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The Best Rain Boots For Wide Calves – They Do Exist!

Wide Rain Boots

Are you having a hard time finding a pair of rain boots for your kids’ wide feet or legs? Have you ever tried to put your child’s rain boot and they got stuck around his calves? No matter how much you push and push… the rain boot won’t move up any further! It is a frustrating experience, since you might be running late to take your kids’ to school and you find yourself wasting time trying to put their shoes on!

Stop wasting valuable time! There are certain rain boots that  will fit your kids’ wide feet and calves!I have been working at a children’s shoe store for over 6 years now, and I know which shoes fit wider than others!

If your children have wide or extra wide feet and you are not providing them with a certain type of footwear because their feet are too wide, YOU ARE DOING IT ALL WRONG! Shoe companies do make shoes in wider widths, so it doesn’t matter what type of footwear you are looking for your child, they do make it in wider widths!

Children feet come in all different shapes and sizes, they can be narrow, medium, wide, or extra wide! When children have extra wide feet, it makes it harder  to find footwear to fit his or her feet. However, I have fitted rain boots for children with the widest feet and calves, so you don’t have nothing to worry about!

Last weekend, a little girl come into the store wearing a pair of rain boots, and the mother told me that taking the boots on and off was a struggle every single time! The mom decided to keep the rain boots hoping that it would stretch out the more the child wore it, but this didn’t happen. I proceeded to remove the rain boots and it seemed like they were glued to the child’s leg!

Once we got them off, she had the biggest red marks around her calves. The boots were obviously too narrow for her feet, so I proceeded to show the mom a selection of rain boots that were going to fit her daughter’s wide calves and feet. I actually didn’t have a big selection, only two styles that were wide enough for her feet and legs.  However, all the mom cared for was finding the right pair of rain boots for her child!

Once we tried the boots the child had the biggest smile on her face, and the mom kept thanking me for finding her child a pair of rain boots that were wide enough!

In this post, I will describe which are the best kids’ rain boots for wide calves!

The Best Kids Rain Boots

Wide Rain Boots For Kids’? – They Do Exist!

I hate it when I hear parents say:

“My children can’t wear a certain type of footwear because their feet are too wide!” Please inform yourself before you decide not to provide your child with a pair of basic footwear. I have fitted extra wide feet in rain boots, sandals, sneakers, dress shoes, cleats… you name it!

And no… I don’t just fit them to make a sale! I don’t work on commission, and even if I did, I would never fit a child in a pair of shoes that didn’t fit his or her feet properly. All I am saying is, they make all sorts of shoes in different widths for our children, even for the widest feet out there, and parents must know which shoes come in wide and extra wide widths to make the most informative decision when it comes to fitting their kids’ feet!

Shoe companies make wide and extra wide shoes for children in the following categories!

  • Dress shoes
  • Soccer, basketball, and baseball cleats.
  • Sneakers
  • Sandals
  • Boots

While shoe companies don’t actually make rain boots in wider widths, there are certain rain boots styles that fit a whole lot wider than others. I have fitted them before, and I know exactly which styles they are!

Ladybug Raincoats Boots

What Are The Best Rain Boots For Kids’ With Wide Feet And Calves?

Rain boots that have grab handles on the sides are the best type since your child can easily pull the rain boots on himself! Remember that rain boots don’t come in half sizes, only whole sizes. I always like to fit rain boots a little bit bigger, since your child will not wear them as often, unless you live in an area that rains a lot!

Even though I don’t like fitting footwear on the longer side, I tend to make an exception when it comes to seasonal footwear. Always leave a little bit of extra growing room for your child for footwear that they won’t wear often, but don’t fit them too long since you might end up giving your child foot problems such as blisters, calluses, or corns! Also, if you leave too much space, the rain boot will end up falling out your kid’ feet!

I always advise parents to take their kids’ to their local shoe store, so they can have their shoes properly fitted. However, several parents have contacted me explaining to me how they don’t have a local shoe store in their area and they have no choice but to purchase their kids’ shoes online. I wrote a post where I describe the best place to buy your kids’ shoes online. You can find it here:

Kids Shoes On Amazon – Is Amazon The Best Place To Buy Your Kids’ Shoes?

Below you can find a selection of the best rain boots that will fit a child with wide calves and wide feet!

All of these shoe styles fit “true to size”, which means that you need a half a size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room. Keep in mind that rain boots (and seasonal footwear in general) don’t come in half sizes, so if your child is “in between” sizes, just rider the bigger size to allow for growing room.

Those are the best rain boots for children with wide or extra wide feet! Make sure you provide them with the correct shoe size! Here you can find a post I wrote where I describe exactly how to make sure your kid is wearing the correct shoe size:

How To Measure Kids Shoe Size From Home – In Less Than 30 Seconds!

The Secret Has Been Revealed! The Best Wide Rain Boots For Kids

Rain boots for children who have wide calves and wide feet do exist! Don’t let your child walk around in those rainy day in his sneakers just because you are not able to find a pair of rain boots that is wide enough for his feet! I provided you with the best selection of rain boots that will fit a child with wide calves and wide feet!

Now you can prevent their feet from getting cold and wet!

If you want to learn more about kids’ rain boots, such as the age you should start letting your child wear them, why they are important, and which styles of rain boots light up, you can read a post I wrote that answers all thee questions called:

Children Rain Boots – More Puddle-Jumping Please!

If there is a particular shoe style that you have been looking to fit your child in and you can’t seem to find it, do not hesitate to contact me and I will tell you where to find them!

Do you have a child with wide calves and feet? Do you have a hard time getting his or her rain boots on and off? Please share your experiences below so we can all benefit from them!


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10 Comments on The Best Rain Boots For Wide Calves – They Do Exist!

  1. Hey!

    I know this is for kids, but I am wondering if they come in adult sizes too?

    My daughter and I have the hardest time finding rain boots that don’t put pressure around our calves.Is there a link you can point me to? You state that you show us the best rain boots for wide calves but I don’t see the images.

    • Pitin,

      Make sure you have your ad blocker turned off to see the links to the images. Depending on your women shoe size, you might be able to order the kids’ version. Did you knot that if you wear a women shoe size 8 1/2 or less you can get the kids version? A women shoe size 8 1/2 translates to a children shoe size 7. There is a whole size and a half difference between them. I wrote a post about it that you will probably find interesting called: Women And Kids Shoe Size Conversion Chart – Save Big Buying Kids Shoes!

  2. Thanks for the informative info about the rain boots for those children with wide feet. My son has really wide feet, and he says all the shoes feel too tight! It is extremely frustrating when his sizes can’t be found and there is no choice but find longer shoes for him.

    I ordered one of the rain boots that you recommend and my child LOVES them! They go in so easily and he loves those handles, he always asks me to look when he puts them on himself!

  3. I am so HAPPY I came across your site since my daughter has been complaining that her shoes were tight even when they were a full size bigger than her needs !

    It took me a while to realize she probably meant tight as in width rather than the length so of course I felt just awful! I will order a pair of the rain boots you recommend!

    Your website is so helpful and it will help other mums and dads who struggle with good fitting shoes and complaining children!

  4. I am so glad I foudn your website! My son could use a new pair of rain boots since we live here in the lightning capital of the world here in Tampa last year it rained 27 days straight!!!

    I must have ruined 2 pairs of shoes in that muck ! He has the widest feet so I was never able to get him rain boots that fit before. Thank you so much for this information!!!

  5. How refreshing to read information pertaining to wide calves and wide feet! It’s difficult to find shoe sizes for this foot type. You have given such great advice here. I like your suggestion of getting boots with pull handles–it seems as though this kind of boot would be easy for little hands to manipulate.

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