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Wide Shoes for Kids – The Best Shoes for Children with Wide or Extra Wide Feet Reviewed

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When I write a review about a particular shoe style is because I have fitted that particular shoe style before, as 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.

I have been fitting children’s shoes and orthotics for the last 10 years, working for a specialized children’s shoe store that focuses in children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. Over the years I became familiar with the best shoe brands for kids with wide feet.

These are some example of children with wide feet who I helped find the perfect pair of shoes:

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The shoes I recommend are not only available in different widths such as wide (W) and extra wide (XW), they are also the deepest shoes that I have fitted before. The depth of the shoe plays a key role in keeping a child with wide or extra wide feet healthy, as it allows the feet to fit deeply inside the shoes and prevents the top part of the foot (instep) from rubbing against the top of the shoes.

Do you know what the instep of the foot is? The instep is the top part of the foot and when it’s high it makes it a lot more complicated to find shoes that fit, as there is a lot of extra foot volume to be fitted inside of the shoes.

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Another important feature that the shoes must provide is a rounder toe-box. This feature is going to prevent your child’s toes from overlapping each other or rubbing against the side of the shoes.

What Makes the Shoes I Recommend Effective for Wide Feet?

✅ Extra Depth: This feature allows the child’s feet to fit deeply inside the shoes and prevents the top part of the feet from rubbing against the top part of the shoes. Shoes that provide extra depth also prevent children from getting blisters on their toes, by preventing the top part of their toes from rubbing against the top front part of the shoes. Let me show you the difference between a show that provides extra depth and one that doesn’t:

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✅ Rounder Toe-Boxes: Shoes with round toe-boxes help prevent your child’s toes from rubbing against the side of the shoes or overlapping one another. Let me show you the difference between a pair of shoes that provides a rounder toe-box versus one that doesn’t:

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By the way, if you need help figuring out your child’s exact foot size, please take a look at an article I wrote where I describe the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s exact foot size from home. You won’t be able to order the correct shoe size if you don’t know what your child’s foot size is to begin with:

How to Measure Your Kids Foot – 2 Simple Steps to Determine Foot Length and Foot Width

There are 3 shoe brands that make some of the best wide and extra wide everyday shoes for children:

✅ New Balance

✅ Saucony

✅ Stride Rite

Let’s start by describing the best wide shoes for kids made by New Balance.

Best New Balance Shoes for Kids with Wide Feet ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

If you have been looking for a shoe style to fit the shape of your child’s wide or extra wide feet, you came to the right place. The New Balance KV680V6 is the best fitting shoe style for kids wide feet.

The shoe style provides extra depth to accommodate your child’s wide feet and high instep and a rounder toe-box to prevent your child’s toes from rubbing against one another or the side of the shoes.

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In order to allow for growing room, I highly recommend that parents order this shoe style a half a size larger than the size their children’s feet measure. This translates to 0.3 inches or 0.7 centimeters of space between your child’s longest toe and the end of the shoes.

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Best Saucony Shoes for Kids with Wide Feet ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The second most popular shoe brand for kids with wide feet is called Saucony. This shoe brand offers several sneakers that come in wide and extra wide feet, but they are not as wide as the New Balance style that I described above. The advantage of Saucony is that it offers shoes at a more affordable price than New Balance.

Saucony has a particular shoe style called the “Baby Ride” which is great for children with wide or extra wide feet. In addition to being available in different shoe widths, this shoe style offers great features such as being lightweight, flexible, and durable.

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In order to allow for growing room, I highly recommend that parents order this shoe style a whole size larger than the size their children’s feet measure. This translates to 0.6 inches or 1 centimeter of space between your child’s longest toe and the end of the shoes.

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Best Stride Rite Shoes for Kids with Wide Feet ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The third most popular shoe brand for kids with wide feet is called Stride Rite. This shoe brand offers several sneakers that come in wide and extra wide feet, but they are also not as wide as the New Balance shoe style described at the beginning of the article.

In addition to being available in different shoe widths, this shoe brand offers shoes with great features such as lightweight, flexible, and durable shoe styles.

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In order to allow for growing room, I highly recommend that parents order this shoe style a half a size larger than the size their children’s feet measure. This translates to 0.3 inches or 0.7 centimeters of space between your child’s longest toe and the end of the shoes.

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These are the best shoes for kids with wide feet.

It is important to provide children with the correct shoe style and the correct shoe size in order to keep their feet and legs healthy. You will end up preventing several foot issues such as blisters, calluses, and corns as well as foot and leg pain.

Have you found a particular shoe brand or shoe style that has worked well in accommodating your child’s wide feet? Please share your findings below so other families can benefit from your experiences.

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2 Comments on Wide Shoes for Kids – The Best Shoes for Children with Wide or Extra Wide Feet Reviewed

  1. Excellent article! The information provided offers great information to parents of kids with wide feet. He is extremely helpful and answers all questions. Thank you for taking the time to write this article!

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