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Shoe advice guide

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CHOOSING A 1st PAIR OF SHOES: The expert's opinion !

BIEN CHOISIR SES 1ères PAIRES DE CHAUSSURES: le regard du pro !

GUIDE FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIZE:

GUIDE DE TAILLES POUR FAIRE LE BON CHOIX:

1-2 YEARS: THE FIRST STEPS

Good support for the foot is essential for muscle development and formation of the arch. Dpam advises a pair of shoes which are:

  • high with laces
  • with slightly pronounced arches
  • with slightly pronounced arches
  • with a welded sole

3-7 YEARS: EXPLORING THE WORLD

Young children all like running, jumping and leaping into making new discoveries.
To keep a foot in the adventure, prefer shoes which are:

  • with high uppers, recommended up to 4 years of age
  • with Velcro, recommended for nursery school use
  • of the size best suited to your child's feet

7-17 YEARS: SELF-EXPRESSION

Growing up means asserting your personality and differences.

That's why children feel the need to wear shoes of a style they like but which must be:

  • tailored to your child's daily activities (skipping, football etc.)
  • firm enough to hold their feet properly (trainers are not recommended for daily use)

SIZES

INDICE DE TAILLES:

IS YOUR CHILD IN THE RIGHT SHOES?

AS A PREFERENCE:

Allow 5 mm between the tip of the foot and the shoe. Children often have one foot longer than the other, so always choose the size of the longer foot.

TO MONITOR:

For children under 2, it is important to check their shoe size every two months because feet grow from 3 to 5 cm (5-7 sizes) per year and around 1 cm per year until they stop growing (1.5 sizes)

TO AVOID:

Shoes must neither be tight nor touch the toe so as not to hinder growth. But caution: Too small a shoe is quite hard to detect since the child won't necessarily complain. Since children's feet are chubby, they feel any pain less intensely.

CARE: TIPS & TRICKS

Before applying any product, do not forget to clean your shoes with a cloth or soft brush and then:

FOR LEATHER SHOES:

  • Using a cloth, apply polish of a suitable colour
  • Allow the polish to soak into the leather for a few minutes
  • Polish to a sheen with a soft cloth

FOR NUBUCK AND SPLIT LEATHER SHOES:

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  • Clean the shoes with a brush or a special eraser
  • Use a protective transparent waterproofing spray
  • Occasionally, use a suitable colour spray to bring back brightness and new look!

FOR PATENT SHOES:

  • Apply a little cooking oil with a cloth or recycle your cleansing wipes. They'll shine!

FOR TRAINERS:

  • On the textile parts: spray a waterproofing and protective spray
  • On leather or synthetic materials, apply a colourless polish then buff with a soft cloth

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