Comfort, quality and design are the most important things for us at ANGULUS. Our children will be spending a lot of time wearing our shoes which underlines the importance of buying the right ones. We want to give our customers the best experience and guidance when buying shoes for children. Here you will find guides and advices for picking out just the right shoes for your child.
Size-guide: Buy the right size
It is important to buy the right size for your child. If the shoe is to big, the child can stumble and if it's to small, the shoe will soon be too little.
Shoe and shoe-sizes are different - therefore we recommend that you always measure the child's feet before buying new shoes! At angulus.com, you can read about each shoe or boot and which foot type they suit.
The child's foot + room to grow = shoes inner lenght
You can find inner lenght on all children shoes at ANGULUS.com (it may vary from style to style). The inner lenght must cover the child's feet as well as room to grow. You will need to measure the child's feet and add the "room to grow". Shoes should preferably be 1.2-1.5 cm (0.5 inch.) longer than the end of the foot. It can be a good idea to wear socks in sandals in the beginning, as the sandal will fit better and to let the feet get used to the new sandal.
How to measure your child’s feet
You can measure your child's feet yourself. It is important that the child is standing up when being measured for shoes. If the child is curling toes when standing, it is a good idea to allow the child to walk around and the toes will automatically straighten out.
Possition your child on a piece of paper (with the heel against the wall.) Draw a line in front of the longest toe on both feet. Measure the length of the longest foot. There can be a slight difference between the two feet, but if there is more than 2 mm, then maasure again to be sure.
Kids size guide
ANGULUS shoes may vary in size from style to style. We recommend that you always measure your childs feet, when buying shoes online. Please see our quick guide.
On all our kids shoes, you can see the inner lenght in the product description.
All sizes on ANGULUS.COM is EU sizes - please see below table for UK and US sizes.
Starter/Kids/Youth size guide
If you have further questions, please contact customer service or chat with us (in the bottom right corner).
Many of our winterboots are made with ANGULUS TEX membrane. ANGULUS TEX is amembrane which is laminated and fixed between the lining and the upper. The membrane effectively keeps water out while letting the feet breath, ie. Heat and moisture can get out.
ANGULUS TEX keeps the feet dry and ensures a healthy foot climate.
For the ANGULUS TEX-membrane to retain its properties it is important to apply the necessary leather care with a protection spray and shoe polish with low oil content.
ANGULUS TEX make sure that the the feet can breathe. If the socks are still moist after a few hours of play, then it's probably because it's not quite cold enough yet for winterboots. Our boots with ANGULUS-TEX and wool lining are perfect when temperatures are 5 degrees or less.
Many - but not all - ANGULUS winterboots for children er made with ANGULUS TEX and wool lining. You can read about the shoe fabric in the item-description here on the website.
ANGULUS wool lining
All ANGULUS Winter boots for kids are lined with lambswool. The wool is soft and keeps the feet warm.
We recommend 1.5cm space for growing when buying woolen winter boots. This allows room for the wool lining, a woolen sock, for the feet to grow and a bit of wiggling the toes.
Starter shoes - the first steps
When is the right time to buy a child's first shoes?
The short answer is: when the child begins to walk. The feet and muscles must be sufficiently developed, which is usually around 10-15 months, but in fact the child knows when he or she is ready to take the first steps. The child does not learn to walk any faster if it gets shoes on. In fact this can often inhibit development if shoes are fitted too early. It is important to buy the first pair of shoes a little too big. We normally advocate 1.5 cm room to grow. For the smallest, this needn’t be more than 1.2 cm otherwise they can easily trip over the toe end.
ANGULUS first steps shoes have thinner crepe soles than our shoes for older children, as they are more flexible and lighter and easier to learn to walk in. Crepe soles are more slip resistant and our first steps shoes also provide good support for the ankles. First steps shoes have either lace or velcro fasteners so they can be adjusted to fit the foot snugly in the shoe.
It is always a strange sensation for the child to have shoes on for the first time, which is why it is important to hoose the right ones. We recommend a visit to one of our many professional and competent stockists for expert guidance in choosing the right first shoes for your child.