Have you been looking for a pair of everyday shoes for your girl with narrow feet? Did you know that is much harder to fit a child with narrow feet than a child with wide or extra wide feet?
I have fitted 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 actually very small. The main problem is that shoe companies are not making shoe styles in narrow widths.
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.
When it comes to buying children’s shoes. I always recommend parents to take their children to their local kid’s shoe store that they trust, so they can make sure their children are wearing the correct shoe size. However, I have been contacted by several parents that are concerned about not having a children’s shoe store in their area and must get their kids’ shoes online.
I have been helping parents find shoes online for their kids for the last three years.
If you ever wore a pair of walking or running shoes that were too wide for your feet you should know by know how uncomfortable it feels. When we wear shoes that are too wide our feet move too much inside the shoe and rub against the side or back of the shoe.
If your girl has narrow feet and you provide her with a pair of shoes that are too wide you will be creating all sort of foot issues to her feet such as blisters, calluses, and corns, as well as foot and leg pain.
If you don’t have a local kid’s shoe store that you trust, I will provide you in this article with a selection of the best narrow shoes for girls.
How Can You Tell If Your Girl Has Narrow Feet?
The first step is to check if the shoe gapping around your girl ankles, creases in the front, or visually looks too wide, then these are all signs telling you that your girl has narrow feet.
Also check when your girl has her shoes on whether you can slide your finger around the heel area of the shoe. If you feel like you can insert your finger around the heel area that means that the shoe is too wide.
Like I mentioned before, wearing a shoe that is too wide will create a myriad of problems, so we must first identify whether our kids have narrow feet and then find that particular shoe style that comes in a narrow width or fits narrower than the rest.
Shoe Brands For Girls With Narrow Feet – Write Them Down!
Parent are always asking me: Why are shoe companies not making kids’ shoes in narrow widths? The main reason for this must be the lack of demand. However, lack of demand is not due because there are only a few children with narrow feet, it is due because most parents are not aware that their children have narrow feet.
There are certain shoe brands that make every day children’s shoes and they have several styles that fit much narrower than others. Two brands you might want to keep in mind when shopping for your kids’ shoes are called Saucony and Asics.
Don’t assume that all Saucony and Asics shoes styles will fit your girl with narrow feet. Among these two shoe brands there are certain styles that fit much narrower than others.
Most of the time a girl with narrow feet comes to the shoe store needing a pair of everyday shoes, I end up fitting her in a pair of Asics or Saucony. Please keep those two brands in mind when shopping for your girls’ everyday shoes. I will show you in this article which shoe styles are the best among those brands for girls with narrow feet.
I always recommend parents to take their children to their local kids’ shoe store, so their kids can be properly fitted for shoes. 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 one of those parents, 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:
Narrow Shoes For Girls – The Secret Revealed!
Finding a pair of narrow shoes for girls can be quite time-consuming, and you might end up empty-handed if you don’t know what shoe styles to look for.
Most girls learn how to tie their shoes when they are between 5 to 6 years old (it normally takes boys longer to learn how to tie their shoes). If your girl already knows how to tie her shoes, take advantage of this since shoelaces will hug your girls’ feet better, put more pressure in the top part of their feet and push their heels back which will secure them and eliminate any gaps (extra space) around the heel area.
It’s normal for most parents to provide their kids with velcro sneakers than shoelaces because their children might not know how to tie their shoes or might not be quite ready to learn. I will also show you a selection of narrow shoes for girls that come with velcro closure, but if you feel like your child might be ready to learn how to tie her shoes you should take a look at an article I wrote where I describe the most simple and effective way to teach a child how to tie his or her shoes. Please refer to this post:
Now that you know about the importance of well fitted shoes and the key role that they play in maintaining our kids’ feet and legs healthy, please take a look at a selection of the BEST fitting shoes for girls with narrow feet:
Instead of referring to other parents reviews where they state if the shoe runs short or long (these parents might not have known their kids true shoe size to begin with), I have tested and fitted these shoe styles before so you can rely on my expertise.
The selection of shoes in the first row come with velcro closure and they all fit “short and narrow” which means I recommend going a whole size longer of the size that your girl measures in the shoe measuring scale.
The selection of shoes in the second row come with shoelaces and they also fit “short and narrow” which means I recommend going a whole size longer of the size that your girl measures in the shoe measuring scale.
These shoes provide several important features for our kids’ feet since they are supportive, lightweight, and flexible! This means that your girl can wear any of these shoe styles all day. They all come with a very firm heel counter and provide good arch support.
Now that you know which are the best narrow shoes for girls, you are ready to make the most informative decision.
Summer Sandals And Winter Boots For Narrow Feet – Do They Exist?
If you need a seasonal pair of shoes for your girl with narrow feet, I will provide you with a selection of those type of shoes also in this post.
Finding a seasonal pair for a girl who has narrow feet is really harder, since the selection is even more limited than when it comes to sneakers.
There is one thing I want you to remember: 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.
The shoe styles I describe below are the best narrow shoes for girls and I have fitted all of these shoe styles so I can tell you exactly how they fit.
The first row of shoes (sandals) fit “true to size” which means I recommend going a half a size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale.
The second row of shoes (boots) fit “small” which means I recommend going a whole size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale.
If there is a particular shoe style that you need for your girl with narrow feet, whether it is a dress shoe or a sport shoe, please let me know and I will help you find it.
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.