Children’s shoes: Manufacturers’ sizes incorrect

Children’s shoes: Manufacturers’ sizes incorrect

Inaccurate and misleading sizing is one of the main reasons over half of all children wear shoes that are too small. A current study shows just how dramatic the situation really is: 86% of all children?s shoes are smaller than indicated by the labelled size. How can...
Kids’ shoes: Girls win, boys lose

Kids’ shoes: Girls win, boys lose

The majority of children wear shoes that are too short for their feet. The Austrian research team “Children’s Feet – Children’s Shoes” and the regional insurance provider Gebietskrankenkasse Salzburg investigated how to improve this situation, and the results were...
Back to school: 7 tips for finding shoes that fit

Back to school: 7 tips for finding shoes that fit

Just in time for the start of the new school year, the Austrian research team “Children’s Feet – Children’s Shoes” has summarized parents’ most frequently asked questions in a handy reference sheet. 1. Tip: Don’t rely on what your kids say! Why not? Children honestly...
Japanese kids’ shoes too small

Japanese kids’ shoes too small

Do Japanese children’s shoes fit? The Austrian research team Children’s Feet – Children’s Shoes went to Japan to test the fit of preschoolers’ shoes in May 2017.  The team’s research has shown that wearing too-short shoes damages children’s feet. The experts have...
Research team off to Japan

Research team off to Japan

In 2015, a Japanese publisher acquired the rights to the book “Children’s feet – Children’s shoes: All you need to know about little feet and shoes.” So in May, our research team will be heading off halfway around the world to see if kids in Japan...