Measuring your children's feet is essential if you wish to make a purchase online. We would always advise that you come to see us in store for our expert children's fitting service however if you cannot do so for any reason the below is a guide of how to best know the sizes. As well as size, the fit is very important for children's shoes. Studies have shown that more than 60% of all children wear shoes that are too small.
One year will not be the same as the next for children's shoe fittings and unlike adults it is both about the length and width of the foot.
An appointment is always advised as sizing can vary a lot between different shoe brands.
We have many different shoe brands and styles in store. Our brands include Start- Rite, Ricosta, Geox, Birkenstock, Camper and many more. Before ordering online, if you have any doubts or questions on the size of your child's foot, we would recommend that you give us a call and speak to one of our dedicated team members to ensure that you are looking at the right type of shoe for your child. Our dedicated team will only be available during shop opening hours.
We have attached different guides from Start Rite and Ricosta to help you choose the right fit, size and style shoes for your children! Please do download these guides to help you find the right fit and size!
For Start- Rite the shoes are made in whole and half sizes and a variety of width fittings to get the best fit.
E= Narrow, F= Standard, G= Wide, H= Extra Wide
Checking the Fit when shoes arrive is also vital as if the shoes are worn you will not be able to return them. We hold no responsibility for the fit of the shoes if they are not measured correctly. If they do not fit do not worry, either return them to our store or return and we will refund you for the shoes not the delivery accordingly.
Heel Grip - when your child is sitting down lift the foot and hold the ankle with one hand- grip the heel of the shoe with your other hand and pull down a few times to check that the shoe is gripping the heel!
Stand Up- Use your fingers to feel around and check that there are no large gaps- also ensure that the toes are not touching the end of the shoe! If they are too tight or too small do not keep the shoes.
The Ankle- ensure that the shoe does not touch the ankle bone! This is to avoid discomfort and rubbing.
We are credited members of children's shoe fitting associations and have been awarded many in store awards.