Have you been looking for the perfect pair of Nike shoes for your toddler? I have seen how most parents tend to choose fashion shoes instead of functional shoes, and they end up creating several foot issues to their children.
While some parents love to have their toddlers fitted in a pair of Nike shoes, they must be cautious since some of these shoes are too flimsy (don’t provide the correct amount of support), and they are also not available in different widths (meaning that they won’t fit a child with a wide or an extra wide foot).
I have been working for a children’s shoe store for over 8 years now, and I know everything that relates to children’s shoes and the way they FIT. We are a specialized children’s shoe store that focuses on children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fitting as well. Through the years I have seen hundreds of kids that were fitted for shoes at the shopping mall or big retailers, and they came to the store wearing the wrong shoe size.
If you want to provide your toddler with a pair of Nike shoes you first MUST make sure that the shoes will FIT the shape of his or her feet perfectly. For example, did you know that Nike shoes MIGHT FIT a child with WIDE feet, but they WON’T FIT a child with EXTRA WIDE feet?
I will help you find a selection of the BEST fitting Nike shoes for toddlers, but before, I want you to be aware of the several issues you can create to your kids’ feet and legs if you don’t provide them with the correct SHOE STYLE and the correct SHOE SIZE.
Most parents are victims of pain infliction onto their young children; they do this unconsciously as they keep their caring eyes fixed on the attractiveness of their children’s shoe but neglect how well the shoes FIT. They put fashion first rather than comfort, although, many parents do this unknowingly as they find it confusing to choose the perfect shoe size for their kids.
I have seen several toddler’s wearing Nike shoes that don’t fit the shape of their feet, but parents are not aware of this since they don’t actually know how shoes are supposed to FIT.
It’s always better to take your children to your kids’ local shoe store, where a shoe fitter can properly measure their feet and find shoes that FIT. The issue that most parents have is that most local children’s shoe stores have been closing down.
In this post, I will provide you with a selection of the best Nike toddler shoes, and also show you how you can make sure your kids’ shoes FIT if you must purchase them online.
Common Mistakes Parents Make When Buying Their Kids’ Shoes!
One common mistake I see parents make is that they buy shoes for their kids with extra room in the front to save a bit of their hard-earned money. They do this because as the child grows up, the need for changing the child’s shoe would be svelte- as his feet grow, it would fit in the large shoes.
Another mistake parents make is to provide their kids with shoes that are not supportive enough. It is true that when a child is learning how to walk he/she needs a pair of soft, flexible shoes. But as soon as they start walking and running, the shoes must have a more substantial sole to minimize the impact that their feet take every time they come in contact with the ground.
The next common mistake parents make is thinking that whichever shoe size their child measures in the shoe measuring device automatically translates to their child’s actual shoe size. Please keep in mind that the size that your child measures in the measuring device is just a starting point when trying to find the correct shoe size for your child. Every shoe brand and shoe style will fit a little bit different, but here is where I can help you since I have fitted most shoe styles out there and I am familiar with the way they FIT and the type of SUPPORT they provide.
The dangers and risks of providing shoes that don’t fit our children’s feet are far-fetched and more than the visible discomfort in their eyes. Your child’s footwear can cause a lot of problems, and some of these issues involve the creation of blisters, calluses, and corns, as well as foot and leg pain.
Unfit shoes will also compromise your child’s stability, making him or her more prone to falling down. Shoes that are too long or too short have the same effect when it comes to making your child feel unstable, so you must FIT your kids’ shoes just RIGHT.
Providing your children with an oversized shoe has the same consequences as providing them with an undersized shoe. Long-term effects involve poor walking posture of your child; foot and leg pain, ankle pain and bunions.
There is a post I wrote where I explain exactly how to make sure your child is wearing the correct shoe size and you can find it here:
Always make sure there is enough room in front of your child’s shoe to accommodate him to wiggle his or her toes freely. Buy shoes that come with velcro closure (I only recommend shoelaces when the child has stability issues or is ready to learn how to tie). The shoes should also be made of soft natural materials to enhance flexibility. Also, buy shoes that come with cushioning and shock absorption materials!
Which is The Best Place To Buy Your Toddler’s Shoes?
I always recommend parents to take their children to their local kids’ shoe store, where a shoe fitter can properly measure their kids’ feet and find shoes that FIT. However, several parents have contacted me asking WHERE and HOW they can get their kids’ shoes online, since they don’t have a local shoe store that they trust.
If you must get your kids’ shoes online, I have found that Amazon offers the best prices for children’s shoes. I explain that in more detail here:
Now that you know the importance of well fitted shoes, how to make sure your kids’ shoes FIT, and which is the best place to buy your kids’ shoes online, you are ready to see a selection of the best Nike shoes for toddlers.
The Best Nike Shoes For Toddlers – The Secret Revealed!
The shoes I will describe below are made from natural, soft, yet durable materials that will cushion your child’s feet, which can as well absorb any mechanical shock. I have fitted these shoes before and I can assure you that they will FIT a child with a medium to a wide foot, but they won’t FIT a child with EXTRA WIDE feet.
With high quality and fashionable PU leather with neat and designed stitches, these shoes are brilliant and compact providing the beauty and smartness your child needs. Remember that these shoes styles will FIT the shape of your toddler’s feet as long as they don’t have an extra wide foot.
These shoes also provide great traction which will allow them to feel confident every time they walk or run. What more do you want in a shoe than its beauty and comfort? You don’t have to compromise on style since these shoes are stylish, yet FUNCTIONAL!
Below you can find a selection of the best Nike shoes for toddlers!
These Nike shoe styles fit “short”,which means that you need to go a whole size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.
So, always choose the appropriate shoe size and shoe style for your child, a shoe that is eye-catching and at the same time will keep your kids’ feet and legs healthy!
Don’t Forget About The Socks – Keep Your Kids’ Feet Healthy!
I always emphasize to parents that socks play a HUGE ROLE in keeping their kids’ feet and legs healthy. Socks act as a barrier between our kids’feet and their shoes, and they prevent the build up of bacteria inside the shoes as well as the formation of blisters.
While I can’t get into too much detail about the importance of wearing socks for children, you should take a look at a post I wrote where I describe why they are important and which are the best type of socks for children. You can find that post below:
If your child can’t stand the way socks feel, that is not an excuse for allowing them to not wear socks. I have helped hundreds of children who hated the way socks feel by providing them with a pair of seamless socks. Your child will notice an immediate difference as soon as he or she tries them on!
Help me spread the word and learn about the best seamless socks for children below!
Have you found a particular Nike shoe style for your toddler that has worked well for his or her feet? Do you have a child with wide or extra wide feet that wears Nike shoes? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so we can all benefit from them!