Buying shoes as an adult can be fun and easy. Choosing shoes fit for a princess is a different game entirely. As your baby becomes a toddler, she will need some extra protection for her busy feet. You should make this decision based on function first.
When she begins walking, you want to find shoes with as soft a sole as possible. This allows her to continue discovering through feeling with her feet, which is important for balance.
Once they have mastered the art of walking, or come close to mastering it, you will want something with a more protective sole. Supporting and protecting her feet becomes much more important when she is a fully fledged waddling toddler. A structured insole that does not affect her gait means she is walking as naturally as she would with bare feet.
As well as being supportive, they need to be comfortable. The last thing you want to do is put her off walking. You can view our full baby and toddler range by clicking here.
For older girls and teenagers, fashion senses will have undoubtedly started forming all on their own. Whilst they might have some ideas on the types of shoes they want and the style, it is still important to consider the impact on their growing feet.
There are so many shoes out there, especially for females, you will need to start with the basics. What size foot is she? What is the purpose of the shoe? Young women will need more than one pair of shoes where possible, thinking about the function of the shoe will make the rest of your decisions easier.
Ensuring the shoe has plenty of support around the flats and arches of the foot will keep your growing girl comfortable. Check our blog explaining the different fittings for different feet here.
It is recommended that girls should not start wearing heels until their feet have fully grown. We understand that this is easier said than done when dealing with a young, glamourous fashionista. For teenagers who insist on wearing heels, start with them as low and wide as you can. There are plenty of shoes available perfect for a party without the glam of a huge, thin heel.Whatever purpose the shoe should serve, Clarks have a little something for everyone, and for every occasion. To see our full collection of girls shoes, you can follow this link.