Do you always have 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 fitting children’s shoes and orthotics for ten years at a premier children’s shoe store specializing in proper fit for over forty years. We specialize in children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fitting 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.
During the last three years I have been helping parents find the correct type of shoes for their children online, since a lot of children’s shoe stores have been closing down. Every time parents can’t seem to find a particular shoe style for their kids I always ask them to remember this: It doesn’t matter how narrow or how wide your kids’ feet are, there is at least one particular shoe style out there that will fit the shape of your kids’ feet and I will help you find it.
If your child has narrow feet, finding a pair of everyday or seasonal shoes for your child can be extremely complicated. However, I have good news for you. If you have been looking for a pair of everyday shoes for your girl with narrow feet you can find them in an article I wrote called:
Those type of shoes can be worn all day and they provide good support and stability for your kids’ feet..
When it comes to finding summer sandals that will fit a girl with narrow feet it gets harder since the selection gets even smaller.
I always emphasize to parents about how important it is to find shoes that fit the shape of our kids’ feet, otherwise we will end up creating several foot issues to their feet such as blisters, calluses, and corns. For example, providing your child with a shoe that is too wide means that the feet will end up moving too much inside the shoe and that constant friction and rubbing against the shoe will lead to the foot issues mentioned above.
Wearing a shoe that is too wide can also lead to foot and leg pain, since our feet are not getting the proper support from the shoes.
I know that finding the correct type of sandals for your child with narrow feet can be very time-consuming, but since I have fitted narrow sandals for girls before, I am familiar with which particular styles will fit narrower than others, and I will share a selection of the best narrow sandals for girls in this post.
How Can You Tell If Your Girl Has Narrow Feet?
For me it has gotten pretty easy since I have been fitting kid’s shoes for such a long period of time that just by looking at their feet I can tell whether that child has narrow feet or not. The foot measuring device (Brannock device is the most popular one) will tells us whether the child has narrow, medium, wide, or extra wide feet, but if you don’t have a measuring device at home, there are certain ways you can figure out whether your child has narrow feet.
For example, when you put a shoe in your girl’s feet take a look if there is too much extra space around her heels (check if you can stick your finger around the heel area of the shoe), this means that the shoes are too wide and that your child probably has narrow feet or narrow heels.
Also check if there are a lot of creases in front of the shoe or extra shoe material.
If you want to have a measuring foot device at home take a look at an article I wrote where I describe the most effective way to measure your kids foot size :
Keep in mind that further down this article I will provide you with a link to an article I wrote that explains how to measure your kids’ feet at home without having to invest in a measuring device.
Which Brands Make Sandals For Girls With Narrow Feet?
There are certain shoe brands that you should start getting familiar which are Naturino, Primigi (certain styles), and Keen (certain styles).
I have fitted summer sandals from these brands before and Naturino is pretty consistent and most of their shoe styles will fit a girl with narrow feet. When it comes to Primigiand 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 will describe below will not only fit a girl with narrow feet but they will also provide different features since they are also supportive, lightweight, flexible, and provide great traction (this will prevent your child from slipping and falling down specially when playing in wet areas).
Unfortunately, It doesn’t matter how many features a particular shoe style has to provide, if the shoes are not the correct size, your child won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer.
If you have read any of my previous posts you should know by now that 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.
If you are in that situation, please START by reading a post I wrote where I describe the most effective way to make sure you provide your child with the correct shoe size:
Now that you know how to make sure your child is wearing the correct shoe size, let’s take a look at a selection of the best narrow sandals for girls:
Narrow Sandals For Girls – The Secret Revealed!
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 shoe styles or shoe brands to look for.
The sandals that I will describe below are all everyday sandals that your girl can wear for most of the day, since they will provide good support and traction for her feet. However, I always recommend alternating with her sneakers since sneakers always provide more support than sandals or any other shoe style.
Now that you know about the importance of getting the correct shoe size, you can find a selection of the best narrow sandals for girls here:
These sandals are all waterproofed and if you fit them with correct amount of growing room your girl will be able to wear them for the whole summer season.
These sandals fit “true to size” which means you will only have to go a half a size longer of the size that your child measures in the measuring scale.
Now that you know which are the best narrow sandals for girls you are ready to make the most informative decision!
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 will wear 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 DO NOT waste any money in products thinking that they will help.
However, there is a home-based product secret that involves using baking soda and vinegar and that will definitely help to 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.
If you have tried this method before please let us know how it worked for you in the comments section below.
Do you have a 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 all parents can benefit from your experience.