Have you been looking for a pair of private 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 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.
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 shoes that your child wears to school must provide two important features:
- Excellent everyday support.
- Excellent durability.
However, I always explain to parents how it doesn’t matter how many good features a shoe provides, if it’s 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.
Getting the correct shoe width has the same importance as getting the correct shoe length. A shoe that is too narrow or too wide will also lead to the foot issues mentioned above.
This is why it’s so important to get your kids shoes just RIGHT.
I always recommend parents to take their children to their local shoe store where a shoe fitter can properly measure your kids’ feet and find shoes accordingly. However, several parents have contacted me asking how they can get their kids shoes online since they don’t have a local shoe store that they trust.
START by reading an article I wrote where I describe the most effective method to make sure your child is wearing the correct shoe size
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.
The Best Shoe Style For Girls That Go To Private School
There is a shoe style made by the shoe brand Sperry that is the most popular shoe style for girls that go to private school. This shoe style is the most popular one because it’s made of excellent materials, it’s durable, offer 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 they are ready to be replaced.
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.
This shoe style will fit a child with medium feet (choose medium width), wide feet (choose wide feet), or extra wide feet (choose the extra wide width).
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.
Below you can find the best private school shoe style for girls!
This shoe style fits “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? 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 and you can find it here:
The Importance Of Supportive Shoes – Keep Your Kids’ Feet Healthy!
It’s important to provide our children with good, supportive shoes in order to keep their feet and legs healthy. This shoe style provides good support, so your child can wear it to school all day, except when she has physical education class.
Even if your child has foot issues and requires an orthotic, you will be able to fit an orthotic inside the shoe because it comes with a removable insole and it’s available in different widths.
If your girl needs a shoe for physical education class, you should take a look at an article I wrote where I describe the best everyday sneakers for children in 2018 and you can find it here:
Please let me know if you have any other questions I didn’t cover in this post or if there is a particular shoe style that you have been looking for and can’t seem to find it.
Also, please let us know if there is a local children’s shoe store in your area that you trust. I have been contacted by several parents that want to know where they can get their children to be fitted for shoes in their area, so if you do have a store you trust in your area please let us know in the comments section below.