Is your child ready to start playing indoor soccer? When our kids decide to start playing a sport, we must provide them with the appropriate gear so they don’t have to be concerned about discomfort with their shoes and focus only on having fun! Most parents are thrilled to hear that their children want to be involved in a particular sport, since that means their kids are being active and spending time away from computer screens and TV.
Something as simple such as providing your child with the correct pair of indoor soccer shoes will play a huge role in determining whether your child wants to continue playing the sport. I have been working for a children’s shoe store for over 7 years now, and I have helped several kids who were ready to quit soccer because their shoes were feeling too tight and uncomfortable!
If your child has wide feet and you can’t seem to find indoor soccer shoes that fit the shape of his or her feet, you have come to the right place! A sport shoe that is too tight will create all sort of foot problems, especially because your kids are stressing their feet more when playing a sport that requires running at a competitive level.
If you want to prevent your kids from developing blisters, calluses, and corns, you must provide them with shoes that FIT!
Soccer shoes (indoor and outdoor), are made to fit the shape of the player’s foot to give more control when hitting the soccer ball. However, this means that the shape of the shoes tends to be narrower than your regular shoes.
At the specialized children’s shoe store that I work for, we help children with foot problems and provide regular fittings as well. I have helped hundreds of children who have come to the store complaining that their indoor soccer shoes feel too tight. When children are complaining about their feet hurting, I don’t let them walk out of the store until I find the perfect pair of shoes for them. I have been playing soccer my whole life, and I know that if you are not wearing the correct type of shoes, you won’t be able to perform at your best!
In this post, I will describe the best indoor soccer shoe for children with wide or extra wide feet!
Indoor Soccer Shoes For Kids In Wide – Do They Exist?
There is one particular indoor soccer shoe style that will fit a child with wide or extra wide feet. It is a shoe style that has been around for a long time called the Adidas Samba. The thing is, most parents are not aware that this shoe style fits wide width feet.
This particular shoe features a nice round toed-box, and a very deep end! The round toed-box takes pressure away from your kids’ pinky toe (small toe), and prevents your kids’ toes from overlapping with each other. The deep end of the shoes allow your kids’ feet to sit comfortably inside the shoes.
Take a look at the picture below that shows the toe-box of the Samba’s shoes!
The shoe also features a firm heel counter, which provides support to your kids’ ankles and helps with lateral movement! If you are not sure what the heel counter of the shoe is, take a look at the picture below for clarification!
And another awesome feature of this shoe is the excellent traction it provides!
One of the greatest features of this shoe style is that it can be worn as your kids’ everyday shoes as well! This is one of the most durable kids’ shoe styles out there, since it’s practically indestructible. The shoe style comes with a reinforced toed-box with suede on the front, guaranteeing that your child will outgrow their shoes before anything happens to them!
Some of the features of this shoe style include:
- Full grain leather upper
- Non-marking rubber outsole for excellent grip on all indoor surfaces (not just soccer).
- Firm heel counter
- Removable insole
Why Are The Adidas Sambas So Popular? – Fashion And Functional!
Besides the fact that these are one of the most fashionable shoes of all time, they are functional, too, since they are meant to be worn as everyday sneakers!
The shoe style comes with different shoe designs, but the original black with three white stripes is by far the most popular!
These shoes are have everything your children need to perform at their best level on the indoor soccer field and in their everyay activities! They are lightweight, flexible, have a very firm heel counter (for lateral movement), excellent traction, and they fit in the wider side.
Below you can find a selection of the best indoor soccer shoes that will fit a child with wide or extra wide feet! The first two choices are for your kids’ and the other two are for moms and dads with wide feet!
These shoe styles fit “short”,which means that you need to go a whole size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.
The first two options from the left (New Balance) are available in wide widths. The last two choices (Adidas) don’t come in wide widths but fit much wider than the rest of the indoor soccer shoes for children.
What To Do If The Samba Is Not Wide Enough For Your Kids’ Feet?
If this shoe style still feels too tight on your kids’ feet, then you need to stretch out the shoes since there areno other indoor soccer shoe wider than the Samba. You can use a shoe stretcher to help stretch the toe-box of the shoe, which will definitely make a difference in the way your kids’ shoes feel!
I actually wrote a post where I describe the best and most affordable shoe stretchers. You can find that post here:
In that post you will learn how to use shoe stretchers, a very useful tool to have at home, esspecially if your child has wide to extra wide feet!
Outdoor Soccer Shoes For Kids In Wide Feet – Do They Exist?
While this post described the best indoor soccer cleats for children with wide or extra wide feet, a number of parents have asked me whether outdoor soccer shoes for children with wide and extra wide width exist. I have excellent news for you, they DO EXIST!
There is a shoe company named ZEPHZ, which actually makes shoes that come in wide and extra wide widths! This is the only shoe company that makes shoes in wide and extra wide widths!
This shoe style is an actual life saver for those kids’ with wide and extra wide feet who like to play soccer.
Below you can find a selection of the best outdoor soccer shoes for children with wide and extra wide feet! The last choice is for dads who have wide feet and like to play soccer!
These soccer 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.
I actually own a pair of these soccer cleats myself! I used to develop blisters and calluses after every soccer game, which left me with foot pain for the whole week. These cleats are a must have for children with wide or extra wide feet!
Don’t forget how important it is to provide your child with the correct pair of soccer socks! They will act as a barrier between your kids’ feet and the cleats, and will reduce the constant pressure between your kids’ shoes and their feet! The right type of soccer socks will make a huge difference when it comes to protecting your kids’ feet on the field!
I wrote a post where I describe the best soccer socks for children, and you can find it here:
Does your child with wide or extra wide feet like playing soccer? Have you found a particular shoe style that works best for his or her feet? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so we can all benefit from them!