Do you always have trouble finding dress shoes for your child in wide widths? Does your child ends up wearing them only once or twice and then STOPS because they feel too tight?
I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 7 years now, and I see hundreds of children’s feet per week. We carry the best shoe brands for children, since we are a fitting store that specializes in children with foot problems.
Since we are a FITTING store, we carry shoes that come in different shape and sizes. It’s important for us to have shoes that come in wide and extra wide feet, in order to be able to HELP children that have wide feet.
I have been contacted by several parents who asked me which are the best flats for a child who has wide feet. When it comes to fitting a flat for a child that has wide feet it’s always a challenge, since we might be able to find a shoe that is wide enough in the front of the shoe, but the flat might slip off your kid’s feet every time they walk.
That is one of the main reasons why children end up wearing mary jane shoes instead of flats. Mary jane shoes always come with a velcro strap in the middle of the shoe, which will hold your kids’ feet in place and prevent them from slipping off. However, we found a shoe brand called NATURINO that comes with an elastic band on the sides of the shoe, which prevents it from slipping off your kids feet!
The other great feature of Naturino shoes is how they come with two types of “lasts”. This means that their shoes are wide at the front, but narrow at the back. This is perfect for children with wide feet, since it will accommodate the width and at the same time prevent the shoe from coming out of your kids’ feet.
Naturino has been making children shoes for over 40 years, and the shoes are designed to support and protect your children’s feet! The shoes are made in Italy, and designed with the best, quality materials to provide your kids feet with comfort and support.
I always emphasize how the most important features a shoe MUST provide are comfort, support, quality of the shoe materials and FIT! While I don’t care too much about how the shoes look, certain parents and children do!
I am not an expert in fashion trends, but I can guarantee you that NATURINO doesn’t neglect fashion. Each shoe style is in line with the latest fashion and colors that reflect Italian style. You will find that Naturino makes some of the most elegant shoes for children!
High quality made shoes, beautiful styles, excellent support to your kids’ feet…
Will these shoes FIT the shape of your kids’ feet?
If your child has wide feet and you have been looking for a flat to fit the shape of her feet, Naturino shoes will FIT her feet the BEST!
In this post, I will describe the best flats for children with wide feet!
What Makes Naturino Flats So Special? – Quality And FIT!
Did you know that Naturino received the seal of approval of the American Podiatric Medical Association? This organization is fully dedicated to promoting children’s foot health and is conformed by more than 60 podiatrists who represent the best of American medicine in foot and ankle health!
Parents love that Naturino shoes are made of high quality leather, well-constructed, fit well, and guarantee that your children will outgrow the shoes before they get worn off.
Naturino shoes are made with sturdy flexible bottoms and soft uppers, and one of their greatest features is how the shoes adapt to the shape of your kids feet as they grow, helping them to develop correctly and preventing foot and leg issues.
I have been fitting several (if not most) children shoe brands, and no brand fits as well as Naturino. Every time a parent tell mes how they are having a hard time finding a pair of dress shoes for their children, I always bring a selection of Naturino shoes to try on.
Children love how stylish the shoes look, and parents love how well the shoes FIT.
Naturino Shoes For Mom? – They Love Them Too!
There is a secret that most women are not aware of. Did you know that if you wear a women shoe size 8 ½ or smaller you can fit in the kids shoe version of the shoes? This means you will end up saving a lot of money!
Several mothers who bring their children to the shoe store end up taking a pair of sneakers, boots, or dress shoes for themselves. Can you guess which is their first choice when it comes to dress shoes?
Even parents love how stylish and comfortable these shoes are.
So next time you take your child to your local children’s shoe store, ask to try the children’s shoes in your size. You will get the same quality, support, and style at a much lower price.
I actually wrote a post where I describe how this shoe conversion of kids to women shoe sizes work and you can find it here:
Why Are Flats So Hard To Fit? – STOP The Struggle!
First of all, if you are a woman who has tried flats before, you should know how flats must be fitted heel to toe, which means that it’s extremely hard to leave any growing room in the shoe. While this might be fine for a person who is not growing anymore, buying a pair of shoes for a child that is still growing and NOT leaving any growing room is not a good idea.
I have good news for you! All Naturino shoes come with an elastic strap along the side of the shoe, which helps hold your kids foot and allow for growing room in the shoe! That is another AWESOME feature that Naturino shoes have to offer!
Several parents don’t buy their kids flats because of the simple fact that they don’t want their kids outgrowing their shoes so fast, but now I have found you the best SOLUTION!
If you don’t want to provide your child with a pair of flats, mary janes are the best alternative. I actually wrote a post where I describe the best mary jane shoes for children and you can find it below:
Mary janes are a great alternative if you have children who are very active and always destroy their shoes. Theycome with a rubber sole and a firm heel counter, which allows your kids to run and play feeling more secure and stable.
What Are The Best Naturino Flats For Kids? – The Secret Revealed!
The best flats for children are the ones that come with an elastic collar, leather lining and a cushioned foot bed that provides comfort and support to your kids feet! It’s also important for them to come with a rubber outsole in order to provide traction and stability to your kids’ feet.
Keep in mind that flats are great to wear to special occasions, going to the shopping mall, or going to dinner. They are NOT the best choice for taking your child to the playground, high impact activities, or wearing them to school.
I always advise parents to let their children wear their flats for NO MORE than 5 hours a day, since flats don’t provide children with the everyday support that they need. I also always emphasize to parents the importance of taking their children to their local kids shoe store, where a shoe fitter can measure and find shoes accordingly. However, several parents have reached out to me asking me where they can get their kids shoes online since they don’t have a local children’s shoe store that they trust.
If you have been looking for wide width shoes for your child, you will find a selection of the best Naturino flats and mary janes below (please keep in mind that these shoes WON’T fit a child with an extra wide foot)!
The first three options from the left are made by Naturino! These Naturino shoes fit “short”, so you should order a whole size up of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale.
These are the best selection of Naturino shoes that I have fitted at the shoe store that I work for, not all Naturino shoes fit the same, and these are the ones I am comfortable recommending.
The other options are made by Stride Rite and they all come in wide widths. These shoe styles fit “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.
Remember that if you wear a women’s shoe size 8 ½ or smaller you will be able to fit into the kids version of the shoes. You will save a lot of money and you will get the same amount of support and comfort!
Naturino shoes are also available in women sizes, so you can always get the Naturino shoes in women sizes. TRUST ME, you will absolutely love these shoes.
Have you tried the Naturino shoe brand for your child before? Have you ever tried any Naturino shoe style for yourself? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so we can all benefit from them!