To make sure we take good care of your children's feet Shoebedoo have been trained by Start-rite to offer a free fitting service right for all our Start-rite shoes. Using the Start-rite foot gauge, we measure both feet for length and width/girth to give a guide to the size that your child will need. We will then advise on the style most suited to your child's foot.
Like jelly in a mould, a baby's foot can take on whatever shape they're forced into, so shoe shapes should always match the form of the foot. In toddlers this is wide at the toe and narrow at the heel, a shape that will change as the foot develops. The width and depth of a correctly fitted Start-rite shoe ensures excess pressure is never applied to your baby's delicate foot
When checking the fit of the shoe, we will get your child to stand up so that they can make sure that the shoe is of the correct length, width and girth. We will also check that the shoe is not rubbing on the anklebone and that the fastening is comfortable and secure. They will then watch the child walk, to make sure that the shoes do not slip off and on.
Start-rite recommend that children have a professional fit check every six to eight weeks as toddlers, and every three to four months once they are older.