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Narrow Sandals for Girls – The Best Summer Sandals for Girls with Narrow Feet!

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Are you having a hard time finding a pair of narrow sandals for your girl? Do you feel like you spend a lot of time trying different styles but always end up empty handed?

I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now.  This experience has afforded me many insights into children’s shoes and the way they fit.  Our store specializes in shoes for children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. From my experience fitting thousands of kids, I have become familiar with the best shoe brands for children with narrow feet and the best styles among those brands.

Finding a pair of summer sandals to fit a girl with narrow feet can be time-consuming, since shoe companies don’t manufacture sandals in narrow widths for kids anymore. The good news is that I know which styles fit narrow than others, and I will show them to you shortly.

What Makes the Sandals I Recommend Effective for Narrow Feet?

Narrow Heel Counter:This is the back part of the sandals, and the narrower it is, the better it fits the shape of your child’s narrow feet. Below you can see the difference between a pair of sandals that provides a narrow heel counter versus one that doesn’t. The sandal on the right also has a narrower toe-box, which is going to prevent your child’s feet from moving too much inside the sandals.

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Before I provide you with a selection of the best narrow sandals for girls I want to first show you how can you tell if your girl has narrow feet indeed.

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

I can tell if a child has narrow feet just by looking at the child’s feet from a distance, since I have been fitting children’s shoes for such a long time.

If your child is already wearing a pair of sandals and you suspect that they are too wide, there are certain ways you can check in order to be 100% sure.

For example, with your girl’s sandals on take a look if there is too much extra space around her heels —check if you can fit more than one finger around the heel area of the sandal— If you can fit one or more fingers then the sandals are too wide for your girl’s feet. Take a look at a picture of a child wearing a pair of sandals that are too wide:

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Also check if there are a lot of creases in front of the shoe or extra shoe material. Do you notice how the navy blue sandal seems to have a lot of extra material in the front compared to the pink one?

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Which Shoe Brands Make Sandals for Girls with Narrow Feet?

There are certain shoe brands that you should start getting familiar with which are Naturino, Primigi (certain styles), and Keen (certain styles).

I have fitted summer sandals from these shoe brands before and Naturino is pretty consistent and most of their shoe styles will fit a girl with narrow feet. When it comes to Primigi and Keen there are certain styles that fit much narrower than others.

You should always keep these shoe brands in mind when shopping for your girls’ summer sandals. However, to make it easy for you I will describe the best sandals styles from these particular shoe brands.

The sandals I describe below provide the following features:

✅ Support: This feature minimizes the impact that your kids’ feet take every time they come in contact with the ground.

✅ Lightweight and Flexible: This feature prevents your child’s feet from easily getting tired.

✅ Traction: This feature helps prevent your child from slipping and falling down.

✅ Durable: Your child will outgrow these sandals before they wear them out.

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The sandals that I describe below are all everyday sandals that your girl can wear for most of the day, as they provide excellent traction and support. However, I always recommend alternating with her sneakers, as sneakers always provide better support than sandals.

Without further due, let’s take a look at a selection of the best narrow sandals for girls.

I only review shoes that I have fitted before, as that is the only way for me to tell how well-made the sandals are, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit.

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The Moxie style made by Keen is the most popular style for girls with narrow feet in terms of fit and versatility. 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 this sandal 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 sandals.

Please keep in mind that most sandals are not available in half sizes, and they come in whole sizes only. Let’s take a look at a couple of different scenarios that will help you identify which Moxie sandal size to order for your child.

  • If your child measures a foot size 5, you will order the size 6 and your child will still get the correct amount of growing room.
  • If your child measures a foot size 5 ½, you will order the size 6 and your child will get the correct amount of growing room.

These sandals are all waterproof and if you fit them with correct amount of growing room your girl will be able to wear them for the whole summer season.

You should know that it doesn’t matter how many features a particular shoe provides, if the shoes are not fitted properly, your child won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer. What’s even worse, you will end up creating all sort of different foot issues to your child’s feet.

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

I always recommend parents to take their children to their local kids’ shoe store, in order to find the correct pair of shoes for their kids. However, I have been contacted by several parents who say how their local children’s shoe store has closed down and they must get their kids’ shoes online.

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 I created that describes 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

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Finding a pair of narrow sandals for girls can be very time-consuming, and you might end up empty-handed if you don’t know what sandal styles or shoe brands fit narrower than others.

Prevent Your Girls Sandals From Developing a Smell!

I have been contacted by several parents who have been complaining about their girls’ summer sandals smelling really bad. If your girl wears her summer sandals for most of the day then don’t be surprised if the sandals start developing a smell.

Please be aware that there are no products in the market right now that will help with getting rid of the smell, so don’t waste any money in products thinking that they might help.

However, there is a home-based product secret that involves using baking soda and vinegar which will definitely help get rid of the smell! Just make sure you rub it throughout the sandal, especially in the neoprene part. Several parents have told me how they have tried this method and worked perfectly.

All of the sandals I recommended are machine washable, so you can throw them in the washing machine as often as you need to. Keen made all of their sandals in 2020 machine washable.

If your child has narrow feet, finding a pair of every day or seasonal shoes for your child can also be very time-consuming. However, I have good news for you. If you have been looking for a pair of everyday sneakers or dress shoes for your girl with narrow feet you can find them in another article I wrote. Go to the link below:

Narrow Shoes For Girls – The Best Everyday Shoes For Girls With Narrow Feet

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 fitting children’s shoe store in their area, so if you do have one please let us know in the comments section below.

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27 Comments on Narrow Sandals for Girls – The Best Summer Sandals for Girls with Narrow Feet!

  1. My 13yr old wears a size 1.5 or 2 depending on the style shoe/brand. Do you have any recommendations for dressy flats/slight wedge shoes for her? I hate putting my 8th grader in shoes that look like they’re for preschoolers.

    • Jennie,

      Since you mention flats I am assuming you are talking about dress shoes and not sandals. I also would like to know your child’s foot shape, does she has narrow or wide feet? If you get back at me with that information I can provide you with better advice.

  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! These Moxie Keen shoes fit my very narrow footed 7 year old like a dream. I was so happy I could cry! Now i need narrow fashionable sandals for dresses. Any suggestions?

  3. I am currently in the search for a sandal my daughter can wear that is little dresser, something to where is summer dresses, and other good clothes for special occasions. Every sandal we have tried on in the stores have been too wide, and now I must search for something online. This makes me nervous knowing we have had such bad luck trying them on in the store. Do you have any suggestions for us?

    • Hello Nicole,

      Next time you need advice finding a particular shoe style please provide me with your daughter’s shoe size so I can help you better. There are certain dressier sandals made by the shoe brand Naturino that actually fit narrow feet very well.Have you tried this shoe brand before?

      Here you can find my recommendations:

      Naturino Narrow Sandal #1

      Naturino Narrow Sandal #2

      I hope this helps!

  4. I’m really grateful for your information. Our whole family has narrow feet and I have struggled to find shoes for my kids for years. Thank you!

  5. Hi,

    I’m based in the UK and really struggle to find sandals for both my daughters who have narrow feet. My eldest is a UK C width fitting and my youngest is a D width fitting. My eldest daughter also has hypermobility in her ankles so a well-fitted shoe/sandal is always a must-have! We’re off on holiday very soon and they both need a waterproof sandal. Any last minute suggestions that I’d be able to buy in UK before we leave?

    • Hello Louise,

      At the children’s shoe store that I work for we tend to fit our children with foot issues such as flat feet, rolled ankles, or overpronation in Keen sandals. Have you heard of Keen sandals before? They are the ones that come with a substantial sole that provides arch support. You can see a selection of the most supportive Keen sandals in an article I wrote called:

      Keen Sandals For Girls – The Most Supportive And Durable Summer Sandal For Your Girl!

      I hope this helps! If you were thinking of getting your daughter’s an orthopedic pair of sandals please let me know and I will send you a selection of the best styles. However, I strongly recommend Keen sandals since they provide a lot of support and they are more affordable.

  6. Hello! My daughter has narrow feet and I constantly struggle finding shoes for her, sneakers, water shoes, sandals, Mary janes, boots, everything. Her foot is 7 inches long and 6 inches around her toe box area. Her feet are pretty flat too, adding to the narrow issue. We do not have great shoe stores near here. Any recommendations? Thanks!

  7. My daughter is 10 with very narrow feet. She has already broken both feet on separate occasions so needs a good fitting shoe that is cute and hip for a tween. We’ve had luck with sneakers but not with sandals or flats. Can you help with brands? Even a trip to Nordstrom ends up empty handed. Poor girl is wearing sneakers with dresses.

  8. Hi, My daughter’s shoe size is US 4 (Youth). She has very narrow feet. We are having a real hard time finding dress sandals and shoes that she can wear with dresses. Any recommendations? Any recommendations on summer sandals please?

    • Hello Nikki,

      There is a particular shoe brand called Naturino that manufactures some of the best dress sandals for children with narrow feet. Please find my recommendations below:

      Dress Sandal for Girl with Narrow Feet: Option 1

      Dress Sandal for Girl with Narrow Feet: Option 2

      Your daughter’s shoe size 4 translates to a 35 European shoe size. Please clarify that you are referring to an older girl shoe size 4 and not a toddler girl shoe size 4.

      I hope this helps!

  9. Hi there. Thank you for the helpful information. I am looking for a vegan dress flat for my daughter that has VERY narrow flat feet. She wears a size 4.
    Thank you, again!

    • Hi Alissa,

      Are you referring to a toddler size 4 or a big kid size 4?

      I don’t recommend that children wear flats when they have flat feet, since those type of shoes don’t provide any support whatsoever. Would you be willing to try a pair of dressier Mary Janes instead?

  10. Is it possible for a child’s foot just to be narrow in the heel? The nearest children’s shoe store is 3 hours away from me so I have to order online. My daughter is 4.5 and we have struggled the last 3 summers especially with finding sandals that fit her. I end up settling for something but they never fit great and I notice that she trips a lot unless she has sneakers on. I have used the stride rite online width measurement which measures the widest part of her foot and that says it’s a medium but she always has tons of room in the heel of shoes. I currently measured her with her toes right on the line for little kid/toddler 9 which means I should order her a 10? Her feet also turn in a little bit they have gotten better as she has gotten older but it seems like any extra length contributes to her tripping more.

  11. Hi,

    I’m looking for sandals that my 4 year old daughter can wear at the pool or beach. She has very narrow feet and wears a size 10. What sandals would you recommend?

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