Have you been looking for a pair of narrow soccer cleats for your child? Does your child always complain about his or her feet moving too much inside the cleats? When your child’s feet move too much inside a shoe, then the shoe starts rubbing against your child’s feet and that constant friction can lead to several foot issues.
If your children are wearing a pair of soccer cleats that are too wide for their feet, you will end up creating numerous foot issues such as blisters, calluses, and corns.
When kids play a sport, they are stressing their feet and legs on a whole different level. That’s why it’s so important to provide them not only with the correct type of cleats but also the correct size as well!
For example, if you are looking for a soccer cleat to fit the shape of your kids’ narrow feet, it won’t matter how narrow the cleat fits, if you don’t get your child the correct cleat size, he or she won’t get any of the benefits that the shoe has to offer.
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 soccer cleats, there are certain styles that FIT much narrower than others. I have been fit hundreds of children with narrow feet in cleats, and know exactly which styles are better than others.
The first thing I want to do is to make sure that you know how to get your child the correct shoe size, so please start by reading a post I wrote which explains exactly how to make sure your child is wearing the correct shoe size. You can find that post below:
Finding a pair of soccer cleats for children with narrow feet is not an easy thing to do, but I have been fitting these cleats and will share the secret with you.
Have you ever worn a pair of shoes that were too wide for your feet? If you have, then you must know how uncomfortable that is and you probably don’t want your child feeling the same way.
In this post, I will describe the best soccer cleats for kids with narrow feet!
The Issues With Wearing Soccer Cleats That Don’t FIT!
If you don’t provide your child with the correct pair of cleats, you will be creating numerous foot and leg issues. Some of these issues are blisters, calluses, and corns.
Not wearing the correct type of cleats will also lead to foot, knee, back, and leg pain!
When a blister is formed, it will affect the way your child walks and runs. Your child will try to not put pressure in the area where the blister has formed, which means that they will have to change their walking pattern. This will lead them to put stress and pressure on areas of their bodies where they are not supposed to.
Sometimes kids start complaining about foot and leg pain, and the first instinct is to take them to the pediatrician or physical therapist. Before you do that, please make sure your child is wearing the correct shoe STYLE and the correct shoe SIZE!
Something as simple such as fitting your child with the correct shoe size/style will save you a lot of time and money in the future!
Soccer Cleats With Shoe Laces Or Velcro Closure?
The great majority of soccer cleats come with shoe laces. However, there is a small selection of soccer cleats that actually come with velcro closure. While this might sound very practical, you should think twice before you decide to provide your child with a pair of cleats that come with velcro closure.
Every time I have to FIT a child with narrow feet in any type of shoe, I always choose laces instead of velcro. The main reason for this is that laces always hug the feet better than velcro closure.
With laces you can really control how much pressure you put on your kids’ feet and by making the shoe laces tight, this puts more pressure in the instep of the foot, pushing your kids’ heels back and securing them.
There is also a way to tie your kids’ shoes that is proven to work best for children with narrow feet. I always use this method for children with narrow foot or for children who wear orthotics in their shoes.
Did you know that the one area that takes the most beating when playing soccer is the ankles? A good soccer cleat will reduce the impact that our kids’ feet and legs take every time they impact the ground, and tying the shoes properly and securing the heels will make your child feel more stable and confident when running.
I wrote a post about this and you can find it here:
What Are The Best Soccer Cleats For Children With Narrow Feet?
I always recommend parents to take their children to their local shoe store to be properly fitted for shoes. However, several parents have contacted me asking how they can buy their shoes online, since they don’t have a local kids’ shoe store in their area that they TRUST.
If your children love playing soccer, you must provide them with a pair of soccer cleats that will FIT the shape of their feet PERFECTLY. That way your child will only focus on playing and not on their feet or legs hurting. By this I mean a cleat that is not going to be too short, too long, too narrow, or too wide. The CLEAT must FIT just right!
Now that you know the importance of providing your child with the correct shoe size, below you can find a selection of the best soccer cleats for children with narrow feet!
All of these shoe styles fit “true to size”, which means that you need a half a size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.
Please keep in mind that these types of soccer cleats will only fit a child with narrow feet.
It’s important to understand that you should NEVER refrain from providing your child with a particular type of shoe just because you don’t know it exists.
For example, I helped a family who came to the shoe store looking for extra wide cleats for their child. The child was ready to quit playing soccer since all the cleats that they tried on him were too tight. I explained to the parents that soccer cleats in extra wide widths DO EXIST, the issue was that they just didn’t do the proper research.
If you know of a child who has extra wide feet and likes to play soccer, please take a look at a post I wrote about the only soccer cleat style that comes in extra wide widths! You can find that post below:
Indoor Soccer Shoes For Kids With Narrow Feet!
If your child likes to play indoor soccer and you have been looking for a pair of indoor soccer shoes, there are a few styles that will FIT the shape of his or her feet best.
While the selection is small, all you need is one pair of properly fit shoes in order to keep your kids feet and legs healthy. If your child likes to play indoor soccer and you have been looking for a pair to FIT his or her narrow feet, you can find below a selection of the best narrow shoes for indoor soccer!
All of these shoe styles also fit “true to size”, which means that you need a half a size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.
Before you leave, I want to explain the importance of providing your child with the correct type of socks!
NEVER Underestimate The Importance Of Socks!
Please don’t forget to provide your child with a pair of well-made, cushioned soccer socks. The socks act as a barrier between our feet and the shoes. They will also help fill any remaining gaps between our kids’ feet and the shoes.
If you choose the correct type of sock, you will be providing your child with more cushion and padding in areas of his or her feet where they put the most pressure. This will also reduce the friction when your child is running around the field.
It is really important that you provide your children with the correct type of socks, especially when they have narrow feet! If you want to learn about which are the best soccer socks for kids, take a look at this post I wrote where I describe them in detail:
Have you found a particular soccer cleat style that has worked well for your child with narrow feet? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so we can all benefit from them!