Shoes designed for young children's feet:
Between ages one and six, feet play an important role in children's development and growth. Our shoes address the specific needs of children's feet during their many development stages.
Which shoes should you choose for your child
From 1 to 2 years (sizes 4 to 7): learning to walk. Feet are flat, round and chubby: our I LEARN shoes are extremely flexible to support children's natural development.From 3 to 6 years (sizes 8 to 11): mastery of walking, running and jumping. The feet get stronger and more slender and the arch begins to form. Our I MOVE shoes are flexible and support the heel.
Characteristics of children's feet at ages 3 to 6
For children aged 3 to 6 who run and jump, you should choose a shoe that protects their feet while offering good freedom of movement. The Domyos I MOVE shoes also offer better support at the back of the foot. Kids at this age are growing (height, weight) and increasing their physical activity (greater intensity and longer duration). They need more support and protection.
Choosing the right shoe size
Children's feet experience their biggest growth spurt between the ages of 1 and 3. Be sure to regularly check their shoe size using our foot gauges in our stores, or on our website on our "Size Guide" page
Arch support or not?
We are all born with flat feet. As we begin to walk, the arch gradually develops through the natural development of our foot muscles. This is why children's shoes do not need to have an arch support when they are still growing (unless otherwise indicated by a healthcare professional).
The benefits of physical activity at a young age
Regular physical activity from a very young age is beneficial for your child's physical and mental development. Learning healthy habits early on can help limit health problems later in life. Doing a group physical activity also supports your child's social integration and personal development.
Physical and mental benefits
"What are the physical benefits?
Develop motor and physical skills
Develop strength and flexibility
Promote healthy growth
What are the mental benefits?
- Help build self-confidence
- Facilitate social integration
- Support success at school
- Relieve stress and anxiety