Purchase first shoes at SMW-Schuhhaus
The purchase of the first shoes is usually a very special moment for a child, but also for the parents. Often times people aren’t familiar yet with the ins & outs and therefore aren’t exactly sure what to look out for. We - at SMW-Schuhhaus - are specialized in offering our customers the best advice and this is especially important when buying first shoes.
Our entire sales team is very well trained and will be happy to provide you with professional consultation in all aspects of your first shoe purchase.
Frequently asked questions regarding the subject “first shoe purchase”
How will I know if the shoe fits?
What foot shape and size does my child have?
What do I have to pay special attention to when it comes to first shoes?
When does my child actually need shoes?
How long will the first shoes fit?
We will be happy to answer all your questions in our SMW-Schuhhaus shops.
Our Tip For You
For a quiet, relaxed consultation regarding "first shoe purchase", we recommend that you plan a purchase in the morning on weekdays.
Owner Mag. Jeanne Ligthart
Myths about first shoes
Myth number 1: "A child needs shoes in order to learn how to walk."
WRONG. Kids don't need shoes until they're ready to walk. Evolution didn't intend for children to have to own shoes before they could walk. The process of learning to walk is a completely natural process that does not require external support such as shoes. The first shoe is only necessary when the child makes its first attempts at walking outdoors and therefore needs protection for its feet. The better the child's natural walking is supported, the better it is for foot health.
Myth number 2: "First shoes should be sturdy and have plenty of support."
WRONG. First of all, first shoes must support the child's natural learning process of walking and not hinder it with inflexible, hard soles. Therefore, when buying first-step shoes, you should pay particular attention to a soft, flexible sole, materials free of harmful substances and cuddly, skin-friendly upper materials. The correct fit is also extremely important. The shoe should neither be too wide nor too tight - this also applies to the length. Shoes that are too short or too long would harm the sensitive little feet of children.