It's time to take care of winter shoes for your child. What to look for when choosing the right winter boots? The choice should be taken seriously, because the comfort and safety of the child comes first. Therefore, high-quality warm and comfortable winter shoes are a guarantee that the child will not freeze, not get tired and will be able to enjoy winter walks.
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Remember, nature doesn't have bad weather. There are poorly dressed and shoddy people. Children love slush, puddles, snow, they are ready to tinker in the mud, jump and run without stopping. Therefore, it is important that the shoes are comfortable and functional, and also, preferably, waterproof. Because even children know that there is nothing worse than cold and wet feet. So what should you pay attention to?
On the material. The main qualities of the shoe depend on what the shoes are made of: durability, waterproofness, ability to keep warm. And here GORE-TEX and TEX membranes have no equal. This membrane serves as a kind of cushion between the upper and the inside of the boot. Its presence ensures that the shoe is breathable and waterproof at the same time. Water from a puddle will not be able to absorb, and children's feet will not sweat. Most manufacturers of children's shoes use this material, but before choosing the model you like, make sure that the shoes or boots have the appropriate mark.
Sole. It must be flexible and lightweight. Of course, the outsole should not slip. Therefore, it is better to choose special corrugated ones that will not allow the child to slip in the snow, in a puddle or on ice. Be sure to weigh the boot in your hand. Because the outsole shouldn't be too heavy. Ideally, you want shoes with grooved PU soles.
Pay attention to the clasp. Velcro, zipper or laces? If we are talking about a small child of preschool age, then Velcro shoes are most convenient. Even a three-year-old baby can handle such a clasp. The Velcro strap makes the shoe process much easier, which is especially important when you pick up your baby from kindergarten. Of course, laces have their advantages too. For example, they can be used to adjust how the shoe sits on the foot and wraps around the ankle. But lace-up shoes are less waterproof than Velcro shoes.
Appliques and color. Light-colored shoes get dirty quickly, especially in winter, and especially when it comes to a small child. But no one bothers you to choose shoes with bright applications of your favorite children's heroes. Putting on such shoes faster, and the very process and wearing of such boots turns into pleasure and a game.
So, boots or winter boots are chosen. Now it's time to think about a shift. Slippers or slippers in which the child will walk in the kindergarten. Choose lighter models, preferably without fur and thick lining. Of course, choose shoes with Velcro and non-slip rubber soles.
Where is the best place to buy children's shoes? In a store or online? If this is your child's first serious winter shoe for their first walks and kindergarten trips, it's best to head to the store. You can ask the help of a sales assistant. If you "ate a dog" while shopping for shoes, you can buy shoes online. You will have a wider choice, moreover, in special boutiques you can find models with a substantial discount. In addition, trying on shoes at home is much easier than in a store.
Be sure to decide on the size, as there is nothing worse than shoes that are too small or too large. By the way, the famous way, whether the shoes are suitable for the child - to press on the toe to feel where the child's thumb is - does not work. A reflex works in children - to tuck a finger under themselves as soon as they feel pressure in this area.Therefore, you can make a template for your child's legs at home and you will need ordinary thick cardboard for this. The child should stand on a piece of cardboard and press his heels to the surface. And you should trace the outline of each leg with a pen or pencil. Then add 12 mm in length to the resulting prints. This cut-out template can be simply nested inside your favorite shoe. If it fits, the size fits perfectly.