As a parent, your child's development and safety are constant priorities. As they begin to find their feet for the first time you want to allow them to explore the world around them safe in the knowledge that you've given them all the support they need.
Buying your child's first shoes is a special moment, and we want to be a part of that.
We work together with trusted brands to make sure that we're providing you and your child with a great first shoe experience, knowing that their little feet are properly supported and they can continue to develop naturally.
We understand that the needs of each child can be very specific, so all of our in-store children's shoe fitters are specially trained so they can give the best possible recommendations and find the perfect fit. This is really important in such young children, as often they are unable to communicate if a shoe is uncomfortable, and as their nerve-endings are still developing they may not even feel any discomfort despite the damage an ill-fitting shoe can cause.
All Clarks and Start-rite first shoes come in a variety of widths so you can get the best possible fit, which is really important at this stage in development. In addition to this, we often stock alternative colours or fabrics on our website, so there's even more to choose from online. You can even get these styles delivered to your local John Lewis (except our at home shops) and still have the reassurance of it being fitted by one of our trained Partners.