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 boots that you try gaps too much around your child’s legs and allows for too much foot movement inside the boot?
Finding a pair of narrow snow boots can be a frustrating and time-consuming experience. There are no snow boots available in narrow widths, but there are certain snow boots that fit much narrow than others.
I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now. The store specializes in shoes for children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. From my experience fitting thousands of kids, I have become familiar with the best shoe brands and shoe styles for children with narrow feet.
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.
If your child has narrow feet, it’s really important that you provide your child with boots that are not too wide for their feet, otherwise you might end up creating several foot issues. 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.
I am always emphasizing to parents how it doesn’t matter how narrow or how wide their kids’ feet are, there is always at least one particular shoe style that will fit the shape of your kids’ feet perfectly, and I will help you find it.
Walking around in a pair of snow boots that is too wide can create a lot of discomfort to your child’s feet. Just because children don’t complain about their shoes doesn’t mean that the shoes are fitting the shape of their feet correctly.
You should always observe and pay close attention to the way your child is walking and running in order to determine how comfortable your child is wearing the 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.
Before I provide you with a selection of the best snow boots for kids with narrow feet, I want to show you what steps you can take in order to identify if your child has narrow feet or not.
Does Your Child Have Narrow Feet? – Let’s Find Out!
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:
✅ 1st Step:
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 visualization purposes. Do you notice how there is a lot of extra shoe material n the front f the shoe?
✅ 2nd Step
With your child’s shoes on, check the back of the shoes to see if there is a gap around your child’s heels. Do you notice how there is a lot of extra space around the heels?
These are the two most common signs of children who have narrow feet or that are wearing shoes that are too wide for their feet.
In addition to fitting the shape of your child’s narrow feet perfectly, the snow boots must provide certain additional features in order to keep your child’s feet healthy.
Let’s take a look at the 5 most important features that your child’s snow boots must provide.
Narrow Snow Boots For Kids – The 5 Most Important Features!
✅ Waterproof in order to keep your child’s feet dry.
✅ Insulated in order to keep your child’s feet warm.
✅ Lightweight in order to prevent your child’s feet and legs from easily getting tired.
✅ Good traction in order to reduce the likelihood of your child slipping and falling down.
✅ Adjustable closure to make it easy for your child to get the boot on and off. This feature will also ensure a snug fit and will prevent any snow from getting inside the boots.
The snow boots that I will describe shortly provide all of these features and are able to accommodate the shape of a child with narrow feet, which will guarantee to keep your child’s feet healthy during the winter season.
What Are The Most Popular Snow Boot Brands For Narrow Feet?
I want to clarify that just because a certain shoe brand is more suitable for children with a particular foot shape, that doesn’t mean that all of the shoe styles among that shoe brand will be able to accommodate the particular foot shape of the child.
For example, one of my favorite shoe brands for children with narrow feet is Naturino. If your child has narrow feet, you might already be familiar with this shoe brand. However, there are certain shoe styles among this brand that fit more narrow than others.
Naturino 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 Tundra. I have found 2 particular styles between this shoe brand that fit extremely narrow.
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.
I have put together a selection of the best snow boots for kids with narrow feet.
The Best Snow Boots For Kids With Narrow Feet ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I only review shoe styles that I have fitted before, since that is the only way for me to tell how supportive and durable the shoes are as well as how they fit.
All of these snow boots styles fit “short”, which means that you need to provide your child with 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 space 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 snow boots in order to allow for the correct amount of growing room and also because they are not available in half sizes. For instance, if your child measures a foot size 3 ½, you should get the snow boot size 4. If your child measures a foot size 4, then you should order the shoe size 5.
If you happen to need a pair of snow boots for your narrow feet, there is actually an article I wrote were I describe the best narrow snow boots for women. Go to the link below:
Winter Socks for Kids – Let’s Keep Your Kids’ Feet Warm!
I always explain to 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. Refresh your browser if you can’t see the recommendations.
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 findings in the comments section below so other parents can benefit from them.