The Shoe That Fits
Are you always having a hard time finding the correct pair of shoes for your child? Did you know that shoes come in different widths such as narrow , medium, wide, and extra wide widths?
It doesn’t matter what type of sports or activity your child is involved in, there is a particular shoe style that will fit his or her feet perfectly. For example, did you know that soccer cleats in wide and extra wide widths existed? The same applies with baseball cleats, they come in wide widths!
Dress shoes, sandals, and boots are all available in different widths as well! If there is a particular shoe style that you are looking for your child and you can’t seem to find it, I will help you find it!
Is your child experiencing leg or foot pain? Along with varied orthopedic conditions, children’s foot problems often relate to the shoes on their feet and how they fit.
My Career In Fitting Children For Shoes
My name is Juan Pablo Valenzuela and I specialize in children’s shoe fitting. I have been working for one of the best children’s shoe store in the country, and we specialize in children with foot and leg problems, and we provide regular fitting as well.
Having fitted children for shoes for over five years and counting, I currently handle approximately two hundred fittings and try-ons per week. I have sound knowledge and time-trusted experience of the foot, footwear, the complexities of the fitting process, the foot/shoe functional relationship, shoe performance, and, not least of all, styling.
I always recommend parents to take their children to be properly fitted for shoes at their local kids’ shoe store, but several parents have contacted me concerned that they don’t have one in their area. Please STOP getting your kids’ shoe at Stride Rite, Nordstrom’s, Payless.. etc, since they don’t know how to fit shoes.
I’m here to listen to you and your child’s story, expressly assess his or her feet, answer questions, and start the fitting process. I have the experience and kind demeanor to make this process and visit efficient and successful. My job requires someone graced with patience and respect for children. Having thus far dedicated my twenties to this niche industry, I am devoted to making the fitting experience (and shoe shopping) worthwhile, fun, and, in some instances, life-altering.
Humble fitting expert aside, I could also easily devote an entire second website to fashions in children’s footwear. Take sneakers, for instance. As an Uruguayan national (and proud American resident), I am a soccer (fútbol) player and avid fan. Children’s shoe fitting expert is in fact my day job, yet even my extracurriculars revolve around feet and their movement.
In Their Shoes: Fitting Your Child’s Feet
I would like to emphasize to parents that I do not fit a foot into a shoe with the philosophy and goal that the foot adapt to the shoe. Rather I fit a shoe onto the foot with the foremost intent of adapting the shoe to the size and shape of the foot. Whether it’s something as simple as fitting and slipping in some shoe inserts or going up half a shoe size, I work around your child’s feet.
There is a market for children’s shoes and informed professionals exist who can ensure that what was once a headache, a basic, chronic, or overlooked problem, is resolved. This is accomplished remarkably frequently with a good fitting. Regardless of footwear challenges perceived or evident, it is imperative that all parents have their children’s feet fitted. This is crucial in order to ascertain if your child is of N, M, W, or XW width — a fundamental piece of information from shoe fitting to shoe shopping.