It's spring! It's now time for many children to start pre-school, which is both an exciting and nerve-racking experience. Children use their shoes in many ways - playing in the schoolyard, running and frolicking around, so they need great comfort and support for the long day to withstand these activities. Children at pre-school age are very active so to ensure a good foot climate, the shoes must be breathable.
What we suggest
Although we can't guarantee the perfectly equipped school bag, we can make sure that your child feels good in their shoes by giving you these tips:
1. Children's shoes can wear out faster than adult's, which can be expensive! So if possible, try to spend that little more on higher quality shoes because they will serve you longer.
2. Make sure to choose a versatile shoe that covers all activities of your child. The shoe must have a good heel cap, a flexible sole and use breathable materials.
3. Consider shoes with laces or Velcro straps as they offer more security. You can adapt them and make sure that the shoe correctly fits the foot.
4. Your child's feet need space to move and grow. Generally, there must be between 1 to 1.5 cm of room for growth in a new pair of shoes. However, the recommended room for growth is depending on the type of shoe.
5. Because feet tend to grow differently, measure both, as they could be different lengths and widths. The widest part of the shoe should match with the widest part of the foot.
6. Measure the inside of the shoe as well. Each shoe can vary from different manufacturers.
7. If possible, try shoes in the late afternoon as feet get more swollen during the day. By doing this, you make sure the shoes will have enough room.
8. Slip-on or elastic shoes aren't suitable for the schoolyard. They won't stick to the child's foot while running around.
9. Pay attention to the heel of a shoe. We suggest a solid heel cap to keep the shoe close to the foot. Make sure that the heel cap of the shoe holds the heel firmly and that it is comfortable for the child to wear.
10. Find a shoe with a flexible sole that supports the natural movement of a child's foot. A shoe with breathable material inside, preferably leather, and a front sole is especially practical for running around the schoolyard.
With our variety of shoes, your child is perfectly prepared for the pre-school start. Bisgaard styles will give your child a cool look and great comfort during the day.
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