Are you having a hard time finding a pair of lacrosse cleats for your child with wide or 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 lacrosse cleats for a child with wide or extra wide feet can be a frustrating and time-consuming experience if you don’t know what styles to look for.
Did you know that the most important factor when choosing a pair of lacrosse cleats for your child is the FIT?
Your child will need to make short, quick lateral, forward and backward movements when playing lacrosse, making footwork an important skill. There is also a lot of jumping involved in lacrosse, and the higher your kids can jump, the more balls they can catch, block, steal and shoot effectively. It’s important for your kids to wear the correct type of cleats to perform all of these movements without hurting their feet.
If you provide your child with a pair of lacrosse cleats that are too narrow, you might end up creating several foot issues such as blisters, calluses, and corns.
Lacrosse cleats are made to withstand multiple field conditions, which may vary from wet and slippery to hard. There are specific lacrosse cleats that will support and protect your kids’ feet while playing lacrosse. Unfortunately, there is only one style available for children with wide or extra wide feet. The good news is that I will help you find it!
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.
I have fitted soccer, baseball, and football cleats for children with wide or extra wide feet, and for the last 3 years I have dedicated myself to helping parents find the perfect pair of shoes for their children online.
One of the most common mistakes I see parents make is providing their children with longer cleats in order to compensate for the width. They keep trying longer shoes until the child stops complaining that the shoes feel too tight. The issue with this is that you will end up compromising your child’s stability, since running in cleats that are too long will make your child more prone to falling down.
I will show you the best lacrosse cleats for kids with wide feet that I have fitted before shortly, but let’s first get familiar with what features the lacrosse style will provide and how to figure out your child’s foot size from home.
Wide Lacrosse Cleats for Kids – The 5 Most Important Features!
Lacrosse is a very demanding sport and your child will need a cleat that will keep up with the speed of the game. Here are the 5 most important features that the lacrosse cleat I will describe below will provide to your child:
- Traction: This feature will allow your children to perform at their best, no matter if you they are playing on grass or artificial turf. The cleats must provide excellent traction to allow your child to make sudden stops and be able to quickly switch directions.
- Lightweight and Flexible: These features will prevent your kids’ feet and legs from easily getting tired. Cleats that are flexible and made from lightweight materials will provide your child with the ability to move with speed and agility around the field.
- Supportive outsole: This feature will minimize the impact that your kids feet take every time they come in contact with the ground.
- Ankle Support: This part of the shoes will help support and protect your kids’ ankles.
- Durability: Your child will outgrow these cleats before they are ready to be replaced, since they are extremely well-made.
If we find a lacrosse cleat that provides all of these features and that also fits the shape of your child’s wide and extra wide feet, we will be keeping your kids’ feet and legs healthy.
However, I am always emphasizing to parents that it doesn’t matter how many features a particular shoe style provides, if the shoes are not fitted properly which involves getting the correct shoe length and the correct shoe width, your child won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer.
Are You 100% Sure of Your Child’s Foot Size? – Get it Right!
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:
IMPORTANT TIP: Always make your children try the lacrosse cleats that they will be playing on with the same exact type of socks that they will wear on the field.
Now that you know what features this lacrosse cleat will provide to your child and how to figure out your child’s foot size from home, you are ready to take a look at the best lacrosse cleats for kids with wide feet.
The Best Lacrosse Cleats for Kids with Wide Feet ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Please keep in mind that I only write reviews of shoe styles 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.
In addition to being available in wide widths, this cleat style is deep and comes with a round toe-box, which will prevent your kids’ toes from rubbing against each other or the side of the shoes.
Here you can find the best lacrosse cleats for kids with wide or extra wide feet. Please choose the correct shoe width (“W”):
This lacrosse shoe style fits short, which means that you need to provide your children with a whole size longer of the size that they measured in the standard foot measuring scale (Brannock device), in order to allow for growing room.
This lacrosse cleat comes with a supportive high back which will sit high on your child’s ankles providing more ankle support and stability, which is great for supportive and protecting your kids’ feet and prevent rolled or twisted ankles.
IMPORTANT TIP: This shoe style comes with a removable insole in case you need to fit an orthotic inside the shoes for extra support. Always make sure you remove the inner sole before placing an orthotic inside the shoes, otherwise you will be raising your kids’ feet up and give them the impression that their feet are coming out of the shoes.
Please keep in mind that while there might be other New Balance lacrosse shoe styles labeled as wide (“W”), this particular style is the deepest and comes with the roundest toe-box.
The Best Lacrosse Socks – Let’s Protect and Cushion Your Kids’ Feet!
Socks play a key role in keeping your kids’ feet healthy when playing lacrosse, since they act as a barrier between your kids’ feet and the shoes. The right type of lacrosse socks will help carry moisture off the skin so it can release through evaporation, keeping your kids’ feet dry and preventing excessive rubbing.
There are certain lacrosse socks that will provide cushion to targeted areas of your kids’ feet, and this will prevent your child from developing foot issues such as blisters.
Finding the right pair of lacrosse socks will make all the difference in comfort and foot health for your child. That is the reason why I have put together a selection of the best lacrosse socks for children:
Providing your children with the correct type of cleats and socks will keep their feet and legs healthy.
Now that you know which is the best lacrosse cleat style for children with wide feet and what socks will help keep your kids’ feet healthy, you are ready to make the most informative decision.
Have you tried any other lacrosse cleat style that has worked well for your child with wide or extra wide feet? Please let us know in the comments section below so others parents can benefit from your experiences.