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Trained to fit...

Posted 5th February 2014

Last week our sales assistants, Liz and Kay headed towards London for their Start-rite fitting course. Sally and Lucy have already had their training course and found it really beneficial to finding the best fitting shoes for children when they come in for new shoes/ trainers or wellies. 

They learnt about how to fit shoes – and also that it is important that shoes are fitted correctly because:

– The bones in children’s feet are not fully formed until late teens and ill fitting shoes can damage feet
– Fitted shoes help development and support and protect feet.
– No two feet are the same, this is why width and whole and half sizes are important
– Getting children’s feet measured often is great to check the size of their shoes – and more importantly its free!

Why pick start-rite? 
(information taken straight from the start-rite website)

1 / BEST FIT
Products available in whole and half sizes, multi-width fittings, with growing room built in.
2 / PREMIUM QUALITY
Only the highest grade leathers are used to make our products, resulting in hard wearing and comfortable footwear.
4 / DYED THROUGH LEATHERS
The majority of Start-rite shoes are made from ‘dyed through’ leather, meaning products keep their colour even after scuffing, a quick polish and they will look as good as new..
5 / TOE PROTECTION
Wherever the design will allow, we have added extra protection to the toe and heel to prevent severe scuffing and
to further protect little feet.
5 / HEEL COUNTER
Many styles incorporate Start-rite’s unique heel support – designed to hold the foot at the heel, yet still allow
correct movement of the foot.
6 / DURABLE SOLES
Our soles are made of flexible, lightweight and durable materials and are non-slip.
7 / BREATHABLE LININGS
Some styles have leather socks or breathable sports linings. These draw moisture away from the feet, allowing it to escape through the surface of the shoe. This provides a healthy and comfortable environment for growing feet.
8 / WASHABLE CANVAS
We know it’s not easy to keep children’s shoes clean, so some of our shoes (pre-walkers and canvas) are 30°C Machine Washable.
9 / QUALITY CONTROLS
Quality controls are in place at key stages during design, development and manufacture, ensuring products meet
our highest quality standards.

 
 

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