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How to fit your Clarks Kids shoes

Nobody knows more than Clarks about the importance of properly fitting kids’ shoes. While we always recommend your child’s shoes are fitted by one of our trained experts, the following video demonstrations and step-by-step instructions will enable you to carry out a basic fit test at home.

A step-by-step guide to fitting your Clarks Kids shoes

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Step 1: Length

Help your child put the shoes on and check they are fastened effectively. Feel for the end of your child’s longest toe – getting them to wriggle their toes may help. Check for sufficient growing room. At Clarks, we recommend Pre-Walking styles from our First Shoes collection – for which we recommend 10 millimeters/1 centimeter of growing room.


Step 2: Width

Feel along the inside and outside of the shoe with your hand. There should be no pressure or pinching at the sides.Your child should be able to wiggle their little toe.


Step 3: Depth

Pull your fingers across the front of the shoe. There should be sufficient depth for comfort. The leather should ripple, not pleat or crease.


Step 4: Top of the Shoes

Feel around the top edge of the shoe. There should be no gaps and the leather shouldn’t rest against the ankle bone unless it is soft and padded


Step 5: Heel Grip

Sit your child down and lift one foot. Pull down gently on the back of the shoe. Make sure that it grips the heel well. Repeat with the other foot.


Step 6: Walking

When step five is complete, ask your child to walk in their shoes. Make sure that they are able to walk easily and naturally. Check that the shoes grip when walking. The shoes should not gape excessively at the sides.

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