?

If you are having a hard time finding a particular shoe style for your boy with narrow feet, please do not hesitate to contact me through the comments section or via email and I will help you find it.

Have you found a particular shoe style that has worked well for your boy’s narrow feet? Please share your findings below so other parents can benefit from your experiences.