Have you been looking for a pair of every day shoes for your girl with narrow feet? Did you know that even though parents complain about their children with wide and extra wide feet it is actually a lot harder to find shoes for a child with narrow 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 issue is that shoe companies are not making shoe styles in narrow widths. This is not because there are not children with narrow feet out there, the issue is that most parents are not even aware that their children have narrow feet.
If you provide your children with narrow feet with shoes that are too wide for their feet, you will end up creating all sort of foot issues such as blisters, calluses, and corns.
The good news is that I know which shoe styles fit narrower than others, and I will help you find them.
I have been fitting children’s shoes and orthotics for the last 10 years at a specialized children’s shoe store that focuses 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.
For the last 3 years I have been helping families find their kids’ shoes online.
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, if you are reading this article chances are that you don’t have a children’s shoe store in your area and you need to get your kids’ shoes online.
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 that feels. When we wear shoes that are too wide, our feet move too much inside the shoes and rub against the side or back of the shoe.
They key is to find a shoe style that comes with a pointy toe-box rather than a round one, and the shoes must also have a narrow heel counter (this is the back part of the shoe).
Let me show you a selection of the best narrow shoes for girls.
How to Figure Out if your Child has Narrow Feet or Not?
The first step is to check if the shoe is gapping too much around your girl’s ankles, creases in the front, or visually looks too wide, then these are all signs telling you that your girl has narrow feet.
Let’s take a look at some pictures of children wearing shoes that are too wide for their feet.
Do you notice how much extra shoe material there is in the front of these shoes? This is the first sign that the shoes might be too wide for this child’s feet.
Do you notice how much extra space there is around the heels? I am not supposed to be able to fit two fingers around this area. This is also a sign that the shoes might be too wide.
Like I mentioned before, wearing shoes that are too wide will create a myriad of problems, so we must first identify whether your kids have narrow feet and then find that particular shoe style that comes in a narrow width or fits narrower than others.
The Best Shoe Brands for Girls with Narrow Feet – Let’s Find Out!
Parent are always asking me: Why are shoe companies not making kids’ shoes in narrow widths? I believe that 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 very few children’s shoe brands left that make every day children’s shoes in narrow widths. It is true that there are certain kids’ shoe styles that fit much narrower than others. Two shoe brands that you might want to start getting familiar with when shopping for your kids’ every day 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 and I will show you which ones those are.
I have to say that most of the time a girl with narrow feet comes to the shoe store needing a pair of every day shoes, I end up fitting her in a pair of Asics or Saucony.
Keep in mind that I always recommend parents to take their children to their local kids’ shoe store to be properly fitted for shoes. The issue is that most parents don’t have a local children’s shoe store in their area and they must get their kids’ shoes online. If you are one of these parents, please START by taking a look at a map I created where I describe the best fitting childcare’s shoe stores by state:
If after reading that article you still can’t seem to find a shoe store in your area, then proceed to take a look at an article where I describe the most effective way to make sure you provide your child with the correct shoe size:
The Best Narrow Shoes for Girls – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
From toddler’s to older girls’ sizes!
Finding a pair of every day narrow shoes for your girl can be quite time-consuming, and you might end up empty-handed if you don’t know what shoe styles to look for.
Please keep in mind that I only review shoe styles that I have fitted before, since that is the only way for me to tell how well-made the shoes are and how they fit.
If your girl knows how to tie her shoes you should take advantage of that, since shoelaces will hug your girl’s feet better than Velcro closure and they will fit the shape of her narrow feet much better by pushing her heels against the back of the shoe. This will secure her heels and eliminate any gaps (extra space) around the heel area.
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).
It’s normal for most parents to provide their kids with velcro sneakers rather 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 and shoelaces, 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 your kids’ feet and legs healthy, please take a look at a selection of the best narrow shoes for girls:
All of these shoe styles fit “short and narrow” which means I recommend going a half a size to a whole size longer of the size that your girl measures in the standard foot measuring scale (Brannock device) in order to allow for growing room.
Besides fitting the shape of your child’s narrow feet, these shoe styles provide several important features such as:
- Shock absorption: This will minimize the impact that your kids’ feet take every time they come in contact with the ground.
- Ankle support: This will support and protect your kids’ ankles.
- Breathable: This will allow your kids’ feet to breathe and prevent the formation and buildup of bacteria inside the shoes.
- Traction: This will prevent your child from slipping and falling down, specially when walking or running around wet surfaces.
Now that you know which are the best narrow shoes for girls, you are ready to make the most informative decision.
if you are looking to provide your girl with a more dressy or casual shoe style, you should take a look at an article I wrote where I describe the best Mary Jane shoe styles for girls with narrow feet:
Summer Sandals and Winter Boots for Narrow Feet – Do They Exist?
If you have been looking for a seasonal pair of shoes for your girl with narrow feet, I will show you which styles are narrower than others. Finding a seasonal pair of shoes for a girl who has narrow feet can be quite time-consuming, since the selection is even more limited than when it comes to every day sneakers.
There is one thing I want you to remember: It doesn’t matter how narrow or 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.
All of these shoe styles fit “small” 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.
These are just a few examples, but if you need t see a larger selection you can refer to two of my articles called:
If there is a particular shoe style that you need for your girl with narrow feet that you can’t seem to find, 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 other parents can benefit from your experience.