I recently created an article along with a video explaining parents how to determine their children’s shoe size from home called:
So maybe know you have gotten shoes for your child and now you want to make sure that the shoes are fitting properly.
Here is the video I created that will help you visualize how to make sure your kids’ shoes are fitting correctly!
Wearing the wrong type of shoes can lead to several foot issues such as blisters, calluses, and corns, as well as foot and leg pain. Most children are walking around with shoes that don’t fit, and parents don’t even know it.
There is a simple, yet effective method I use to make sure that the shoes are fitting correctly.
How To Tell If The Shoe Fits – Follow These 3 Easy Steps!
The first step: Make sure that your child stands up straight and check if there is enough wiggle/growing room in the front of the shoes (you should allow approximately 3/8 of an inch between the longest toe and the end of the shoe). You can remove the inner sole of the shoe and have your child standup on them to be able to visualize the amount of growing room better.
The second step: Check whether the width of the shoe is fitting correctly. Check the widest part of the foot, and make sure the small toe or the pinky toe is not being pressed against the side of the shoe. If the shoes are too narrow for your kids’ feet, you will notice a bump right around this area of the shoe.
The third step: Make sure there is no extra space around the heels. You can check this by sliding your finger around the heel, if you feel like you can fit one or two fingers around the heel area it means that the shoes are too wide. You don’t want your child’s shoes moving up and down since this can lead to blisters, calluses, or corns.
If you check all three steps and everything looks good, your child is all set up! This will guarantee that your child is wearing the correct shoe size!
I am going to leave you with the most popular shoes I have fitted before. By popular I mean my to-go shoes in terms of SUPPORT, FIT, and DURABILITY.
These shoe styles are all available in different widths (medium, wide, and extra wide), so no matter the shape of your child’s feet, you will be able to fit them in these shoes.
The two top shoe styles in the left are for a child that is learning how to walk. All of the other shoe styles are appropriate for a child that is already walking and running around.
The shoes in the first row fit “short”, which means that you need to go a whole size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.
The shoes in the second row fit “true to size”, which means that you need to go a half a size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.
I hope you find the article and video helpful, and now you can keep your kids’ feet and legs healthy by making sure that their shoes are fitting them correctly!