View Full Version : Toddler Shoe Widths - What brands are wide?

01-28-2003, 01:35 PM
My 20-month-old son wears a 7.5 wide shoe. Stride Rite makes regular and wide versions of their shoes, but what other brands do? Seems the adult shoe makers (Nike, Addidas, Sketchers) only make one width. Anyone know which shoe makers make the widest shoes?



01-28-2003, 10:38 PM
My son also wears a wide width. Payless has some of the shoes in wide width, although I have never tried them. I take my son to a local Buster Brown who carries wide width, and he can also wear Nike's because they seem to wide enough. Also you can try Nordstroms and on their website you can search by size and width and it should pull some up. I bought him some Hush Puppies dress shoes in wide width a couple of month ago.


pamela mom of 3
01-29-2003, 11:14 AM
Minibel has a unique system on some of their shoes,

You can read about it on their site

Good Luck..i usually just stuck with stride rite for wides for my son.


01-30-2003, 12:14 PM
If you are near a Macy's department store they carry a Stride Rite knockoff brand Greendog which comes in wide widths. My 16mo. old son wears a 6.5 wide and they fit comfortably.

good luck,


01-30-2003, 02:40 PM
Thanks for all the helpful advice!

My pediatrician recommends as little shoe wearing as possible, but the kid has to have something to wear besides sandals -- even in warm Los Angeles.

03-21-2003, 03:30 AM
I found some Wide Nike's toddler shoes at Mervyn's/Kohl's. I also got some great flexible sandals which aren't in a wide, but are wider than other's I've found.

Mommy to Jonah

Jennifer Miller
09-25-2003, 12:45 PM
My 20 month old son has been wearing Puma's from Nordstrom's in size 6. He has a wide foot (double wide - Stride Rite) and a high instep. It's a family thing. The Pumas have worked very well and were around $30.

09-30-2003, 09:37 PM
DS (29 months) has a wide foot with a very high instep. He used to wear only Stride Rites in double wide. Now, he can wear Stride Rite in wide (there are some cute suede boot options this year that light up, which he loves) or Elefanten, which tend to run wide. For cheaper options, we've tried Keds, which come in wide, and Baby Gap's velcro sneakers, which for some reason are okay.

HTH some.

& Jack, 4/20/01
& Little brother-to-be, e.d.d., 12/15/03

10-15-2003, 04:02 PM
I also found wide Nike toddler shoes at Kohl's. I picked them up by accident the other day. Right now, our Kohl's store has these shoes on sale.

Mom of Cade 6/16/02

10-22-2003, 10:13 PM
I haven't checked all of your replies, so I apologize if this is a duplicate. My son (21 moa.) is also a wide width. I have found Land' s end shoes to be sized generously overall (a 5 will fit a 5 1/2 measured at Stride Rite) and wide. I have also gotten some great deals on adorable shoes on the overstock section of the Lands End website.