Have you been looking for a pair of snow boots for your child with narrow feet? Do you feel like every single pair of snow boot style that you provide for your child feels too wide for his or her feet?
I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store fitting shoes and orthotics for the last ten years, where we specialize in children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. Throughout the years, I have become familiar with the best shoe brands and styles for children with NARROW, medium, wide, and extra wide feet.
Even though snow boots in narrow widths for children DO NOT exist (shoe companies simply don’t make them), I have fitted certain snow boot styles for children with narrow feet that FIT much narrower than others.
I know these snow boot styles will fit your child with narrow feet because I have fitted these snow boots styles for children who had the narrowest feet, and they fitted the shape of their feet perfectly
Why is it so important to find a snow boot that fits the shape of your child’s narrow feet perfectly?
A snow boot that is too wide means that your child’s feet will move too much inside the boot, and this constant friction between your child’s feet and the boots will lead to blisters, calluses, and corns.
If the snow boots are too wide this will also compromise your child’s stability, specially when walking on wet, slippery surfaces.
Even though your child will be wearing the snow boots for a very short period of time and once in a while, it’s important that they are fitted properly.
There is one particular thing I learned from fitting children’s shoes through all these years, and I want you to remember this: It doesn’t matter how narrow or how wide your kids’ feet are, I have always found at least ONE particular shoe style that will FIT the shape of your kids’ feet perfectly, and I will HELP YOU find it.
Parents with children with narrow feet always have a hard time finding shoes that properly fit, since shoe companies are not making children’s shoes in narrow widths and I believe that the main reason for this is the lack of demand. However, I have fitted hundreds of children with narrow feet, and in most cases, parents were not aware that their children had narrow feet.
Why do most parents fail to notice that their kids have narrow feet?
I think it is because as long as the children don’t complain about the shoes, parents believe that the shoes are fitting them correctly. As a parent you should pay close attention to the way your children are walking and running in order to determine how comfortable they are with their shoes.
Just simply observe the way they move, run and play. If you notice that they are walking or running funny it might be a sign that they are uncomfortable with the shoes that they are wearing.
Finding a pair of shoes for your child with narrow feet can be really time consuming and frustrating if you don’t know which shoe styles to look for. That is the main reason why in this article I will provide you with a selection of the best snow boots for kids with narrow feet.
Before I provide you with a selection of the best narrow boots for children, let’s take a look at some steps you can take in order to identify whether your child has narrow feet or not:
Put your child’s shoes on and slide your finger in the front of the shoe to see if there is extra shoe material. Take a look at the picture below for clarification:
With your child’s shoes on, check the back of the shoes to see if there is a gap around your child’s heels.
These are the two most common signs that your child has narrow feet.
There is another way that you can use to check if your child has narrow feet, but it requires that you use the standard foot measuring tool (Brannock device). In this method you can use the measuring device to measure your child’s shoe width, and I actually created an article where I describe the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s foot size from home:
Let’s take a look at what features a good pair of snow boots must provide in order to keep your child’s feet healthy.
The Best Narrow Snow Boots For Kids – The Features!
Besides fitting the shape of your child’s narrow feet, the snow boots that you provide for your child must provide the following features:
- The snow boot must be waterproof (this feature will keep your child’s feet dry).
- The snow boot must be insulated (this feature will keep your child’s feet warm).
- The snow boot must be lightweight (this feature will prevent your child’s feet and legs from getting tired).
- The snow boot must provide good traction (this feature will prevent your child from slipping and falling down).
If we find a snow boot that provides all of these features and that fits your child with narrow feet, then your child will be good to go!
What Are The Most Popular Snow Boot Brands For Narrow Feet?
Have you heard of the shoe brand Naturino? This is one of the snow boot brands that you might want to start getting familiar with, since this brand is one of the best fitting brands for children with narrow feet.
The boots that Naturino makes are all waterproof and some of the styles come with an adjustable bungee-cord closure which will make it really easy for your child to get the boot on and off.
The great thing about these boots is that they are lightweight and flexible, meaning that your child can not only use them for the snow, but also for hiking or even just rainy days.
This means that even if it doesn’t happen to snow this season, your child will be still able to wear the boots.
Another snow boot brand you might want to start getting familiar with is called Primigi.
These boots are also very versatile since they can also be used as snow boots/rain boots. They are lightweight, flexible, and provide great traction! They come temperature rated to -30 Fahrenheit and with an anti-microbial insole that provides odor protection to keep your children’s feet feeling fresh.
Now that you know which are the best snow boots brands for children with narrow feet, let’s take a look at which are the best snow boots styles for children with narrow feet among these brands.
The Best Snow Boots For Kids With Narrow Feet
Here you can find a selection of the best snow boots for kids with narrow feet:
Please keep in mind that even though some of these boots might be described simply as “Boots” and not as “Snow Boots”, they are all waterproof and insulated, meaning that your child can wear them in the snow.
This first selection displays the best snow boots for toddlers with narrow feet:
Please keep in mind that all of these boot styles fit “SHORT”, which means that you need to go a “WHOLE SIZE LONGER” of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale (Brannock device) in order to allow for growing room. That room will also prevent your child’s toes from rubbing against the front or the sides of the boots.
You should always round up when purchasing seasonal footwear (in this case snow boots). For instance, if your child shoe measures a size 3 ½, you should get a size 4, or if your child shoe measures a size 4, you should get a size 5.
This second selection displays the best snow boots for older kids with narrow feet:
These boot styles also fit “SHORT”, which means that you need to go a “WHOLE SIZE LONGER” of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.
Let’s Not Forget About The Socks!
I always explain parents how socks play a key role in keeping their kids’ feet healthy, since they act as a barrier between their feet and the shoes. The correct type of socks will prevent the formation of bacteria inside your kids’ boots and will also prevent your kids’ feet and shoes from getting smelly.
Since snow boots don’t breathe as well as sneakers, it’s important to provide your child with a pair of socks that will allow your child’s feet to breathe. The socks should be the same length of the snow boot, that way the boot won’t rub against your child’s ankles and create blisters.
There are certain socks that will provide more warmth and cushioning for those really cold days. These are the best socks for the winter season since they are made of merino wool, an ultra-soft, naturally anti-microbial, breathable material.
If your child needs a pair of socks to go with the snow boots, here you can find a selection of the best socks for winter boots that I have fitted before:
Have you tried any of the boot styles that I recommend in this article? Is there a particular boot brand or boot style that you recommend for children with narrow feet? Please share your experiences below so we can all benefit from them!