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Wide Width Shoes for Toddlers – Keep Your Kids’ Feet Healthy!

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Have you been looking for a pair of wide width shoes for your toddler? Do you feel like every single shoe style that you try on your toddler’s feet fits too tight, and ends up leaving imprints and red marks on the top of your toddler’s feet?

Finding a pair of shoes for a toddler with wide or extra wide feet can be a frustrating and time-consuming experience, especially if you don’t know what shoe brands and shoe styles to try.

If you provide your toddler with a pair of shoes that are too narrow, you might end up creating all sort of foot issues to the feet such as blisters, calluses, and corns. In addition, did you know that toddlers move their toes as a way of exercising their feet? If the shoes are too narrow you will be constricting this way of exercise.

If you notice imprints or red marks on the top of your toddler’s feet (instep), that’s the first sign that the shoes are too narrow:

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If you always have a hard time getting your toddler’s shoes on that’s the second sign that the shoes might be too narrow.

Providing your toddler with the correct shoe size is extremely important if you want to keep your toddler’s feet and legs healthy.

The most common mistake that I see parents make is assuming that once they provide their toddlers with wide feet with a pair of shoes that are labeled as wide (W), then that size will automatically fit the shape of their toddler’s wide feet. This is how most toddlers end up wearing the wrong shoe size.

What Makes the Shoes I Recommend Effective for Wide Feet?

In addition to being labeled as wide, your toddlers shoes must provide two key features — that most parents are not even aware of:

✅ Extra Depth: This feature allows your toddler’s feet to fit deeply inside the shoes and prevents the top  part of their feet (instep) from rubbing against the top part of the shoes. Deep shoes also prevent the top part of their toes from rubbing against the top front part of the shoes. Let me show you the difference between a shoe that provides extra depth versus one that doesn’t:

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Rounder Toe-Box: This feature prevents your toddler’s toes from overlapping each other or rubbing against the side of the shoes. Let me show you the difference between a shoe that provides a round toe-box versus one that doesn’t:

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You might be wondering…

How are you suppose to find shoes that provide these 2 features if shoes don’t come labeled as “extra deep” or with a “rounder toe-box”? That’s what I am here for, and I will help you find them.

I have been helping parents find their kids’ shoes online for the last 5 years. I have been working for a children’s shoe store that specializes in children with foot and leg problems for the last 10 years, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. I am familiar with which shoe brands and which shoe styles are better than others.

When parents come to the shoe store stating that their kids are complaining about foot pain, my first step is to check the shoes that they are currently wearing. I will say that 90% of the time children were experiencing foot or leg pain from wearing shoes that were too narrow for their feet.

There are certain wide width shoes for toddlers that provide extra depth and come with rounder toe-boxes, and I will describe them shortly. First I want to show you how you can figure out your toddlers exact foot size from home.

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Are You 100% Sure of Your Toddler’s Foot Size? – Let’s Find Out!

I want you to keep one thing in mind: It doesn’t matter how many features a particular shoe provides, if  the shoes are not fitted properly, your toddlers won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer. What’s even worse, you will end up creating all sort of  issues to their feet such as blisters, calluses, and corns.

This brings me to this next question: Are you 100% sure that you know your toddler’s exact foot size?

I always recommend parents to take their toddlers to be fitted for shoes 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 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:

The Best Kids’ Shoe Stores In The United States – Where To Go For Proper Fittings

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 I created that describes the simplest, yet most effective way 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

Now that you know your toddler’s exact foot size, let’s take a look at a selection of the best wide width shoes for toddlers.

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.

The Best Wide Width Shoes for Toddlers ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Below you can find a selection of the best wide width shoes for toddlers. In addition to being available in wide (W)

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This selection of shoes fit “true to size”, which means that you need to go a half a size longer of the size that your toddler measures in the standard foot measuring scale (Brannock Device), in order to allow for growing room.

In order to allow for growing room, I highly recommend that parents order these shoes a half a size larger than the size their children’s feet measure. This translates to 0.3 inches or 0.7 centimeters of space between your child’s longest toe and the end of the shoes.

Wide Width Shoes for Toddlers – The 5 Most Important Features!

In addition to providing extra depth and rounder toe-boxes,  there are 5 other important features that the shoes I recommended provide:

✅ Support: The shoes that you provide for your toddler must be lightweight and flexible, but at the same time supportive in order to minimize the impact their feet take every time they become in contact with the ground.

✅ Firm Heel Counter: This feature is important as it’s the part of the shoes that provide your toddlers with ankle support. This is especially important for toddlers as most of the time they are performing lateral movements.

✅ Lightweight and Flexible: The shoes must be lightweight and flexible in order for your toddler’s feet and legs to not get tired easily.

✅ Traction: This feature will minimize the likelihood of your toddler from slipping and falling down.

✅ Breathable: This feature will prevent the buildup of bacteria inside the shoes and prevent foot odor.

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Before you leave, I want to explain you the importance of providing your toddler with the correct type of socks.

The Best Toddler’s Socks – Seamless and Breathable!

Did you know that socks act as a barrier between your toddler’s feet and the shoes? While some toddlers refuse to wear socks with their sneakers, it’s important that you make them wear them every time they wear their shoes.

The correct type of socks will protect your toddler’s feet from the buildup of bacteria inside the shoes. This is actually really important because if your toddler has an open wound on his/her feet and there is bacteria inside the shoes, this can easily lead to a foot infection.

I have seen how several toddlers refuse to wear any type of socks, but if you provide you toddler with a pair of seamless socks you will be surprised about what a difference it will make. I have fitted a selection of socks for toddlers that are 100% seamless but also breathable and comfortable.

While I can’t get into much detail about these type of socks in this post, there is another article I wrote where I describe the best seamless socks for kids. Go to the link below:

Seamless Socks For Kids – Stop The Struggle Of Putting Socks On!

Now that you know which are the best wide width shoes for toddlers and the best socks to keep their feet healthy, you are ready to make the most informed decision.

Have you found a particular shoe style that has worked well for your toddler’s wide feet? Please share your findings below so other parents can benefit from your experiences.

STOP BUYING THE WRONG PAIR OF SHOES FOR YOUR CHILDREN.LETS START TAKING CARE OF THEIR FEET!

I created this webpage to help parents understand the importance that shoes have in healthy foot development and how they can prevent foot problems in the future.Join the rest of the parents who are taking care of their kids feet and get my guide for free: 10 Mistakes Parents Must Avoid When Buying Shoes for their Kids.






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