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Tips for fitting Chrildrens footwear

  • Choose shoes made from natural fibres such as leather and canvas, as these fibres allow breath ability and tend to be very durable.

 

  • The heel counter (area that encloses the heel) should be strong and not crush easily under pressure from your thumb and index finger.

 

  • The shoe should not twist or flex between the heel and ball of the foot, but should flex easily at the ball of the foot – this is where our feet are designed to flex.

 

  • The foot should be anchored in to the shoe at the heel by lacing, velcro or buckles so that the foot is unable to slide forward in the shoe and does not have to work hard to hold the shoe on.

 

  • Shoes with rounded toe boxes will give the toes more space, and there should be a thumb width between the end of the shoe and the end of the longest toe. (Remember that the big toe is not necessarily the longest).

 

  • If the upper is soft you should be able to pinch the upper between your thumb and index finger.




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