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 will fit 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 3 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:
- 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.
- Round 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.
Here are the 8 most popular answers to the most important questions parents have asked me about this particular sandals.
- What Type of Foot will Work with These Sandals?
This sandal will fit a child with wide or extra wide feet.
- What Features do These Sandals Provide?
These sandals all come with a substantial sole that will minimize the impact that your kids’ feet and legs take every time 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 since you might end up ruining the materials. Fortunately, these sandals don’t get as smelly as Keen sandals do. You can wash them by using a water hose and letting them air dry.
- Do These Sandals Come with a Removable Insole?
Yes, and you can easily remove the original sole of the sandals for cleaning purposes.
- Can I Fit an Orthotic Inside These Sandals?
No, there are no sandals that can accommodate an orthotic.
- 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, some of the most durable sandals your child will ever wear. These sandals are practically indestructible, meaning that your child will 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:
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:
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.
All of these sandal styles fit “true to size”, which means that you need a half a size longer of the size that your child measures in the standard foot measuring scale (Brannock Device), in order to allow for growing room.
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:
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.