November 11, 2010

$30 Giveaway!

Thank you for your participation! A randomly chosen winner of the $30 Gift certificate is sophie073177. Congratulations! Please send us an email to to claim your certificate.

How to Enter:

1. Visit our store and tell us what product you would get if you won
2. Become our fan on Facebook
3. Follow our blog
4. Follow us on Twitter
5. Tweet this giveaway and then come here and tell us about it
6. Post this giveaway on your Facebook page with a back link to our store or our blog
7. Mention our giveaway on your blog if you have one with the back link  to our store or our blog

A winner will be randomly selected and will receive a $30 gift certificate to Shoes For Little Feet store.

Last Day of Entry: 04/30/2010

July 26, 2010

July Fun - Everyone Wins at Shoes For Little Feet!!!

You earn your points - We give you your reward

How to Earn Points:
  1. Add a picture(s) of your child wearing their favorite shoes (Each picture = 5 Points)
  2. Invite a friend to join us on Facebook and tell them to write who referred them (Each Friend = 5 Points, Friend will get 5 Points too)
  3. All new fans tell us you joined (New Fan = 5 Points)
  4. Write a comment if you purchased from us from June 1 - July 31 (Each Purchase = 10 Points)
  5. Spend $30+ this week (15 Points)
  6. Spend $50+ this week (25 Points)
  7. Spend $100+ this week (50 Points)
  8. Tell us what your favorite products in our store are (One Product = 5 Points, max of 3 products)
  9. Tell us what brand you wish we had (One Brand = 5 Points, max of 2 brands)

Redemption Chart:
20 Points: 5% coupon
35 Points: 10% coupon
50 Points: 15% coupon
60 Points: 20% coupon
70 Points: 25% coupon
80 Points: 30% coupon
100 Points: 45% coupon
150 Points: $30.00 gift certificate to our store
200 Points: $50.00 gift certificate to our store

Last Day of Entry: 07/31/10

Your points will be added up and announced here. You would need to email us to claim your reward

April 6, 2010

Summer Styles Collection - Video

If you are shopping for summer shoes or sandals, we might have exactly what you are looking for. We have many cute styles in trendy colors of the season from popular brands such as Umi, Rileyroos, Beeko, See Kai run, Pediped, and many others.
If you would like to see a video of some of the styles we are currently selling in our store please click on the link below.

Click here to watch the shoes video

April 1, 2010

Fundraiser for Layla Grace Foundation

Fundraiser is still on through 04/19/2010: 30% of all purchases at our store will go directly to Layla Grace Foundation. If you haven't heard the story of a little girl who lost her battle with cancer and went to play with the angels on March 9, you can read about it at

March 4, 2010

LaylaGrace Donations

Dear Friends,

Please read a story about a little 2 year old girl, Layla Grace, who is fighting Stage 4 Neuroblastoma cancer. This precious angel touched so many lives as people all over the world have been praying for her and offering their support. You can find more information about this little girl and her family at 
You can also follow her story on twitter

Shoes For Little Feet would like to help Layla Grace by donating 30% of any purchase made at our store towards her medical expenses. Please pray for Layla Grace and help us support this little angel.

February 28, 2010

Why do babies and moms love Rileyroos?

RILEYROOS design inspiration comes from a combination of European fashion trends and American spirit and casualness. They are designed to imitate barefoot walking and to protect little feet.

The sole of a Rileyroos shoe is flexible and its rubber-padded sole curls above the toes to provide leverage as a child begins crawling. Unlike many heavy or bulky first walking shoes, Rileyroos’ lightweight construction and protective bottoms support a child’s foot as he or she starts walking and provides traction to prevent falls on slippery surfaces.
Soft, yet durable, they promote the proper development of the foot while protecting it from heel to toe with a flexible rubber sole.
Babies and toddlers enjoy their comfort and parents love how they look! So many to choose from for so many occasions: from dressy shoes to sporty shoes, to beach shoes to simply casual shoes. They are affordable, stylish, and more importantly healthy for little feet.
Shoes For Little Feet is happy to offer you the shoes from Rileyroos. We are getting more new styles for the summer in March.

February 13, 2010

Primigi Prisca Review

I have to admit I am a bit of a shoe fanatic! I was always fond of children shoes since I was a little girl. Well, I am not a little girl anymore. But let me tell you, if I were a young girl I would love to own a pair of silver sparkling Primigi Prisca sporty shoes. They look fancy enough to be worn with dresses and they will also go with jeans, shorts, pretty much anything. They are very stylish in a popular metallic color of the season. They feature Primigi's Sky-Effect Systems - a flexible, lightweight, shock-absorbing, breathable, and anti-bacterial insole that offers special protection for those precious little feet. They have leather upper and leather insole that is removable and washable. They are super comfortable as all of Primigi shoes are. Primigi - Italian brand - has been manufacturing children shoes for decades. Their shoes are comfortable and fashionable. Who would not want to own a pair of these beautiful metallic leather mary janes? I just wished I could own a pair myself. This is a good buy. If I have convinced you, you can purchase them at
They are currently on sale:  with  additional 10% off and free shipping you will save 30%. Such good deal will not last long.

January 26, 2010

Wrong size? - How to measure children's feet correctly

  • Feet can be quite moody: usually the right and left feet are different lengths, they are shorter and narrower in the morning than in the evening, and they’re longer when you’re standing than when you’re sitting or lying down. Feet need the most room when they’re in motion: the toes slide forwards with every step.
  • Children's feet need at least 12 mm (just under 1/2“) of extra space in the toe of the shoe to be able to move unrestrictedly. New shoes can have up to 17 mm (not quite 3/4“) extra “wiggle room”. This way, they should fit well for quite a few months.
  • The ideal shoe for children should be soft and pliable.
How to measure:

-Have the child stand on a piece of cardboard and trace the outline of each foot.
-Add at least 12 mm (just under 1/2“) to the length of the longest toe (for new shoes, add 17 mm, or not quite 3/4“).
-You don’t have to cut out the whole template, a strip the width of two fingers is sufficient. If the cardboard strip fits inside the shoe, then the shoe is long enough.

    The Thumb Test

    Professionals always measure with two hands. To make sure that the toes are not bent in the shoe, press the toes lightly with one hand while you measure the fit with your other hand.

    Some Facts on Growing Feet

    • Going barefoot is the best training for children’s feet: Going barefoot exercises and strengthens the muscles of the foot in many different ways. It’s also the best way to recover from wearing shoes!
    • Kids’ feet grow very fast: Between the ages of 3 and 6, children’s feet grow at an average rate of about 1 mm (0.04“) every month.
    • Children’s feet aren’t fully developed until about the age of 16.
    • Kids can’t tell if their shoes are too small. Even shoes that are markedly shorter than the foot itself are often judged by their little wearers to fit just fine. That’s why it’s important to check the fit of your kids’ shoes every 3 – 4 months.
    • Healthy feet in childhood are fundamental for a further well-balanced development. Not only that, healthy feet make exercise fun!
    • Shoes that are too short can permanently deform children’s feet.
    • Many kids already have markedly crooked big toes, caused by wearing poorly-fitting shoes.
    • Shoes that are too short in length stunt and delay the healthy development of children’s feet.

    Wrong size? – Side effects associated with improper fitting shoes

    About 98% of babies are born with perfect feet and only about 50% of them have healthy feet as adults. Why is that? The growth of child's feet is influenced by many factors. Besides genetic and hormonal factors, weight and shoes play a big role.

    Austrian researchers (team of podiatrists and orthopedists) conducted a study on the subject: "Children's Feet-Children's Shoes". They evaluated the fit of the outdoor shoes, house shoes and slippers and the health of the children feet. The results were shocking:

    • 69% of the children were wearing outdoor shoes that were too short in length, 88% had house shoes or slippers that were too small (one child was wearing shoes 5 sizes too small!).
    • Only 3% of the children shoes had the correct inner length. For example: in shoes marked size 30, the inner length was just 29, 28, 27, sometimes even only size 26.
    • For the first time it could be proven that poorly fitting shoes actually cause damage to children feet
      The Austrian Research Project on "Children's Feet-Children's Shoes" proved for the first time that shoes which are too short can have negative effects on children's feet.
      • Wearing shoes which are too short and tight distorts the natural position of the toes which results in painful joints and changes in the position of the toe joints.
      • When the toes are cramped in the shoes, it changes the natural direction of the toe muscles which results in muscle and tendon pain, inflammation and shortening of the foot muscles.
      • Shoes which are too short force the foot into an unnatural position, which can cause blood circulation problems and result in sensations of cold and numbness, vein problems (e.g. varicose veins).
      • A change in posture caused by foot injuries can result in knee, hip and back problems. Even the heart and circulatory system can be indirectly affected. Many athletic activities require healthy feet (for example jogging). Unhealthy feet can therefore lead to a reduction in physical activity, which is known to be the root of a number of disease-causing factors (lack of fitness, high blood pressure, etc.).
      The shorter the shoe, the higher the risk of developing the hallux angle (malformation of the big toe, commonly known as a bunion) is a very common and  painful condition that might require surgery.
      Children might not know that their shoes are too small. Little feet are less likely to feel pain and are more adaptable to the constricted environment. However, as they continue to develop and grow, consequences are unimaginable!

      Doctors' advice: "Children shall have Freedom without Shoes and Freedom in the Shoes!" That means that we, as parents, should pay close attention to the proper fit of our kids' shoes and also give our kids a break from the shoes.

      Follow our next post on how to properly measure child's foot.

      January 20, 2010

      Store Opening

      We are happy to announce that our online shoe store is finally open. After months of hard work and research the dream became a reality. The store is now officially open and our customers can enjoy shopping for shoes for their little children. Please visit us at
      We offer a wide selection of shoes for babies, toddlers, and elementary school children. Subscribe to our newsletter and we will send you a promo code in the email. We hope to become your favorite shoe store.