Because each brand is different in their own way and each makes their shoes in their own unique fashion, sizes will sometimes convert a little differently. We advise referring to size guides for every brand you are checking out.
Does your kid have a wider foot? Do they currently require any specific support such as arch or heel? Generally, a wider foot will benefit from more arch support especially while the foot is growing.If the toe shape of the shoe is rounder or “square” there will be more room and generally a wider fit. Unless specifically stated as a “WIDE” fit, The Trybe always sells the standard width shoes in all brands and styles available.
Kids' feet swell through the day—have them try on shoes in the late afternoon and make sure they are wearing their typical socks—not too thin or too thick. When trying on shoes, allow approximately 1cm (or a thumb width) from their longest toe to the end of the shoe to leave room to grow. Have them run, jump and walk inside to make sure the shoes are secure and comfortable before showing them off outdoors.
Baby, Mini and Little Trybe babes it’s important to understand how they are currently walking in their shoes. Do they walk on their toes often? Do they walk quite heavy or are prone to dragging their feet? These factors will affect the choice of fit because for these age brackets it’s crucial that their footwear pushes their growth in the right way to help prevent problems in their teen/adult life, but it needs to push them in the right way to ensure comfort and wearability.
See our articles on the different Trybe stages to help guide you here.