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White High Top Baby Shoes – The Best Shoes For Kids With Foot Issues!

The Best Shoes For Babies Learning How To Walk

Have you always wondered what the best shoes are for a child who is just learning how to walk? Is your child having stability issues and falling down?Parents who understand the importance of well fitted shoes for their children are always trying to find the perfect pair of shoes for their little ones! This is not an easy thing to do because shoe companies offer hundreds of different shoe styles and some are better than others.

When babies are learning how to walk it is normal for them to fall occasionally. However, you want to look into other reasons of falling of your child keeps falling down even after learning how to walk. The first step is to check the shoes they are wearing. Shoes that are too small or too long  compromise your child’s stability and they create foot issues such as blisters, calluses, and corns!

Wearing the correct type of shoes in the correct shoe size will allow your child to run around comfortably and keep their feet healthy at the same time. I work for a specialized children’s shoe store, where we take care of children with foot problems. I handle approximately 200 hundred shoe fittings/try-ons per week.

Did you know that children who are flat footed and walk with their legs turned in can dramatically improve the way they walk by wearing the correct pair of shoes? No,  I am NOT talking about orthopedic shoes! Wearing the correct type of shoes will help your child walk and run straighter. It will also prevent your child from developing foot issues such as blisters, calluses, and corns!

Some children are born with flat feet because this condition is believed to be hereditary. A child who is flat footed will walk and run differently, and you may notice their feet and legs turning in every step.  The main issue with a child being flat footed is that it can lead to foot and leg pain, since the child puts pressure on parts of his feet and legs where he is not supposed to when he is walking abnormally. Also, flat feet, don’t have the arches to provide shock absorption every time his feet impact the ground!

I am here to help those parents whose children continue falling down after learning how to walk or are flat footed and need shoes with more support and structure. The classic white and brown high top are the most recommended shoes by pediatricians and physical therapists for children who have foot problems. Let me clarify, even if your children don’t have any foot problems, they can still wear this shoe.

This shoe style is a favorite for parents to buy for their kids! In this post, I will describe the best shoe style for children who have stability issues, flat feet, and have trouble keeping their feet and legs straight when they walks!

I have fitted and tested this shoe style on hundreds of children, and the difference it makes in the way children walk is amazing. You can see them walking and running differently the moment you try the shoes on.

Baby First Walking Shoes

The Best Shoe For Babies Learning How To Walk – Learn The Secret!

Why is this shoe style the most recommended not just by me but by most pediatricians and physical therapists? This shoe style provides several features that most toddler shoes DON’T. Besides helping your child feel more secure and stable every time they takes a step, the firm heel counter of the shoe allows for better lateral movement support and the structure of the shoe  prevents your toddler’s feet from collapsing and turning in.

Let’s take a look at the features this shoe style provides:

  • Ankle support for better lateral movement.
  • More stability since it comes with shoe laces.
  • A substantial sole that provides more support and prevents your kids’ feet from turning in.
  • Availability in medium, wide, and extra wide widths

If your child has extra wide feet and you always have had problems finding shoes that are wide enough, I can guarantee  that this shoe style will fit them. This is truly one of the best fittings shoe styles for children!

Below you can find a picture that describes where the heel counter of the shoe is (remember this is the part of the shoe that helps with your kids’ lateral movement)!

Shoes With Firm Heel Counter

Allow Your Child To Take His First Steps With Confidence – Stability!

Parents are always anxious about their kids’ first steps! Please remember that is always best to leave your child barefoot around the house when he is learning how to walk. This will allow for healthy foot development! However, shoes come into play when you take your child to the playground or the shopping mall, since we want their feet to be protected. When a child is learning how to walk, shoes serve as a means of warmth and protection!

I understand how important it is for parents to find the perfect pair of shoes for their child. And this doesn’t only involve buying the perfect shoe style, it also involves getting the correct shoe size! Your child won’t get any of the benefits the shoe has to offer if they are not wearing the correct shoe size. Before we can move on, you can read a post where I describe how to make sure your child is wearing the correct shoe size. You can find that post here:

How Can I Make Sure My Kids’ Shoes Fit? – Learn The Secret Here!

Take a look at the picture below that shows how the sole of this shoe looks like. Those grippers will allow your child to feel more stable when walking or running!

Stride Rite Shoes For Toddler

Supportive Or Flexible Shoes For My Toddler? – Get It Right!

If your child doesn’t have any foot issues, flexible shoes are most recommended ESPECIALLY when your child is learning how to walk. Their ankles and feet are strong enough and no extra support is needed. However, if your child is flat footed, has stability issues, or their legs and feet turn in while walking, then a more substantial shoe will be needed.

Just so you know, most children start taking their first steps between 11 to 14 months. HOWEVER, every child develops at his or her own pace, so don’t be surprised if they start walking as early as 8 months or as long as 17 months. Don’t get frustrated or push your child into doing something they are not ready for!

Now, there are a lot of opinions out there when it comes to deciding which type of shoes are best for children. I have read several articles by people who quote opinions by pediatricians and physical therapists debating whether supportive or flexible shoes are best for children.

I am not here to tell you one is better than the other because it all depends in each child’s individual foot anatomy. While pediatricians and physical therapists have an important say on the type of shoes a child might need, most haven’t fitted a single pair of shoes in their lives.

I know what works for children from my experience actually testing and fitting the shoes and observing how the child reacts to them. While I can’t tell you whether your child needs a more supportive or a flexible shoe, I can definitely provide you with  guidelines to clarify when a child needs more of a substantial shoe or when a child needs a more flexible type of shoe.

If your toddler is learning how to walk, more flexible shoes are most recommended. The toddler doesn’t have the power thrust to bend a harder sole, and walking in the shoes should imitate being barefoot to ensure healthy feet development.

When your child is already walking, they will need a more substantial shoe to provide more support when they are walking and running around.

Now, the shoe style I recommend  falls between two categories, and it’s great for children who have stability issues, flat feet, knocked-knees, low muscle tone, wide, or extra wide feet! This classic high top will improve your child’s stability and help them walk and run straighter! This shoe style is suited when your both when your child is learning how to walk and also when he is already walking!

The picture below shows the type of sole this shoe style has! Supportive enough to allow your child to walk straighter, but soft enough for your toddler to be able to bend it every time he takes a step!

Supportive Shoes For Toddlers

The Best Shoes For Kids With Low Muscle Tone! – Prevent Foot Pain!

Has your child been diagnosed with low-tone muscle? Don’t worry! This shoe style is also recommended for children with low muscle tone. The greatest thing about this shoe style is how it provides all the different features mentioned above, all in one shoe!

If your child’s gait doesn’t improve after wearing this shoe style, then you might have to consider providing him with a pair of orthotics.

I always recommend that parents take their kids to have their feet properly measured at a local children’s’ shoe store that they trust. However, several parents have contacted me askingwhere they can get their shoes online since they don’t have a such a shoe store in their area.

IF you don’t have a kids’ shoe store in your area, Amazon offers the best selection of kids shoes at the best prices by far. I explain this in more detail in this post:

Kids Shoes On Amazon – Is Amazon The Best Place To Buy Your Kids’ Shoes?

STOP and PREVENT your child from falling down and putting pressure on parts of his feet and legs where there shouldn’t be! Trust me when I tell you to try this shoes and see the difference for yourself!

The fact that they come in wide and extra wide widths is huge! The extra wide width will fit the widest kids’ feet out there. When I get a child with really wide feet, I always tend to end up fitting them in this shoe style!

Start taking care of your kids’ feet! Below you can find the shoe style that I have described in this post in an assortment of colors! I also show you a pair of seamless socks for kids’, which they love, especially children who always feel every bump and lump in theirsocks. Read this post where I describe the best socks for children:

The Importance Of Wearing Socks – Grippers Or No Grippers?


All of these shoe styles fit “true to size”,which means that you need a half a size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.

Have you tried this shoe style for your child before? Have you found a particular shoe style that has worked better for your child? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so we can all benefit from them!

STOP BUYING THE WRONG PAIR OF SHOES FOR YOUR CHILDREN.LET’S 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 kid’s feet and get my guide for free: 10 Mistakes Parents Must Avoid When Buying Shoes for their Kids.

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10 Comments on White High Top Baby Shoes – The Best Shoes For Kids With Foot Issues!

  1. I love the way these shoes look! They can be worn for dress up occasions and I like that they provide good support and good lateral stability! My child has stability issues and keeps falling down. I ordered a pair of these shoes for him to see how they work out.

    • Hello Rubi,

      This is one of the best shoes for children with stability issues! Make sure you tie them properly in order for your child to get all the benefits the shoe has to offer. You will notice an immediate change in the way he walks and runs, since your child will feel so much more stable and confident!

  2. I have a son who is almost 1 years old and a daughter who is 3 years old.Do these shoes come in wide or extra wide widths? I want to get them each a pair but they both have very wide feet and they can’t fit in most shoes. Please advise.

    • Hello,

      Please read the post carefully. It explains how the shoe comes in wide and extra wide widths, and that is one of the many features the shoes has to offer.

  3. Hi Pablo,

    Great article, I’ve found it super interesting!
    When my children were babies, I’ve let them walk barefoot most of the time as I thought it was the best for their feet. They were wearing shoes only occasionally when we were going in town or somewhere where shoes were a must to be worn.
    Today, my daughter has problems with her feet, and the sad thing is that the orthopedic says that there is nothing to any more about it. However, it is imperative to choose the right shoes for our precious little babies:).
    My sister gave birth a few months ago, and I will share this great article with her, I am sure she will love it!
    Thank you for this excellent post!

    • Hello Danielle,

      When a child is learning how to walk it’s always best to allow them to walk barefoot, and we only put shoes on them when we take them to the shopping mall or the playground. The shoes must be very lightweight and flexible, since the child doesn’t have the strength to bend a shoe with a harder sole.

      I do agree that is very important to choose the correct type of shoes to keep our kids feet and legs healthy!

  4. Hello Juan Pablo. Congratulations on a good website. I enjoyed it and the page that I am commenting on is filled with good things. I mean, there can not be a stone that you have not turned over.

    So many ideas are covered here like the fact that toddlers taking there first steps should walk in bare feet for a while to build up strength. Also, you point out that parents are always pushing our kids to walk early and I think part of this is that we parents are kind of embarrassed when the child doesn’t just “take off”. But you point out that it is in the child’s own DNA (my thought) to walk when they want too and not to push them. Good point.

    I like the personal stories you shared with Jonas and his family in the mall. That is a cool story and good for you as you must be a friendly person. Also the point of wearing the proper socks and the point about “instep” and the point that kids feet are more apt to get wider faster than longer….who would of thought it.

    Duane.

    • I am glad you enjoyed reading my website and this post in particular. I believe that shoes play a key role in keeping our kids feet and legs healthy, and something so simple such as providing our kids with the correct shoe size and the correct shoe style, will prevent them from getting injuried and developing several foot problems.

      And yes, when babies are learning how to walk, barefoot is always best!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Hell Juan Pablo,

    First, let me thank you for making a site dedicated to shoes for children.I ordered two pairs of the white high top shoe for both my daughters and their stability has improved significantly. Thank you again for the much needed and valuable information! I will be coming back next time they are ready for new shoes.

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