Do you usually buy your shoes and your kids’ shoes online as well? Do you find yourself wasting a lot of time and money having to return the shoes and waiting for the new pairs to arrive?
Buying shoes online can be a frustrating and time consuming experience because even if you know your child’s exact foot size and how that particular shoe style that you are buying fits, you usually have to try three to four different shoe styles until you find the perfect one for your child’s feet.
I know this because I have been fitting children’s shoes for the last 10 years, working at a specialized shoe store that focuses on children with foot and leg pain, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well.
I have been helping parents find the correct pair of shoes for their kids’ online for the last 3 years, and I always tell them that it doesn’t matter how narrow or wide their kids’ feet are, there is always at least one shoe style out there that will fit the shape of their kids’ feet perfectly.
Finding the correct pair of shoes takes more than just providing your child with a shoe that is a half a size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale (we always want a little bit of growing room in your child’s shoes, to be more precise: 3/8 of an inch). You also must consider the width and if the shoes are deep or shallow.
For example, a deep pair of shoes will fit a child with a high instep much better than a shallow shoe.
I hope I am not confusing you too much…
The instep is the top part of the foot, and when it’s high, it requires a deeper shoe because your child’s feet will take more space inside the shoes. Here is a picture of a child with a high instep:
I am always providing parents with a selection of shoes based on their child’s needs, and while I can tel parents which shoe styles to choose for their children, I can’t tell them what exact shoe size they need to get for their child.
Every time I recommend a shoe style, I always tell parents if that particular shoe style runs short, long, narrow, or wide, that way parents can adjust the size they need to get for their child.
For example, I always recommend parents to provide their children with a half a size longer of the size that they measure at the shoe measuring scale in order to provide them with growing room (there should be a 3/8 of an inch between your kids’ longest toe and the end of the shoes). But if the shoes run “short”, then you will have to provide your child with a whole size longer, and if the shoes run “long”, you will have to provide your child with the same size (since the shoes run long).
Does this make sense to you? I hope this is not too confusing!
The bottom line is that when you order kids’ shoes online, you need to try them in different sizes, widths, and styles, until you found the perfect pair that fits.
This is the reason why if you buy your shoes and your kids’ shoes online you must get AMAZON WARDROBE, since you will end up saving a lot of time and money.
Let me explain you why…
Prime Wardrobe is a new program where you can try before you buy from eligible items across women’s, men’s, kids clothing, shoes, and accessories. You will get seven days to try-on the items at home and you will only be charged for the items you decide to keep.
How Does Prime Wardrobe Works? – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This is how it works:
- You can select up to 8 items which can be clothing or accessories (in this case it could be your kids’ shoes).
- Try these items from the comfort of your home (you will be choosing different sizes and styes).
- Decide which items you want to keep (only pay for the shoe that fits).
- Enjoy free, easy returns (a resealable box and prepaid label makes returns easy).
Isn’t this awesome? You can fill your order with three or more items (in this case shoes) and choose the same shoe style (or different ones) in different lengths and widths to make sure you will have one that fits. Now you won’t have to waste time sending back the shoes that don’t fit and waiting for the new shoes to arrive.
Prime Wardrobe also lets you mix men’s, women’s or kid’s items in the same box, which may be useful for families who want to avoid going to the shopping mall.
Being able to order and try several pairs of shoes is the the most effective way to make sure that you will find the correct pair of shoes for your child.
If you want to learn about what other great benefits you can get from Prime Wardrobe you can find out here:
Amazon Primer offers members benefits like free two-day shipping, access to Prime Video and other benefits. The subscription has monthly or yearly fees and is currently used by over 100 million members worldwide.
If you want to learn more about the Amazon Primer benefits you should click here:
Remember that finding the correct type of shoes for your child can be a headache and a very time consuming task, and in order to avoid having to return the shoes all the time, you should take advantage of one of the many Prime benefits called Amazon wardrobe.
I have created different resources to help parents make sure that they provide their children with the correct shoe size. One of these resources is a map I created where I showcase the best fitting children’s shoe store by state:
If after looking at the map you still can’t seem to find a good fitting children’s shoe store in your area, then proceed to taking a look at an article along with a video I created that explains the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s foot size from home:
I have written over 300 articles that cover virtually every single issue children might face from wearing the wrong type of shoes.Parents need to understand that not all children can wear all shoes. With my years of experience fitting shoes, I can tell when a child walking by me has had their shoes fitted properly.
Please remember that it doesn’t matter if your child has very narrow or extra wide feet, there is always at least one particular shoe style out there that will fit the shape of your child’s feet, and I will HELP YOU find it.