Have you been looking for a pair of Spanish shoes for your child? Some parents prefer to provide their children with European shoe brands since they believe they provide better quality and support to their kids’ feet.
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.
Most parents with young children have heard of shoe brands such as Robeez, Stride Rite, New Balance, or Saucony. These are all shoe brands that we carry at the children’s shoe store that I work for, but we also carry European shoe brands such as Naturino, Primigi, Ricosta, Geox, Livie & Luca.
There are different Spanish shoe brands that rank among the best shoe brands for kids and you might not be familiar with them. What parents love the most about European children’s shoes is not only their distinct look, is the quality materials the shoes are made of and the way they fit (since leather tends to mold to your unique child’s footprint).
One of the features that I love the most about European children’s shoes is how they come with a wider toed-box (which prevents your kids toes from overlapping and pressing against each other), and a narrow heel (this prevents heel movement and the formation of blisters and corns around the heel area). The other important feature that most European children’s shoes provide is the excellent material they are made of which is normally high quality leather.
Most European shoes I have fitted are made of high quality leather. Parents love how well-made European shoes are (your child will always outgrow his or her shoes before they get destroyed) and will continue living out their lives as hand-me-down shoes. However, I always encourage parents to NOT provide their children with hand-me-down shoes since they can create several foot issues to their feet.
I have helped several children at the shoe store that were complaining about foot and leg pain which was simply due to wearing hand me down shoes that were not providing the adequate amount of support.
The shoe styles I will describe in this article provide innovative shoe construction around creative, stylish child shoe fashion.
It doesn’t matter how supportive, lightweight, flexible, and breathable the shoes that you provide for your child are, if they are not fitted properly, your child won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer. So start by reading a post I wrote where I describe the most effective way to make sure your child is wearing the correct shoe size:
It doesn’t matter how well made and how many features the shoe that you provide for your child if you don’t provide him or her with the correct shoe size. You will end up creating all sort of foot issues such as blisters, calluses, and corns.
Now let’s take a look at the best Spanish shoe styles for children!
Are European Shoe Styles Better Than Others? – Learn The Facts!
Let’s take a look at some of the features Spanish shoe styles have to offer:
- They are made out of 100% quality leather which allows the shoe to mold to your unique kids’ footprint.
- They offer excellent support, so your children can run around all day without their feet and legs feeling tired.
- The shoes are breathable and come with leather innersoles to prevent the build up of bacteria inside the shoe.
- They are flexible and light-weight.
- They provide lateral support since they come with a firm heel counter.
- The shoes are stylish.
European shoes are seen as “health products” rather than “fashion items”, and this is one of the main reasons why European shoes are made of the highest quality standards.
Most children’s shoe brands in the United States such as New Balance, Saucony, and Stride Rite have their shoes made overseas mostly in China. While these shoe brands make really good shoe styles for children, some of them are not made with the same materials as European shoe styles are.
Now that you know what features must a good shoe provide in order to keep your child’s feet and legs healthy, let’s take a look at a selection of the best Spanish shoes for children!
All of these shoe styles fit “short”, which means that whatever shoe size your child measures you need to go a whole size longer in order to leave growing room. Make sure you don’t leave too much growing room since you might end up compromising your kids’ stability and making him or her more prone to falling down.
I have fitted all of these shoe styles before and I can tell you that these shoes will protect and support your children’s feet, without restricting movement or growth. One of the greatest features of these shoe styles is how they adapt to the feet leaving them free to grow naturally.
These shoe styles are also practically indestructible, which means that your children should always outgrow their shoes before they destroy them.
Now that you know which are the best Spanish shoes for children, you are ready to make the most informative decision! While the prices of European shoes might be higher than other shoe styles, you are getting a good quality and supportive shoe style for your child!
The Drawbacks Of Wearing The Wrong Type Of Shoes
I am always emphasizing to parents about the importance of providing their children with good, supportive and well fitted shoes because I have seen the positive or negative impact that shoes will have in your kids’ feet.
A shoe that is too short will cramp your kids toes and make them rub against the side of the shoes which will lead to foot issues. On the other hand, a shoe that is too long will allow for your kids’ feet to move too much inside the shoe and this will lead to a constant friction between your kids’ feet and the shoes, leading also to foot issues.
The same applies to shoes that are too narrow or too wide, that’s why it’s so important to get your kids’ shoes just RIGHT!
Besides getting the correct shoe size, it’s important to provide our kids with shoes made of high quality materials that also provide good support, are lightweight, flexible, and breathable.
I have seen several parents that came to the shoe store with their children wearing shoes that were too stiff and made of low quality materials and that lead to several foot issues such as blisters, calluses, or corns.
Don’t Forget About The Socks – Keep Your Kids’ Feet Healthy!
Did you know that socks play a huge role in keeping our kids’ feet and legs healthy? Socks act as a barrier between our kids’ feet and the shoes, and prevents our kids from getting infections since they prevent the buildup of bacteria inside the shoe.
Sock also cushion our kids’ feet and prevent them from rubbing against the shoe. When kids don’t wear socks they are more prone to developing blisters, since their skin is in direct contact with the shoes.
While I can’t get into too much detail about the importance of kids wearing socks with their shoes, I wrote an article that will explain you everything you need to know about children’s socks and even show you which are the best seamless socks for kids (these socks are great for children who refuse to wear socks since they feel every lump and bump).
You can find that article here:
If you have a child who refuses to wear socks because they feel every lump and bump from the socks or the shoes, you should provide him or her with a pair of seamless socks. Parents and children call these type of socks the “magical socks” because they truly make a difference in the way they feel. Remember that is important for children to wear socks with their shoes in order to prevent the buildup of bacteria and also to cushion their toes.
You can learn more about the best type of seamless socks for children in an article I wrote called:
Do you have a children’s shoe store in your area that you TRUST? I get several emails from parents asking me if I know about a good children’s shoe store in their area. It will be very helpful if you can tell us about a good children’s shoe store in your area in the comments section below so all parents can benefit from your experiences.