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The Best Lelli Kelly Shoes for Kids – Are They Good for Your Kids’ Feet?


Editor’s Note: This post has been updated and revised for accuracy on May 2022 and reflects an up-to-date selection of the best Lelli Kelly shoes for kids.

Have you been looking for a pair of Lelli Kelly shoes for your child? Do you want to know which styles are going to provide more comfort and support to your girl’s feet?

My Experience Fitting Children’s Shoes

I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for the last 10 years, where we specialize in helping children with “complicated” foot shapes as well as foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. I have fitted thousands of children’s shoes, and I am familiar with which shoe brands and which shoe styles are better than others.


Lelli Kelly is one of the most popular shoe brands for kids in terms of fashion. Children love how these shoes are fun and unique, as they combine color, sequins, quality materials and fashion trending appliques. However, one of parents’ biggest concerns is whether these shoes are going to be durable and supportive enough for their child’s feet.

In terms of support and durability, I have noticed how there are only certain Lelli Kelly styles that are capable of supporting your kids’ feet properly.

At the children’s shoe store that I work for, we display our shoes on shelves and children are immediately drawn to Lelli Kelly shoes due to their colorful designs.

Several parents are hesitant to provide their kids with Lelli Kelly shoes, as most of their styles are very bright and the shoes are priced in the higher end.

Your kids are nagging you, as they’ve seen it, but are you still a bit hesitant to make the investment? This is understandable, as you probably have several questions that need to be answered about the quality, support, and durability of these shoes.

Before you decide to purchase a pair of Lelli Kelly shoes for your child, you need the answers to the following questions:

  • Will they provide enough support for your child to be able to play and run around comfortably?

I want to clarify that most Lelli Kelly shoes are not meant to be worn as everyday sneakers, as they lack the support, structure, flexibility, and breathability for your child to play in them for the whole day. With that said, there are certain styles that your child can wear for longer periods of time, but their main piece of footwear should be a pair of sneakers.

  • Are these shoes lightweight and flexible?

Most of their shoe styles are lightweight but not flexible.

  • Will these shoes fit the shape of your child’s feet?

These shoe styles will fit the shape of a child with narrow, medium, or wide feet, but they won’t fit the shape of a child with extra wide feet.

I describe Lelli Kelly shoes as “fashion shoes”, meaning that they are meant for your child to wear them for a couple of hours a day (not more than 4), and they are meant to be worn for places that don’t involve your child performing high impact activities.

With that said, certain Lelli Kelly shoes provide better support than others, and if your child has been asking you for a pair of Lelli Kelly shoes, I will show you which are the best styles to choose from.

Lelli Kelly Shoes – Why do they Cost More than Other Shoes?

I don’t like to get involved too much in describing any shoe style from a fashion point of view, as my role and expertise lies in the quality and support that the shoes provide.

I have heard from several different parents that Lelli Kelly shoes are cute, comfortable, and they are the sweetest things they have seen for kids.

Lelli Kelly shoes tend to be more expensive than other types of shoes and you might be asking yourself: Why there is such a big price difference?

✅ First of all, Lelli Kelly shoes are hand made with attention to fine detail; the canvas range in summer features a double hand stitched sequin and beading design over the prints. Then they are individually tested using a 3kg weight to make sure they are securely attached to the shoes. Parents need to know this since one of the first questions they have is whether the sequins of the shoes will fall apart.

✅ Secondly, the shoes come with soft leather insoles to keep your kids’ feet comfortable. These insoles will cushion and support your kids’ feet. However, I still believe that these shoes should not be worn as everyday sneakers, as the amount of support that they provide is not enough compared to a sneaker made by New Balance, Saucony, or Stride Rite (just to name a few examples).

✅ Finally, Lelli Kelly pays close attention to choosing the right factories to ensure you get the best quality shoes available that are durable.

I still remember one comment a parent made when she called a shoe style made by Lelli Kelly a piece of art. This is what that parent had to say:

“These shoes come with a truly lovely creative design and looks like they will hold value because of their uniqueness and high price tag. My daughter is only 3 years old and I wanted her to wear special shoes for her birthday and Christmas. It was really worth the purchase!”

Let’s take a look at a couple of pictures showing you how unique Lelli Kelly shoe styles are:

Buying Lelli Kelly Shoes ONLINE – Get the Right Size!

If you are going to buy your kids’ shoes online, you need to know your child’s exact foot size to begin with or you will end up returning the shoes back and forth.

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 to know what size to order.

I created a resource that showcases the best fitting children’s shoe stores by state:

The Best Kids’ Shoe Stores In The United States – Where To Go For Proper Fittings

How to Retrieve Your Child’s Exact Foot Length and Shape

If after looking at that resource you still can’t seem to identify a shoe store in your area, then proceed to take a look at 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

In that article I help parents determine their child’s exact foot size and whether the child has narrow, medium, wide, or extra wide feet. I also will be able to tell you whether your child has a high instep or not.

Now that you know how to make sure your child is wearing the correct shoe size and all the features that Lelli Kelly shoes provide, let’s take a look at a selection of the best Lelli Kelly shoes for kids.

I only review shoes that I have fitted before, as that is the only way for me to tell whether the shoes provide good support, the quality of the materials they are made of, and how they fit — long, short, narrow or wide.

The Best Lelli Kelly Shoes for Kids ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The shoes that I recommend below are the best styles among the Lelli Kelly shoe brand. Below you can find a selection of the best Lelli Kelly shoes for kids. Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.

Unsure About What Shoe Size You Should Order?

In each of the descriptions of the shoes I indicate whether you need to order a half a size or a whole size bigger than your child’s foot size to provide the correct amount of growing room.

Please make sure that you provide your child with the correct shoe size, as shoes that are too long, too short, too narrow, or too wide will create all sorts of foot problems for your child such as blisters, calluses, and corns.

Before you leave you should take a look at another article I wrote where I describe the 5 most durable and affordable shoe brands for children. Among each shoe brand, I describe the best styles that I have fitted before. Go to the link below:

The Best Shoe Brands for Kids- The 5 Most Durable and Affordable Brands

Remember that when children are playing and running around they are stressing out their feet and legs at a whole different level. A good supportive shoe can minimize the impact that your kids’ feet take every time they come in contact with the ground. This is the reason why it’s so important to provide your kids with shoes that are supportive and that fit the shape of their feet correctly.

Are Any Other Shoe Choices Available?

Do not hesitate to contact me if you ever have trouble finding a particular shoe style for your child. it doesn’t matter how narrow or wide your kids’ feet are, there is always at least one particular shoe style out there that will fit the shape of your child’s feet perfectly, and I will help you find it: fittingchildrensshoes@gmail.com 

Is there a particular Lelli Kelly shoe style that you have tried and that has worked well for your child’s feet? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so other parents can benefit from your experiences.


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2 Comments on The Best Lelli Kelly Shoes for Kids – Are They Good for Your Kids’ Feet?

  1. I want to get my child the colour crissima school shoe she’s just leaving a 12 had her feet messure today 22 July 20 should I get them in a 13 I normally get clarks lately not great shoe. She in a f. Fitting. What do you think.?

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