Guide to the first shoe
Feet must be taken care of; after all, they need to last a lifetime. That is why you should choose your child's shoes with care.
The first pair of shoes
It is a good idea to start by giving your child soft and flexible slippers with non-slip soles as soon as they start crawling and trying to stand. The non-slip soles help your child with a firm footing once they take their first steps. Children only start requiring real shoes once they have learned to walk. Until then, either socks or slippers will do just fine.
The first pair of shoes should be light, and the sole should be flexible so that it follows the little foot's natural movements. The shoes also need a solid heel cap that helps provide good support. It is important that the shoe's width matches your child's foot, so you should consider whether your child has slim or wide feet. This is one of the reason's why first walker shoe closures are usually lace-up or Velcro, because it allows you to adjust the internal volume of the shoe in accordance with the shape of the foot. Our first walker shoes are made from natural materials that make them breathable, soft and comfortable to wear. The rubber sole helps ensure that the child has a solid footing.
You can usually remove the insole from first walker shoes. This allows you to place your child's foot on the sole and thereby determine if the shoe size is too big or small. Make sure to leave a little room for growth of 1 cm so that your child can grow into their first pair of shoes. Once he or she starts requiring shoes, they need new footwear for every season. This includes shoes, boots and sandals, depending on the season and weather, and rain boots are indispensable year-round.
Browse through our full range of slippers here.
Browse through our full range of first walker shoes here.