Have you been looking for a pair of wide summer sandals for your girl with wide or extra wide feet? Do you feel like every pair of sandals that you try for her fits too narrow and leaves marks on her feet?
The most common mistake I see parents make is to provide their kids with longer shoes in order to compensate for the width. I want you to remember one thing: It doesn’t matter how narrow or how wide your kids’ feet are, there is at least one shoe style out there that will fit the shape of your kids’ feet perfectly and I will HELP YOU find it.
I have helped hundreds of parents find their kids’ shoes online for the last three years, and while I always recommend parents to take their children to be properly fitted for shoes at their local kids’ shoe store, most kids’ shoe stores have been closing down and parents have to end up buying their kids’ shoes online.
I have been fitting children’s shoes and orthotics for ten years at a premier children’s shoe store specializing in proper fit for over forty years. We specialize in children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fitting as well. It’s important for us to carry top quality shoes that are available in different widths, since that’s the only way we can guarantee to FIT every single child.
Summer time is approaching us, and we must get ready to provide our kids with the correct type of summer shoes. We need a sandal that will provide good support and dry fast, but the most important feature is that it must FIT the shape of your kids’ feet perfectly.
Some of the features we want our kids’ summer sandals to provide are:
- Good traction: This will prevent your child from slipping and falling down when walking or running in wet surfaces.
- Good support: Your child will be running and playing in her sandals most of the day, so it’s important to properly support her feet and minimize the impact they take every time they become in contact with the ground.
- Padded Heels: This feature is important since this will cushion your kids’ ankles and prevent them from rubbing against the shoe.
- Dry Fast: New technology allows sandals and water shoes to dry much faster. This is important in order to keep your kids’ feet healthy and prevent them from developing foot issues such as blisters, calluses, or corns.
While it’s important to find a sandals that provide all of these features in order to keep your kids’ feet healthy, I want you to remember this: It doesn’t matter how many features a particular shoe style has to provide to your child, if they are not fitted properly (correct shoe length and correct shoe width), your child won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer. What’s even worse, you will end up creating all sort of foot issues to her feet.
If you are not 100% sure your child is wearing the correct shoe size, start by reading a post I wrote where I describe the most effective yet simple way to make sure your child is wearing the correct shoe size:
There are certain sandal brands that are more consistent when it comes to making shoes for children with wide or extra wide feet and I will describe them below so you can start getting familiar with them.
The Best Sandals Brands For Girls With Wide Feet!
I have fitted hundreds of girls with wide feet in summer sandals and I know that certain brands and certain shoe styles are pretty consistent when it comes to fitting a wide foot.
Some of the shoe brands that you want to start getting familiar are Jambu, Keen, Merrell and Stride Rite. These shoe brands are consistent and have sandal styles that will even fit a girl with extra wide feet.
The advantage of these type of shoe brands is that they also make shoes of great quality and excellent durability.
The idea is to provide your girl with a pair of sandals that will allow her to play all day without her feet or legs feeling tired. Even though the sandals I will describe below are supportive, I don’t recommend that your girl wears them for more than 6 hours a day. I strongly recommend you switch her back to her pair of everyday sneakers after that period of time, since sneakers always provide more support than any other type of footwear.
Now that you know what type of features a good supportive sandal must provide and how to make sure your child is wearing the correct shoe size, you are ready to take a look at a selection of the best wide sandals for girls.
The Best Wide Sandals For Girls – The Secret Revealed!
Have you been wasting a lot of time trying to find a pair of wide sandals for your girl? If you have been struggling summer after summer trying to find a pair of wide sandals for your child, I will provide you with a solution right now.
Below you can find a selection of the best wide summer sandals for girls in toddler sizes:
These sandals all fit “true to size” which means that you only need to go a half a size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.
Below you can find a selection of wide sandals for older girls:
The sandals in the first and second row all fit “true to size” which means that you only need to go 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 remember that while these are some of the most supportive summer sandals for girls, they are not meant to be worn all day.
Now that you know which are the best summer sandals for girls with wide feet you are ready to make the most informative decision.
Wide And Extra Wide Shoes For Kids – They Do Exist!
At the beginning of the article I explained to you how it doesn’t matter what type of shoes you are looking for your child with wide or extra wide feet, there is at least one particular shoe style available for their feet and I said I will help you find it.
Did you know that sports shoes for children with wide or extra wide feet exist? If your child is into playing soccer, baseball, football or basketball and has wide or extra wide feet, there are shoes that will fit the shape of his or her feet perfectly.
I have written posts that describe the best sports shoes for children with wide or extra wide feet and you can find them here:
If you have a child with wide or extra wide feet that is into sports and you didn’t know that cleats in wide and extra wide widths existed, please help me spread the word and help those families who are not aware of this.
Before you leave, did you know that Keen sandals are available in men’s and women’s sizes? At the children’s shoe store that I work for I use to fit the moms’ and dad’s in these type of summer shoes. Since we have a lot of teenage boys in men’s sizes we have to carry Keen sandals all the way up to a size men’s 11.
Did you know that if you wear women’s shoe size 8 ½ or smaller you can get the kids’ version of the shoe and end up saving a lot of money? The main reason for this is that you will pay for the kids’ price instead of the adult one. I explain in more detail how this shoe size conversion works in a post I wrote called:
Wide Sandals For Mom And Dad? – Spread The Word!
If you have wide or extra wide feet too or have been looking for a pair of supportive, durable sandals you can find below a selection of the best wide summer sandals for men and women:
Do you have a children’s shoe store in your area that you TRUST? I get contacted by parents daily and they want to know whether these is a good children’s shoe store in their area, so if you do have one please let us know in the comments section below so all parents can benefit from your experience.