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How do I wash my son's Jaspers?

The site and the box said they were washable, but there are no instructions anywhere.
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The Jaspers are part of the stride rite Washables line. It is recommended that you machine wash cold, gentle cycle and air dry.

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when is arch support necessary

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Arches in the foot do not start to develop until around age 2. Arch support should not be found in your child’s shoes until these years. After age 2 arch support should be minimal and should get slightly more supportive. It is important to also make sure that your child’s shoes are fitting properly. The bones in a child’s feet are still forming from cartilage to bone until age 5 and continue to grow until their teen years. Shoes should not be constrict or have too much room to move around.

If you would like some additional information around choosing footwear, view the Dr. Tanya Altmann videos on striderite.com. Dr. Tanya is a pediatrician, best-selling author and mom.

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Arches in the foot do not start to develop until around age 2. Arch support should not be found in your child’s shoes until these years. After age 2 arch support should be minimal and should get slightly more supportive. It is important to also make sure that your child’s shoes are fitting properly. The bones in child’s feet are still forming from cartilage to bone until age 5 and continue to grow until their teen years. Shoes should not be constrict or have too much room to move around.

If you would like some additional information around choosing footwear, view the Dr. Tanya Altmann videos on striderite.com. Dr. Tanya is a pediatrician, best-selling author and mom.

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My daughter can run at 9 months old, but i can't find the right shoe. Any suggestions?

This is my first kid, so i'm definitely very new to this .. and i'm a single mom .. so any suggestion is appreciated. My daughter has been taking steps independently since she was 6 months old, but they were very few and far between. The day she turned 9 months old, she took off with speed. Her feet are fat & wide. Any suggestions on which shoes would be the best for her? Thank you!
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Congratulations on your daughter’s progress! Generally, we begin recommending transitioning to STEP 3 Off & Running when a child has been walking for a period of about five months. However, every child is different and getting seen by a certified fit specialist would help to ensure a proper fit.

It’s important to remember that flexibility is key when looking for walking shoes. Children need to feel the ground and all obstacles beneath them to build confidence and facilitate proper development. Gripping the ground with their toes and distributing weight appropriately allows them to maintain balance and establish a positive walking pattern. An individual’s lifelong gait pattern is established in the early steps taken during early childhood.

Even though your daughter has started running recently, you can absolutely keep her in SRT Soft Motion Early Walker shoes. They have the soft, flexible outsole with rounded edges that mimic the shape of the foot and can assist your child to not catch an edge and stumble. The smooth, rounded edges have been scientifically proven to reduce the number of stumbles and falls.
We would recommend looking into some of the following shoes:
- SRT Soft Motion Duckling
- SRT Soft Motion Shay
- SRT Soft Motion Ingrid

For more information on the SRT Soft Motion line, view the Healthy Feet section of the website that includes details around the research study conducted with the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

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Generally, we begin recommending transitioning to STEP 3 Off & Running when a child has been walking for a period of about five months. However, every child is different and getting seen by a stride rite certified fit specialist would help to ensure a proper fit.

It’s important to remember that flexibility is key when looking for walking shoes. Children need to feel the ground and all obstacles beneath them to build confidence and facilitate proper development. Gripping the ground with their toes and distributing weight appropriately allows them to maintain balance and establish a positive walking pattern. An individual’s lifelong gait pattern is established in the early steps taken during early childhood.

Even though your daughter has started running recently, you can absolutely keep her in our SRT Soft Motion Early Walker shoes. They have the soft, flexible outsole with rounded edges that mimic the shape of the foot and can assist your child to not catch an edge and stumble. The smooth, rounded edges have been scientifically proven to reduce the number of stumbles and falls.

We would recommend looking into some of the following Soft Motion styles:
- SRT Soft Motion Duckling
- SRT Soft Motion Shay

For more information on the SRT Soft Motion line, view the Healthy Feet section of the website that includes details around the research study conducted with the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

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What is the best shoe to help with pigeon toe walking in a 29 month old girl?

She like many others simply would not wear shoes or leave them on long enough to actually walk in them for more than ten minutes. Is it too late to do anything to begin to correct this? If not what is the best shoe to buy for her? She now wears a size seven. How can I prevent this problem in my six month old? If there is a particular shoe please include it in the answer.

Thank you so much!!!
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Shoes are a foot covering that can provide balance and comfort however they are not able to correct this walking condition. Pigeon toe walking is not uncommon in young children learning to walk but only a pediatric podiatrist or orthopedist would be able to consult you on what is best to prevent or correct this walking condition.

Generally, at 29 months and when your child becomes more mobile, there are certain things to look for in choosing the right footwear. Shoes should be flexible in the fore-foot, provide stability in the mid-foot, and include additional cushioning in the heel. Your daughter’s foot bones are still growing rapidly at her age, so they should be fitted and checked frequently.

If your six-month old is still crawling, being barefoot as much as possible during these early crawling and pre-walking stages is important, so that your baby can grip the ground and move freely. Shoes become necessary when the terrain is uneven, too hot, or too cold. In those cases, make sure to choose a soft and breathable foot covering. Robeez by striderite are made with soft breathable leathers, and some of our most popular Fall 2010 styles for baby boys and baby girls are:

For Baby Girls:
Robeez by stride rite 3D Flower
Robeez by stride rite Ballerina Bear
Robeez by stride rite Pinwheel Flowers

For Baby Boys:
Robeez by stride rite Braedon
Robeez by stride rite 3D Puppy
Robeez by stride rite Fire Engine

If you would like some additional information around choosing footwear, view the Dr. Tanya Altmann videos on striderite.com. Dr. Tanya is a pediatrician, best-selling author and mom.

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My daughter just turned one, and started walking. What type of shoe sole should I be buying for her?.

I've heard conflicting information - from "You need a hard sole" and "you need an extremely flexible sole" to "no shoes at home is great, that's how nature intended it."

My daughter has been using leather soft soles (Robeez) - but now that it's cold, we need to buy her warmer shoes.
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Happy Birthday to your daughter and how exciting for her to be taking her first steps!

In the past it was thought that we should have a sturdy hard sole. With technology and research we have learned a lot about children’s foot development and how they learn to walk and that barefoot, or close to it, is best. Since she is beginning to walk, it’s really important that little feet are able to grip the ground with their toes as they begin to develop bone and muscles in the foot – bones in the feet are not fully formed until age 5. However, it’s not always practical to be barefoot, and if that is the case, it’s important to use a shoe that will encourage healthy foot growth and allow for close to ground walking.

Robeez by stride rite are great for indoor or pre-walker use for their soft and flexible leather outsole but, as your little one takes their first steps or stands, you want a shoe that is extremely flexible with a thin rubber sole that provides traction. This outsole will allow them to still grip the ground with their toes as they learn to walk but provide much needed protection from the elements. The overall shoe should be made of breathable materials such as leather and make sure the insoles are soft to the touch with cushioning so they mold to the shape of your child’s foot.

When looking at the stride rite line your daughter would be STEP 2 which is our SRT soft motion product. These shoes have a soft flexible outsole with rounded edges that mimic the shape of the foot and assists your daughter to not catch an edge and stumble while taking her first steps.

If you would like some additional information around choosing footwear, view the Dr. Tanya Altmann videos on striderite.com. Dr. Tanya is a pediatrician, best-selling author and mom. Another resource on striderite.com is the Healthy Feet section that includes foot facts and information on a research study conducted with the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The study found that stride rite’s SRT Soft Motion shoes are clinically proven to reduce the number of stumbles and falls in early walkers. You might like the SRT Soft Motion Lea as a warmer shoe option.

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Do I have to buy a new pair of shoes when my children's feet measure the size of the shoe that they are currently in?

For example, both of my children (2yr old son and 4 yr old daughter) currently have sz 8 and 9 shoes each. I just got their feet measured and he now measures an 8 and she now measures a 9. Do I have to rush out and get new shoes right away or can they wear these for another couple of months?
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Great job on getting their feet professionally measured!

The bones in the feet are still forming up until age 5. It is important to have proper fitting shoes to make sure that the bones are protected and not being manipulated in any way. If your child is measuring a size up it is important that you get them shoes in the correct size not only for proper foot growth and development but also for comfort. Even though they may not articulate it, tight fitting shoes can cause blisters and overall discomfort for your little ones.

As you may know a child’s foot grows very quickly, which is why getting measured by a fit specialist every few months is important. Different shoe brands may fit differently and it’s often difficult to tell if a shoe is too big or too small. Here are some things that you can do to see if it’s time to see a fit specialist:

• Check the toe box or area around the toes and confirm that it’s roomy and make sure the shoes are not bulging at the sides: (and make sure your kids aren’t curling their toes when checking!)
• There should be a thumb's width of space between the toes and the front of the shoe.
• A shoe should fit snugly at the heel and instep, and be wide enough to prevent rubbing or squashing from side to side.
• The shoe should be deep enough so the toes do not push against the upper section of the shoe.
• The shoe should bend at the ball of the foot, not in the middle of the foot
• Make sure that’s there is no forcing when putting on shoes
• Watch to see if your children are trying to tug at or take off their shoes
• Listen if your children start to complain that their shoes are hurting or uncomfortable.
• Look at your child’s feet after they wear the shoes to see if there is any redness or marks, which may suggest that the shoe is too tight

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Shoe size

My LO is an early walker and her size is 5, but I just got a pair of stride ride 5.5. Can she wear the shoes now or wait?
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Enjoy the stride rite shoes! The bones in the feet are still forming up until age 5, so it is important to have proper fitting shoes to make sure that the bones are protected and not being manipulated in any way. If your child measures a size 5, it is not recommended to put her in a style that is too small or too big. Not only can shoes that are too large hinder proper development by not properly supporting but they also allow the foot to move around which can cause rubbing and can be uncomfortable for your little one. Being so little she may not be able to tell you that her shoes are uncomfortable so below are some fitting techniques that may help see if her new shoes fit:

• Check the toe box or area around the toes and confirm that it’s roomy and make sure the shoes are not bulging at the sides: (and make sure your baby isn’t curling her toes when checking!)
• There should be a thumb's width of space between the toes and the front of the shoe.
• A shoe should fit snugly at the heel and instep, and be wide enough to prevent rubbing or squashing from side to side.
• The shoe should be deep enough so the toes do not push against the upper section of the shoe.
• The shoe should bend at the ball of the foot, not in the middle of the foot
• Make sure that’s there is no forcing when putting on shoes
• Watch to see if your child is trying to tug at or take off her shoes
• Listen if your child starts to complain that her shoes are hurting or uncomfortable.
• Look at your child’s feet after they wear the shoes to see if there is any redness or marks, which may suggest that the shoe is too tight

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How do I clean / disinfect your leather shoes?

My son got sick on his new all-leather shoes. How do I clean/disfect them without ruining them? Also, may I wash them in the wash machine?
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Most leather shoes can be machine washed in cold water, gentle cycle. It is just as important to air dry them. Avoid putting shoes in the dryer. We hope your little one is feeling better.

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How do you know what width to buy?

My son has blisters on both of his little toes. We get wide shoes but he still gets blisters. What do you suggest?
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I am sorry to hear about your son’s little toes. Getting his feet measured by a certified fit specialist will help determine what width he is. It could be that he is actually a xxw (which is actually quite common as kids feet are still forming bone until about age 5) If there are no stores in your area, try the sizing help located at the top of the striderite.com site. When measuring feet, width is just as important as length. Most foot growth (80%) takes place between the heel and the ball of the foot. When sizing your son’s foot, it is important to measure the widest part of the foot to ensure he has enough width.

In addition, here are some fitting techniques that may help you:
• Check the toe box or area around the toes and confirm that it’s roomy and make sure the shoes are not bulging at the sides: (and make sure your baby isn’t curling her toes when checking!)
• There should be a thumb's width of space between the toes and the front of the shoe.
• A shoe should fit snugly at the heel and instep, and be wide enough to prevent rubbing or squashing from side to side.
• The shoe should be deep enough so the toes do not push against the upper section of the shoe.
• The shoe should bend at the ball of the foot, not in the middle of the foot
• Make sure that’s there is no forcing when putting on shoes
• Watch to see if your children are trying to tug at or take off their shoes
• Listen if your children start to complain that their shoes are hurting or uncomfortable.
• Look at your child’s feet after they wear the shoes to see if there is any redness or marks, which may suggest that the shoe is too tight

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How do I clean a stride rite leather dress shoe?

The shoes are a dark brown and kind of a mix between soft and hard leather. I just wanted to know if there is a way to clean them and get them looking a little cleaner.

The number on the tongue of the shoe is 4712030
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You can purchase shoe cleaner and shoe polish at your local stride rite store or typically at any local shoe store. Wiping the shoes clean with a damp cloth and then polishing with shoe polish should do the trick!

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my daughter has flat feet

Do you have an arch support to help with the problem?
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Children do not start developing arches until 2-3 years old, so arches in shoes for children of that age are not necessary. Flat feet are not uncommon in young children but if you feel uncomfortable about this condition, we recommend discussing it with a pediatrician, pediatric podiatrist or orthopedist.

If you would like some additional information around choosing footwear, view the Dr. Tanya Altmann videos on striderite.com. Dr. Tanya is a pediatrician, best-selling author and mom.

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Do you have a shoe recommended for tip-toeing kids?

My daugther is 3 and 1/2 and she sometimes walk on her tip-toes although most of the times she walks normally. Is there any particular shoe that you recommend to help prevent this problem?
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Shoes are a foot covering that can provide balance and comfort; however, they are not able to correct this walking condition. Toe walking is not uncommon in young children and on occasion will be corrected by itself over time. Only a pediatrician, pediatric podiatrist or orthopedist would be able to consult you on what is best to prevent or correct this walking condition.

At 3.5 years, your daughter will need shoes that are flexible in the fore-foot, provide stability in the mid-foot, and include additional cushioning in the heel. The shoes should be flexible enough that you can flex the shoes with one hand. Your daughter’s foot bones are still growing rapidly at her age, so they should be fitted and checked frequently.

If you would like some additional information around choosing footwear, view the Dr. Tanya Altmann videos on striderite.com. Dr. Tanya is a pediatrician, best-selling author and mom.

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My 11 month old is a size 6 and is starting to walk while pushing on something. Which shoe should I get?

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Congratulations on your child’s first steps! Flexibility is key when choosing first walking shoes. Children need to feel the ground and all obstacles beneath them for proper development. Gripping the ground with their toes and distributing weight appropriately allows them to maintain balance and establish a positive walking pattern. An individual’s lifelong gait pattern is established in the first steps taken during early childhood.

When looking at the stride rite line your child would be STEP 2 which is our SRT Soft Motion product. These shoes have a soft flexible outsole with rounded edges that mimic the shape of the foot and assist your baby to not catch an edge and stumble while taking first steps. Our most popular SRT Soft Motion shoes for Fall are:

For Boys:
SRT Soft Motion Foal
SRT Soft Motion Colby

For Girls:
SRT Soft Motion Myra
SRT Soft Motion Lea

If you would like some additional information around choosing footwear, view the Dr. Tanya Altmann videos on striderite.com. Dr. Tanya is a pediatrician, best-selling author and mom. Another resource on striderite.com is the Healthy Feet section that includes foot facts and information on a research study conducted with the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The study found that stride rite’s SRT Soft Motion shoes are clinically proven to reduce the number of stumbles and falls in early walkers.

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Will wearing boots help my son whose feet are turned inwards?

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Shoes/boots provide balance, support and comfort however they are not able to correct this walking condition. Pigeon toe walking is not uncommon in young children learning to walk and will sometimes correct itself over time. Only a pediatrician, pediatric podiatrist or orthopedist would be able to consult you on what is best for this walking condition.

Generally, at 2 years old and when your child becomes more mobile, there are certain things to look for in choosing the right footwear. Shoes should be flexible in the fore-foot, provide stability in the mid-foot, and include additional cushioning in the heel. Your son’s foot bones are still growing rapidly at his age, so they should be fitted and checked frequently.

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At a recent doctor visit, the doctor noted my four-year-old is developing flat feet and should increase arch support. Which shoes are best for this?

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The SRT Preschool line would be great for your 4 year old. The shoes have added support where needed but are still flexible in the forefoot to allow the foot to move in a natural pattern. They also hug the foot to not allow for it to over rotate or flex. The insole has cushioning to support those little feet on the move!

Just a reminder that shoes are a foot covering that can provide balance and comfort however they are not alone able to correct walking conditions. Only a pediatric podiatrist or orthopedist would be able to consult you on what is best.

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Can Online Purchases be Returned to my local Stride Rite?

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At this time, we do not allow online purchases to be returned to your local stride rite store; however, we are always trying to give our customers a great experience and in-store returns for online orders has come up as something that we are working on. If you would like to send a note to feedbacksr@striderite.com, we would be happy to notify you when and if this happens.

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My son is 13 months and is nearly running at times, pretty darn good on his feet. Should he be in a SRT 2 or 3?

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If your son is off & running, and has been very stable on his feet for more than 5 months then he will be wearing products in the STEP 3 category. A lot of Moms with 13-month olds like Hook & Loop and/or Alternative Closure styles because they’re easier to put on little ones. Some of our most popular Fall 2010 styles are:
SRT Liam
SRT Alvar
SRT Landon

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How important is width under 2 y/o? And can I predict what she'll have? Can I buy shoes ahead of when she'll need them?

My daughter is 20 m/o. I've used your measuring tools and keep coming up with medium width one notch shy of narrow. I have traditional narrow feet by US standards (AA). Her father has extra wide feet by US standards. I'm weary about buying shoes as we live part-time in Australia where AA width doesn't seem to exist. And we don't always get to the US every 2-3 months when she should be checked again. How can I best buy ahead when I'm in the US?
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If possible, I would recommend getting fit by a fit professional while in the US to determine the width of your daughter’s foot. The fit professional will be able to try on the shoes on your daughter’s foot and get a better understanding of her width needs. If it is not possible to get to a fit professional, and if our e-fit tool is measuring her medium, I would buy the medium width.

We do not generally recommend pre-buying shoes. When learning to walk it is extremely important to have shoes that fit the foot properly. Babies feet grow at a fast yet sporadic rate, and it is hard to predict sizes in advance. That's why we recommend getting them fit every 2-3 months. Ideally, she will be barefoot, but since that’s not always practical, it’s important to use a shoe that will encourage healthy foot growth. Up to 5 months of walking we recommend SRT Soft Motion with smooth, rounded edges that are great for early walkers and have been scientifically proven to reduce the numbers of stumbles and falls in those taking their first steps. After your daughter is a confident walker, we would recommend SRT. These shoes still provide flexibility and a soft outsole but have added support for those busy feet on the move.

If you would like some additional information around choosing footwear, view the Dr. Tanya Altmann videos on striderite.com. Dr. Tanya is a pediatrician, best-selling author and mom.

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What does a proper gait in a 2yr old look like?

My 2yr old daughter sometimes looks like she doesn't have an arch in her foot when she walks but bare foot you can see an arch. I was told by my family training therapist she is concerned with my child's gait. I don't see a problem. What are signs of a problem in a 2yr old?
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Every gait is different. Arches in the foot do not start to develop until around age 2. Make sure that she is wearing proper shoes with very little arch inside for now. Also make sure that your daughter’s shoes are fitting properly, which is important for her growth at this age.

The bones in child’s feet are still forming from cartilage to bone until age 5 and should not be constricted or have too much room to move around while they are off and running. If your family training therapist is concerned, we suggest you speak with a pediatric podiatrist or orthopedist so they can consult you on what options are best for your child.

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What type of shoes are best for children will special needs like low tone or orthotic inserts?

My daugher has very low muscule tone so her feet roll inward. She wears orthotic inserts fitted by her physical therapist to correct this. Is there a type of shoes the work best in this situation?
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Shoes that come in several widths tend to work well for children with orthotics. It is best to bring her orthotics with you when you go to get her feet measured. The fit specialist can then be sure that the shoes are not too tight or too big and can help recommend styles that they know will work best with an orthotic.

Some of our moms have reached out to us recommending the Saucony Triumph or SuperBall Sport Fashion Lace for their girls who wear orthotics. For a less athletic look, the SRT Preschool Drea and the Anita are popular styles and come in wide widths.

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