Have you been looking for a pair of private school shoes for your girl? Private schools usually require a specific shoe style, and while I have fitted three different shoe styles that your child can wear to private school, there is a particular style has proven to be the most popular and versatile.
I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now, and I know everything that relates to children’s shoes and the way they fit. This is a specialized shoe store that focuses on children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. We carry some of the most supportive children’s shoes and orthotics, and I am familiar with which shoe brands and which shoe styles are better than others.
Girls are peculiar about what they wear and how it fits, and this is demonstrated most basically through shoe choice. It’s important to provide your child with shoes that she will feel comfortable wearing, but they must understand that they cannot walk away with shoes that are too tight or too loose.
The shoe style I will describe below will provide good support to minimize the impact that your kids’ feet and legs take every time they come in contact with the ground. In addition to being supportive, the shoe is also lightweight, flexible, breathable, and durable.
However, I always explain to parents how it doesn’t matter how many good features a shoe provides, if the shoe is not fitted properly, your child won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer. It all starts by providing your child with the correct shoe size.
A shoe that is too short will make your child’s toes overlap each other and rub against the shoe, while shoes that are too long will allow the foot to move too much inside the shoe and start rubbing against it. This will lead to the formation of blisters, calluses, and corns.
I will show you which are the best private school shoes for girls shortly, but before I want to make sure that you are 100% sure of your daughter’s foot size.
Are You 100% Sure of Your Child’s Foot Size? – Get it Right!
I always recommend parents to take their toddler to their local fitting children’s shoe store that they trust, the issue is that most fitting 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 in order to know what size to order.
I created a map that showcases the best fitting children’s shoe stores by state, so I suggest you start by taking a look at that map:
If after looking at that map you still can’t seem to identify a shoe store in your area, then proceed to taking a look at an article along with a video I created that describes the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s foot size from home:
Some of the private school shoe requirements involve a solid brown or black leather dress shoes with closed toes and closed heels. No platform shoes or slipper shoes. The shoe style I will be describing in this article is called the “Dirty Buck”, and it’s the most popular private school shoe for girls.
Now that you know how to make sure your child is wearing the correct shoe size, let’s take a look at which are the best shoes for girls who go to private school.
Shoes for Private School – Stylish and Supportive!
There is a shoe style made by the shoe brand Sperry that is the most popular and versatile shoe style for girls that go to private school. This shoe style is the most versatile one because it’s made of high quality materials, it’s durable, offers everyday support and it’s available in different widths such as narrow, medium, wide, and extra wide.
This shoe style is made out of leather with full welt stitching and it comes with a rubber sole for maximum durability. Your girl will always outgrow these shoes before she wears them out.
If you have a girl with narrow feet you should probably know by now how hard it is to find shoes that fit. I have fitted children with extra wide feet and parents are always complaining about how hard it is to find shoes for them, but actually it’s harder to find shoes for a child with narrow feet. The great news is that this shoe style is available in narrow widths as well!
This shoe style will fit a child with narrow (choose “N”) medium feet (choose “M”), wide feet (choose “W”), or extra wide feet (choose “XW”).
Let’s take a look at all the features that this shoe style has to offer:
- Classic lace-up oxford that can be dressed up or down.
- Soft suede upper.
- Textile lining and insole.
- Classic lace-up closure.
- Durable rubber outsole.
- An ideal choice for school uniforms.
Now that you know how to figure out your girls’ foot size from home and what features this shoe style will provide, you are ready to see a selection of the best private school shoes for girls.
The Best Private School Shoes for Girls ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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.
Below you can find the best private school shoe style for girls. This style will fit girls with medium, wide, or extra wide feet, as long as you choose the shoe width accordingly.
The shoe style below is most recommended for girls who have narrow feet:
Both 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.
Do you have a child with a high instep and having trouble finding shoes that fit? Do you know what the instep of the foot is? If you don’t know, then you can’t possibly be getting your child the correct shoe size. I wrote an article where I describe exactly what the instep of the foot is. Go to the link below:
Now that you know which are the best private school shoes for girls, you are ready to make the most informed decision.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are having trouble finding a particular shoe style for your child, it’s highly likely that I have fitted it before and I will help you find it.
Have you tried another private school shoe that has worked well for your child? Please share your findings below so other parents can benefit from them.