Prevent Blisters in Feet – The Best Shoes to Keep Your Kids’ Feet Healthy!

Your child’s heels are the most susceptible areas for developing a blister. Do you want to know the most effective way to prevent your child from getting a blister? Make sure that you provide your child with the correct shoe style in the correct shoe size. Certain shoes provide extra padding around the heel area which helps prevent blisters in feet.

If your children already developed a blister then I recommend that you allow them to walk barefoot in the house for the blister to heal faster. When your child goes outside and needs shoes make sure your child wears socks and a pair of sneakers with good cushion around the ankles — this is the most common area where children get blisters.

Most Common Reasons Children Develop Blisters

These are the 3 most common reasons why children develop blisters:

1️⃣ Shoes that don’t fit properly: Shoes that are too short will cramp your kids’ toes and make them overlap against one another or the side of the shoes. On the other hand, shoes that are too long allow your child’s feet to move too much inside the shoes, and that constant friction and rubbing usually leads to the formation of blisters.

2️⃣ Low-quality and poorly made shoes: These shoes tend to be stiffer and less breathable, and it’s important for your kids’ shoes to provide good breathability for your kids’ feet to be able to breathe and not sweat so much. When kids’ feet start sweating, they make the skin softer and more vulnerable to developing blisters.

3️⃣ Not wearing socks with their shoes: Socks act as a barrier between your kids’ feet and the shoes, and they help prevent blisters, calluses, and corns. Even if your children refuse to wear socks it’s important to make them understand that they must wear socks with their shoes at all times.

Does Your Child Have a Complicated Foot Shape? – Let’s Find Out!

Children with narrow or extra wide feet tend to have the hardest time finding shoes that fit the shape of their feet properly, but I want you to keep one thing in mind: It doesn’t matter how narrow or wide your kids’ feet are, there is always at least one particular shoe style out there that will fit the shape of your kids’ feet perfectly, and I will help you find them!

I have also noticed that children who suffer from sweaty feet are more prone to developing blisters. For example, when kids’ feet stay wet for prolonged periods of time, the skin gets softer, making it more prone to developing a blister. What’s even worse, bacteria thrive in dark and wet environments, which means that if your children happen to have an open small wound or blister on their feet, then it can lead to a foot infection.

How to Prevent Blisters in Feet – The Most Effective Way!

Certain shoes are more breathable and better made than others and provide more cushion (better padding) and support to your kids’ feet. For example, let me show you a picture of a shoe that provides extra padding around the heel area:

With that said, one of the main reasons why children develop blisters is that they are wearing the wrong shoe size, and this can be that the shoe is either too short, too long, too wide, or too narrow. Shoes that are made from low-quality materials also tend to be stiffer, especially around the heels.

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

I always recommend parents take their children to their local children’s shoe store that they trust, the issue is that most stores have been closing down and parents need to end up buying their kids’ shoes online. There is nothing wrong with this, but you must know your child’s exact foot size to know what size to order.

I created a different resource 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.


Now that you know about the importance of providing your child with the correct shoe size, the key role that shoes play in keeping your kids’ feet healthy, and the importance of why children should always wear socks with their shoes, you are ready to see a selection of the better made and best fitting shoes for children.

Keep in mind that I only write reviews of shoe styles that I have fitted before, otherwise I wouldn’t know how well-made they are, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit. Disclosure: Some links in this post may be affiliate links and we may receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) when you click our links and make purchases.

Best Kids’ Shoes to Prevent Blisters: These Shoes Fit Medium, Wide, Extra Wide Feet

The shoes below are all made from high-quality materials and provide extra cushion in targeted areas of the feet. They are also available in different widths such as medium (M), wide (W), and extra wide (XW) widths.

If your child happens to have narrow feet then you should check a different resource I created.

Looking for Other Shoe Recommendations? – Get a Personalized Suggestion

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:

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Providing your child with a pair of quality shoes that are the correct size will keep your kids’ feet and legs healthy and save you a lot of time and money in the future.

Most children refuse to wear socks with their shoes because they might feel every bump and lump as soon as they put their socks on. I have found certain sock styles that are 100% seamless and breathable.

Remember that fits remain our top priority and it doesn’t matter how many features a particular shoe style provides, if the shoes are not fitted properly, your child won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer.

Now that you the key role that properly fitted shoes and socks play in keeping your kids’ feet healthy, you are ready to make the most informed decision. If you ever have trouble finding a particular shoe style in a particular size for your child, please don’t hesitate to contact me 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-fitting 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 experiences.