As children get older, they desire shoes that perform well and are comfortable to wear all day at school.
It is even more important now, that children have ultra-durable, high performance shoes with strong stitching and reinforced outsoles.
Our favorites are: Asics, Saucony, Keen, Merrell, Timberland, Tsukihoshi, and New Balance.
Remember that shoe sizes are not standardized, sizes vary depending on the brand.
Always have both feet measured when you go into a shoe store. It is common for one foot to grow faster than the other.
Choose styles that compliment the shape of the child's foot.
Widths are important. Make sure that you are allowing the widest part of their foot to fit comfortably into the shoe. Otherwise, they will outgrow the width before they outgrow the length.