Velcro Kids’ Sneakers in Large Sizes – Finding Velcro Shoes for Kids with Big Feet!
Do you remember when you had trouble tying your shoelaces as a kid? Children (particularly boys), tend to have a hard time learning how to tie their shoelaces! Although this might sound like a minor issue, untied shoelaces can create several problems for your kids’ feet and legs. If you are having a hard time finding a pair of velcro kids’ sneakers in large sizes, I will help you find them!
Allowing children to walk around with untied shoelaces can make them less stable, leading to falls and injuries in addition to other problems like making them late for school or other activities.
If your kids are not ready to learn how to tie their shoes, you can provide them with a pair of velcro sneakers as an alternative to sneakers with shoelaces. This sounds like the perfect solution to avoid having to deal with shoelaces becoming untied all the time.
However, difficulties with shoelaces become a bigger issue when your child gets older and their feet become too big for velcro sneakers. You will soon realize that the largest selection of kids’ sneakers with velcro is available up to a shoe size 3 (equal to a European shoe size 34). If your child wears a shoe size 3 or larger then the selection of velcro sneakers gets extremely low to non-existent.
If you are in a rush, you can go directly to the selection of velcro kids’ sneakers in large sizes.
Most girls start learning how to tie their shoes by age 5 or 6, while boys take a little longer, normally learning how to tie their shoelaces at age 7 and up.
I have fitted several 10 to 12 years old boys who still didn’t know (or didn’t want to learn) how to tie their shoes. However, there is nothing wrong with this, as your child might not be ready to learn just yet.
The Advantages of Velcro Shoes
1️⃣ The first advantage is that you are allowing your child to become more independent.
Imagine a situation where you are running late for work or you are rushing to take your kids to school, then your child comes to you asking you to tie his shoelaces. With velcro shoes, you can help your child become more independent while carrying out your other responsibilities. Velcro shoes are easy and you will not have to step in to help.
2️⃣ The second advantage is that it allows kids with weak fine motor skills to adjust their shoes easily.
The Disadvantages of Velcro Shoes
I believe that the only disadvantage of velcro shoes is that they don’t provide as much stability as sneakers with shoelaces. Sneakers with shoelaces always provide better stability than velcro shoes, since the shoe hugs the child’s feet better. The tighter you make the shoelaces, the more stable your child will feel.
Please keep in mind that if your child happens to wear orthotics/insoles inside the shoes then I strongly recommend that you provide your child with a pair of shoes with shoelaces instead of velcro closure. Disclosure: Some links in this post may be affiliate links and we may receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) when you click our links and make purchases.
The Best Velcro Kids’ Sneakers in Large Sizes
Below you can find a selection of the best velcro kids’ sneakers in large sizes that can fit children with medium (M), wide (W), and extra wide (XW) feet.
Are Velcro Shoes for Kids Durable? – Choose Them Wisely!
Children should always outgrow their shoes before they destroy them. You might be thinking “yeah right”, as your child is always destroying their shoes before outgrowing them! If you find yourself replacing your kids’ shoes before your child outgrows them, you can find a selection of the most durable kids’ shoes in another article.
To help your kids’ velcro sneakers last longer, explain to your child how important it is to undo the velcro straps when they are putting their shoes on or taking them off!
Have you noticed that your kids’ sneakers wear out on the side of the shoe? Take a look at the picture below, does this image look familiar?
This has nothing to do with the shoes wearing out faster, it’s simply your child not undoing the velcro straps before taking the shoes off.
You will also prevent your child from stretching out the back of the shoes if they undo the velcro each time! Take a look at the picture below, do you notice how stretched out the heel of the shoe is? This is also due to your child not undoing the velcro straps of the shoes. The shoe on the left is how the heel counter of the shoe used to look and the shoe on the right is how stretched out the heel counter of the shoe got from the child not taking the shoes off properly.
Yet Another Alternative… Toggle Shoelaces!
Another alternative to velcro shoes is toggle shoelaces or lock laces. These are a great solution when your child is getting older and may begin feeling embarrassed about wearing velcro sneakers due to peer pressure at school.
Toggle shoelaces or lock laces are smart, durable and the best alternative to velcro shoes. Lock laces hug your kids’ feet and provide them the fullest support and stability when kids are playing or running around. Another interesting fact is that lock laces or toggle laces can be used with any shoes that come with shoelaces and they are easy to fit. You just have to follow these simple steps:
1️⃣ Remove the already present shoelaces that came with the shoes
2️⃣ Insert the new lock lace in place of the shoelace
3️⃣ Tighten and adjust the laces as desired with the help of the lock present in the lock lace
4️⃣ After you are satisfied with the fit of the shoe, cut the lace, leaving approximately 3 inches below the lock
5️⃣ Finally, you can clip the laces
I explain these instructions in more detail in a post I wrote about the best toggle shoelaces for kids. Since toggle shoelaces and lock laces come with these easy and simple steps without the complexity of shoelaces, they have become immensely popular not only with kids but with teenagers and adults as well.
The advantages of lock laces over ordinary shoelaces are that they are easy to deal with, provide stretch-fit comfort, locked-in safety and water resistance!
Are Any Other Shoe Choices Available?
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Do you have an older child who refuses or has a hard time learning how to tie their shoes? Have you found a particular velcro shoe style that is available for older kids? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so we can all benefit from them.