Switching your child over to barefoot shoes with a wide, foot-shaped toe box is a great start in giving your kid’s feet adequate room to move, grow and properly function. But, in order to take advantage of all that space in the toe box, you’re going to want to make sure their socks aren’t too tight.
Socks tend to have a similar issue to many conventional shoes, which is a toe box that is too narrow. These socks for kids have a wider toe box to take advantage of that extra space.
I also included our favorite pair of Tabi socks, which has the big toe separated out.
Best Everyday Wide Toe Box Socks for Kids
Toe socks and wide toe box socks for kids can be a little harder to find. Simply sizing up in regular socks can be a good option for some kids, but here are some good barefoot socks for kids.
Plus12 Socks | $10 | Wide toe box merino wool socks | These Plus12 socks come in kid’s sizes and are specifically made with a wider toe box. They even have a different color to mark the big toe. They’re available from several barefoot shoe retailers: SoftStar Shoes in the US, US Wildling website, Wildling International website
Kids Tabi Socks on Ali Express | $11.70 for 5 pairs | Some kids don’t seem to love toe socks, so these tabi socks offer a good balance of having a separate big toe. So far we’ve been using them for about 6 months and they’ve held up well.
Foot Buddy | $29 | code KELLY15 for 15% off | These socks are meant to grow with your child, so they don’t have a defined heel cup. This means it’s made to fit children 2-6. They also have a more relaxed toe box.
Warm Wide Toe Box Socks for Kids
Nui Organics Lounge Socks | $11- $32 | Code NOMAN15 for 15% off |These socks are really thick and cushy, so they can make great indoor socks when it’s cold, or a thicker sock for the winter.
Magical Shoes | $10 | Code KELLY10 for 10% off | Thicker merino wool socks with anti-slip bottoms.