Have you been looking for a pair of comfortable, durable, supportive, lightweight and flexible shoes for your child? Tsukihoshi is one of my favorites children’s shoe brands since they manufacture some the most comfortable children’s shoes that are also machine washable and come with an antibacterial insole.
Tsukihoshi differentiates itself from other traditional shoe brands such a New Balance, Saucony, and Stride Rite in the sense that their shoes are extremely soft and well-padded, which will make your children feel extremely comfortable.
Tsukihoshi has perfected its line of children’s shoes by working closely with orthopedic specialists and their main focus is the health, protection and comfort of kids’ feet.
There are two important features that Tsukihoshi shoes provide and most other shoe companies don’t, and I believe they are the main reasons of why their shoes are so comfortable and accommodate so many different foot shapes:
✅ Extra Depth:This feature will allow your kids’ feet to fit deeply inside the shoes, preventing the top part of your child’s feet (instep), from rubbing against the top part of the shoes. This feature will also prevent the top part of your kids’ toes from rubbing against the top front part of the shoes, and this is important since this is how most children get blisters on their toes.
✅ Round Toe-Box: This feature will prevent your kids’ toes from overlapping against each other or rubbing against the side of the shoes. Kids love to be able to spread their toes comfortably.
I have been fitting children’s shoes and orthotics for the last 10 years at a premier children’s shoe store specializing in children with foot and leg problems, and also providing regular shoe fittings.
We carry some of the most supportive children’s shoes and orthotics, and I am familiar with which shoe brands and which shoe styles among those brands are better than others.
Tsukihoshi is a Japanese children’s shoe brand that manufacturers kids’ sneakers, sandals, and boots.
Please keep in mind that this shoe brand will fit children with medium, wide, and extra wide feet, but it won’t fit children with narrow feet.
Most parents that have children with wide or extra wide feet always have to buy shoes for their kids’ from the same shoe brands such as New Balance, Saucony, or Stride Rite. While these 3 shoe companies manufacture some of the best shoes for children, none of them compare to the comfort that Tsukihoshi shoes provide. I have fitted most of their styles, and they are my to-go shoes for children who have sensory issues and need shoes that feel extra soft but offer good support at the same time.
Not all Tsukihoshi shoe styles provide the same amount of support and comfort, and as with every other shoe brand, there are certain styles that are better than others. The good news is that I know exactly which shoe styles these are and I will help you find them.
Due to the fact that most Tsukihoshi shoe styles are supportive, deep and come with a removable insole, they can accommodate customized orthotics (only certain styles).
Before I provide you with a selection of the best Tsukihoshi kids’ shoes, I want to show you first what features these shoe styles will provide and how to figure out your child’s exact foot size from home.
Tsukihoshi Kids’ Shoes – The 5 Most Important Features!
Here are the 7 most important features that Tsukihoshi shoes will provide for your chid:
✅ Substantial Sole/Firm Heel Counter: This feature will minimize the impact that your kids’ feet and legs take every time they come in contact with the ground. The firm heel counter will support and protect your kids’ heels.
✅ Lightweight and Flexible: Tsukihoshi shoes are supportive, but they are lightweight and flexible at the same time, which helps promote natural movement.
✅ Comfortable: Most Tsukihoshi shoe styles are deep and come with a round toe-box. These features are really important because when toes have the appropriate space around them, they are allowed to instinctively grip the ground, providing your children with better balance. When toes are allowed to move freely, they contribute to a healthy arch development and they allow soft bones and cartilage to align naturally throughout their delicate growing process.
✅ Easy On & Off: Parents love how easy it is for children to put these shoes on by themselves and easily take them off. Most of their shoe styles tend to open up widely, which allows your children to easily slide their feet inside the shoes.
✅ Breathable/Antibacterial Removable Sole/Machine Washable: Tsukihoshi shoes are extremely breathable.If you are struggling with your child’s sweaty and smelly feet, these shoe styles will help reduce the sweat (since they come with an antibacterial insole) and you can always throw the shoes in the washing machine (this will kill any remaining bacteria). In fact, Tsukihoshi was actually one of the first shoe brands that introduced machine washable shoes.
✅ Durable:Tsukihoshi shoes are durable and it’s highly likely that your children will outgrow these shoes before they wear them out.
I am always explaining to parents how it doesn’t matter how many features a particular shoe style provides, if the shoes are not fitted properly, your child won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer.
Which brings me to this next question: Are you 100% sure that you know your child’s exact foot size?
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 in order to know what size to order.
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:
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 along with a video I created that describes the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s foot size from home:
Now that you know what features most Tsukihoshi shoe styles provide and how to figure out your child’s foot size from home, you are ready to take a look at the best Tsukihoshi kids’ shoes.
The Best Tsukihoshi Kids’ Shoes ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Please keep in mind that 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.
These shoes will keep your children’s feet and legs healthy by supporting them and providing great comfort. They also come in bright colors and your children will find them super fun to wear.
Here you can find a selection of the best Tsukihoshi kids’ shoes. Please refresh your browser if you are not able to see the recommendations below.
All of these shoe styles run “long”, which means that you need to get the same exact size that your child measures in the standard foot measuring scale (Brannock Device), in order to allow for growing room.
Tsukihoshi Sandals – Waterproof, Supportive, and Comfortable!
While this shoe company makes mostly every day shoes, they also have a good selection of summer sandals. These sandals will only fit a child with a medium, wide, or extra wide feet, but they won’t fit a child with narrow feet.
These sandals also come with a forefoot construction that allows your kids’ toes to spread naturally for superior balance and comfort. The sandals also provide great traction to reduce the chances of your child slipping and falling, especially when walking on wet surfaces. If the sandals happen to get smelly or too sandy, you can always throw them in the machine for an easy wash.
If you need to provide your child with a pair of summer sandals (remember only for children with medium, wide, or extra wide feet), you can find a selection of the best Tsukihoshi sandals here. Please refresh your browser if you can’t see the recommendations.
All of these sandal styles run “long”, which means that you need to get the same exact size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow room for growing room.
Now that you know which are the best Tsukihoshi kids’ shoes, you are ready to make a better and more informed decision.
If you can’t seem to find a particular shoe style to fit the shape of your child’s feet, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will help you find it.
Have you tried this shoe brand before? Is there a particular shoe style that has worked well for your child’s feet? Please share your findings below so other parents can benefit from them.