Whether you celebrate Chinese New Year, Hari Raya or Diwali in Singapore, visiting families and friends is a very important activity during these occasions. While getting new and colour-matching attires are usually the priority, parents should not overlook the importance of having the right footwear for your little ones during these festive periods. It is essential to ensure comfort and practicality while incorporating elements that align with the celebratory atmosphere.
If you are looking to shop new shoes for your child, here are five features to consider.
Kids are likely to be more comfortable and enjoy the festivities if their shoes fit well. Look for shoes with cushioned insoles, proper support, and enough room for toes to wiggle. Avoid shoes that are too tight or too loose, as they may cause discomfort during extended wear.
Choose shoes with easy closures, especially for younger children who may struggle with laces. Velcro straps or elastic bands make it convenient for kids to put on and take off their shoes independently. This is particularly helpful during festive visits when they may need to remove their shoes frequently. While slip-on shoes are also easy for wearing, do avoid them especially for young walkers as they are not good for foot development and can potentially cause tripping.
Festive Colours and Designs
Incorporate festive colours and designs that align with the occasion. Red and gold are often associated with luck and prosperity in many cultures, making them popular choices for festive events. Look for shoes with decorative elements like embroidery, sequins, or festive prints to add a touch of celebration.
Festive visits may involve various activities, so it's important to choose shoes made from durable and easy-to-clean materials. Leather or synthetic materials that can withstand light rain or spills are practical choices. Durable shoes will not only last longer but also provide adequate protection for kids' feet.
Prioritise shoes with good traction to prevent slipping, especially if the festivities involve outdoor activities. Check the soles for non-slip or anti-skid features. Additionally, ensure that the shoes provide proper support to help prevent accidents and discomfort during extended wear.
Remember that the specific features you prioritise may depend on the age of the child and the nature of the festivities. Always consider the child's comfort and safety while incorporating festive elements to make the footwear suitable for the occasion.
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