We love summer, don’t get us wrong. But aren’t many of us Parents secretly excited for that First Day of School! When you’re thinking about back to school or sending your kiddo to school for the first time, we’ve got you covered.
Get off on the right foot
Kids are constantly growing. It’s crazy! The first step (pun intended) for finding the right shoe is to know your child’s shoe size. The length and width of the foot are important to know… And measure often. Kids’ feet can grow a half size every 2-4 months! We highly recommend measuring at least every 4-6 months to ensure they are in the most comfortable size shoe for them.
It’s important to have the right size shoes. A few tips to help:
- Don’t just rely on the labelled size, brands and styles may vary.
- Make sure the shoes fit a little bigger – about half an inch of additional room is optimal. (For Babies and new walkers, they need less room and a perfect fit.)
- Wear the right socks (keep reading for our selection) when measuring and trying on shoes.
- Don’t just hold the sole of the shoe to your child’s foot. The build of the shoe on the inside makes the shoe fit smaller (lining and material) so this method of measuring is not accurate.
If you need help with sizing your child’s feet, we can help!
If you need a good-quality shoe for your kids, check out Stride Rite. They focus solely on Kids shoes and are approved by the American Podiatrists Association. They’re easy to put on, they have Soft Motion Technology in the soles, majority are machine washable and they last. If you have kids, you know their shoes need to be durable. Stride Rite delivers. Stride Rite offers Kids Footwear from Baby to Youth.
Another quality brand we recommend is New Balance. These shoes are perfect for active kids in day care, school, or sports. They’re non-marking, supportive and comfortable, and come in a variety of options – colours, laces, velcro, BOA Clip, and more! You’re sure to find a style perfect for your child.
If you have a stylish kid, or an extremely active kid, our variety of shoes are perfect for anything. Outdoor & Running shoes? Check. Day care or indoor shoes? Check. Winter Boots? Check. Dress Shoes? You guessed it, check. Get the style your kids love and get more than one so you have the best footwear no matter where you go or what you’re doing.
Don’t forget the accessories
Make a stop at HSKT Kids for all the accessories to show up with style. Find the perfect backpack to complement your kid’s fashion sense. Also, add a trendy and functional lunch bag!
Don’t forget the cutest socks to wear in those new shoes. Available in a variety of colours and styles, your kids will be comfortable and show off their personality. Choose from tool patterns, ice cream and sprinkles, sports performance, or even dinosaur socks. Staying in for the night? Get cozy with some slippers.
Back to school, or heading to school for the first time, we’ve got you covered. Check out our footwear options for girls and boys.