Here at Little Feet we are committed to providing you with the best possible shoe fitting experience. In order to give you the perfect fit, we might suggest padding or stretching a pair of shoes. A common misconception is that this means the shoe is not a good fit, however, if we recommend adding something, we are simply enhancing an already properly fitting shoe.
Here are some of the ways we customize shoes for you!
Cookie arches are used to build up the arch support of any closed shoe (not sandals). When we glue these small pieces of rubber under an insole, it can help straighten out collapsing arches and add structure for kids with flatter feet. While it is not as custom as an orthotic, it can provide a temporary solution to some common foot issues. We do charge $6 to put cookie arches into a pair of shoes.
This is the million dollar question here at Little Feet.
While every child will have their own growing patterns, there are some general guidelines we can follow in order to guess how long a pair of shoes should last.
Notice that there is no size growth range for children over 7. As kids get older, their growth tends to slow, however the size ranges become more sporadic. Since the average life of a pair of shoes is, at maximum, 6 months it is recommended that their feet get measured at this time.
And remember, there is no guarantee that a child's foot will grow according to this chart. Therefore, at Little Feet, we are more than happy to measure your child's feet and check their toes for free!