Choosing kids shoes constructed from the right materials for their needs is really important. Kids feet need support, breathability and flexibility, ensuring that their shoes are specifically constructed from quality materials has many benefits. So what is the best material for kids shoes? This depends on the style of shoe and the needs of the child. Generally natural materials such as leather, suede, cotton and rubber are great materials.
Bobux soft soles are a worldwide favourite for little feet. Bobux Soft Sole is the original all-leather, ultra-soft shoe that gently protects and comforts babies’ growing feet without being restricting or rigid. Little feet need to be protected, but they also need the freedom to grow and develop naturally, the Bobux founders designed the Original Soft Sole almost 30 years ago to be like a second skin.
So many questions come to mind when purchasing your little one’s shoes for kindergarten and preschool. Should I be investing in the most expensive brand? Do I opt for hook and loop, buckles or laces? Do the cheaper brands offer enough support? When kids are active and running around at kindergarten, you want to ensure that their feet are comfortable and supported all day. Preschool can be demanding on little feet, which need protection and tailored support to avoid injuries.
We know so well that fitting kids shoes can be a difficult task! Shoes that are too big can compromise stability, while shoes that are too small can lead to problems such as blistering and rubbing. Children’s feet grow at such a rapid pace, and it’s important to measure your kids feet regularly, it’s recommended every 2 months especially for younger children. Just like adult shoes, if kid’s shoes are the wrong size our little adventurers will feel uncomfortable.
Fitting kids' shoes and understanding foot width can be a challenge. While our little ones grow, their feet continually change in both width and length. It can be especially challenging when your child has wide or narrow feet! It’s important to ensure kids are fitted in the right shoes to encourage natural and healthy foot development to avoid all manner of foot problems.
Bobux customer Maraya Bell was lucky enough to get her hands on our new Scout and Piper school shoe styles when we released them to Australian retailer, Shoes and Sox in early 2020. One year on, Maraya lets us know how they've held up with her two active kids over the last year.
As little explorers find their feet, it’s so important for them to be in shoes that not only provide protection, but also allow for free and natural movement. Antoni Caserta, podiatrist and Director of AJC Podiatry discusses the importance of this and other considerations when looking for footwear, and why he recommends Bobux as a brand of choice.
Follow a series of excerpts from our global customers where they open up and share a day in their life with their family - laughs, scrapes, bumps and all, and see how Bobux fits in with their routine to make their lives that little bit easier, and their kids lives that little bit more exciting (and comfy!) while they go about their daily adventures..