Tuesday, October 17, 2017

From TheNarrowShoe.com Mailbox: Teenage Girl with Small Narrow Feet — Please Help!

 

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My 14 year old [teenage] daughter has narrow feet and small ankles. She wears a girls size 4 maybe a 5 now, I’ll need to measure her feet. Need help finding shoes to fit her that are not childish as she is a teenager. Please help me! We need to find some summer shoes for casual as well as for church (with a heel preferably)…..My daughter would like a dress shoe for summer with a wedge heel type. Or a dress shoe with a low to medium heel. Also she needs sandals for this summer, casual and also dressy ones for church. She likes straps, but no strap between the toes, and colors she likes is pink, black, white, gold, silver, blue, and she like camouflage design. She also needs outdoor shoes as well as tennis shoes. I know it will be difficult and thank-you for trying. I hope you are able to find something, thanks from the bottom of my heart!

– C.

 

It’s our pleasure!   Here are 8  suggestions for you for starters and we can narrow it down from there (yikes-pardon the pun).

First, let’s try to figure out her size — if she is size 4-5 in girls sizes that converts to a size to somewhere between a 5.5 – 7 in women’s sizes, so we need to get a measurement of her feet first. You can measure both, but the size that we’ll need to fit is her larger foot size. Usually one foot will be a bit larger than the other.  Most of these shoes are only available starting in Size 6 AA with the exception of the Topsiders which are available in 5 and 51/2 or 5.5 AA.

While I’m waiting for the measurements, though, here are a few that you and she may like (Some of the shoes are available in other colors than the ones I’ve chosen):

 

1)  SOFTWALK SAN MARINO

SoftWalk - San Marino (Black Patent Leather) - Footwear SoftWalk – San Marino (Black Patent Leather) SoftWalk – San Marino (Black Patent Leather) – Footwear: Achieve a season-ready look that’s perfectly comfortable for all-day wear with the San Marino wedge sandal from SoftWalk. ; Strap patent leather uppers boasts adjustable hook-and-loop straps across the vamp and ankle for a secure fit. ; Color-matched suede lining with foam backing to provide you with a touch of cushioning and abrasion-free wear. ; Patented Eggcrate footbed with color-matched suede cover will have your feet rejoicing in splendid comfort. ; for more information on the patented SoftWalk footbed. ; Raffia-wrapped wedge midsole and durable rubber utsole create stable walking and leg-flattering height. ; Imported. Measurements: ; Heel Height: 3 in ; Weight: 10 oz ; Platform Height: 1 in ; Product measurements were taken using size 8, width N (AA). Please note that measurements may vary by size.



I wasn’t sure about this wedge because it is higher than you asked for but with the 1 inch platform height will counter balance the three inch heel and it will feel more like a 2 inch heel.  The adjustable hook and loop closure will give your daughter a tight and supportive fit around her small ankles and around the ball of her foot.   It also has great narrow shoe reviews!

I also recommend Foot Petals to put at the ball of her foot to keep it from slipping forward in any or all of the shoes if need-be.

 

 2)  VANELI FC-313
Vaneli - FC-313 (Sand Prl Nappa) - Footwear Vaneli – FC-313 (Sand Prl Nappa)Vaneli – FC-313 (Sand Prl Nappa) – Footwear: Simple, sleek, and comfortable loafer/pump. ; Slide into comfort with this stylish and versatile loafer/pump. ; Leather upper for long beautiful wear. ; Leather sole cushions every step providing all day comfort, and excellent traction. ; Padded footbed for added comfort and shock absorption. ; A polished alternative for casual days or evenings. ; Contemporary design for a variety of occasions. Measurements: ; Heel Height: 3 4 in ; Weight: 7 oz ; Product measurements were taken using size 8, width M (B). Please note that measurements may vary by size.




 

This one is a little sophisticated, but perhaps she’ll like that for Church.  It’s available in a few different colors, too and I like that it’s a flat–I think she could dress it up or down depending on the color of the shoe and the outfit she wears it with.

 

3)  BEACON SHOE NEWPORT available at xxx

Espadrilles are back and these are available in white and black in a 6 narrow.

 

4)  MUNRO AMERICAN JERRIE

Munro American - Jerrie (Black Crinkle Patent) - Footwear Munro American – Jerrie (Black Crinkle Patent)  Munro American – Jerrie (Black Crinkle Patent) – Footwear: You’ll love the sensible sophistication of the Jerrie. ; Suede upper with faille top-line trim and hidden wedge heel. ; Knit soft lining helps manage moisture to keep your feet feeling fresh. ; Contoured polyurethane footbed is removable for the easy addition of inserts. ; Steel shank construction assures stability and support for a confident stride. ; Munro® Tech Sole is lightweight, flexible, shock-absorbent, and treaded for grip. ; Last number: 505 ; Made in the U.S.A. and Imported. Measurements: ; Heel Height: 1 2 in ; Weight: 8 oz ; Product measurements were taken using size 9, width N (AA). Please note that measurements may vary by size.



Smoking Slippers were really hot this year and this one is available in the patent leather and leopard in size 6 AA.

 

5)  MUNRO AMERICAN JILLIAN

Munro American - Jillian (Black Kid/Black Patent) - Footwear Munro American – Jillian (Black Kid/Black Patent) Dress up your slacks in a sophisticated leather pump. ; Textured kid leather upper with patent toecap and heel overlay. ; Knit soft lining with moisture management to maintain freshness. ; Steel shank construction adds strength and stability for a continually confident stride. ; Removable polyurethane footbed is cushioned and contoured for better support. ; Natural latex rubber outer sole is shock absorbent and flexible. ; Last number 497. ; Made in the U.S.A. and Imported. Measurements: ; Heel Height: 1 1 2 in ; Weight: 8 oz ; Platform Height: 1 4 in ; Product measurements were taken using size 8, width M (B). Please note that measurements may vary by size.



A regular old pump, but a good choice for Church.

 

6)  VANELI SERENE

Vaneli - Serene (Black Filio Natural Cork/Black Fodervern Patent) - Footwear Vaneli – Serene (Black Filio Natural Cork/Black Fodervern Patent)Vaneli – Serene (Black Filio Natural Cork/Black Fodervern Patent) – Footwear: Find serenity and style this season in the Serene flat from Vaneli®. ; Suede or nappa upper with fashionable quilt stitching and patent leather accent at the toe. ; Combination leather and textile interior helps to wick away unhealthy moisture. ; Padded footbed with arch support will have you walking in all-day comfort. ; Durable rubber outsole and slight heel provide flexibility with each step. Measurements: ; Heel Height: 3 8 in ; Weight: 6 oz ; Product measurements were taken using size 7, width M (B). Please note that measurements may vary by size.



This one is a bit sophisticated too, but I thought I’d throw it in there, as well.


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8) BELLA VITA WOW

The Bella-Vita – Wow is in Black Patent can be found here among other colors, as well.  I think this is a lovely and sophisticated shoe that she will get lots of wear out of.

 

I hope that at the very least you and she will like at least one pair of these shoes and hopefully more than one.  If not, we can try again.   What do you think? 🙂

 

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