Saucony is one of the most popular shoe brands for children, since it provides supportive, lightweight, and flexible shoes at a very affordable price. However, not all Saucony shoe styles are the same. Certain styles are better-made and provide more support than others, so I decided to put together a selection of the best Saucony sneakers for kids.
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.
Saucony is one of our most popular shoe brands at the store since we sell a lot of their styles, and just for you to get an idea, I handle approximately 200 fittings/ try-ons per week. I think that what makes Saucony shoes so special is how well-made and affordable the shoes are.
The two most popular Saucony shoe styles are the “Baby Ride” and the “Baby Jazz”. These shoe styles that I will review below have been around for a couple of years now, and Saucony keeps making them because it’s one of parents favorites. Parents love the quality, designs, support and breathability that these shoes provide to their kids’ feet.
The shoe styles that I will review below are the best shoe styles for children made by Saucony. These particular styles have been around for about 5 straight years, and Saucony keeps manufacturing them because parents are buying their children the same style.
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 10 most popular answers to the most important questions parents have asked me about these particular Saucony sneakers.
- What Type of Foot Do These Shoe Styles Fit?
These shoe styles will fit a child with narrow, medium, or wide feet as long as you choose the shoe width accordingly. If your child has extra wide feet, then you should take a look at another article called:
- What Type of Features Do These Shoe Styles Provide?
These shoe styles come with a substantial sole that will reduce the impact that your kids’ feet and legs take every time they come in contact with the ground. In addition to providing good shock absorption, the shoes are lightweight and flexible at the same time. The shoes are also breathable, durable, provide good traction, and come with a removable insole.
- Can Children Wear These Shoe Styles as Their Everyday Shoes?
Yes, these shoe styles provide the correct amount of support to be worn all day.
- Can I Put These Shoe styles in the Washing Machine?
N0, I don’t recommend putting these shoe styles in the washing machine since you might end up ruining the materials.
- Do These Shoe Styles Come with a Removable Insole?
Yes, and you can easily pull it out of the shoe.
- Can I Fit an Orthotic Inside These Shoe Styles?
Yes. I have fitted 5 different types of orthotics inside these shoe styles. The shoes are deep enough to fit most orthotics, and they are available in wide and extra wide widths.
- Do These Shoe Styles Come with a High Heel in the Back of the Shoe?
No. these shoe styles are not high in the back of the heel, which is important topping out since most children don’t like shoes that come up too high in the back.
- Do These Shoe Styles Provide Good Traction?
Yes, these shoe styles provide excellent traction. They are meant to be worn as everyday shoes, which means that your children can wear them to school, the playground, or even play sports ( as long as the coach doesn’t require a specific sport shoe).
- Are These Shoe Styles Durable?
Yes, they are. I can guarantee you that your child will outgrow any of these shoe styles before they wear them out.
- What Are These Shoe Styes Made Of?
These shoe styles are all made out of leather and a breathable mesh. They also all come with an odor-resistant lining.
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.
This is why 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 sneakers will provide and the answer to the most common questions parents have about these particular shoe styles, you are ready to take a look at the best Saucony sneakers for kids.
The Best Saucony Sneakers for Kids ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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.
Below you can find a selection of the best Saucony sneakers for kids:
All of these shoe styles fit “short”,which means that you need to go a whole size longer of the size that your child measures in the standard foot measuring scale (Brannock Device), in order to allow for growing room.
Please let me know if you have any thoughts or comments about this shoe style, and most importantly, if you have tried this shoe style for your child before I would love to hear how you liked it.