Are you having a hard time finding a pair of tennis shoes for your child with wide or extra wide feet? Do you feel like you try a whole bunch of different styles but you always end up empty handed?
Finding a pair of wide tennis shoes for your child can be a frustrating and time-consuming experience if you don’t know what shoe styles to look for. However, you need to make sure that the shoes that you provide your children are wide enough to accommodate the shape of their feet.
If you provide your children with a pair of tennis shoes that are too narrow, you will end up creating all sort of foot issues to their feet such as blisters, calluses, and corns.
Did you know that when children play sports they stress out their feet and legs at a whole different level? This puts them at a higher risk for injuries. When children play tennis, they are constantly making sudden stops and there is a lot of lateral movement involved as well quick direction change.
The correct type of shoes will minimize the impact that your kids’ feet and legs take every time they come in contact with the ground. In addition to fitting the shape of your chid’s wide or extra wide feet, there are two key features that your kids’ tennis shoes must provide:
- Firm Heel Counter:This feature will cushion, support, and protect your kids’ heels every time they come in contact with the ground. A tennis shoe that provides firm heel counter will also reduce the chances of sprained ankles ❤️
- Excellent Traction: There are a lot of sudden stops and movements that involve quick direction changes in tennis. Shoes with good traction will allow your children to make this movement without hurting themselves ❤️
It doesn’t matter if your children have just started playing tennis or have been playing the sport for years, you must provide them with the correct pair of tennis shoes. There is a reason why sport specific shoes exist, and the benefit of providing your child with sport specific footwear is that you will allow them to perform at their best, while preventing foot pain and foot/leg injuries.
Can we find a tennis shoe that will fit a child with wide or extra wide feet and that also provides those two key features?
There is actually only one tennis shoe style available for kids with wide feet. I wish there was a bigger selection to show you, but unfortunately shoe companies simply don’t make them.
I know which tennis shoe styles are better for children with wide or extra wide feet from having fitted them before. I am an expert when it comes to fitting children’s shoes since I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now. This is a specialized shoe store that focuses on children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. We carry some of the most supportive children’s shoes and orthotics, and I am familiar with which shoe brands and which shoe styles are better than others.
I will provide you with a selection of the best wide tennis shoes for kids shortly, but if you are going to be buying your kids’ shoes online you will need to know how to figure out your child’s foot size from home.
Are You 100% Sure of Your Child’s Foot Size? – Get it Right!
I always recommend parents to take their children to their local children’s shoe storethat they trust, the issue is that most stores have been closing down and parents need to end up buying their kids’ shoes online. There is nothing wrong with this, but you must know your child’s exact foot size in order to know what size to order.
I created a map that showcases the best fitting children’s shoe stores by state, so I suggest you start by taking a look at that map:
If after looking at that map you still can’t seem to identify a shoe store in your area, then proceed to taking a look at an article along with a video I created that describes the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s foot size from home:
IMPORTANT TIP: Always make your children try the tennis shoes that they will be playing on with the same exact type of socks that they will wear on the tennis court.
Can Children Wear Tennis Shoes as Their Everyday Shoes?
Yes. they can.
Sport specific shoes such as tennis shoes can be worn as everyday shoes. Tennis shoes are made to withstand the rigor of the tennis courts, which make them extremely durable shoes.
However, make sure your child is taking care of the shoes by taking them off and putting them on properly. This is important, because every time your child takes the shoes off without untying or undoing the Velcro strap, they are stretching out the heel counter of the shoes, making the shoes less supportive.
So, if you want to take advantage of the sturdiness of sport specific shoes and get two shoes in one, explain the importance of taking care of his shoes to your child.
Here are the most important features that this shoe style will provide:
- Extra lateral support.
- Extra cushioning around the heel area.
- Shock absorption.
- Reinforced soles.
- Reinforced toecaps.
Now that you now what features this tennis shoe style will provide and how to figure out your chid’s foot size from home, you are ready to take a look at the best wide tennis shoes for kids.
The Best Wide Tennis Shoes for Kids ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Please keep in mind that I only write reviews of sandals that I have fitted before, otherwise I wouldn’t know how well-made they are, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit.
This shoe provides excellent mid-foot support, and will allow your kids to push their footwork to the limits on the tennis courts or on the playground. The excellent cushioning that it provides minimizes and reduces the impact and shockyour children’s feet feel with each impact on the ground.The rubber outsole of the shoe also provides excellent grip and traction not just for when they are playing tennis, but also for when they are running around at school or participating in physical education class.
Below you can find the only tennis shoe style for kids with wide or extra wide feet:
This shoe style fits “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. You can also replace the green shoelaces with a white or a black pair.
This shoe style will provide a soft, yet flexible fit!
IMPORTANT UPDATE: There is a new style that was released recently by New Balance, but please keep in mind that most tennis courts require the tennis shoes to be 90% white. Here is how that shoe style looks like:
This shoe style also fits “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. You can also replace the green shoelaces with a white or a black pair.
These shoe styles will not only keep your kids feet healthy and allow them to perform well on the tennis court, they are also versatile and can be worn as an every day shoe.
Do you happen to need a pair of wide tennis shoes for yourself? I actually created an article where I describe the best women’s tennis shoes. Go to the link below:
Toggle Shoe Laces –The Best Alternative to Tying Shoe Laces!
If your children don’t know how to tie their shoes yet, there is an alternative that will make it simple for them to adjust their shoes.
It is always better to teach your children how to properly tie their shoes, because shoelaces always provide more support and stability than any other type of closure.However, if your children are not ready to learn how to tie their shoes just yet and their shoes keep coming untied, then you must provide them with an alternative. Lock Laces are the best alternative to shoelaces, and I describe why they are important and where you can get them for the cheapest price in a different post called:
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you are having a hard time finding a particular shoe style for your child, it’s very likely that I have fitted that shoe style before, and I will help you find them!
Is there any other tennis shoe style for children with wide or extra wide feet that you can recommend? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so other parents can benefit from them.