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 buying children’s shoes online
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 used 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 centimetres, with the recommendation to add 1cm 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 children shoes
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.
Without compromising comfort, our children shoes designs are also updated regularly with various collections to cater to all the different types of activities, occasions and climates that your child may be in.
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 policies 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 Programme
Our Home Trial Programme 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. We also provide hassle-free collection service after you have finished trying out the sizes.
If you are a first-timer at our store, or a first-time parent looking to buy the first pair of footwear for your child, do give our Home Trial Programme a consideration!
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.
We have also did an at best compilation of the sizes across popular children shoes brands to help you converting your child's current shoe brand to Little Blue Lamb sizing. We believe this will help to make it easier to shop for shoes on our website.
Prompt and great customer service
Lastly, 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.