How to choose rubber boots for kids
Children’s feet grow at an astonishing rate. Many parents have a hard time choosing shoes and rubber boots for their offspring, because children’s feet grow in spurts. Kids’ feet grow at different speeds at different ages: a toddler’s foot will grow 2–3 sizes in growth spurts during one year; 3–6-year-olds’ 2 sizes and school aged kids’ about 1–2 sizes during one year.
Measuring the foot
Children’s feet should be measured upon buying new rubber boots and also when seasons change. This way you can make sure that the child’s boot is the right size and doesn’t pinch the toes. Kids themselves rarely notice that their shoes have become too small.
The best time for measuring the foot is in the evening, because feet tend to get swollen and widen during the day. It’s worth measuring both feet because they are rarely exactly the same size.
A good rubber boot supports the foot
Kids’ rubber boots keep the feet dry. A good pair of boots encourages children to play and stay outdoors in all weathers. Other requirements for top-quality kids’ rubber boots are to keep the feet warm, be hard wearing and support growing feet – all important reasons to pay special attention to choosing the right boots for your kids.
Nokian Footwear sizing is somewhat roomier compared to walking shoes and contains room for a woollen sock. Adults’ shoes should have a toe allowance of 5 mm, because toes move forward when walking. In addition to this 5-mm toe allowance, kids’ boots should have 5-10 mm room for growth when new. You’ll find measurements for each model with size charts from the product page on the Measurements tab (see example).
Nokian Footwear offers a wide range of rubber boots for children of all ages. Our bright-coloured rubber boots for all seasons inspire kids from toddlers to teenagers. Even pre-teens can be persuaded to dress for the weather with the new easy to wear Hai Low boots!
Conversion chart for Kids’ sizes
Conversion chart for Adults’ sizes