Our SUEDE Shoes / Sandals are perfect for your daughter or another little Princess in your life. These genuine 100% leather shoes feature a non-slip rubber sole for the hard sole. Soft suede leather allows comfort for your little babe’s feet.
- 100% Genuine Leather (No PU)
- Shoes are breathable and soft
- The upper and lower insoles are all made from natural materials
- Non-slip rubber sole
PLEASE MEASURE YOUR CHILD’S FOOT PRIOR TO PURCHASE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.
While going barefoot indoors is beneficial in the early years, a well-fitted shoe is an important part of the proper ongoing health and development of their growing feet as children run, jump and play.
In the first five years of life, a child’s feet grow rapidly. As a guide, you can expect your child’s feet to grow :
• Under 15 months: half a size about every two months;
• From 15 months to two years: around half a size every two to three months;
• From two to three years: a half size every three to four months;
• From three to five years: half a size every four months.
Soft and squish-able, your baby’s foot is made up of cartilage-like tissue that will eventually ossify into bone. Gaps between these tissues make their feet easily (and painlessly) bendable.
At this stage, steer clear of tight or rigid shoes or socks that can force their tiny toots into unnatural positions. Look for shoes with flexible soles and interiors that won’t rub or irritate their tender skin.
Many babies start to walk during this time, and as they start to put weight on their feet, the tissue will begin to harden into bone. This is a critical stage in foot development, and the right shoe becomes ever more important – ill-formed feet can increase the likelihood of stress and overuse injuries; think plantar fasciitis and bunions.
This is a great stage to get into the habit of having their feet professionally fitted to ensure the right fit. As they’ll be mastering walking on a range of surface, good grip on the sole is also important. Look for lighter weight shoes for added comfort.
This is a big-time for bone development, with each foot housing 25 continually-growing bones. Don’t panic about flat feet at this age, as the arches can take until five years of age to start developing.
It’s also a time of rapid growth, so keep a close eye on the fit of your toddlers’ shoes and have them refitted with each new pair (they may go through a couple of sizes per year from here.) Also stick to a sturdy sole with good grip as they embrace their adventurous, active selves!
2-4 Years Of Age
As the navicular bone (this runs along the shoelace line) ossifies and the baby fat in their feet disappears, your little one’s feet will begin to resemble an adult foot. The bone count is now up to 45 in each foot, many of which will fuse in their teen years.
It’s still not quite time to worry about arch support, but soles should provide flexibility across the front, and sturdy at the back.
4 Years & Over
From the ages of four through to seven or eight – though this can extend as late as 10 years of age, the small muscles continue to develop, and ligaments and bones become solid, forming the arch. At this stage, arch support clearly becomes important, as does keeping an eye on the size and fit. Some children’s feet may be broader than others, while some can have a slimmer than average width, so fitting remains important to ensure the correct fit.
Worried you might get the sizing wrong?
That’s Ok, all shoes can be exchanged within 14 days of delivery if you have purchased an incorrect size or have a change of mind. Thank you for understanding that we will request you pay the postage in both directions if this should occur as this is no fault of the shoe.
Please do not wear your shoes. All shoes must be returned unworn ( not scuffed ) and in the original packaging in order to receive an exchange.
If in the unfortunate situation our shoes are faulty, please contact us to discuss this immediately and we will work with you to find a suitable solution.
Thank you for understanding that returns must be authorised by Wild Chase Shoes.
Unlike adults sizes, baby and toddler shoe sizes are the same for both girls and boys.