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Ages and Stages

Crib (Babies)

0-18 months

Lying, Sitting, Crawling

Crib

The foot:

  • Bones in feet are not fully formed

Shoe needs:

  • Soft and flexible for soft, sensitive feet
  • Wide openings to accomodate foot volume
  • Provide warmth and protection
  • Roomy toe box for little toes to move
Crib

Sizes: S, M, L


First Walker (Babies)

9-18 months

Crawling and First Steps

First Walker

The foot:

  • Cartilage in foot begins to harden into bones

Shoe needs:

  • Flexible and lightweight
  • Outsole needs ground traction for newly mobile child
  • Ample toe box room for development and movement
  • Some toe protection

First Walker Shoe

Sizes: 3 - 6


Toddler (Little Kids)

18 months - 3 years

Walking

Toddler

The foot:

  • Bones form together and fatty pads minimize

Shoe needs:

  • Flexible and lightweight
  • Outsole with added traction
  • Roomy toe box for healthy foot development
  • Wide openings with secure closures

Toddler

Sizes: 4 - 9


Preschool (Big Kids)*

3 years - 5+ years

Running, Highly mobile

Preschool

The foot:

  • Bones fuse, fat tissue dissapears and arch begins to form

Shoe needs:

  • Flexible and lightweight
  • Traction to accomodate highly mobile child
  • Durability for active play
  • Wide openings with secure closures

Preschool

Sizes: Preschool 9.5 - 13.5

*Select styles available in Grade School sizes 1 - 3Y


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