Wide Width Shoes for Kids – The Best Everyday Shoes for Your Child with Wide Feet!

Are you having a hard time finding a pair of shoes for your child with wide feet? Do you feel like you try several different shoe styles but you always end up empty-handed? I have put together a selection of the best wide width shoes for kids based on my many years of shoe fitting experience.

Many parents are not aware that by providing their children with shoes that are too narrow, they are contributing to their children developing foot issues such as blisters, calluses, and corns, among many others. I want you to keep in mind that if your children have wide feet, you need to provide them with shoes that are actually labeled as wide (W), or extra wide (XW), and buy shoes that “run or fit” wider than others is not going to cut it.

If you are in a rush, you can go directly to the selection of wide width shoes for kids.

What Makes the Shoes I Recommend Effective for Wide Feet?

There are certain kids’ shoe styles available in wide widths that will fit the shape of your child’s wide feet perfectly, and I will help you find them. However, in addition to being labeled as wide, the shoes must also provide two important features:

1️⃣ Extra Depth: This feature is going to allow your child’s feet to fit deeply inside the shoes and prevent the top part of the feet (instep), from rubbing against the top part of the shoes. Let me show you the difference in depth between 2 shoes that are the same length and width:

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2️⃣ Rounder Toe-Boxes: This feature is going to prevent your child’s toes from rubbing against one another or the side of the shoes. Let me show you the difference between a shoe with a round toe-box versus one with a narrow toe-box. The shoes below are the same length and width:

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You might be wondering how are you supposed to find shoes that provide “extra depth” and “rounder toe-boxes” if shoes don’t come labeled like that.

I have been fitting children’s shoes and orthotics for the last 10 years working for a specialized children’s shoe store. We specialize in helping children with “complicated” foot shapes (such as wide feet) as well as foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. Over the years I became familiar with the best shoes for kids with wide feet.

Before I show you a selection of the best wide width shoes for kids I want to be sure that you know your child’s exact foot size. You won’t be able to order the correct shoe size online if you don’t know your child’s foot size to begin with.

Are You Positive of Your Child’s Foot Size?

I always recommend parents take their children to their local children’s shoe store that 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 to know what size to order.

I created a resource that showcases the best-fitting children’s shoe stores by state.

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

If after looking at that resource you still can’t seem to identify a shoe store in your area, then proceed to take a look at an article I created that describes the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s foot size from home.

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Best Shoe Brands for Kids with Wide Feet – Top 3 Sneakers Brands

These shoe brands are the most consistent ones when it comes to fitting the shape of a child with wide feet:

1️⃣ New Balance

2️⃣ Saucony

3️⃣ Stride Rite

If finding the correct pair of shoes for your child with wide feet is a tedious job and a struggle for you, take a look at the selection of shoes that I have put together based on my 10 years of experience fitting children’s shoes.

I only write reviews of shoe styles 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. Disclosure: Some links in this post may be affiliate links and we may receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) when you click our links and make purchases. This allows us to create free content and resources for many families around the world. 

The Best Everyday Wide Width Shoes for Kids

Below you can find a selection of the best everyday wide width shoes for kids. These shoe styles come in different color designs and are available in velcro closure or shoelaces.

All of these shoe styles are lightweight, flexible, durable and supportive, which makes them the perfect multi-purpose everyday shoes for your children. They come with a sturdy rubber outsole and they are built for activities that involve running, playing or simply walking.


If you are looking for a pair of dressier looking shoes for your child, I will provide you with a selection of those types of shoes below.

Best Shoe Brands for Kids with Wide Feet – Top 3 Dress Shoe Brands!

Dress shoes are the finishing touch of any outfit and it is important to complete the look with a perfect pair of them.

It is harder to find dress shoes for kids with wide feet than it is to find everyday sneakers. The main reason for this is that there are fewer choices available for children with wide feet. The 3 most popular shoe brands that make dress shoes for kids with wide feet are:

1️⃣ Hush Puppies

2️⃣ Stride Rite

 3️⃣ Pediped

I don’t know if you are familiar with any of these shoe brands, but we carry them at our shoe store and they make some of the best dress shoes for children with wide feet.

The Best Wide Width Dress Shoes for Kids 

As I mentioned before, I only write reviews of shoes 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. Below you can find the best wide width dress shoes for girls.


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 size or a whole size bigger than your child’s foot size to provide the correct amount of growing room.

Now that you know the best everyday kids’ sneakers and dress shoes that come in wide widths, you are ready to make a better and well-informed decision.

Providing your child with the correct type of shoes will end up saving you a lot of time and money in the future.

Do You Have a Child Who Has Extra Wide Feet?

If your child actually has extra wide feet then you should take a look at another article I wrote where I describe the best shoes for children with extra wide feet.

Are Any Other Shoe Choices Available?

Do you always have a hard time finding wide shoes for your child? Is there a particular shoe brand that comes in wide widths and has fitted your child with wide feet that I didn’t mention?

If you are having trouble finding a pair of shoes for your child with wide feet, provide me with your child’s foot size and I will help you find them. My email address is: fittingchildrensshoes@gmail.com