Are your child’s feet a little wider than normal? This can make shoe shopping difficult and often ends in you trying to squeeze narrow shoes into your child’s feet.

It’s even more important to ensure your child is wearing the correct shoes if they have wide feet. Unfitted shoes can lead to all sorts of foot problems and hinder natural, healthy foot growth. This is also true for shoes for children with narrow feet.

We have received many questions about narrow feet and wide feet. We’ve answered some of your most pressing questions here. Continue reading to learn the best ways to clad your baby’s feet.




Let’s start by saying that babies’ feet tend to be thicker than adults’ and taper in the heel. The protective padding on newborns’ feet makes them appear wider than adults. We love baby feet because of their flashiness, with the round toes and pointed heels. Baby shoe designers who are the best will consider this natural width when designing their shoes.


Your child will notice a difference in the foot when they start to walk. The arch and Achilles become more defined.


All feet are made differently


In the above sentence, you’ll see that I said “generally.” Because all feet are unique, it’s because they are each one. Every child’s feet will have a different length, width, and growth.


Some children may have narrow feet, while others might have wide feet. As children age, their feet become more narrow. However, this is not an automatic result. This quirk could be passed on to adulthood by some children.


The Driftwood sandals fit narrow feet to wide feet. They have fully adjustable straps that can be adjusted across the foot and the ankle.




Parenting is often about trying to bluff your way through. Thankfully, there are many resources available that can help you. We can tell you now that bluffing is not the best way to go when it comes fitting your child’s shoes.


You can instead use our Expert-Fitting Tool to measure your child’s feet. You could save your child pain and injury by getting the fit right away.



The width and length of shoes is usually proportional. If you choose to go up one size, it will add an average of a quarter inch to the width.


A little room should be allowed for kid shoes. To determine if the shoe fits your child, you can place a pinkie between the instep of the shoe and the foot. It’s likely that you are strangling your child’s feet if this is impossible.


The width of a toddler’s shoe will grow before their length. So make sure to measure your child regularly. It is easy to do this: just squeeze the material and pull it up above the ball of your foot. The material will lift slightly, but not too much! It’s still a good fit.




Your child shouldn’t be sliding and sliding in their shoes. You can’t give your child the challenge of walking in large kicks. They are clumsy even at their best.


You want to test for slippage in shoes. Simply place your child on a chair, and then grab their shoe-clad feet. Hold your child’s ankle tight and pull at the heel of their shoe. The shoes may be too big if it falls off easily.


As long as the heel does not slip, a small gap between your foot and the shoe will be fine.




The shoe should be flexible and malleable to fit a hard-to-fit foot. With that in mind…


Loop and hook


Shop Grass Court, a premium leather trainer that’s street-styled and perfect for everyday wear.


Hook and loop fastening is the best for narrow feet. Hook and loop shoes take into consideration length, width, and thickness. This allows you to adjust the fit of your child’s shoe as necessary.


The majority of the shoes in the range have wide opening hook-and-loop fastenings, which allows for greater adjustment.

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