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Wide Soccer Cleats for Kids – The Best Wide and Extra Wide Soccer Cleats for Children!


Editor’s Note: This post has been updated and revised for accuracy on March 2022 and reflects an up-to-date selection of wide soccer cleats for kids.

Do you have a child with wide or extra wide feet that likes to play soccer and you are having a hard time finding a pair of soccer shoes that fit? I have put together a selection of the best wide soccer cleats for kids, and I will show you these cleats shortly.

Most parents don’t know that soccer cleats for children with wide or extra wide feet actually exist. There are only 2 soccer shoes capable of fitting children with wide or extra wide feet, but the good news is that I will help you find them. These 2 shoe styles are also capable of fitting children with high insteps.

My Experience Fitting Children’s Shoes

I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for the last 10 years, where we specialize in fitting children with “complicated” foot shapes as well as foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. We need to carry top-quality shoes that are available in different widths, as that’s the only way we can guarantee to fit every single child. Over the years I became familiar with the best soccer cleats for children with wide feet.


I have noticed how most children who wear soccer cleats that are too narrow tend to develop blisters on their pinky toe (small toe). This happens because the toes are being cramped inside the cleats and they push the small toe against the side of the shoe. The constant rubbing and friction between the small toe and the side of the shoes lead to blisters:


If you provide your child with a pair of cleats that are too narrow, you might end up creating all sorts of foot issues to your child’s feet such as blisters, calluses, and corns.

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

✅ Extra Depth: This feature allows the 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.


✅ Round Toe Box: This feature prevents the child’s toes from overlapping or rubbing against one another.

Take a look at the image to visualize the difference between a soccer shoe with a rounder toe-box versus one with a pointier toe-box. These shoes are the same length and width. Do you notice how the shoe on the right has a much rounder toe-box compared to the shoe on the left?


For children to get all the benefits that a soccer cleat has to offer you must provide them with the correct shoe size – and by this I mean the correct shoe length and the correct shoe width.

I can guarantee you that a cleat that is too short, too long, or too narrow, will have a direct impact on how your child performs on the field. I have helped several children that wore cleats that were too narrow and developed blisters, calluses, and corns. What’s even worse, they weren’t able to play for a couple of consecutive days because of their foot issues.

How to Retrieve Your Child’s Exact Foot Length and Shape

If you are not sure what your child’s foot size is, you won’t be able to order the correct shoe size online. Start by reading an article that describes the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s exact foot size from home:

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

In that article I help parents determine their child’s exact foot size and whether the child has narrow, medium, wide, or extra wide feet. I also will be able to tell you whether your child has a high instep or not.

When playing soccer or any other sport, children stress out their feet and legs at a whole different level, as they are running faster and making sudden stops. I have had several cases of children complaining about knee and leg pain after playing soccer, and most of the time this was simply due to them not wearing the correct pair of soccer cleats.


Before I provide you with a selection of the best wide soccer cleats for kids, let me first show you the most common mistake that parents make when buying cleats for their kids with wide feet.

STOP Buying Longer Cleats – Fit Them Right!

One of the most common mistakes that I see parents make when buying soccer cleats for their children with wide feet is to buy them longer to take the pressure away from the widest part of the foot. I have spoken with several parents that explained to me that because they weren’t aware that soccer cleats came in different widths, they kept trying longer sizes until the shoes didn’t feel tight anymore.

Please stop doing this!

If you provide your child with shoes that are too long you will end up compromising your child’s stability, making your child more prone to falling. In addition, shoes that are too long usually make children more prone to develop blisters on the back of their heels, as the shoes tend to move up and down around that area too much.


By providing your child with a pair of wide or extra wide cleats, you won’t have to get the cleats too long and you will be keeping your kids’ feet and legs healthy.

There are only 2 soccer cleats available for kids with wide or extra wide feet. One is made by the shoe company New Balance and the other one is made by the shoe company Zephz. These are the only 2 shoe brands that manufacture kids’ soccer shoes in wide widths (W) or (EE).

The new Zephz style that was released in 2020 fits and looks better than the previous one. The cleat also comes with extra shoelaces that come in different colors, so your child can match them up with their favorite colors or team jersey. If your child has a high instep I recommend that you order the Zephz style.

The New Balance style will fit kids with wide or extra wide feet but it won’t fit a child with a high instep. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best wide soccer cleats for kids. Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.

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Below you can find the best soccer cleats for kids with wide or extra wide feet that I have fitted before.

Remember that soccer socks take extra space inside the shoes so make sure you allow for some extra room.

Unsure About What Shoe Size You Should Order?

In each of the descriptions of the shoes I indicate whether you need to order a half a size or a whole size bigger than your child’s foot size to provide the correct amount of growing room.

Are Any Other Shoe Choices Available?

Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you are having trouble finding a particular pair of shoes for your child with wide feet:


I have noticed how fashion-oriented shoes have become the trend for some children (especially as they get older). Shoe brands such as Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour seem to be children’s number one choice. However, to keep your kid’s feet healthy, providing them with the correct shoe size and the correct shoe style is more important than the brand name. Please use your best judgment and keep reminding your children why it is important to wear cleats that fit.

Soccer Socks for Kids – Prevent Blisters, Calluses, And Corns!

Did you know that blisters are common in children who engage in soccer no matter what level they are playing? Blisters can develop not only from wearing the wrong shoe size but also from wearing socks that don’t provide enough cushion.

I used to get blood blisters below my feet all the time after playing soccer. I found out that this was simply due to not wearing socks that provided enough cushion below my feet. Take a look at the picture below, has your child ever deleted a blood blister below his feet?


Always check your kids’ feet to make sure that they don’t develop any blisters, especially on the back of the heel and bottom of the foot. Blisters form due to the repeated friction that occurs between the feet and the cleats, which causes the layers of the skin to separate from each other.

Soccer socks are important because they are meant to protect your kids’ feet against irritation and infection. Most parents believe that the main purpose of soccer socks is to hold the shin guards in place but that’s not the only purpose. The primary role of soccer socks is to protect the feet from the cleat itself, without compromising the fit of the cleat. Below you can find a selection of the best kids’ soccer socks that I have fitted before.

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When Should I Provide My Child with Soccer Cleats?

I believe that there is not a set age to start wearing cleats as it depends on the size and weight of your child, and their muscle development should also be taken into consideration.

Sneakers with outsoles that provide good traction are a better choice for young children as having young children wear cleats too early might increase their risk of injury.

The best way to figure this out is to ask your kids’ soccer coach, as he/she will be able to tell you if your child is ready to start wearing cleats. If your child is serious about playing soccer, please note that it’s almost impossible to learn proper form in sneakers, due to the simple fact that most sneakers have a wedge. Grab a pair of cleats and notice how they are generally flat. When the coach says is the right time to wear soccer cleats, go ahead and provide your child with a pair of well-fitted soccer cleats.

Please take into consideration that children who don’t wear cleats on the field tend to slip and fall especially when the grass is wet.


Now that you know which are the best soccer cleats for children with wide or extra wide feet, you are ready to make the most informed decision. Prevent your children from developing blisters, calluses, and corns by providing them with the correct pair of soccer cleats and with socks that properly fit.

Have you tried any of the soccer shoes that I recommend? Have you found another style that has worked well for your child’s wide feet? Please share your findings below so other families can benefit from your experiences.


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33 Comments on Wide Soccer Cleats for Kids – The Best Wide and Extra Wide Soccer Cleats for Children!

  1. These Zephz cleats work great. Our son loves the cool designs and colors, and it’s a relief to finally find some soccer cleats that fit his super wide feet.

    • Hello Britney,

      Most parents are not aware that soccer cleats for kids with wide or extra wide feet actually exist, and they end up fitting their children in soccer shoes that are too narrow and cramp their kids’ toes. This can lead to several foot issues such as blisters, calluses, and corns. I am glad that they worked out for your son!

      • The New Balance “wide width” cleats are quite narrow. They have several models, not just that one, but all are narrow. Narrower than the Diadora standard width, which is the best I have found, but not really satisfactory. Zephz does not make toddler / little kid sizes so still no good options for a 10.5 W or WW foot. If I could find a model in real leather I could try stretching it with isopropyl alcohol or shoe stretch liquid.

        • Hello Mary,

          I am sorry that the New Balance style didn’t work for your child. It has worked well for certain children with wide and even extra wide feet, but it all depends on the instep of the child’s foot. Children with really high insteps will have a hard time fitting in this cleat. I will let you know if I find a cleat that is made 100% leather.

  2. I am in Canada and can only find Zephz with delivery to Canada for 222.00 dollars. Do you know of another brand that makes extra wide youth soccer cleats?

  3. My child measures 1.5 ee. We were really disappointed when ordering the zephz that they’re both too narrow and too short. They also are unfortunately quite low quality as we received them and already noticed a breakdown in the color of the shoe. We purchased them through zephz and will be returning them this week.

    • Hello Amy,

      I am sorry you had a bad experience with the cleats. You mentioned that the cleats were too short, maybe you should try them in a size 2 or 2.5 Zephz cleats tend to hold up pretty well, which makes me wonder if you had bad luck with that particular style.

  4. Hi. I was hoping you may be able to help. I’m trying to find soccer shoes for my daughter who has wide feet. She doesn’t need it to have the clear/spike part. I’ll be in London for a week and thought to look there as I live overseas otherwise and there are no options as such where I am. Thanks for your help

  5. Hi! My son has a wide foot with an extremely high instep! I live in the US and ordered the Lotto Spectrum wide width soccer cleat and it fit well for my son. He made it through 2 seasons (Fall and Spring) before outgrowing them. Have you checked out this brand before?

    • Hello Amy,

      Thank you so much for letting me know. I don’t recommend shoe styles that I haven’t fitted before, but I will try this soccer cleat style on a couple of children with wide feet and see how it works out.

      • Hello Anna,

        You can buy them from Amazon or New Balance. The issue is that most soccer cleats are not available in a toddler size 8.5. Did the coach recommended wearing outdoor cleats? There are other soccer cleats that are available in smaller sizes but they might not fit the shape of your son’s wide feet.

  6. Hi, I hope you can help. Your advice for finding wide width sneakers was spot on, and the New Balance that we bought were perfect.

    Now I am on the hunt for wide width TURF shoes. There seem to be some option for cleated shoes, but I am specifically after turd shoes. We tried New Balance Furon Dispatch in wide, but the toe box is still too narrow (especially after adding the necessary socks).

    Any suggestions? New Balance was sort of our last hope.


  7. Hi Juan!

    Our local New Balance store was hesitant to recommend the NB 404, as they didn’t think it was appreciably wider in the toe box than the Furon Dispatch turf shoe that we tried.

    After ordering FIVE different pairs of Adidas Copa models, we finally found one pair that seems to work. The Copa 19.4 turf shoe is wide through the toe box, and as the shoe runs about a half size small, ordering a half size up seemed to comfortably accommodate thick soccer socks, and not be too long.

    Thanks so much for the assist!

  8. Sometimes the big name brands for shoes are overhyped. My son always asks me for Nike cleats even though they pinch his feet and he ends up with blisters. I got him the pair of Zephz that you recommend and even though he was not happy with the way it looks he said they are the most comfortable cleats he ever had. Thank you Juan,

    • Hi Lex

      Proper fit should always be the first priority in order to avoid foot issues and prevent further complications as your son gets older.

  9. I didn’t know that soccer cleats for kids with wide feet where even available. My son always complains about his feet hurting after playing soccer and I noticed red marks on the top of his feet and toes. I got him a pair of the Zephz soccer shoes you recommend and he doesn’t complain anymore. Amazing stuff!

  10. Hi, I am trying to find shoes for my daughter for indoor soccer. She wears a 13.5 and has wide feet. We tried the New Balance Furon Dispatch Turf V5 (size 13.5), Tekela Magique V3 Turf Soccer Shoe (size 13.5), and the Furon Dispatch Tf V7 (size 1) in wide widths. We’ve also tried Hawkwell Kids Outdoor/Indoor Comfortable Soccer Shoes in 13 and 1 (all from Amazon). It’s an indoor soccer league and I think she’s ready to give up the sport if this is what she has to look forward to in shoe shopping. Thanks!

  11. Hi- my 6 year old son loves playing outdoor soccer but he is struggling because his feet hurt him so much. His sneakers are a 2.5 wide but his cleats are a size 2. I know he needs a wide width cleat but every cleat I’ve researched on Amazon is currently unavailable. Do you possibly have any leads for a 2.5 wide outdoor cleat or a 3 wide cleat? Thank you in advance!

  12. Hi Juan Pablo,

    My son wears a size 1 wide. They didn’t sell wide cleats at the local soccer store. He tried on a pair and kicked the ball around for a while, and said they felt fine. They’re almost impossible to put on! He’s currently wearing them for a short (8-week) flag football league. I’m afraid that he’s going to get blisters once his soccer league starts in August. He wears New Balance sneakers, but the cleats are Nike. I want to get him New Balance, since that’s the brand I wear (my size is 12 EEEE). I only found a few pair of New Balance cleats in his size, but they’re $60. I don’t want to spend that much on a soccer cleat that he’ll grow out of in 6 months or less.

    What should I do?

    • Hello Matt,

      Have you already tried a pair of the Zephz soccer cleats I recommend? Zephz Soccer Cleats They are the widest cleats I have fitted before as they provide extra depth and are available in extra wide widths.

      They cost around $60, but look for a previous style that might be on sale. I took a look and the older styles range between $40 and $50.

      I hope this helps.

  13. Hi, thank you so much for this article.
    The recommendations are for outdoor soccer, but I need something for turf.
    Do you have any recommendations for turf surface? Thank you in advance!

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