I had been itching to get Hayden some proper walking shoes since he is now a pro. He was always slipping and sliding all over the place in his pram shoes which was very frustrating for my little caterpillar. Pram shoes tend to have no grip and is extremely soft – Time for a change!
I know finding a pair of shoes that fit perfect & are comfortable can be hard for us as adults so Its even harder finding the perfect first shoe for our little ones.
We took a trip to our local Brantano shoe store in Romford last week
I’m pretty sure he was smiling because he knew he was getting new shoes HAHA
We had a look around the store before I picked a few nice looking shoes that tickled my fancy.
We were then greeted by the store manager Mark Holt who measured Hayden’s feet (Hayden sat still and let him do it LOL surprisingly)
Mark explained that at Brantano they use a specially designed foot gauge to measure the length, width and depth of each foot.
Hayden feet shape were round & measured at 4 in lengh & F in width
Our first pick of shoe was these
Clarks Cruiser Deck F Slip-on Shoe
From what I remember they were not a great fit for Hayden as the dept of the shoe was very shallow and the strap couldn’t be done up very well. Mark advised us that this type of shoe wasn’t great for Hayden or for his development while walking, could be very uncomfortable for our little man – Very grateful for his honestly
Up next was
Clarks Saurus Play Slip-on Shoe
These fit PERFECT. We let him have a little walk around & within seconds he was running around and even did a little jig – It was so funny. We defiantly think that he approved
Thank you so much Mark & Brantano for your awesome service & help – You made getting Hayden his first pair of shoes extremely enjoyable and I am a lot more clued up now on buying my little caterpillar his shoes
We will be visiting Brantano again in about 7 weeks for another shoe fitting to see if Hayden’s feet has grown. Its recommended that preschoolers have their feet measured every 6-8 weeks and every 3-4 months after that.
Did you have your kids feet measured?
Did it make you understand more about how to buy your little ones comfortable shoes?
Would love to know 🙂
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