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My 2 year old seems to outgrow or not fit regular toddler shoes. I’m wondering if anyone has recommendations for shoe brands that they have found to fit wider toddler feet and that seem comfortable?
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My one grandson has very narrow feet and heels. He also did not walk until he was 24 months and complained a lot about leg pains. I felt that a properly fitting shoe was necessary to aid him in walking without discomfort. Although the doctor and a therapist said he was fine, I figured that he needed all the help that he could get.
So properly fitting shoes from someone trained to do so was important to me. In the US, we have a shoe store that does the old-fashioned fitting by experts in the field. It is called ShoeFly https://www.shoeflystores.com/.
We were fortunate to have such a store close by. I took him to be fit and let him pick out his choice of sneakers. He instantly loved his new well-fitted shoes and started racing around, saying he was like Sonic the Hedgehog. It was good to see him running confidently with no complaints when walking.
I'm not sure if you have a ShoeFly store near you, but there may be other such shops in your area that specialize in fitting shoes for children.
Nike are our favorite shoes for long-lasting durability and comfort. They also have some pretty good sandals as well as runners and we have found them to be fantastic. We also love Clarke's shoes as there are so many choices and they are a tried and tested brand when it comes to children's shoes. At home, we love bare feet but when it comes to getting out and about - Nike and Clarke's are our favorite options.
We love crocs. They are easy to get on and easy to clean. They are especially great for the summer. You can also find off-brand options that aren't as expensive.
Velcro-strapped sandals are also great for little ones. I feel like it's a shoe they can figure out how to get on and off by themselves.
Striderite shoes are great for sneakers. They are durable and easy to get on and off. We have also had a lot of luck with Nike. I personally love to shop consignment shops because the shoes are cheaper and they are already worn in!