Fitting Children's Shoes

I review children’s shoes based on my vast experience of having children’s shoes for the last 10 years. I currently work for a specialized children’s shoe store that focuses on helping children with “complex” foot shapes such as wide and extra wide feet as well as foot and leg problems.

Take a look at the description that describes how each particular dress shoe fits (short, long) to increase the chances that you order the correct size. As a standard rule of thumb, I recommend 3/16 of an inch or 0.8 centimeters of space between your toddler’s longest toe and the end of the shoes.  

Find Out Your Child’s Exact Foot Length and Width

If you are unsure of your child’s exact foot length and shape take a look at an article I created where I describe how to figure out your child’s foot size from home:

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

All of the dress shoes described below are stylish, supportive, lightweight, flexible, and durable. Without further ado, let’s take a look at a selection of the best dress shoes for kids with wide feet.

Parents need to understand that not all children can wear all type of shoes, since they are limited to their particular foot shape —narrow, medium, wide, extra wide— and instep height also plays a key role. The dress shoes described in this article are all capable of accommodating the shape of a child with wide feet. You can also check in the shoe description whether the shoe is capable of accommodating high insteps.

If you need any other type of shoes such as sneakers, summer sandals, winter boots, or sport shoes, you can find them all in a tool I created which lets you filter by the type of shoes you need. This tool is extremely effective since it will show you shoes in different widths such as narrow, medium, wide, and extra wide. I also tell you exactly how each shoe style fits (short, long, narrow, or wide) and will let you filter by the instep of your child’s foot. You can even find shoes that will accommodate an orthotic. Go to the link below:

Find the Best Shoe Style for Your Child’s Unique Feet

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