Have you been looking for a pair of wide width Sperry shoes for your child? Do you have a child with wide or extra wide feet that needs a pair of Sperry shoes?
Finding a pair of wide Sperry shoes can be a frustrating and time-consuming experience if you don’t know what shoe styles to look for. There are only a few Sperry shoe styles that will fit your child with wide feet, but the good news is that I will help you find them!
Sperry “boat” shoes are very versatile since children can wear them to school or formal occasions. Sperry shoes are best known as boat shoes and they come packed with numerous features that will provide comfort for your kids’ feet.
There are certain Sperry shoe styles that are extremely well-made and come with a substantial outsole that will protect and support your kids’ feet when they are playing and running around.
It’s important to understand that not all Sperry shoes will fit a child with wide feet. I know which styles there are because I have fitted them before.
I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now, and I know everything that relates to children’s shoes and the way they fit. This is a specialized shoe store that focuses on children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. We carry some of the most supportive children’s shoes and orthotics, and I am familiar with which shoe brands and which shoe styles are better than others.
I have seen many children that become really upset when they can’t wear that particular shoe style that they had been hoping for. I don’t want your child to end up in tears at your kids’ shoe store because their Sperry shoes feel “too tight”!
Paul Sperry invented one of the most enduring boat shoes in 1935. This is the go-to shoe for parents who have a child who needs a pair of shoes to wear for different types of occasions.
I will provide you with a selection of the best wide width Sperry shoes for kids, but lets first find out why these shoe styles are so popular and answer the most common questions that parents have about this shoe style.
Why Are Sperry Shoes So Popular? – Attractive Yet Functional!
Whether your child wants to wear these shoes to school or more formal occasions, Sperry shoes are a solidly fashionable yet a functional shoe choice.
Most children prefer to wear sneakers all day rather than wearing casual, dressy shoes. However, once they try a pair of Sperry shoes on, they typically love the way they feel. Children can wear them as their dressy shoes, while also running around and playing in them since these shoes are built to last.
These shoes are durable, and most children outgrow them before they wear them out.. They come with a rubber sole that provides good grip, so your child can run around and feel comfortable at the same time.
When parents bring their kids to the shoe store, they always ask if we carry Sperry boat shoes for kids. Why do parents love Sperry shoes for their kids? One of the main reasons is that they’re nice enough to wear to church and casual enough to wear while running around.
I will start by describing the best Sperry wide width Sperry boat shoe style for toddlers and then move to the best style for older kids.
Wide Width Sperry Shoes for Toddlers – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Please keep in mind that 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.
This Sperry shoe style is the #1 choice for toddlers with wide feet. The style has a great stylish look, and the shoe comes with Velcro closure for easy on and off instead of shoelaces (even though the shoe appears to come with shoelaces).
Most parents describe this shoe style as absolutely adorable. Your child can wear it to school, the shopping mall, or a more formal occasion.
Let’s take a look at a couple of images to find out how the shoe style looks:
This shoe style will provide several features to your kids’ feet since it’s supportive but lightweight and flexible at the same time, is made of 100% leather, comes with a memory foam footbed, and it’s also durable.
Please keep in mind that this shoe style fits “small”,which means that you need to get your child a whole size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.
Wide Width Sperry Shoes for Kids (Ages 4 and Above) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Like I mentioned before, 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.
This is the only Sperry Boat shoe style available for older children with wide or extra wide feet.
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This shoe style also fits “true to size”, which means that you need to get your child a half a size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.
Several parents have complained about the Sperry shoelaces coming untie all the time. This can be very frustrating and can lead to your child stepping on the shoelaces and falling down.
There is also a way of adjusting the original Sperry shoelaces so that your child wears them as slip-on shoes. Here is how the shoe would look like:
Can Sperry Shoes Accommodate an Orthotic? – Let’s Find Out!
I don’t recommend fitting a pair of orthotics inside these shoes. If your child has a foot condition such as flat feet, overpronation, or rolled ankles, then I recommend that your child wears this shoe style for only a couple hours a day, and once in a while.
There is one particular insert/orthotics that will fit inside your kids Sperry shoes. I describe that insert in more detail in another article called:
If your children are experiencing foot and leg pain and have one of the foot conditions mentioned above, then they should wear their sneakers for most of the time. If your children wear orthotics, it’s always better to use them in their every day sneakers. I describe the best shoes for children who wear orthotics here:
Are Your Kids’ Heels Slipping Off the Shoes? – Let’s Solve This!
I have spoken with several parents who have asked how they can stop their kid’s heels from slipping out of their Sperry’s shoes. There is a trick I use and it always works.
Have you ever heard of tongue pads? Tongue pads are adhesive-backed pads that fit below the tongue of the shoe and snug up the whole shoe. The tongue pad will push your kids’ heels back, securing them against the back of the shoes.
I explain how tongue pads work in more detail in another article I wrote. Please go to the link below:
Sperry Shoes for Mom – Save Big On Your Shoes!
Did you know that if you wear a women’s shoe size 8 ½ or smaller you can get the kids version of the shoes and end up saving a lot of money? I am talking about the same support and comfort, but at a much lower price.
This shoe size conversion applies not only to this Sperry shoe style, you can also apply it to sneakers, sandals, boots, or any other shoe style you might think of.
There is a whole size and a half difference between kids and women’s shoe sizes. That means that for example if you wear a women’s shoe size 5, you will fit in a pair of kids’ shoe size 3 ½, or if you wear a women’s shoe size 7, you will fit in a pair of kids’ shoe size 5 ½.
I explain in more detail how this shoe size conversion works in another article called:
Now that you know which are the best wide width Sperry shoes for kids, you are ready to make the most informed decision.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you ever have trouble finding a particular shoe style for your child. It doesn’t matter how narrow or wide your kids’ feet are, there is always at least one particular shoe style out there that will fit the shape of your kids’feet perfectly, and I will help you find them.
Have you found another particular Sperry shoe style that’s worked well for your child with wide feet? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so other parents can benefit from them.