New Balance Shoes for Boys Review – Lightweight, Supportive, Deep, and Fits Orthotics!

Does your boy have a “complicated” foot shape such as wide or extra wide feet or maybe you simply prefer New Balance shoes over other shoe brands? New Balance is known for manufacturing high-quality shoes that are capable of accommodating different foot shapes. Let’s take a look at the best New Balance shoes for boys.

Not all New Balance shoes are made the same way or provide the same features. There are certain models that are more supportive, lightweight, flexible and durable than others. Some styles are also deeper than others, making them ideal for children with wide feet and high insteps. 

I am familiar with which are the best shoe brands and the best shoe styles among those brands from actually having fitted and tested the shoes on different children’s feet. It’s also important to note that I only review shoes that I have fitted before, as that is the only way for me to tell how well-made the shoes are, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit.

The Best New Balance Shoe Style for Boys 

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Do You Have a Specialized Children’s Shoe Store in Your Area?

Did you know that your child won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer if you don’t provide him with the correct shoe size? I am always emphasizing to parents to take their kids to their local children’s shoe store, where a shoe fitter can properly measure their feet and find shoes that properly fit the shape of their feet.

I created a resource that showcases the best fitting children’s shoe stores by state.

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

If after looking at that resource you still can’t seem to identify a shoe store in your area, then proceed to take a look at a free resource I created that describes the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s foot size from home.

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.

I decided to recreate the most important questions that parents have asked me at the shoe store about these shoes:

1️⃣ Can my Child Wear the Shoes as her Everyday Pair of Shoes?

Yes, your child can wear the shoes I recommended for her everyday activities. The shoes offer good support for your child’s feet and are lightweight and flexible at the same time.

2️⃣ Are the Shoes Durable?

Yes, your child will likely outgrow the shoes before they get worn out.

3️⃣ Can These Shoes Fit Different Foot Shapes?

The New Balance shoes that I recommended can fit children with medium, wide, and extra wide feet. The shoe can also accommodate the shape of children with high insteps.

4️⃣ Do the Shoes Come with Removable Insoles?

Yes, and you can easily pull them out if you need to fit an orthotic.

5️⃣ Can You Fit Orthotics Inside the Shoes?

Yes, these are some of the best fitting shoes for children who wear orthotics.

6️⃣ Are the Shoes Machine Washable?

No, I don’t recommend putting the shoes in the washing machine.

7️⃣ Are the Shoes Easy to Get On and Off?

Yes, the shoes have oversized openings for easy on and off.

➡️ PRO #1 These shoes fit extremely well and they are very versatile as they offer enough support to be worn for everyday activities.

➡️ PRO #2: Easy On & Off! You won’t have to struggle every time you are putting your child’s shoes on since they open up nice and wide. If your child is old enough, he won’t have any trouble putting on the shoes by himself.

➡️ PRO #3: They can fit children with extra wide feet and high insteps.

➡️ PRO #4: I love how lightweight and flexible the shoes are. Great for children who are running around all day!

➡️ PRO #5: They accommodate any type of orthotics (including AFOs and SMOs).

➡️ PRO #6: The shoes are available in different widths and they come in half sizes and while you might believe this is a given for most shoes, there are a lot of kids’ sneakers out there that are available in whole sizes only.

CON #1: The shoes don’t fit boys with narrow feet.

CON #2: The shoes are not machine washable.

I also created a different resource that describes the best New Balance shoes for girls.

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Is there another New Balance shoe style that has worked well for your child’s feet? Please share your findings below so other parents can benefit from them.