When living with Covid-19 has become the new normal, we understand that many parents face challenges with essentials shopping, especially more so for those who are yet to be vaccinated. And while many services are available outside the shopping malls, there are not many options available for kids shoe shops in Singapore.
Buying shoes for yourself can be a daunting task, even more so for your little ones. Fears on choosing the wrong size or design, or having the actual products not turn up as indicated are all some of the challenges when deciding on clicking that final checkout button.
For many parents who are not able to visit the shopping malls, there are 2 choices: to look for a standalone shop outside the malls or to shop online. While a standalone shop makes it easier to try on designs and sizes, it is usually not convenient for parents with young children to travel to one. On the other hand, online shops give you the convenience of shopping from the comfort of your home.
As Two Little Feet was created by parents for parents, we understand the challenges of online shoe shopping for children in Singapore. That’s why we are not just an online store that sells kids shoes. We believe in providing a hassle-free shopping experience for all parents that come to our store, as well as giving them great customer service.
Kids shoe shops in Singapore
Here are some standalone shoe shops that cater to children:
Decathlon in Kallang Stadium
One of the most favourite sports shoe shopping destinations in Singapore, Decathlon offers a reasonable range of children’s shoes at very affordable prices.
Located at 230 Stadium Boulevard, this Decathlon occupies a 5000 square meters area and is open 24 hours. With over 5000 products, this shop will be sure to satisfy all your shoe shopping needs, from kids to adult sizes.
Kiddy Palace in Toa Payoh Central
Known as a popular one-stop shop for all babies and toddlers’ needs, Kiddy Palace offers a moderate selection of children's shoes at very economical prices.
Kids 21 at Dempsey
For parents who love the finer things in life, this will be the perfect shop to get your child’s shoes. Spanning a spacious over 2000 square feet area, this concept store houses a finely-curated selection of fashion and lifestyle brands for children aged 0 to 16 years old.
Singapore online shoe shop
Given the limited options for standalone kids shoe shops in Singapore, many parents may turn to shops for kids shoes online.
The benefits of online shoe shopping
The biggest advantage of online shopping is that parents can do it almost anywhere and any time. There is no need to schedule a time out of your already hectic schedule to go shoe shopping.
It is also less time consuming as you do not need to make a trip to the physical store. With the available choices online, you may be able to browse through many designs in one shopping session, all from the comfort of your home.
In addition, with the rising number of Covid cases, online shopping is becoming popular for parents with young children. It is deemed safer and more convenient.
Some drawbacks of online shoe shopping
The most common worry when it comes to shopping online is whether a return or exchange will be accepted afterwards.
Many times, parents find themselves with kids’ shoes that cannot be used because of the wrong size, yet unable to be returned because of the shop’s exchange policies.
Not being able to try on the shoes also gives rise to uncertainties about fit and comfort, especially more so for little ones.
And if your child has certain foot conditions, online kids shoe shops may not be able to solve the problem correctly.
What to look out for when you shop for children’s shoes online?
With online shopping becoming more popular, many parents choose to shop online for kids’ essentials. However, not every retailer is ideal for you. When it comes to choosing which kids shoe shop to buy from, you should look for shops with the following:
- Sizing guides are clear and easy to follow
- Product images are sufficient and of high quality
- Product information is well written with details on materials and fit
- Friendly returns and exchanges policies
- Able to provide help within 24 hours for all inquiries
Shops that satisfy most, if not all, of the above criteria will give you a peace of mind when shopping for kids shoes online.
Tips for shopping for children’s shoes
Once you have decided on the shops, here are some tips to consider before buying your first pair:
- Choose the size as recommended by the sizing guide
- Go for designs with ankle fasteners (like velcro straps)
- Pick cooling and breathable materials
- Avoid heels or raised platforms
- Get the right shoes for the right occasions
We have also put together a list of things to take note when shopping online for the best children’s shoes for your little ones.
1) Read sizing, shipping, and exchange policies
When visiting a new online shoe store, check their policies on shipping and exchanges. Always make sure you can make exchanges for your first few purchases while you get use to their sizing. Understand if you will need to bear the shipping cost of returns and the grace period you are allowed for returns. Do note that most sales items are usually not available for exchanges or refunds as this allows a lower retail price to be offered.
Always make sure you know what sizing measurements each brand is using for their shoes. Do note that all shoe brands have their respective sizing, so don’t assume that sizes across different brands fit the same way. At Two Little Feet, we go with feet length measurement, in millimetres, with the recommendation to add 10mm of wriggling space for little feet or to go up a size for snug fit designs or chubbier feet!
2) When ordering more than 1 pair, choose different sizes
Divide and conquer if you are unsure about sizing. If you decide to order more than one pair in a single order, try to make them in different sizes, especially if it is your first order. This increases the chances of you getting the right size on the first try. We recommend going for one rightly measured size and another a size above. This ensures you have a pair that fits immediately and the other can be exchanged or kept for a later date to wear.
3) Choose age- and occasion-appropriate designs
With the many options to choose between Velcro straps, laces, or slip-ons, pick the one that’s suitable to your child’s current stage of learning. Pick Velcro straps for young learners for easy wearing while providing a snug fit for those active feet.
For play or more active/rough wear, go for sturdier sneakers which can handle the bumps and jumps, while protecting those precious little feet. For an airier option, pick sandals with velcro straps for easy wear and cooler feet in humid weather.
4) Spend time reviewing your selections. Don’t be afraid to ask questions first
Don’t rush. It’s always hard to contain yourself, especially if you think you have found the right one after much searching. Take some time to fill up your cart with what you like and slowly eliminate them to get the perfect pair. With shopping online, it’s convenience at your fingertips but that also means you’ll need to be more careful in choosing to make sure you don’t get disappointed. Read the detailed descriptions and don’t be afraid to email or chat with the online store for clarification.
5) Once you find a brand that works for you, stick with them!
Nothing beats familiarity. So, when you have found something that works for you online, stick with it to continue getting consistent results. Do note that online stores recognise loyalty and this could mean you will continue to get better and better service along the way!
Why buy kids shoes and baby sandals from Two Little Feet?
If you’re looking for children’s shoes online in Singapore, Two Little Feet offers some of the best choices. Here are some reasons why:
Quality at affordable prices
Two Little Feet exclusively distributes kids shoes by Little Blue Lamb, a brand with over 15 years of experience in making footwear for children.
All our kids shoes and baby sandals are designed to give your little ones the most comfortable wearing experience: light-weight, slip-resistant, all-around protective and very durable. Not only are they carefully hand-made, but Little Blue Lamb shoes and sandals are also made from responsibly sourced materials that are safe for children and more environmentally friendly.
And most importantly, our shoes are reasonably priced so that parents do not have to feel a burden when shopping for children’s shoes.
Friendly exchanges policies
At Two Little Feet, our customers’ satisfaction is the first priority. We always strive to make sure that every purchase is a happy one. Our returns and exchanges are created with this belief in mind.
For all eligible purchases, we provide complimentary doorstep returns collection and exchange delivery. So you do not need to worry about having to jump through hoops to get the right size for your child.
Home trial shipping option
Our Home Trial shipping option also aims to mimic the shopping experience that one can get from a physical store. When opting for this option, parents can get an additional size for their child to try on at the comfort of their home.
Great customer service
Being parents ourselves, we understand that parenthood is already not easy. That’s why our goal is to make online shoe shopping easy and convenient for all parents.
From the pre-sale support to after-sale service, we are dedicated to respond to all inquiries and help our customers the best we can. We believe that kids shoes shopping with us should be a pleasant experience for both parents and children.
Built-in size assistant
We provide a comprehensive sizing guide to help first-time parents with choosing the right size for their children.
Our built-in Size Assistant (available in every product’s page) will give you an instant size suggestion when you key in your child’s feet length. This will save you the hassle of guessing and picking the wrong size for your child.
As online shopping becomes a part of our daily life, it is important that customers should also be smart about their choices. Being an alternative to a standalone shoe shop, an online shoe retailer may offer more benefits if you can find the right one. Parents can shop for their kids shoes confidently with Two Little Feet.