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Where Can I Find These Shoes? – I Help You Find Any Shoe


Editor’s Note: This post has been updated and revised for accuracy on April 2022 and reflects up-to-date information.

Are you struggling to find a particular shoe for your child? Have you been looking everywhere and you just can’t seem to find it? Are you starting to wonder if the type of shoe or shoe width that you are looking for even exists?

My Experience Fitting Children’s Shoes

Stop frustrating over it! I am familiar with all kids’ shoe brands and shoe styles since I have been working at a children’s shoe store for over 10 years now and I handle approximately 100 fittings and try on’s per week. We are a specialized children’s shoe store that helps children with foot problems and we provide regular shoe fitting as well. If there is a particular shoe style or shoe width that you are looking for, I will help you find it.


Did you know that shoe companies make shoes in medium (M), wide (W), and extra wide (XW) widths?

Below you can find some of the most common questions that parents just like you have asked me before, and keep in mind that all answers can be found on my website. However, I will be happy to answer them directly if you ask your questions under the comments section at the end of the post.

Let’s look at some of the most popular questions asked by parents just like you!

  • Where can I find a white patent or ivory shoe for a special occasion?
  • Do they make extra wide shoes for children?
  • Where can I find wide soccer cleats for my child?
  • How can I tell if my child is flat-footed?
  • When is the right time to put shoes on my baby?
  • How can I tell if my child needs different size shoes?
  • Is it appropriate to wear hand-me-down shoes?
  • Should I go for supportive shoes or minimalist shoes for my child?
  • Why do my children’s feet sweat so much?
  • Which are the best shoes for narrow feet?
  • How do I know the right length for my child’s shoelaces?
  • How do I know when a boot or shoe is waterproof?
  • How do I know if the shoes I purchase for my child are vegan?
  • Can Crocs harm my children’s feet?

While these are just a few examples, they are some of the most popular questions parents have asked me before. All of the questions above are answered on this webpage, all you have to do is on the homepage look for where I have the “search” option, and write down some of the keywords to your questions! The answer will pop up in front of your eyes!

Fitting Children’s Shoes – The Best Place to Find Kids’ Shoes for all Foot Shapes and Foot Problems

Frequently Asked Questions About Your Baby (9-15 months)

  • When is the best time to get my baby his or her first pair of shoes?
  • Do I need soft soles or hard soles for my baby shoes?
  • Why does my baby doesn’t want to walk in his shoes?
  • Should I use socks with grippers or no grippers for my baby?
  • Should I leave my child barefoot at home?

Frequently Asked Question About Your Toddler (2nd-3rd year)

  • Where  can I find shoes with double velcro straps?
  • Which Mary Jane shoes come in extra wide widths?
  • My child is having a hard time wearing socks. They seem to always bother him and make his feet itch. Are seamless socks better?
  • Are light-up shoes as supportive as everyday shoes?
  • Is it okay for my child to wear sandals all summer?

Frequently Asked Questions About Young Children (4th-13th year)

  • My child has narrow feet and I am having a hard time finding a pair of shoes to fit his or her foot. Which shoes come in narrow widths?
  • My child is between teen and adult sizes and I can’t seem to find the shoe size that I am looking for.
  • Do they make wide soccer cleats for children? What about baseball cleats in wide widths?
  • My child is experiencing foot and leg pain and my pediatrician told me that he will outgrow it. Should I let my child just deal with the pain?

Frequently Asked Questions About Older Children (13 and up)

  • My child is having leg and foot pain after playing a sport. Will a heel cup help reduce or eliminate the pain?
  • What type of shoe insert can I put in his cleats to reduce the leg pain when he plays soccer?
  • My son is between teenage and adult sizes.  Is size 7 a kids’ shoe size or a men’s shoe size?
  • My child’s shoelaces are too long. How can I figure out what length the shoe laces should be?
  • My child’s shoelaces are becoming untied all the time. Are there any other alternatives to shoelaces?

Frequently Asked Questions About Seasonal Footwear

  • Which sandals provide the best support?
  • The sandals I got for my child have a horrible smell. How do I get rid of the smell?
  • Which type of  sandals will fit a wide foot? What about sandals that will fit a narrow foot?
  • My child won’t wear flip flops because it bothers him between the toes. What are some alternatives to flip flops?
  • Which winter boots come in wide widths?
  • Which winter boots are lighter-weight?
  • Can I use a snow boot as a rain boot?

Are you having a hard time finding a children’s shoe store in your area? Please keep in mind that if you are looking for experienced shoe fitters, you won’t find them in stores such as Stride Rite, Nordstrom’s, or any other type of chain store. You should avoid taking your kids to these types of stores since they will end up wearing the wrong shoe size!

What is the point of taking your kids to have their feet measured if the salespeople who are measuring their feet don’t know what they are doing?

Do not hesitate to contact me directly to my e-mail if you are having trouble finding a specific pair of shoes for your child’s feet. My e-mail address is:


There is a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to children’s shoes. I know that everything that relates to your child is important to you and when it comes to their feet and legs you want to provide them with only the best.

Drop me a line with any questions you might have, and you will receive my answer within the next 24 hours! If you want to share a particular answer to any of the questions, please share them so everyone can benefit from them!


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12 Comments on Where Can I Find These Shoes? – I Help You Find Any Shoe

  1. When I was a kid, there was a Thom McAn downtown. That was where all kids got their shoes locally. Now there is nothing except JcPenney and a couple of small shoe stores that don’t know much except how to order them. I like your post. I think you have everything covered with all of the questions in this post.

    • Kevin,

      Independent shoe retailers have been disappearing but there are still a few stores that have experienced shoe fitters working for them. I am glad that you found the post informative!

  2. Juan! Where can I find shoes that fit an extra wide foot? My child has feet that look like frying pans and I am not able to find shoes for him. There are no shoe stores in my area, where can I find those shoes? Also, where can I buy them for less/ Thank you!

    • Here is a link to a list of shoes that come in extra wide:

      Best Shoes for Wide Feet

      All of those shoes that you see in that description will fit a wide and an extra wide foot. Amazon is the cheapest place to buy them. Let me know if you have any other questions!

  3. I always let my baby barefooted when she is at home. But I put her shoes on when we go outside. But she prefers tip-toeing when she wears shoes. It makes the shoes easily come off.

    One of the questions I will like to have answer is: What kind of shoes should my daughter wear. Her tip-toeing is hard to prevent.

  4. Nice site! One of the questions I will like to know the answer is “which sandals offer the best support and which is the cheapest place to buy them”. With summer coming up, I am looking to get my children some sandals that can get wet. I love how you answered questions about other parents below and how they are to the point.

  5. I like your site, there’s a wealth of information on here. I wish I had this available to me when I had my first of 4 kids lol! I can’t believe how much some of these shoes cost, especially the sports sneakers. Personally I have had heel problems so I know the importance of a proper fit. I will be spending some more time here for sure.

    • Scott,

      The good thing about purchasing children shoes is that you can find all different type of prices. A good pair of sneakers can make all the difference between experiencing heel pain, and having healthy, happy feet!

  6. My son is 3 and I’ve been told he has weak ankles. He trips himself when running or walking fast. It looks as if his left foot turns inward What leather shoe is best for him? He’s very active in school and at the park

    • Hello Lillie,

      The first thing we want is to find a shoe with a very firm heel counter, which is the back part of the shoe that provides ankle support. Take a look at the picture below for clarification:

      Shoe with Firm Heel Counter VS Shoe with Soft Heel Counter

      I know he is probably not ready to learn how to tie his shoes, but a pair of shoes with shoelaces will provide him with more support and more stability than velcro. In order to help you better please get back at me with his shoe size (length and width), and also please let me know if you will prefer velcro or shoelaces.

      Once you send me that information I can provide you with a selection of shoes that will help strengthen his ankles and help him walk and run straighter.

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