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Old August 8th, 2017, 11:21 AM
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Kids Shoes

Hello all,

When it comes to buying shoes do you buy a larger size because the child is still growing?

For example: 12 year old nephew (13 next month) wants a new pair / his first pair of Nikes. I was considering taking him to get measured and then going up 1/2 size so they will last him the school year. Does anyone else do this? Is this a thing?
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Old August 8th, 2017, 11:36 AM
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Re: Kids Shoes

I always did it back when I had kids with growing feet. Just don't be surprised if 1/2 size up doesn't last until Christmas. Sometimes they grow slow and steady, sometimes they grow in leaps and bounds.
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Old August 8th, 2017, 12:04 PM
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Re: Kids Shoes

oh good point. Well I guess I will go with a 1/2 and hope they get him to spring.
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Old August 8th, 2017, 12:39 PM
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Re: Kids Shoes

I spent my college years fitting shoes for children. Have him sized, but understand that all shoes run differently. The old Buster Browns used to be sized to allow room for growth. Nike was always short and we needed to go up a full size for growing room.

Try them on. Tie them correctly, and using your hands, feel how the shoe fits around the ankle and the width of the foot. Pay special attention to the width around the toes; you don't it be too tight or too loose. Use your thumb and press down on the toe box. You should have a thumbs width from the longest toe to the front of the shoe. If it's close, that's good. If it's too big or too small, adjust be half-sizes.

Finally, pull up the pant legs and watch the child walk in them. You don't want to see the the shoes moving on the ankle. If they do, try to tie them a little tighter. If that doesn't address it, you may need to adjust size or change styles. Sometimes the shoes are not flexible enough.

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Re: Kids Shoes

Hi!
Yes, I do buy the shoes of large size. Because kids grow very fast and the old shoes do not last for more than 3-4 months.
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Re: Kids Shoes

For my 4 yo daughter, we usually buy 2 size bigger so she could at least use the shoes for at least a year or 2.
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Re: Kids Shoes

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For my 4 yo daughter, we usually buy 2 size bigger so she could at least use the shoes for at least a year or 2.
This is a really bad idea. Two sizes up is too big. They are a tripping hazard. The shoes will not wear properly.
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Re: Kids Shoes

I buy my daughter shoes that are a bit too big so she will at least get some wear out of them before I have to buy new ones. I've also been lucky that I have friends that have passed along shoes for her as well.
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