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Anyone know where I can get shoes for a kid with fat feet?

My sons feet are fat not really wide but really thick on top and it's hard to get them into shoes. a lot of the velcro ones don't open up enough and tie ones usually are too skinny. He loves to run around outside so I think it's time for him to start wearing shoes he is 13 months.

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Asked by BabyGsMaMa13 at 3:45 PM on Dec. 11, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • an extra size up might work? or if you can afford specialty shoes?

    Answer by watersgirls at 3:46 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • stride rite but i dont know where you live and i dont know if they have one were you live. they might have a website. they are spendy though.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • a decent shoe store. go and try the shoes on. and yes he more than old enough to wear shoes.

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 3:47 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • I was going to say Stride Rite as well... they're a little more expensive but they carry a wide varety of sizes and styles for wide feet. And they last so little man won't run thru them so fast.

    Answer by tat2edmommyof2 at 3:48 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • My daughters feet were the same way! They were almost round instead of being flat on the bottom! The good news, once she got more sure-footed and started walking and running around more, they seemed to change into more "normal" shaped feet. Lace up tennis shoes always worked best for us, but honestly, nothing worked all that well! Sorry, not much help, I know!

    Answer by Mishelly728 at 3:50 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • I had the same problem - tall feet, not wide. You can NOT just go up a size. Picture an uncoordinated toddler trying to walk in extra long, floppy clown shoes. Talk about tripping over your own toes! Do not try that, please.
    I found Stride Rite and Keds wide shoes to fit just fine. They even have extra wide. Yes, they are a little wider than needed but that extra width helps fit the extra tall foot. The sales clerk told me that this is a very common problem for young toddlers and that they outgrow it by 2.5 years. Sure enough, my daughter (29 months) went into regular width shoes at 24 months.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 5:07 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • I would suggest either trying a different size, or wide shoes. They will stretch to fit correctly.

    Answer by kristal2146 at 5:35 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • sounds like my son's feet! he's 20 months old and we still have this problem. he's been walking since 8 1/2 months so i don' think the problem goes away once they start walking more. i actually found the perfect pair of shoes that fit my son's fat feet at target! no just any shoes, they have a pair of black and white cars (like the disney movie) character shoes. no velcro or laces, the tongue is attached with elastic. they don't have too much on them so they go with almost any outfit. my son will just have to wear these shoes until his feet change. they run about $15.

    Answer by Mrs.Hayes at 6:10 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • I was going to say Stride Rite also. They have wide and even some "extra" wide shoes.

    Answer by RanaAurora at 6:55 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • Oh, and depending on where he's running around, you could also do Robeez. They're pretty much like moccasins.  They were a god-send for us.  We used the same pair for over a year.


    Answer by RanaAurora at 6:56 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

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