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Sandals For Extra Wide Feet – The Best Summer Sandal For Kids With Extra Wide Feet!


Are you having a hard time finding a pair of sandals for your child with extra wide feet? Do you feel like you try a whole bunch of different styles but you always end up empty handed?

Finding a pair of extra wide sandals for children can be a frustrating and time-consuming experience, especially if you don’t know what shoe brands ands styles to look for.

If you provide your children with extra wide feet with a pair of sandals that are too narrow, you will end up creating all sort of foot issues to their feet such as blisters, calluses, and corns. Unfortunately, there are only a few sandals styles that are capable of fitting the shape of a child with extra wide feet. The good news is that I will help you find them.

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.

For the last 5 years I have been helping parents find the perfect pair of shoes for their children online.

Please keep in mind that in order for the sandals to fit a child with extra wide feet they need to provide two key features:

✅ Extra Depth: This feature will allow your child’s feet to fit deeply inside the sandals and prevent the top  part of your kids’ feet (instep) from rubbing against the top part of the sandals.

✅ Rounder Toe-Box. This feature will prevent your child’s toes from overlapping each other or rubbing against the side of the shoes.

The sandals I am about to review are the best sandal for kids that have extra wide feet and a high instep. I only write reviews about shoe styles that I have fitted before, since that is the only way for me to tell how well-made the shoes, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit.

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Here are the 8 most popular answers to the most important questions parents have asked me about these particular sandals.

  • What Type of Foot are these Sandals Capable of Fitting?

These sandals are capable to fit children with wide or extra wide feet.

  •  What Features do These Sandals Provide?

These sandals all come with a substantial sole that minimizes the impact that your kids’ feet and legs take everytime they come in contact with the ground. The sandals are supportive but lightweight and flexible at the same time. They are also breathable and come with a rubber toe-box that makes them practically indestructible.

  • Can I Put These Sandals in the Washing Machine?

I don’t recommend putting these sandals in the washing machine as you might end up ruining the materials.  You can wash them by using a water hose and letting them air dry.

  • Do These Sandals Come with a Removable Insole?


  • Can I Fit an Orthotic Inside These Sandals?

No, orthotics are not capable of fitting in any type of sandal.

  • Do These Sandals Provide Good Traction?

Yes, these sandals provide excellent traction. The traction will reduce the likelihood of your child slipping and falling, especially when walking around wet surfaces.

  • Are These Sandals Durable?

Yes, these are the most durable sandals in the market right now. The sandals are practically indestructible, meaning that your child will most likely outgrow them before they wear them out. The sandals also come with a reinforceable rubber toe-box in the front for extra protection.

  • What are These Sandals Made Of?

These sandals are made of  a rubber sole and a strong water ready webbing, which helps the materials dry quickly.

I am always explaining to parents that it doesn’t matter how many features a particular shoe style provides, if the shoes are not fitted properly, your children won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer, and you will actually end up creating several foot issues to their feet.

I always recommend parents to 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 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:

The Best Kids’ Shoe Stores In The United States – Where To Go For Proper Fittings

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:

How To Measure Kids Shoe Size From Home – In Less Than 30 Seconds!

Now that you know all the features that these sandals will provide and the answer to the most common questions parents have about these sandals, you are ready to take a look at the best sandals for extra wide feet.

The Best Sandals for Extra Wide Feet ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Like I mentioned before, I only write reviews about shoe styles that I have fitted before, since that is the only way for me to tell how well-made the shoes, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit. Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.

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In order to allow for growing room, I highly recommend that parents order this shoe style a half a size larger than the size their children’s feet measure. This translates to 0.3 inches or 0.7 centimeters of space between your child’s longest toe and the end of the shoes.

Do you happen to need a pair of extra wide sandals for yourself? I actually wrote an article where I describe the best extra wide sandals for women. Go to the link below:

Extra Wide Sandals For Women – They Do EXIST!

Please let me know if you have any thoughts and comments about any of these sandals, and most importantly, if you have tried any of these sandals for your child before, I would love to hear how you liked it.


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10 Comments on Sandals For Extra Wide Feet – The Best Summer Sandal For Kids With Extra Wide Feet!

  1. Once I open each shoe they all show a M width. My son is an XW. Will the M fit work for him?

    Also. He is a 6 1/2 XW big kid
    Biggest size I found was 6 M big kid.
    Will these work for him or do I need to shop men’s shoes?

    He is only 8 but he’s big for his age and has bigger feet!

    Sorry to be troublesome.
    Thank You!

    • Hello Amanda,

      The sandals don’t come labeled as XW (Extra Wide), but the regular width fits really wide. I have fitted children with extra wide feet in these sandals before. I am not 100% sure they will work for his feet but you should definitely try them. I will recommend that you order the size 6, because they fit very long. If the 6 is not long enough, let me know and I would recommend a pair of men sandals for him (please keep in mind there might be a big price jump between kids and men’s shoes).

      I hope this helps!

  2. Where is the info. on the sandal? On a page about socks for wide feet there’s no list either? What am I missing here? Thanks.

    • Hello AK,

      Sorry that you were not able to see it. Here is a link to the sandals:

      Sometimes all you need to do is refresh the page.

      I hope you can see them now otherwise please let me know.

  3. Hi Juan,
    So nice to have found a blog dedicated to kids shoes! I find it so hard to get proper fitting shoes. I was wondering – could you reccomend a sandal for an early walker (14 month boy) for extra wide feet? (We currently have a tsikahoshi sneaker in size 7 that you reccomend on your website and the fit is perfect).

    Thank you,

    • Hello Hannah,

      I am glad that you found the website informative. Here you can find my recommendations for your boy with extra wide feet:

      Stride Rite Sandal: Option 1 Make sure that you select the “W” (wide width) option. I have fitted boys with extra wide feet in this sandal before, because it runs really wide.

      Stride Rite Sandal: Option 2 make sure you select the “XW” (extra wide) option.

      Are these the types of sandals you had in mind? Let me know, otherwise I can help you find something different.


  4. Hi Juan,

    Thank you so much. I love the first one but unfortunately they are not sold in Canada. I’ve ordered the option 2 (Im worried the sole isn’t flexible enough?)

    What are your thoughts on these two:

    1) Fisherman Sandal

    2) PLAE Sandal

    Kind regards,

      • Hello Juan,

        THanks again for your response. I have one last question about two more brands: Momo baby and also Livie & Luca – do either of these fit wide?

        Thanks again and kindest regards,

        • Hello Hannah,

          I have never fitted the shoe brand “Momo baby” but I have fitted “Livie & Luca” and the shoes will fit a child with wide feet but NOT with extra wide feet.

          I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

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