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10 Best Kids Shoes for Tippy-Toe Walkers: Walk with Ease

Delve into selecting the best orthopedic shoes for kids, focusing on high arch support and ankle stability, vital for toe-walking toddlers and flat-footed children.

Ruchita Dhavade - Writer for First Walkers
By Ruchita Dhavade
Davor Štefanović - Editor for First Walkers
Edited by Davor Štefanović

Updated December 7, 2023.

A young child standing on tippy toes in sandals

Toe walking, often seen in young toddlers, refers to the practice of walking on the toes or balls of the feet without having your heels touch the ground. While it's usually harmless in the beginning, persistent toe walking can put unnecessary strain on the knees, hips, and lower back, leading to injuries and joint pain later in life. Addressing this issue early is crucial, as the right shoes can often make all the difference.

» Little one taking baby steps? Check out the 10 best shoes for learning to walk

10 Best Shoes to Prevent Tip-Toe Walking

  1. Best high-tops for tip-toe walkers - Galactic Nichole sneakers
  2. Best boys’ sandals for toe walking - Captain Caleb sandals
  3. Best girls’ sneakers for toe walking - Blushful Betty sneakers
  4. Best anti-toe-walking boots for kids - Rocky Rick boots
  5. Best boys’ shoes for tip-toe walkers - Ronn Gratty sneakers
  6. Best girls’ boots for toe walking - Pearly Sheila boots
  7. Best unisex shoes for tip-toe walkers - Benji the Scout sneakers
  8. Best boys’ Velcro boots for toe walking - Velvet Logan boots
  9. Best girls’ sandals for toe walking - Precious Mia sandals
  10. Best kids’ shoes for toe walking - Billy Smooth sneakers


Addressing Toe Walking in Toddlers

For children over three years old, prolonged toe walking can be a sign of neurological immaturity or medical conditions. It's essential to consult a medical professional if your toddler consistently walks on their toes. To assist, we've compiled a list of the top 10 orthopedic shoes, including high-top sneakers and sandals, recommended by podiatrists for tippy-toe walkers.

» Discover the ultimate parents' guide to helping your little one to walk on their own

Best high-tops for tip-toe walkers

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First Walkers Galactic Nichole Navy Stars Orthopaedic High-Top Sneakers
First Walkers Galactic Nichole Navy Stars Orthopaedic High-Top Sneakers
First Walkers Galactic Nichole Navy Stars Orthopaedic High-Top Sneakers
First Walkers Galactic Nichole Navy Stars Orthopaedic High-Top Sneakers
First Walkers Galactic Nichole Navy Stars Orthopaedic High-Top Sneakers

Galactic Nichole Sneakers

Who doesn't want to reach for the stars

Material

Leather


Type

High-cut sneakers


Price

$172

Features

  • Shoelaces + zipper
  • Extended ankle support
  • Anti-bacterial insoles
  • Shock-absorbent thermoplastic outsoles
  • High built-in arch support

Short description

Who doesn't want to reach for the stars? Now, you can show off the Galactic Nichole, featuring bright and glistening star elements with a touch of sparkles.

These sneakers are designed to make any clothing ensemble emerge, seamlessly blending fashion and support for little feet.

Why we chose it

Galactic Nichole sneakers, ideal for toe walkers and little explorers, feature sturdy material construction and integrated arch support. These shoes offer mechanical support to correct the gait of children aged three to six. They also help to encourage proper heel striking and potentially reduce toe-walking tendencies.


Best boys’ sandals for toe walking

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First Walkers Captain Caleb Orthopaedic high-top ankle sandals
First Walkers Captain Caleb Orthopaedic high-top ankle sandals
First Walkers Captain Caleb Orthopaedic high-top ankle sandals
First Walkers Captain Caleb Orthopaedic high-top ankle sandals
First Walkers Captain Caleb Orthopaedic high-top ankle sandals

Captain Caleb Sandals

Double the confidence of beginner walkers

Material

Nubuck leather


Type

High-top sandals


Price

$166

  • Three adjustable Velcro straps
  • Extended ankle support
  • Anti-bacterial insoles
  • Shock-absorbent thermoplastic outsoles
  • High built-in arch support
  • Air valves for moisture reduction
  • Thomas heel

Shout “All Aboard!” with Captain Caleb’s high-top shoes featuring a higher cut design and not just two but three hook-and-loop Velcro straps for a seamless fit and extra ankle support. These shoes double the confidence of beginner walkers, especially those with wobbly feet or toe-walking tendencies.

Their soles are remarkable too, boasting anti-bacterial, anti-sweat, and anti-impact features, making them some of the best shoes for toddlers learning to walk.

These stylish boys' sandals, ideal for toddlers who tip-toe or have flat feet, offer incredible comfort and support for young adventurers. With high arch support and adjustable Velcro straps, they're among the best shoes for toddlers who walk on their toes. The unique Thomas heel design ensures a confident step for any child.

These sandals cater to the specific needs of toe walkers, providing the necessary support for healthy foot development and walking habits.


Best girls’ sneakers for toe walking

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First Walkers Blushful Betty Supportive High-Cut Sneakers
First Walkers Blushful Betty Supportive High-Cut Sneakers
First Walkers Blushful Betty Supportive High-Cut Sneakers
First Walkers Blushful Betty Supportive High-Cut Sneakers
First Walkers Blushful Betty Supportive High-Cut Sneakers

Blushful Betty Sneakers

Perfect for baby girls who need extra support

Material

Leather


Type

High-top sneakers


Price

$172

  • Two adjustable Velcro straps
  • Extended ankle support
  • Removable insole
  • Anti-bacterial insoles
  • Shock-absorbent thermoplastic outsoles
  • High built-in arch support

Blushful Betty High-Top Sneakers are a perfect blend of style and functionality for young toe walkers. Crafted from high-quality leather, these sneakers feature two adjustable Velcro straps for a snug fit.

The extended ankle support offers stability, which is especially beneficial for those with wobbly feet.

These adorable Blushful Betty High-Top Sneakers are ideal for baby girls. Featuring a high-built arch and extended ankle support, they're among the best shoes for toddlers learning to walk. The removable insole also allows for easy customization of the fit.

With antibacterial insoles and breathable materials, these sneakers ensure your little one's feet stay healthy and happy, making them perfect for young adventurers and toe walkers alike.


Best anti-toe-walking boots for kids

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First Walkers Rocky Rick Navy Orthopaedic High-top Boots
First Walkers Rocky Rick Navy Orthopaedic High-top Boots
First Walkers Rocky Rick Navy Orthopaedic High-top Boots
First Walkers Rocky Rick Navy Orthopaedic High-top Boots
First Walkers Rocky Rick Navy Orthopaedic High-top Boots

Rocky Rick Boots

Confidence with every little step they take

Material

Leather + Nubuck leather


Type

Boots


Price

$172

  • Shoelaces + zipper
  • Extended ankle support
  • Removable insole
  • Anti-scratch/scuffs toe cap protector
  • Anti-bacterial insoles
  • Shock-absorbent thermoplastic outsoles
  • High built-in arch support
  • Air valves for moisture reduction
  • Thomas heel

Rocky Rick boosts confidence with each step! Attractive design meets the best quality leather and high cut. The lace and zipper combo ensures top-notch ankle support, ideal for toddlers who tip-toe.

Kids of all ages will adore these supportive and stylish sneakers, designed for comfortable, confident strides!

These boots, ideal for toe-walking kids, blend practicality with style. Easy to lace, durable, and with an anti-scratch toe cap, they're perfect for young adventurers. The Thomas heel and high ankle support improve heel striking, while antibacterial materials ensure dry, comfy feet.


Best anti-toe-walking boots for kids

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First Walkers Ronn Gratty Orthopaedic High-Top Sheepskin Sneakers
First Walkers Ronn Gratty Orthopaedic High-Top Sheepskin Sneakers
First Walkers Ronn Gratty Orthopaedic High-Top Sheepskin Sneakers
First Walkers Ronn Gratty Orthopaedic High-Top Sheepskin Sneakers
First Walkers Ronn Gratty Orthopaedic High-Top Sheepskin Sneakers

Ronn Gratty Sneakers

Impeccably-designed everyday high-top sneakers

Material

Nubuck leather + Natural wool lining


Type

Autumn/winter sheepskin high-top sneakers


Price

$148

  • Shoelaces + zipper
  • Extended ankle support
  • Removable insole
  • Anti-scratch/scuffs toe cap protector
  • Anti-bacterial insoles
  • Shock-absorbent thermoplastic outsoles
  • High built-in arch support
  • Air valves for moisture reduction
  • Thomas heel

Ronn Gratty offers high-top style and function. The rich grey with an orange accent appeals to young gentlemen with a classic colour preference. Featuring two Velcro straps, they promote independence in putting on and taking off shoes, ideal for toddlers learning to walk.

Crafted from genuine nubuck leather and lined with natural wool, these sneakers ensure dry and warm feet throughout winter, a must-have for kids with a flair for style and comfort.

These sneakers, ideal for toddlers who tip-toe, feature a cozy wool lining perfect for autumn and winter. Along with comfort, they provide essential arch support and extended ankle support. The reinforced heel strike also ensures proper foot placement during the gait cycle.


Best girls’ boots for toe walking

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First Walkers Pearly Sheila Fashionable Silver Boots
First Walkers Pearly Sheila Fashionable Silver Boots
First Walkers Pearly Sheila Fashionable Silver Boots
First Walkers Pearly Sheila Fashionable Silver Boots
First Walkers Pearly Sheila Fashionable Silver Boots

Pearly Sheila Silver Boots

Dress up your little girl like the princess she is

Material

Leather


Type

Boots


Price

$172

  • Shoelaces + zipper
  • Extended ankle support
  • Anti-bacterial insoles
  • Shock-absorbent thermoplastic outsoles
  • Extended tongue (best fit for AFO)
  • High built-in arch support
  • Air valves for moisture reduction
  • Thomas heel

Dress your tip-toe-walking princess in Pearly Sheila boots. These silver, lacy boots ensure she looks grand. Adorned with charming bows, they're perfect for toddlers learning to walk. These boots fit and support growing feet, allowing your little lady endless fun.

These fashionable boots are a perfect choice for tip-toe walkers. A Thomas heel and high ankle and arch support improve heel striking for toe-walking children. Antibacterial materials and breathability ensure healthy feet for your little ones.


Best girls’ boots for toe walking

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First Walkers Benji the Scout Supportive High-Cut Sneakers
First Walkers Benji the Scout Supportive High-Cut Sneakers
First Walkers Benji the Scout Supportive High-Cut Sneakers
First Walkers Benji the Scout Supportive High-Cut Sneakers
First Walkers Benji the Scout Supportive High-Cut Sneakers

Benji the Scout Sneakers

Unisex style meets functional foot support

Material

Nubuck Leather


Type

High-top sneakers


Price

$172

  • Extended ankle support
  • Removable insole
  • Anti-bacterial insoles
  • Shock-absorbent thermoplastic outsoles
  • High built-in arch support

Fine details make this shoe a standout, from the natural honey-colored soles to the striped shoelaces adding a pop. Your little one will adore the design and supportive features, perfect for toe-walking children.

These versatile sneakers suit both boys and girls. They feature inbuilt arch support and extended ankle support for a proper gait. Stylishly designed, they boost confidence for any occasion.


Best boys’ velcro boots for toe walking

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a child's blue shoe with a white sole - Velvet Logan Velcro Boots
Velvet Logan Velcro Boot - a child's purple shoe with a white sole
Velvet Logan Velcro Boot  - a child's shoe with a strap on the side
Velvet Logan Velcro Boot  - a child's blue shoe with a white sole
Velvet Logan Velcro Boot  - a close up of a child's shoe on a white background
Velvet Logan Velcro Boot - a close up of a shoe on a white background

Velvet Logan Velcro Boots

1st ankle boys boots that feature velcro straps

Material

Nubuck Leather


Type

Boots


Price

$172

  • Two adjustable Velcro straps
  • Extended ankle support
  • Anti-bacterial insoles
  • Shock-absorbent thermoplastic outsoles
  • High built-in arch support
  • Air valves for moisture reduction
  • Thomas heel

Classic and orthopedic, these navy & blue Velvet Logan boots are perfect for toe-walking boys. They're our first ankle boot model with Velcro straps, simplifying the putting on and taking off process.

Besides ease of wear, they offer traditional support, making them a must-have for a young gentleman's wardrobe and ideal for toddlers learning to walk.

These boots are perfect for boys with their cozy Velcro design and high ankle support. The firm arch support, ankle support, and Thomas heels ensure correct foot placement throughout the gait cycle, preventing tip-toe walking tendencies.


Best girls’ sandals for toe walking

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First Walkers Precious Mia Orthopaedic High-Top Ankle Sandals
First Walkers Precious Mia Orthopaedic High-Top Ankle Sandals
First Walkers Precious Mia Orthopaedic High-Top Ankle Sandals
First Walkers Precious Mia Orthopaedic High-Top Ankle Sandals
First Walkers Precious Mia Orthopaedic High-Top Ankle Sandals

Precious Mia Ankle Sandals

Blending style and orthopaedic care

Material

Leather


Type

High-top sandals


Price

$166

  • Three adjustable Velcro straps
  • Extended ankle support
  • Anti-bacterial insoles
  • Shock-absorbent thermoplastic outsoles
  • High built-in arch support
  • Air valves for moisture reduction
  • Thomas heel

Made of premium leather with three Velcro straps, Precious Mia Sandals ensure a snug, supportive fit.

The shock-absorbent outsoles and air valves offer comfort and moisture reduction. Ideal for girls needing extra foot support.

These beautiful Precious Mia Sandals, ideal for toe-walking girls, are perfect for summer. With a Thomas heel, high ankle support, and arch support, they ensure proper heel striking.

Antibacterial materials and breathability keep little feet dry and healthy in the warm months, mirroring the support of closed-toe shoes.


Best kids’ shoes for toe walking

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First Walkers Billy Smooth Supportive High-Cut Sneakers
First Walkers Billy Smooth Supportive High-Cut Sneakers
First Walkers Billy Smooth Supportive High-Cut Sneakers
First Walkers Billy Smooth Supportive High-Cut Sneakers
First Walkers Billy Smooth Supportive High-Cut Sneakers

Billy Smooth Sneakers

Trendy sneakers that provide ankle stability

Material

Leather


Type

High-top sneakers


Price

$172

  • Shoelaces + zipper
  • Extended ankle support
  • Removable insole
  • Anti-bacterial insoles
  • Shock-absorbent thermoplastic outsoles
  • High built-in arch support

Billy Smooth High-Top Sneakers are a top choice for young toe walkers. Crafted from quality leather, these sneakers feature a practical lace and zipper combination for secure fitting. The extended ankle support is ideal for toddlers learning to walk, ensuring stability.

The shock-absorbent thermoplastic outsoles cater to the needs of active kids, providing essential foot support and reducing the impact on every adventure.

Featuring a high arch and extended ankle support, these Billy Smooth Sneakers perfectly combine style with functionality. They have a removable insole to accommodate additional orthosis, making them ideal for toe-walking kids. The breathable materials and antibacterial insoles ensure your child's feet stay comfortable and healthy.



Stepping Forward with Confidence

The shoes on this list, including orthopedic high-tops and supportive sandals, provide the perfect blend of style, support, and comfort for tippy-toe walkers. These choices ensure confident and easy steps for growing little feet.

Combining the right footwear from First Walkers with proper exercises can significantly benefit your little one's development. Visit their site for the best selection of shoes designed for toe-walking toddlers.



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