To ensure the best fit possible, please measure your/your child's foot as our shoes are handcrafted and made to order. I understand the instinct to order a size up so that the shoe can last longer but it's not recommended to wear shoes that are ill-fitting, especially on developing feet!
Our shoes are made with a soft construction and firm, but flexible vegetable-tanned leather and natural crepe rubber soling for children. We use only Vibram rubber on our adult shoes. Over time, with wear and the warmth from the foot, the shoe will mold to the shape of the feet. Our shoes are cut wide in the toe area allowing the feet room to move and grow. The toe are is lightly lined with a vegetable-tanned leather to help keep it's shape and the heel is very gently reinforced, to add a bit of stability. We used only natural materials that are soft and flexible.