Fitting

what is fitted footwear

Start-rite knows that no two children's feet are the same, and when it comes to fitting footwear, it's important to look at the all-round shape of a child's foot. For that reason, we develop shoes in whole and half sizes and in a variety of widths fittings, to ensure the best possible fit for each child. It's important to remember the bones in children's feet don't fully form until around 18 years of age, which means that throughout their childhood their feet are susceptible to being misshaped by ill-fitting footwear. Shoes that are too wide or too narrow can do as much damage to a growing foot as shoes that are too short or too long, so fitted footwear has never been so important.

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'Start-rite develop shoes in whole and half sizes and a variety of widths fittings to ensure the best possible fit.'