Footwear Needs

Children only get one pair of feet, so it is important to look after them. At Stomp, we are in the business of caring for your children’s feet.  Our Clarks fully trained fitting specialists will ensure your child receives the correct fit and style suitable for their growing feet or we won’t make the sale. Wearing incorrectly fitted shoes can lead to a lifetime of pain and problems. By always insisting on correctly fitted shoes you will provide them with the proper support and cushioning their growing feet need.

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Pre-walkers – foot coverings to provide warmth and protection from the environment, always very soft and light, virtually an extended “sock”

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First Steps – Choose footwear that provides infants with a safe and supportive beginning to their balance and confidence in walking. Soft and flexible soles with a relatively soft and supple uppers.

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First Shoes – Once a child has been walking 6-8 weeks independently and has lost that “drunken” swagger they are ready for their first pair of “real” shoes. Shoes must provide a secure sole base to assist balance and confidence but are pliable to flex with each foot movement.

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Width – Feet come in difference shapes as well as lengths from extremely narrow to broad as bricks so it is necessary to have shoes that are made to fit the correct shape. Only a trained fitter can recommend the correct width for your child’s foot.

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Leather – Shoes with leather uppers are best because its qualities support and protect feet better than any other material. Leather is flexible and strong, it “breathes allowing perspiration to pass through and not be trapped inside – causing nasty smells and fungal and other infections.

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Orthotics – an important part of foot health and now commonly worn in shoes. We can select the right shoes to fit orthotics – shoes with high padded backs and removable inner soles.

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School Shoes – Your children will wear their school shoes for 5 days a week for the next 40 weeks, wearing them for more than a thousand hours and travelling as much as 2000 kilometres. It is important they are fitted correctly and ideally made of leather.