Fitting Children's Shoes

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 sneakers 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.

All of the sneakers styles described below are supportive, lightweight, flexible, and breathable. Take a look at the description that describes how each particular shoe style fits (short, long) in order to increase the chances that you order the correct shoe size.

Find Out Your Child’s Exact Foot Length and Width

If you are unsure of what your child’s foot size is start by taking a look at an article I created where I describe how to figure out your child’s foot size from home.

Is your child dealing with a particular foot condition such as low muscle tone, flat feet, or rolled ankles? Contact me directly and I will recommend a specific shoe style:

If you need any other type of shoes such as dress shoes, 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.

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  1. just want to say thank you and love this page. Buying shoes for my young kid seems to be mysterious for me and keep buying an oversize shoes that would make her comfortable. the suggestions you had in the page, with combination of another page about narrow feet have saved my lots of time doing research and buying the wrong brand/shoes. Thanks 🙂