Up to the age of four, your child's feet can grow by two whole sizes each year. By the time they start school this will slow to one size a year.
Checking whether your child needs new shoes is vital to maintain the health of rapidly-developing feet.
If you think your child has had a growth spurt, pop into one of the children's shoe departments in our shops where we'd be happy to check.
Our Partners are trained to measure the length and width of both feet and select a choice of shoes for your child to try on, to find which style best suits their foot shape.
We also sell a measuring gauge that you can use at home. There are 2 gauges: one that measures 2 junior to 8.5 junior, and another for 9 junior upwards.
FITTING AND MEASURING AT HOME
If you decide to measure your child’s feet at home, follow this general rule:
If a child's foot is right up to the end of the shoe, it's too small. There should be 10mm of space between the toes and the front of the shoe in pre-walkers and 14mm space in walkers.
Remember that shoes that are too big can do as much damage as those that are too small, so unlike clothing, it's not a good idea to buy shoes they can grow into.
BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
Our shoe-fitting service is available in all our shops with children's shoe departments. All our fitters are trained by either Clarks or Start-rite and will be able to advise you on the best shoe style and brand for your child.