Narrow Shoes for Kids – The Best Narrow Everyday Shoes for Kids in 2024

If you are the parent of a child with narrow feet, you are probably aware of how frustrating and time-consuming it can be to find shoes that properly fit. I have helped hundreds of children with narrow feet find the perfect pair of shoes for their feet, and I believe that I will be able to help your child as well. I am here to help you find the best narrow shoes for kids based on my many years of shoe fitting experience.

Narrow feet are by far the hardest type of feet to fit, even harder than children with wide or extra wide feet. Unfortunately, there are fewer and fewer children’s shoe brands that make children’s shoes in actual narrow widths. However, there are still a few that still do, and there are certain shoe styles that fit narrower than others.

If you have been looking for a shoe style to fit your child with narrow feet, you came to the right place. I will describe the best shoes for children with narrow feet for kids that are learning how to walk, all the way up to their teenage years.

What Makes the Shoes I Recommend Effective for Narrow Feet?

1️⃣ Narrow Heel Counters: The shoes I recommend all provide a narrow heel counter instead of a rounder one to help prevent heel slippage. Take a look at the image below for clarification purposes:

2️⃣ Narrow Toe-Boxes: The shoes I recommend provide a narrower toe-box instead of a rounder one:

3️⃣ Narrow Platforms: This feature is going to help fit the overall shape of your child’s narrow feet:

There are certain shoe brands that you might want to start getting familiar with if your child has narrow feet: Asics, Saucony, and Naturino. Among these 3 shoe brands, certain shoe styles fit narrower than others, and those are the ones I describe shortly.

I will break down my reviews by stage and age, so we can cover all children!

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

Parents need to understand that they won’t be able to order the correct shoe size online if they don’t know their child’s exact foot size to begin with. If you need help figuring out your child’s foot size, please take a look at a resource I wrote where I describe the simplest, yet most effective way to make sure your child is wearing the correct shoe size.

In that article I help parents determine their child’s exact foot size and whether the child has narrow, medium, wide, or extra wide feet. I also will be able to tell you whether your child has a high instep or not.

Let’s start by describing the best everyday narrow shoes for toddlers.


The Best Narrow Shoes for Toddlers  

We already know how important it is for toddlers to take their first steps in the correct pair of shoes. All toddlers have a hard time balancing when they are learning how to walk, so please let’s not make this harder for them by providing them with shoes that are too heavy, too stiff, or too wide for their feet. This is only going to make the whole process of learning how to walk a lot harder.

The shoes I recommend provide just the correct amount of support, flexibility, are lightweight, and they are suitable for everyday wear. The shoes are fully leather lined with a cushioned leather footbed, and the padded collar offers extra comfort. This helps prevent your toddler’s ankles from rubbing against the back of the shoe.

Below you can find a list of the best shoes for toddlers with narrow feet Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.

The Best Shoes for Toddlers with Narrow Feet

The Best Narrow Shoes for Older Children (Ages 8 and above)

At this stage, your child might be playing sports competitively and stressing his or her feet and legs at a whole different level. The shoes that you want to provide for your older children with narrow feet must be supportive, lightweight, flexible, and breathable.

We must find shoes that come with a substantial outsole to provide shock absorption and minimize the impact that your children’s feet and legs take every time they become in contact with the ground. A shoe with a firm heel counter will provide good ankle support and prevent ankle injuries.

Because your child will be stressing his or her feet at a whole different level, we must make sure the shoes that we provide for them fit the shape of their feet perfectly.

Let’s take a look at how this shoe style looks and learn about the most important answers to the most frequently asked questions parents have asked me about this shoe style.

The Best Shoes for Older Kids with Narrow Feet

Are Any Other Shoe Choices Available?

If none of these shoes are available in your child’s shoe size or if you need the shoes to be made of a specific color don’t hesitate to email me at: [email protected]

Additional Resources for Children with Narrow Feet

Here you can find a list of resources that describes the best sandals, boots, and dress shoes for children with narrow feet.

Parents are always asking me if I know about a particular good-fitting children’s shoe stores in their area, but I am only familiar with the best children’s shoes in Maryland and Washington DC. If you know about a particular children’s shoe store in your area where they properly measure and fit children’s shoes, please let us know where is that shoe store located since other parents will find that information helpful.

In the meantime, I created a resource where I describe the best-fitting children’s shoe stores by state.

If you have found any particular brand or shoe style that has worked well please leave a comment in the section below.