Are you having a hard time finding a pair of wide light up shoes for your child? Do you feel like you try several styles but you always end up empty handed?
If your child with wide or extra wide feet has been asking you for a pair of light up shoes and you haven’t been able to get them because you can’t seem to find a single style that works, I have good news for you: Light up shoes for children with wide and extra wide widths do EXIST, and I will help you find them.
I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now, and I know everything that relates to children’s shoes and the way they fit. This is a specialized shoe store that focuses on children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. I am familiar with which are the best kids’ shoe brands and the best shoe styles among those brands from actually having fitted the shoes myself.
For the last 3 years I have dedicated myself to helping parents find the perfect pair of shoes for their children online.
If you provide your children with wide feet with a pair of shoes that are too narrow, you might end up creating all sort of issues to their feet such as blisters, calluses, and corns.
Besides fitting the shape of your child’s wide feet perfectly, the light up shoes that you will provide for your child must be supportive, lightweight, flexible, and breathable.
I have noticed how many parents purchase their kids light up shoes from retail stores such as Payless, Target, or Walmart. Please STOP doing that, since I have seen how most shoe styles sold at those stores are made from low quality materials that might end up hurting your kids’ feet. Even if you are buying that pair of shoes as your child’s “spare pair” to wear it once in a while, it only takes a few wears for a foot issue to develop.
I have helped numerous children who came to the store wearing these types of shoes exhibiting foot and leg pain. Those type of shoes tend to be poorly made, provide little to non-existent support, and they tend to be heavy and bulky.
Besides having wide or extra wide feet, some children might also have a high instep. The instep is the top part of the feet and when it’s high; it makes it so much harder to find shoes that fit. Besides coming in wide widths the shoes also need to be deep, in order for your child’s feet to fit deeply inside the shoes.
Have you ever gone to a shoe store trying to find light up shoe in wide width for your child but the response from the sales associates was “we have light up shoes that fit wider than others”? This means that the store doesn’t carry light up shoes in wide or extra wide widths.
NEVER settle for shoes that “fit wider than others.” Light up shoes in wide and extra wide widths DO EXIST, and I will show you which ones they are below.
I will show you a selection of the best wide light up shoes for kids that will fit a child with wide or extra wide feet shortly. Let’s first take a look at what features these shoe styles will provide and how you can figure out you child’s foot size from home.
Light Up Shoes in Wide Widths – Keep Your Kids’ Feet Healthy ❤️
Even if you are thinking of providing your children with a pair of light up shoes as their spare pair, the shoes must still be supportive, lightweight, and flexible.
Besides providing all of those features, the shoes must also be the correct size, and by this I mean the correct shoe length and the correct shoe width.
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:
The shoes that I will describe below will also provide excellent support so that your child can wear them as his/her every day shoes. It is important to keep in mind that light up shoes tend to be heavier than regular shoes, but the styles below are actually lightweight and flexible. I describe the features of these light up shoes in more detail below.
Besides fitting the shape of your child’s wide feet perfectly, these light up shoes will provide these 4 important features:
- Support: This feature will attenuate the impact that your kids’ feet and legs take every time they come in contact with the ground, allowing your child to be able to wear these light up shoes for longer periods of time.
- Lightweight and Flexible: These two features will prevent your kid’s feet and legs from easily getting tired. Besides, depending on the age of your child, he/she might not have the strength to bend a harder sole.
- High-quality materials: The light up shoes I will describe below are all made out of high quality materials, which will keep your kids’ feet healthy and comfortable.
- Breathable: These light up shoe styles will all come with a breathable mesh to allow your kids’ feet to breathe and prevent the buildup of bacteria inside the shoes.
Now that you know what features these light up shoes will provide and how to figure out your child’s foot size from home, let’s take a look at a selection of the best wide light up shoes for kids.
The Best Wide Light Up Shoes for Kids – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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 styles will fit your child with wide or extra wide feet and a high instep as well.
There are several shoe brands that make light up shoes for children, but when it comes to light up shoes for children with wide feet or extra wide feet, Stride Rite is the only shoe brand that makes them.
Below you can find a selection of the best wide light up shoes for children:
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.
Please don’t put your kids light up shoes in the washing machine as you might end up running the lights.
Light Up Shoes – Are They Safe for Kids to Wear Them?
Some parents are skeptical of providing their children with light up shoes because they are worried that the shoes don’t provide enough support or might be too heavy for their kid’s feet.
It is true that certain light up shoes are heavier than regular sneakers, that’s why you must choose them carefully. There are also certain types of light up shoes that are made of plastic materials, and this can create several issues to your kids’ feet.
Your children will be super excited to get a pair of light up shoes, and they will start jumping and running to see the shoes light up. It’s important for the shoes to fit properly, be durable, and well-made to guarantee that your child will outgrow the shoes before they get destroyed.
All of the light up shoe styles that I recommend for your child can be worn as every day shoes and will keep your kids’ feet and legs healthy.
If your children happen to frequently complain about foot or leg pain, I recommend that you immediately switch them to a more substantial and supportive pair of shoes. There are other type of shoes that provide better arch and ankle support and will hopefully significantly reduce or fully eliminate the pain that your children are experiencing.
Have you found a particular pair of light up shoes that has worked well for your child with wide or extra wide feet? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so other parents can benefit from them!