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Wide Shoes For Kids – The Best Shoes For Children With Wide Or Extra Wide Feet Reviewed

The Best Shoes For Wide Feet

When I write a review about a particular shoe style is because I have fitted that particular shoe style before, since that is the only way for me to tell how well-made the shoes, 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. 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.

I am familiar with which are the best shoe brands and the best shoe styles among those brands from actually having fitted and tested the shoes in different children’s feet.

Please keep in mind that the shoe styles below are not only available in different widths such as wide and extra wide widths, 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, since it allows the feet to fit deeply inside the shoes and prevents the top of the feet from rubbing against the top of the shoes.

Another important feature that a shoe for a child with wide feet must provide is to come with a round toe-box. This feature will prevent your child’s toes from overlapping each other or rubbing against the side of the shoes.

There are three shoe brands that make some of the best wide and extra wide every day shoes for children:

  • New Balance
  • Saucony
  • Stride Rite

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

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 foot size from home:

How To Measure Kids Shoe Size From Home – In Less Than 30 Seconds!

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

If you have been looking for a shoe style to fit your child with wide or extra wide feet, you came to the right place. The New Balance KV680V5 is one of the best fitting shoe styles you will ever find for your child with wide feet.

The shoe style is deep and comes with a round toe-box.

Here is my complete review about one of the best kids’ shoes for wide and extra wide feet.

Shoe Style: 680V5
Shoe Brand: New Balance


New Balance Boy Shoes

New Balance Shoes For Girls

  • What type of foot will this shoe style FIT?

This shoe style will fit a child with a medium (choose M), wide (choose W), or an extra wide (choose XW) foot.  Even though this shoe will fit a child with a medium width foot, this shoe style is known for being best shoe style for children who have wide or extra wide feet.

  • Is this shoe style available with velcro closure or shoelaces?

This shoe style is available in both velcro closure and shoelaces.

  • Does this shoe style “runs true to size”?

Yes. This shoe style runs “true to size”. This means that once you figure out your child’s foot size in the standard foot measuring device (Brannock device), you just need to go a half a size longer to allow for growing room.

  • Will this shoe style fit a child with a high instep?

This shoe style will fit a child with a high instep. If you don’t know what the instep of the foot is, you can’t possibly be getting your child the correct shoe size. Learn about what the instep of the foot is in this post:

The Best Shoes For Children With High Insteps – Stop Getting The Wrong Shoe Size For Your Child!

  • Does this shoe style provide arch support?

Yes, this shoe style provides arch support.

  • Does this shoe style provide ankle support?

Yes, this shoe style comes with a firm heel counter that provides good arch support.

  • Does this shoe style come with a removable insole?

Yes, this shoe style comes with a removable insole. You can easily remove it to insert an orthotic if necessary.

  • Can I fit an orthotic inside this shoe?

Yes, this is one of the BEST fitting shoe styles for children that need orthotics. The main reason for this is that the shoes are very supportive and DEEP, meaning that the orthotic will FIT deeply inside the shoes, and it won’t raise your kids’ feet up.

  • Is this shoe style durable?

Yes, one of the most durable children’s shoes. Your child should always outgrow this shoe style before it’s ready to be replaced. This shoe style comes with a feature called NDURANCE which is a rubber compound for maximum durability used in high wear areas.

  • Is this shoe style available in different colors?

Yes, this shoe style is also available in grey, navy, and pink.

  • What is this shoe style made of?

This shoe style is made out of leather and it also comes with mesh to allow for proper breathability.

  • Will my child be able to wear this shoe style as his or her every day shoes?

YES, this shoe style provides good everyday support, so your child can wear it for his or her every day activities.

  • Can I put this shoe style in the washing machine?

NO. I don’t recommend putting this shoe style in the washing machine since you might end up ruining the materials.

  • Does this shoe style provides good traction?

This shoe style provides excellent traction. It’s meant to be worn as an every day shoe, so your child can wear it to school, run around all day, play sports (keep in mind that as your child keeps getting older the coach might require a specific sport shoe).

What Are Parents Saying About This Shoe Style? – Let’s Find Out!

These are some important reviews from other parents just like you that have tried this shoe style before.

Shoe Review

Shoe Review

Shoe Review

Now that you know what makes this shoe style one of the best ones for children with wide or extra wide feet, please find a selection of the shoes here:


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.

The Best Saucony Kids’ Shoes for 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. Besides being available in different shoe widths, this shoe style offers great features such as being lightweight, flexible, and durable.

Shoe Style: Baby Ride 10
Shoe Brand: Saucony

Saucony Shoes For Boys

Saucony Shoes For Girls

  • What type of foot will this shoe style FIT?

This shoe style will fit a child with a medium (choose M), wide (choose W), or an extra wide (choose XW) foot.

  •  Is this shoe style available with velcro closure or shoelaces?

This shoe style is available only with velcro closure.

  • Does this shoe style “runs true to size”?

No. This shoe style runs “short”. This means that once you figure out your child’s foot size in the standard foot measuring  scale (Brannock device), you need to go a whole size longer of whatever size your child measured to allow for growing room.

  • Will this shoe style fit a child with a high instep?

This shoe style will fit a child with a high instep. However, for children with high insteps I always prefer to go with the New Balance shoe styles.

  • Does this shoe style provide arch support?

Yes, this shoe style provides good arch support.

  • Does this shoe style provide ankle support?

Yes, this shoe style comes with a firm heel counter.

  • Does this shoe style come with a removable insole?

Yes, this shoe style comes with a removable insole. You can easily remove it to insert an orthotic if necessary.

  • Can I fit an orthotic inside this shoe?

Yes, but I will definitely recommend any of the New Balance shoe styles specially when a child needs an orthotic to be fitted inside the shoes.

  • Is this shoe style durable?

Yes, your child should always outgrow this shoe style before it’s ready to be replaced.

  • Is this shoe style available in different colors?

Yes, this shoe style is also available in different colors.

  • What is this shoe style made of?

This shoe style is made of leather and textile. It also comes with mesh to allow for proper breathability.

  • Will my child be able to wear this shoe style as his or her every day shoes?

YES, this shoe style provides good every day support, so your child can wear it for his or her every day activities.

  • Can I put this shoe in the washing machine?

I don’t recommend putting this shoe style in the washing machine since you might end up ruining the materials.

  • Does this shoe style provides good traction?

This shoe style provides good traction. It’s meant to be worn as an every day shoe, so your child can wear it to school, run around all day, play sports (‘keep in mind that as your child keeps getting older the coach might require a specific sport shoe).

What Are Parents Saying About This Shoe Style? – Let’s Find Out!

These are some important reviews from other parents just like you that have tried this shoe style before.

Saucony Kids Reviews

Saucony Kids Reviews

Saucony Children Reviews

Now that you now what makes this shoe style one of the best fitting ones for children with wide or extra wide feet, please find a selection of the shoes here:


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 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 style I described above.

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

Shoe Brand: Stride Rite

  • What type of foot will these shoe styles FIT?

These shoe styles will fit a child with a medium (choose M), wide (choose W), or an extra wide (choose XW) foot.

  •  Are these shoe styles available with velcro closure or shoelaces?

These shoe styles are available only with velcro closure.

  • Do these shoe styles “run true to size”?

Yes, these shoe styles run true to size. This means that once you figure out your child’s foot size in the standard foot measuring device (Brannock device), you will need to go a half a size longer of whatever size your child measures to allow for growing room.

  • Will these shoe styles fit a child with a high instep?

These shoe styles will fit a child with a high instep. However, for children with high insteps I always prefer the New Balance shoe styles.

  • Do these shoe styles provide arch support?

Yes, these shoe styles provide arch support.

  • Do these shoe styles provide ankle support?

Yes, these shoe styles come with a firm heel counter.

  • Do these shoe styles come with a removable insole?

Yes, these shoe styles come with a removable insole. You can easily remove it to insert an orthotic if necessary.

  • Can I fit an orthotic inside these shoes?

Yes, but I will definitely recommend any of the New Balance shoe styles when an orthotic needs to be fitted inside the shoes.

  • Are these shoe styles durable?

Yes, your child should always outgrow these shoe styles before they are ready to be replaced.

  • Are these shoe styles available in different colors?

Yes, these shoe styles are also available in different colors.

  • What are these shoe styles made of?

These shoe styles are made of leather and textile. They also comes with mesh to allow for proper breathability.

  • Will my child be able to wear these shoe styles as his or her every day shoes?

YES, these shoe styles provide good every day support, so your child can wear them for his or her every day activities.

  • Can I put these shoe styles in the washing machine?

I don’t recommend putting these shoe styles in the washing machine since you might end up ruining the materials.

  • Do these shoe styles provide good traction?

These shoe styes provide good traction. They are meant to be worn as an every day shoe, meaning that your child can wear it to school, run around all day, play sports (keep in mind that as your child keeps getting older the coach might require a specific sport shoe).

What Are Parents Saying About These Shoe Styles? – Let’s Find Out!

These are some important reviews from other parents just like you that have tried this shoe style before.

Stride Rite Kids Shoes

Stride Rite Shoe Reviews

Stride Rte Children Shoes

Now that you now what makes these Stride Rite shoe styles some of the best ones for children with wide or extra wide feet, please find a selection of the shoes here:


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.

It is important to provide children with the correct shoe style and the correct shoe size if you want to keep your kids’ 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.

If your child starts complaining about foot and leg pain, the FIRST STEP before taking your child to the pediatrician or physical therapist is to always check the shoes he or she is currently wearing.

PLEASE remember that it doesn’t matter how supportive or how many features a particular shoe style has to offer, if you don’t provide your children with the correct shoe size, they won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer, and you will end up creating several foot issues to his or her feet. If you are unsure about how a particular shoe style runs (short, long, narrow, wide), please do not hesitate to ask me.

Parents are always asking me if I know about good children’s shoe stores in their area, but I am only familiar with the best children’s shoes in Maryland and Washington DC. If you know about a particular children’s shoe store in your area where they proper measure and fit children’s shoes, please let us know where that shoe store is located since other parents will find that information helpful.

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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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