Choosing winter shoes for your child, parents have to solve several problems simultaneously. Shoes should be warm, comfortable, properly suit the leg, so as not to cause harm to the developing foot, beautiful and preferably not too expensive. After all, children’s feet grow very quickly, and wearing same pair for a few seasons can not be guaranteed.Going to the store for purchase, be sure to bring a child, pre-measure the length, width and the rise of the child’s feet.Length it easily determined if carefully cut around the leg kid pencil on a sheet of paper. Drawing is better to take with you and show consultant in the store.Width. Children’s shoes available in three versions completeness: narrow, medium and wide. Completeness to consider when buying. The leg should not be too compressedby shoes – it leads to deformation of joints and circulatory embarrassment. Feet in tight shoes will freeze, no matter how warm boots are. But shoesalso should not betoo large. In general, the wrong shoes distributed load on the muscles, there is no heat-effect. Riseis a transition the top of the foot to the leg. It can be high and low, which also needs to be considered during the fitting. Wide leg in a narrow shoe will work closely, and therefore it will be cold and uncomfortable, narrow leg in the same wide shoes is unsupported so unstable.
New children’s footwear should have at least 1.5 spare cm between the thumb and big toe of the foot and footwear because:
- The big toe requires an additional 3 mm;
- While walking leg lengthens by about 5 mm;
- Need additional 7 mm based on that leg will grow.
It is also important to remember:
- In children under 2 years old foot grows by half a size every 2 months;
- Children aged 3 to 6 years old foot size should be measured every three months;
- Children under the age of 7 years is sufficient to measure the foot every four months.
To determine your US shoe size, do the following:
- Take a piece of paper, put it on a flat, hard surface.
- Stand on the paper wearing socks of medium thickness.
- Take a pencil, put it vertically and mark the most protruding part of the heel.
- Another mark put in the longest toe.
- Measure the distance between the two marks.
- Use the table above to determine the size.
- If your measurements are between two sizes, or you find that one foot is larger than the other, go for the larger size.
- Make measurements in the evening, as the evening a little swollen feet and increase in size.
Size charts of shoes from different manufacturers may differ from the standard size of children’s shoes, so we offer you on request to measure the length of insoles for your chosen model of children’s shoes to exactly match the length of the foot with the length of the insole. Thus, it is possible precisely enough to pick up a shoe size for your child without immediate fitting. We strongly recommend that you take advantage of this opportunity! In order a new pair of children’s shoes to your kid was the most convenient and comfortable, it is important to accurately determine the size of the feet. Often the measurement of the size of the shoe makes many parents some difficulties, and some do not do it quite right. What not to do when choosing the size of children’s shoes: It is not necessary to ask children: “Is the shoe too tight?”, because children are not so susceptible, and can not adequately respond. During fitting the child does not have time to get used to the new shoes, so even tight children’s shoes may seem “just right.” Do not try to figure out the size and attach sole of the shoe to the foot of the child. The size of the foot can not match the size of the insole.
Sometimes parents get confused when choosing shoes for babies when it comes to the size of shoes. They can choose the wrong size of children’s shoes, trying to insert a finger between the backdrop of shoes and heel of the child – the child can pull your fingers, and you will make the wrong conclusions. The size of children’s shoes is measured by length of the foot in cm. Some brands use the metric scale of size of children’s shoes, children’s shoes where the size corresponds to the length of the foot (from the protruding finger to point projecting heel) in millimeters. The difference in size is related to 5 mm. Other brands children’s shoes measure the length of the insole in bars (1 bar = 2.3 cm). When translating the size of one system to another there are small discrepancies. This is due to the fact that the insole is slightly longer than the foot of the baby. As a rule, for children from 6 to 9 months will suit size 17; for children from 9 to 12 months – shoe size 18, and for children 12 to 18 months – baby shoes size 19. To determine the size of your child’s feet, circle the foot with a pencil and measure the distance from the heel to the big toe. After that, check with the table.
Shoe size for children of different ages:
16.5 — 10 cm —————– 7 – 10 months
17 —– 10.5 cm ————— 7 – 12 months
18 —– 11 cm —————– 9 – 12 months
19 —– 11.5 cm ————— 1 year
19.5 — 12 cm —————– 1 year
20 —– 12.5 cm ————— 1 – 1.5 years
21 —– 13 cm —————– 1.5 years
22 —– 13.5 cm ————— 1.5 – 2 years
22.5 — 14 cm —————– 1.5 – 2 years
23 —– 14.5 cm ————— 1.5 – 2.5 years
24 —– 15 cm —————– 1.5 – 2.5 years
25—– 15.5 cm ————— 2 – 2.5 years
25.5 — 16 cm —————– 2 – 3 years
26 —– 16.5 cm ————— 3 years
27 —– 17 cm —————– 3 – 4 years
28—– 17.5 cm ————— 3 – 4 years
28.5 — 18 cm —————– 3 – 4 years
29 —– 18.5 cm ————— 4 – 5 years
30 —– 19 cm —————– 4 – 5 years
31 —– 19.5 cm ————— 4 – 6 years
31.5 — 20 cm —————– 5 – 7 years
32 —– 20.5 cm ————— 6 – 8 years
33 —– 21 cm —————– 6 – 8 years
34 —– 21.5 cm ————— 7 – 8 years
34.5 — 22 cm —————– 7 – 9 years
35 —– 22.5 cm ————— 7 – 9 years
In orthopedic there is no single point of view on the issue of whether the child who is just beginning to walk should wear shoes at home. Flat feet is considered normal up to three years. Valgus of foot is considered normal up to two years. To know the size of the child’s feet, feet need to be cut around the outline with a felt pen (when the child is necessary not sitting), or you can do body art: watercolor paint heels and put the baby on a piece of cardboard. Along the contour cut “lord” and put it in the interests of shoes. Shoes and socks must be a little bigger then feet of the child – 0.5-1.5 cm (according to various sources). Firstly, you need space to grow the leg, and secondly, in the summer a little swollen feet and shoes in winter should have a small air layer, or feet will be cold. In a shoe that is too high, the child will fall. Keep that in mind when choosing shoes for babies.