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The Best Dress Shoes for Toddlers with Narrow Feet – Stylish, Durable, and Supportive!

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Are you having a hard time finding a pair of dress shoes for your toddler with narrow feet? Do you feel like every dress shoe that you try for your toddler is too wide and gaps too much around the ankles?

Finding a pair of dress shoes for your toddler with narrow feet can be a time-consuming and frustrating experience, specially if you don’t know what shoe brands or what shoe styles fit narrower than others. The good news is that I have been helping parents find the perfect pair of shoes for their kids online for the last 5 years, and I am confident that I will be able to help you too.

I know which dress shoes fit narrower than others from having fitted them before, and there is actually one specific style that comes labeled as narrow (N).

I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now that specializes 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.

While there are several dress  shoes available in wide and extra wide widths, the selection of dress shoes for toddlers with narrow feet is a lot smaller.

Most toddlers have wide or extra wide feet, and there is only a small number of toddlers with narrow feet. Since there is only a small number of toddlers with narrow feet, shoe companies don’t actually manufacture toddler’s shoes in narrow widths. The good news is that there are certain styles that fit narrower than others, and those are the styles I will describe shortly.

Do you know what are the 2 most important features that a dress shoe must provide for kids with narrow feet? The shoes must come with a narrow heel and a pointy toe-box.

Let me show you the difference between a pair of dress shoes with a narrow heel and pointier toe-box versus one with a wide heel and rounder toe-box:

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3 Important Facts About Toddlers with Narrow Feet

Here are some interesting facts about toddlers with narrow feet:

  • I have noticed that only a very small percentage of  toddlers have narrow feet, which means that narrow feet in toddlers is not common — main reason why shoe companies don’t provide dress shoes for toddlers in narrow widths —
  • Shoe width is the most important part of fitting a shoe. It doesn’t matter how much room your toddler has in the front of the shoes, if the shoes are too wide, then you will have to replace the shoes faster than you expected it.
  • Wearing shoes that are too wide allows for too much foot movement inside the shoes, which might put your child at risk for developing serious foot deformities such as blisters, calluses, and corns.

I will show you a selection of the best dress shoes for toddlers with narrow feet shortly, but first I want to show you what features these dress shoes provide and how you can figure out your toddler’s foot size from home.

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Dress Shoes for Toddlers – The 3 Most Important Features!

In addition to providing a narrow heel and a pointier toe-box and fitting the shape of your toddler’s narrow feet perfectly, the dress shoes must provide the following features:

✅ Support: Even though your toddler might wear these shoes for a couple of hours and once in a while, it’s important for the dress to provide good support so your toddler can walk comfortably in them.

✅ Lightweight and Flexible: The dress shoes need to be supportive, but lightweight and flexible at the same time. This will prevent your toddler’s feet and legs from easily getting tired.

✅ Durable: If you want your toddler to wear dress shoes on a regular basis, it’s important for the shoes to be durable so your toddler can outgrow the shoes before wearing them out.

Do You Know Your Toddlers Exact Foot Size? – Let’s Find Out!

I always recommend parents to take their children to be properly fitted for shoes at their local shoe store that they trust, where a shoe fitter can properly measure their feet and find shoes that fit.

The issue is that not all parents have a good fitting children’s shoe store in their area. That is the reason why I decided to create a map where I describe the best fitting children’s shoe stores by state:

The Best Kids’ Shoe Stores in the United States – Where to Go for Proper Fittings!

If after looking at the map you still can’t seem to find a kids’ shoe store in your area, then proceed to reading an article I created that describes the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s foot size from home:

How to Measure Your Kids Foot – 2 Simple Steps to Determine Foot Length and Foot Width

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Now that you know what features a good dress provides and how to figure out your toddler’s foot size from home, you are ready to see a selection of the best dress shoes for toddlers with narrow feet.

You will notice how most of the shoe styles below are made by the shoe company Naturino. This is my go-to shoe brand for children with narrow feet. Naturino makes shoes from high quality leathers, making your toddlers’ shoes soft and comfortable to wear.

I only write reviews of shoes that I have fitted before, otherwise I wouldn’t know how well-made they are, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit.

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Below you can find a selection of the best dress shoes for toddlers with narrow feet. Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.

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Keep in mind that shoes can fit short, long, narrow, or wide, and depending on how they fit you need to adjust the size that you get for your child.

In order to allow for growing room, I highly recommend that parents order these dress shoes a whole size larger than the size their children’s feet measure. This translates to 0.6 inches or 1 centimeter of space between your child’s longest toe and the end of the shoes.

I chose these selection of dress shoes because in addition to fitting narrow feet, they are easier for your toddler to walk on, as they are lightweight, flexible, durable, and affordable. Keep in mind that most dress shoes tend to be stiff and and hard to walk on.

The Best Dress Socks for Toddlers – Seamless and Breathable!

Did you know that socks play a key role in keeping your toddler’s feet healthy? Socks act as a barrier between your toddler’s feet and the shoes, and they prevent the formation and buildup of bacteria inside the shoes.

I am always emphasizing to parents to put socks every time their children wear shoes, especially for toddlers whose skin is soft and more prone to developing foot issues such as blisters.

Socks will cushion your toddler’s feet and prevent the shoes from rubbing against your toddler’s feet — this can lead to blisters and other foot issues —

Below you can find a selection of the best dress socks for toddlers:

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All of these socks are seamless and breathable. Seamless socks are great, specially for those toddlers who feel every bump and lump in the socks.

It doesn’t matter how narrow or wide your kids’ feet are, there is always at least one shoe style out there that will fit the shape of your child’s feet perfectly.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are having trouble finding a particular shoe style for your child with narrow feet, as it’s highly likely that I have fitted that style before and I will help you find it.

Do you happen to have a child with narrow feet and you are having a hard time finding shoes that fit? Have you found a particular narrow dress shoe style that has worked well for your child’s feet? Please share your findings below so other parents can benefit from your experiences.

STOP BUYING THE WRONG PAIR OF SHOES FOR YOUR CHILDREN.LETS START TAKING CARE OF THEIR FEET!

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2 Comments on The Best Dress Shoes for Toddlers with Narrow Feet – Stylish, Durable, and Supportive!

  1. I appreciate your info on shoes for narrow feet! We were able to find a pair of ASICS for my daughter that fit well. Unfortunately, she’s super picky about dress shoes and I was wondering if the dress shoe should I have a strap across it. Some of the Naturino styles don’t have them — would those still work? Also, do the Naturino Express styles work as well? I saw they were a more affordable option available at more retailers. Thanks!

    • Hi Tanya –

      I am glad that she is wearing everyday sneakers that fit her feet properly.

      Dress shoes that have a strap across them are usually referred as Mary Jane’s and they work better for children with narrow feet since they keep the feet in place. The Naturino styles that I recommend in this article all have a Velcro strap.

      Dress shoes that don’t have the Velcro strap need to be fitted “heel to toe”, which means that you won’t be able to provide a lot of growing room for your daughter.

      You can definitely try the Naturino Express styles, they don’t fit as narrow as the original Naturino styles but they are worth trying.

      I hope this helps.

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