Kid's Shoe Fitting Guide
The shoe that fits one person, pinches another. there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.
You cannot put the same shoe on every foot. - Publilius Syrus
To be happy, it first takes being comfortable in your own shoes. The rest can work up from there.
A shoe is not only a design, but it's a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you're going to move is quite dictated by your shoe." Christian Louboutin
If Cinderella's shoe fit, then why did it fall off?
Almost half of all women have been injured by their shoes.
You've measured your child's feet, and selected shoes with quality features. Now it's time to check the fit. Follow this easy-to-remember 5-POINT check list and you'll fit shoes like the pros. Consider the foot size a guide. The fit of a specific shoe on your child's feet is the final test. Overall, a child should appear to be walking comfortably and naturally, and shoes should never require breaking in.
While your child is sitting, lift one foot and hold the ankle with one hand and grip the heel of the shoe with the other hand. Now, pull down a few times to check if the heel is slipping out of the shoe. The shoe should gently grip the heel. Repeat on the other foot.
Vintage Shoe-Fitting Stools
Service-oriented shoe stores required special furniture. The shoe sales person would tie or fasten up the shoes for you, to make sure they fit just right. My favorites are the mid-century. It would be fun to have one of these at home. Just remember to double-check the fit while your child is standing.
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