Do you know someone who will take their first steps during this spring? Then it is important to have a pair of good and smooth shoes. There is so much to think about when it comes to both fit and choice of material. We have made children shoes since 1945, so we know a lot about fit and material.
We are expected to walk a distance of about 2-4 laps around the world during a lifetime. And what will carry us all the way? Our feet. So give you child a good start with a pair of shoes from Kavat.
WHAT SIZE DOES THE KID NEED?
To find the right size, start by measuring both feet. In our own Kavat stores and at most of our retailers, you can get help to measure the feet and try out the correct size. If you prefer to order in our webshop and measure the feet at home, you can read some tips here.
HOW MUCH DOES THE FEET GROW?
1-2 years of age about 20 mm / year
2-3 years of age about 15 mm / year
3-11 years of age about 10 mm / year
Children feet can grow as much as five millimeters in a month. Therefore, it is important to measure the feet on a regular basis. Too small or too narrow shoes can damage the foot because the skeleton is still growing and shaped when the child is young. And there are not many children who will tell you when the shoes has become too small. It is up to you to keep an eye on it.
So how do you know when the shoes are too small? Well, they are so when it is less than five millimeters left in front of the toes. Then it is time for a pair of new shoes. For each step the child takes, the feet move a bit and they need a space of five millimeters infront of the toe so it do not tough the front of the shoes.
WHY SHOULD YOU CHOSE KAVAT?
All our ”learn-to-walk” shoes are made of environmentally friendly leather that is completely free from chrome. Eyelets, buckles and any zippers are always made of nickel-free material. Good for small kids’s feet and good for Mother Nature
The sole of our smallest children shoes is extra soft and flexible.This makes it easier to take the first steps when the child has just learned to walk. The sole should have a good fit, be flexible and at the same time stable. It should have a good grip on the ground and protect the feet from sharp objects. The materials must never contain any environmentally hazardous substances.
The shoes are easy to open and are easily adjusted with lace or with a hook and loop based on what the foot needs.
Edsbro EP became the first eco-labeled children shoe in the world. Today, it is one of many models in our ecolabelled range.
If you have questions when buying your child´s first shoes, you are always welcome to one of our stores or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We respond as soon as possible and will help you with tips and advice on how to think about the important first and future shoes.