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Top 5 Shoes for Toddlers with Extra Wide Feet Reviewed – Supportive, Lightweight, Flexible, and Affordable!

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Are you having a hard time finding a pair of shoes for your toddler with extra wide feet and high instep? Do you feel like you try a whole bunch of different shoes but you always end up empty handed?

If you always have a hard time getting your toddler shoes on and notice indentations and red marks on the top part of your toddlers’ feet, then it’s highly likely that your toddler has extra wide feet. The good news is that I will show you the 5 widest shoe styles for toddlers that I have fitted before.

Did you know that most toddlers have wide or extra wide feet? Most parents come to the store complaining about how their kids’ shoes won’t even go on their feet.

If the shoes that you buy for your toddler are too narrow, you might end up creating several issues to your toddler’s feet such as blisters, calluses, and corns. What’s even worse, you might also compromise your toddler’s stability and make your toddler more prone to falling down.

The most common mistake that I see parents make is to assume that once they provide their toddlers with a pair of shoes that are labeled as extra wide (XW), those shoes will automatically fit the shape of their toddler’s extra wide feet.

What Makes the Shoes I Recommend Effective for Extra Wide Feet?

There are actually 2 other key features that the shoes I recommend provide that makes them the best choice for toddler’s with extra wide feet and high insteps:

✅ Extra Depth: This feature allows your toddler’s feet to fit deeply inside the shoes and prevents the top part of your toddler’s feet from rubbing against the top part of the shoes. Shoes that provide extra depth also prevent toddlers from getting blisters on their toes, by preventing the top part of your toddler’s toes from rubbing against the top front part of the shoes. Let me show you the difference between a shoe that provides extra depth and one that doesn’t:

shoes-with-extra-depth

✅ Rounder Toe-Boxes: Shoes with round toe-boxes help prevent your toddler’s toes from rubbing against the side of the shoes or overlapping one another. Let me show you the difference between a pair of shoes that provides a rounder toe-box versus one that doesn’t:

sneakers-with-round-toe-box

I know which shoe are deeper and have rounder toe-boxes than others from actually having fitted those shoes myself.

I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now 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 are the best shoe brands for children with extra wide feet and which shoe styles are better than others amongst those brands.

I will provide you with a selection of the top 5 shoes for toddlers with extra wide feet shortly, but first I want to show you what features these shoe styles provide and how you can figure out your toddler’s exact foot size from home.

The Best Toddler Shoes

Extra Wide Shoes for Toddlers – The 5 Most Important Features!

In addition to providing extra depth and a rounder toe-box, these are the 5 most important features that the shoes I describe below provide:

✅ Support: The shoes that you provide for your toddler must be lightweight and flexible, but at the same time supportive in order to minimize the impact their feet receive every time they become in contact with the ground.

✅ Semi-Firm Heel Counter: This is important in order to provide your toddler with good ankle and heel support. This is especially important for toddlers as most of the time they are performing lateral movements.

✅ Lightweight/Flexible:The shoes must be lightweight in order for your child’s feet and legs to not become tired easily.

✅ Traction: This is also really important as we don’t want your toddler slipping and falling, especially when walking around slippery surfaces.

✅ Breathable: In order to prevent the build of bacteria and prevent foot odor, the shoes must be breathable.

Without further due, let’s take a look at the top 5 shoes for toddlers with extra wide feet.

Please pay close attention to the third row of the description of the shoe called “Who is this shoe style for”, as that will let you know if the shoe is suitable for your toddler who is learning how to walk or for your toddler who is already walking.

Just give you a heads up, the first 3 options are for toddlers who are still learning how to walk.

The Best Extra Wide Shoes for Toddlers ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

All of the shoes below are available in medium (M), wide (W), and extra wide (XW).

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. Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.

Take a look in the description of each shoe to check whether that shoe is appropriate for a toddler who is still learning how to walk or a toddler who is already walking.

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Shoe Style Name: Stride Rite Soft Motion Kellen Sneaker
What type of foot does this shoe style fit: Medium – Wide – Extra Wide
Who is this shoe style for: Toddler who is learning how to walk.
Removable Insole: No
Accommodates Orthotics: No
How does the shoe style fit: True to size
Cheapest place to buy from: Amazon

M - W - XWM – W – XWM - W - XW

In order to allow for growing room, I highly recommend that parents order this shoe style a half a size larger than the size their children’s feet measure. This translates to 0.3 inches or 0.7 centimeters of space between your child’s longest toe and the end of the shoes.

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Shoe Style Name: Stride Rite Soft Motion Bambi Sneaker
What type of foot does this shoe style fit: Medium – Wide -Extra Wide
Who is this shoe style for: Toddler who is learning how to walk.
Removable Insole: No
Accommodates Orthotics: No
How does the shoe style fit: True to size

Cheapest place to buy from: Amazon

M - W - XWM – W – XWM - W - XW

In order to allow for growing room, I highly recommend that parents order this shoe style a half a size larger than the size their children’s feet measure. This translates to 0.3 inches or 0.7 centimeters of space between your child’s longest toe and the end of the shoes.

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Shoe Style Name: Stride Rite SRTech Elliot Bootie (Infant/Toddler)
What type of foot does this shoe style fit: Medium – Wide, – Extra Wide
Who is this shoe style for: Toddler who is already walking.
Removable Insole: Yes

Accommodates Orthotics: Yes
How does the shoe style fit: True to size
Cheapest place to buy from: Amazon

M - W - XWM – W – XWM - W - XW

In order to allow for growing room, I highly recommend that parents order this shoe style a half a size larger than the size their children’s feet measure. This translates to 0.3 inches or 0.7 centimeters of space between your child’s longest toe and the end of the shoes.

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Shoe Style Name: Saucony Kids’ Baby Ride 10 Sneaker
What type of foot does this shoe style fit: Medium – Wide -Extra Wide
Who is this shoe style for: Toddler who is  already walking.
Removable Insole: Yes

Accommodates Orthotics: Yes 
How does the shoe style fit: Short
Cheapest place to buy from: Amazon

M - WM – WM - WM - WM – WM - W

In order to allow for growing room, I highly recommend that parents order this shoe style a whole size larger than the size their children’s feet measure. This translates to 0.6 inches or 1 centimeter of space between your child’s longest toe and the end of the shoes.

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Shoe Style Name: New Balance Kids’ 860V6
What type of foot does this shoe style fit: Medium – Wide – Extra Wide
Who is this shoe style for: Toddler who is already walking.
Removable Insole: Yes

Accommodates Orthotics: Yes
How does the shoe style fit: True to size

M - W -XWM – W -XWM - W -XWM - W - XWM – W – XWM - W - XW

In order to allow for growing room, I highly recommend that parents order this shoe style a half a size larger than the size their children’s feet measure. This translates to 0.3 inches or 0.7 centimeters of space between your child’s longest toe and the end of the shoes.

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These are the 5 most versatile shoe styles for toddlers who are either learning how to walk or that already walking. They are the deepest shoes that I have fitted before that also come with a very round toe-box. These shoes are also capable of fitting a toddler with a high instep.

Are you 100% Sure of Your Toddlers’ Foot Size? – Let’s Find Out!

I always recommend parents to take their toddlers to a local fitting children’s shoe store, the issue is that most local children’s shoe store have been closing down, and we are left with big retailers such as Nordstrom’s or Payless, which don’t do a good job fitting children’s shoes.

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. Go to the link below:

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

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 I created that describes the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s foot size from home. Go to the link below:

How to Measure Your Kids Foot – 2 Simple Steps to Determine Foot Length and Foot Width

These are the 5 most versatile shoe styles for toddlers who are either learning how to walk or that already walking. They are the deepest shoes that I have fitted before that also come with a very round toe-box. These shoes are also capable of fitting a toddler with a high instep.

Please do nor hesitate to contact me if you are having a hard time findings any other types of shoes for your toddler’s extra wide feet, such as sandals, boots, dress shoes, or sport shoes. It’s highly likely that I have fitted those shoes before and I will help you find them. You can contact me at: fittingchildrensshoes@gmail.com

Have you tried any of these shoe styles before? Is there a particular shoe style that you can recommend for a toddler with extra wide feet? Please share your findings below so other parents can benefit from your experiences.

STOP BUYING THE WRONG PAIR OF SHOES FOR YOUR CHILDREN.LETS START TAKING CARE OF THEIR FEET!

I created this webpage to help parents understand the importance that shoes have in healthy foot development and how they can prevent foot problems in the future.Join the rest of the parents who are taking care of their kids feet and get my guide for free: 10 Mistakes Parents Must Avoid When Buying Shoes for their Kids.

 

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