About Our Shoes
Babies and kiddies love walking bare foot. And frankly “Barefoot is Best”. However, this is not always practical or possible. That is why we have designed our shoes to give your child the closest feel to walking bare foot.
Flexible soles give these little growing feet the perfect environment to develop and strengthen while learning to walk, in a nutshell “ No support is all they need”. Little feet get really hot because they exert a lot of energy, so it’s important that the shoe allows the feet to ‘breathe.’ A shoe made with unlined leather is ideal for a baby and toddler. So at Pitta-Patta, all our shoes are unlined, (so they absorb the moisture and then keep the feet cool), and they sport a soft, flexible, slip-resistant suede sole.
The first few pairs of shoes a baby wears will only fit for an average of six months. Remember that shoes tend to vary from brand to brand. Our size chart will assist you in choosing the correct size. The shoes should go on easily, and between the big toe and the front of the shoe, there should be a space of between 5 and 7 mm, when the child is standing.
When a baby is born his or her feet are quite flat but as the baby grows and learns to walk unaided, arches develop on the inner edges of the feet. The fatty pads which normally fill this area slowly disappear. These arches are formed as the muscles of the feet and legs strengthen and develop. Arches don’t usually appear until the child reaches the age of three or four years. If those arches do not develop properly for any reason then the child will have flat feet.