Did you know that soccer cleats for children with wide or extra wide feet actually exist? I am not talking about a style that fits wider than others, this soccer cleat style comes actually labeled as wide (“W”) and will fit children with wide or extra wide feet (and a high instep!).
Why is it important to provide your child with the correct type of cleats?
When children are playing soccer, they are running faster and stressing their feet and legs at a whole different level. Soccer involves a lot of sudden stops and side to side movements, which leads them to putting pressure in parts of their feet where they are not supposed to.
By the end of the article I will show you the best soccer cleats for kids with wide or extra wide feet, but I want you to be aware of all the foot issues you can cause to your kids when you don’t provide them with the correct type of shoes.
If you have kids with wide or extra wide feet and you fit them in a pair of shoes that are too narrow, you will end up creating all sort of issues to their feet such as blisters, calluses, and corns.
I have been fitting children’s shoes for the last 10 years at a specialized shoe store that focuses on children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. I have helped many families that came to the store worried that their kids were getting all sort of foot issues from their cleats. Most parents were fitting these children in longer shoes in order to compensate for the width, but this lead to compromising the child’s stability and making him/her more prone to falling down.
So far there was only shoe brand that makes soccer cleats for children with wide or extra wide feet (Zephz), so I was excited to find out that children with wide or extra wide feet have another style to choose from.
If you want to learn about the best wide/extra wide soccer cleat made by the shoe company named Zephz, then take a look at this article along with a video I created:
That soccer shoe style has been around for a couple of years now, and it was the only style available for kids with wide or extra wide feet until New Balance came up with their own style.
The Best Soccer Shoe for Wide Feet -⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Do your kids always complain when it’s time to put their soccer cleats on? Do they always feel like the shoes are too tight and their toes are getting cramped inside the shoes?
I have good news for you!
New Balance recently released a soccer shoe style that fits children with wide or extra wide feet. If you have a child with wide or extra wide feet you are probably familiar with the shoe company New Balance, since it make some of the best shoes for children with wide feet.
Some of the features of this shoe style is that it provides great traction, it’s flexible at the front, and it comes with a firm heel counter to protect and support your kids ‘ankles.
Most parents don’t know that soccer cleats for children with wide or extra wide feet exist, so they end up fitting their children in cleats that are too narrow. Playing soccer in a cleat that is too narrow will lead to several foot issues such as blisters, calluses, corns, ingrown toenails as well as foot and leg pain.
One of the most common mistakes I see parents make is that they buy longer shoes for their kids in order to compensate for the width. This can lead to children injuring themselves on the field since running in a shoe that is too long will compromise their stability.
I want you to remember one thing: It doesn’t matter how wide or how narrow your child’s feet are, there is always at least one shoe style out there that will fit the shape of your child’s feet perfectly and I will HELP YOU find it!
Before you leave, I want you to remind you that soccer socks play a key role in keeping your kids’ feet healthy, since they act as a barrier between your kids’ feet and the shoes.
The correct type of soccer socks will also cushion your kids’ feet and prevent your child from getting blisters, calluses, and corns. While I can’t get into too much detail about the best soccer socks for kids in this article, you should take a look at another article I wrote where I describe the best soccer socks for kids:
The New Balance style I will show you below is available from a little kid size 101/2 to a big kid size 6.
This shoe style fits “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.