Fitting Children’s Shoes is a passionate company on a mission to help children find the correct pair of shoes around the globe. The company was founded 10 years ago inspired by my experience working at a local shoe store in Maryland, United States. This first-hand exposure made me realize the important role that shoes play in a child’s life, especially at an early stage. That is why, FCS’ mission since then has been to help parents all over the world find the right shoes for their children, regardless of whether they have a specific foot condition or shape.
I am passionate about fitting children’s shoes as I truly believe that the correct type of shoes can be life changing. Children’s feet are constantly developing, and what happens to their feet during their childhood will affect their physique as they grow older. I never needed a degree or a certification to fit children’s shoes, but I had a moral obligation to provide children with the best fitting shoes.
You won’t believe the number of families who take their children to healthcare practitioners with a specific concern (e.g., flat feet, toe walking, overpronation) and often find themselves dismissed by medical professionals who believe that the child will simply outgrow the condition. There are certain shoe styles that will help treat and prevent the foot conditions mentioned above by allowing your child to walk and run straighter, improving your child’s overall posture.
As part of my role, I always urge parents to trust their instincts especially if they notice something wrong with their child’s feet and even if the medical professional dismisses their concern, seek a second opinion, and have a proactive approach. Parents need to keep in mind that they have a limited window of opportunity to make a significant change in their child’s foot structure and gait mechanics, as the older the child gets, the harder the condition is to manage.
I believe that it takes a great responsibility and conscientious effort on my part to fit children’s shoes, since the future health and development of the child’s foot is my personal responsibility and parents are placing their complete trust in me.
I encourage parents to contact me through the comments section on the website or through e-mail to help them find the correct shoes for their children. This service involves suggesting specific shoe types or styles, as well as determining the correct size for their child via an online tool I created. Through this resource, I assist families retrieve their child’s exact foot length and shape (i.e., narrow, medium, wide, extra wide), as well as identify possible foot conditions.
This resource was developed since I noticed that most specialized children’s shoe stores have closed, and those that remain open don’t usually have staff properly trained on how to measure kids’ feet.
Families are always guaranteed an excellent service response of 24 hours or less and this is completely free of charge. On a daily basis, I take the time to go over each of the messages received and provide tailored recommendations considering the child’s specific needs.
In short, FCS’ mission and core values are based on delivering exceptional customer service and thereby my commitment and dedication to families goes beyond mere transactions. As a matter of fact, while my website’s readers and subscribers are mainly based in the United States, I also help families in Canada, India, Australia, and the United Kingdom, even though these are not being monetized. I truly believe that every interaction with my readers is an opportunity to make a positive impact.
Founder of: fittingchildrenshoes.com
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