Choosing children's shoes is not the easiest task for parents. A selection of the right size takes the lead. But in addition, we also need to take into account the child's foot width and the toddler's manual skills to choose the right footwear. Parents are often faced with the dilemma of what kind of child's shoe fastening they should choose. Shoes with laces or Velcro. And in the case of smaller children, Velcro or maybe an elastic band? Here are some tips to help you make a decision.
Children's shoes fastened with Velcro
You can often hear the statement that children should get shoes fastened with Velcro. The Velcro fastening ensures that the shoes adhere tightly to the foot and this is very good. The advantage of Velcro shoes is also that even very young children know how to fasten them. But if your child is very small or very active, it's worth thinking this decision through. Why? Because, yes, the child is able to put on Velcro shoes very quickly, but they are also able to take them off themselves just as quickly.
Children's shoes with laces
Shoes with laces have more adjustability than their Velcro counterparts. The laces can be tied independently in such a way that the shoe fits precisely to the shape of the foot. However, there is one downside. Shoelace tying does not come easily to young children. But untying them is a piece of cake. For young children, it is a very good solution when the shoe with laces is additionally equipped with a side zipper, which makes it easier to put on and take off shoes.
Children's shoes with elastic bands
Manufacturers of children's footwear - especially soft-sole shoes, also offer shoes tied with rubber bands. Children's shoes with an elastic band are very easy to put on the feet. Putting them on is not a problem even for small children. It is important that the elastic band is matched to the width of the child's foot. If your child has a high arch, thicker or slimmer foot around the ankle, choose shoes with a properly fitted elastic band. A typical elastic band may be too narrow or too wide. It will squeeze the foot or the shoe will fall off the foot, which is not advisable.
The ekoTuptusie offered by us are tailor-made. If you know that your child has an unusual foot, please inform us about it when placing an order in our store. In the comments to the order, specify: the circumference of the mid-foot in centimetres and the circumference around the ankle. We will make slippers that will be perfect for your child.