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Wide Soccer Cleats for Kids Reviewed – New Style Released by New Balance

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Did you know that soccer cleats for children with wide or extra wide feet exist? I am not talking about a soccer shoe that fits wider than others, there is a soccer cleat style that comes labeled as wide (W) and will fit children with wide or extra wide feet (and a high instep as well).

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, quick direction changes, and side-to-side movements which leads them to place extra pressure in parts of their feet where they are not supposed to.

One of the most common mistakes that I see parents make is to provide their children with longer soccer shoes to take the pressure away from the widest part of the foot.

If you allow your child to wear soccer shoes that are too narrow, you will end up making your child more prone to developing blisters, calluses, and corns, as well as foot and leg pain.

I know which soccer shoes are capable of fitting children with wide feet from having fitted them before.

I have been fitting children’s shoes for the last 10 years at a specialized shoe store that focuses in helping children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. I have helped many children that were dealing with foot issues due to wearing soccer shoes that were too narrow find cleats that were wide and comfortable for their feet.

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What Makes the Soccer Cleats I Recommend Effective for Wide Feet?

✅ Rounder Toe Box: This feature prevents your kids’ toes from overlapping or rubbing against one another. Let me show you the difference between the soccer cleat I recommend and a different style:

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✅ Extra Depth: This feature allows your child’s feet to fit deeply inside the shoes and prevent the top part of the foot (instep), from rubbing against the top part of the shoes:

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So far the only shoe brand that manufactured soccer cleats for children with wide or extra wide was Zephz, but now New balance also has one style available for children with wide feet.

My first choice when it comes to fitting children with wide feet and a high instep is Zephz, as this style in addition to providing a rounder toe-box it provides extra depth. This allows the child’s feet to fit deeply inside the cleats and prevent the top part of the foot (instep), from rubbing against the top part of the cleats.

Do you know what the instep of the foot is? Take a look at the image below for clarification:

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When children have high insteps, there is a lot of extra volume that needs to be fitted inside the shoes:

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Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best soccer shoes for kids with wide feet and high insteps.

The Best Soccer Shoes for Wide Feet

Zephz ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

✅ Lightweight and Flexible: This feature helps prevent your child’s feet and legs from easily getting tired.

✅ Firm Heel Counter: This feature supports and protects your child’s ankles.

✅ Substantial Outsole: This feature minimizes the impact and friction between your child’s feet and the ground.

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To allow for growing room, I highly recommend that parents order this soccer cleat half a size larger than their child’s current foot size. This translates to 0.3 inches or 0.7 centimeters of space between your child’s longest toe and the end of the cleats.


New Balance recently released a soccer shoe that also fits children with wide feet but is not as effective in fitting children with high insteps.

The Best Soccer Shoes for Wide Feet

New Balance ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

✅ Lightweight and Flexible: This feature helps prevent your child’s feet and legs from easily getting tired.

✅ Firm Heel Counter: This feature supports and protects your child’s ankles.

✅ Great Traction: This feature helps prevent your child from slipping and falling.

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To allow for growing room, I highly recommend that parents order this soccer cleat half a size larger than their child’s current foot size. This translates to 0.3 inches or 0.7 centimeters of space between your child’s longest toe and the end of the cleats.


I want you to remember one thing: It doesn’t matter how wide your child’s feet are, there is always at least one shoe style out there that will fit the shape of your child’s wide feet perfectly, and I will help you find it!

Before you leave, I want to remind you that soccer socks play a key role in keeping your kids’ feet healthy, as they act as a barrier between your kids’ feet and the shoes. Certain soccer socks provide extra padding and support to targeted areas of the feet.

The correct type of soccer socks help 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 refer to the article below:

Soccer Socks for Kids – Protect your Kids’ Feet

If your child happens to have extra wide feet, there is another article you can refer to that describes the best soccer cleats for children with extra wide feet:

Extra Wide Soccer Cleats – The Only Soccer Shoe Style Available for Kids with Wide or Extra Wide Feet!

Do not hesitate to contact me directly to my e-mail if you have any further questions or if you need a different pair of shoes for your child. My e-mail address is: fittingchildrensshoes@gmail.com

Have you found another soccer shoe that has worked well for your child’s extra wide feet? Please share your findings below so other families can benefit from your experiences.

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