Are you having a hard time finding a pair of wide summer sandals for your girl with wide or extra wide feet? Do you feel like you try a whole different bunch of styles but you always end up empty handed?
Working parents! What sounds worse? Shopping for your summer sandals or shopping for summer sandals for your children with wide or extra wide feet?
The most common mistake I see parents make is to provide their kids with longer sandals in order to take the pressure away from the widest part of the feet. I want you to remember one thing: It doesn’t matter how narrow or wide your kids’ feet are, there is always at least one particular shoe style out there that will fit the shape of your kids’ feet perfectly, and I will HELP YOU find it.
There is a small selection of summer sandals styles for girls that come in wide widths.
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 children’s shoe brands and which shoe styles among those brands are better than others.
Summer time is approaching, and you must get ready to provide your girl with wide feet with the correct type of summer shoes. Besides fitting the shape of your girls’ wide feet perfectly, you will need a sandal that provides good support and dry fast.
Some of the features we want your kids’ summer sandals to provide are:
- Good traction: This feature will prevent your girl from slipping and falling down when walking or running on wet surfaces.
- Good support: Your girl 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 that her feet take every time they become in contact with the ground.
- Padded Heels: This feature is important since this will cushion your girls’ ankles and prevent them from rubbing against the sandal. Padded heels are extremely effective in preventing blisters.
- Dry Fast: New technology allows sandals and water shoes to dry much faster. This is important in order to keep your girls’ feet healthy and prevent them from developing foot issues such as blisters, calluses, or corns.
I want you to remember this: It doesn’t matter how many features a particular shoe style provides for your child, if the shoes 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 you know your child’s exact foot size, start by reading an article along with a video I created where I describe the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s foot size from home:
There are certain sandal brands that are more consistent when it comes to manufacturing shoes for children with wide or extra wide feet, and I will describe them below.
The Best Shoe Brands that Make Sandals for Girls with Wide Feet – ❤️☀️
I have fitted hundreds of girls with wide feet in summer sandals and I know that certain shoe brands and certain shoe styles are pretty consistent when it comes to fitting a wide or an extra wide foot.
Some of the best shoe brands that you want to start getting familiar are:
- See Kai Run
- Stride Rite
- Keen (only one style).
These shoe brands make certain sandal styles that will fit a girl with wide or 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 every day sneakers during the day.
Now that you know what type of features a good supportive sandal must provide and how to figure out your child’s foot size from home, you are ready to take a look at a selection of the best wide sandals for girls.
The Best Wide Sandals for Girls – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Please keep in mind that I only review shoe styles that I have fitted before, since that is the only way for me to tell how well-made the shoes are, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit.
If you feel like you have been wasting a lot of time trying to find a pair of wide sandals for your girl, you came to the right place.
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 standard foot measuring scale (Brannock Device), in order to allow for growing room.
Below you can find a selection of the best wide sandals for older girls (4 years old or older):
These sandals also 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.
Dress Sandals for Kids with Wide Feet – Stylish and Comfortable!
Finding a dress sandal for a child with wide or extra wide can also be a frustrating and time-consuming experience if you don’t know what particular shoe styles to look for.
There are a lot of different dress sandals available for girls, but not all styles will be suitable for your girls with wide or extra wide feet. Besides, some of them are going to provide certain features that will make them a better choice, such as being more supportive, lightweight, flexible, waterproof, durable, and comfortable than others.
The good news is that I already created an article that describes the best dress sandals for children with wide or extra wide feet. Go to the link below:
Wide Sandals for Mom And Dad? – Save Time and Money!
At the children’s shoe store that I work for several parents decide to get shoes for themselves (if we have them in their sizes). Since we have a lot of teenage girls and boys that wear adult sizes we need to carry shoes that go as big as a men’s shoe size 11.
I have fitted several mom’s and dad’s that needed a pair of sandals to accommodate the shape of their wide feet. Some of the moms were actually really lucky since most of them were able to fit in the kids’ version of the sandals.
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? You will be paying for the kids’ version of the shoes which means at least half of the price of the adult version. I explain how this shoe size conversion works in more detail in another article. Go to the link below:
Before you leave I wanted to let you know that I actually wrote an article that describes the best women’s sandals for wide or extra wide feet. If you always have a hard time finding summer sandals to fit the shape of your wide or extra wide feet and you been looking for a comfortable, lightweight, supportive summer sandal, I describe them in a post called:
Remember that wearing sandals that are too narrow can lead to several foot issues including blisters, calluses, and corns.
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 there is a good fitting children’s shoe store in their area, so if you do have one please let us know in the comments section below so other parents can benefit from your experiences.