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Our kids' school shoes come in whole and half sizes and a range of width fittings. Explore our selection of children's school shoes, featuring quality materials for long-lasting comfort. With plenty of classic black school shoes to choose from, and an array of classic and modern designs, there's a pair of Clarks school shoes for everyone.

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Playprints School Shoes

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Explore Clarks' PlayPrints & support active little feet the fun way with our kids grip school shoes & sandals. Discover our durable kids print shoes today!

Explore Clarks' PlayPrints & support active little feet the fun way with our kids grip school shoes & sandals. Discover our durable kids print shoes today!

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Make sure he’s ready for anything in PlayPrints – supporting active little feet the fun way

Make sure he’s ready for anything in PlayPrints – supporting active little feet the fun way

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Durable, stylish and comfortable shoes with a fun PlayPrints grip detail

Durable, stylish and comfortable shoes with a fun PlayPrints grip detail

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More than a school shoe

We combine almost 200 years of expert shoemaking with everything we know about caring for growing feet to provide unbeatable all-day comfort. Our school shoes pass up to 60 tough tests, from flexing leather 500,000 times to pulling laces to destruction. The result? The best school shoes ever, keeping feet happy from playtime to home time and every step in between

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Clarks shoe technology means that their feet will stay cool and comfortable, day in day out

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Flexible soles give them the freedom to move and play in unbeatable comfort

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Lightweight cushioning is perfect for busy feet, giving them a walk on air feeling

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How to measure kids' feet at home

When it comes to measuring kids feet we’re the experts. We’ve created a step by step guide using our very own Clarks Toddler Foot Gauge and Clarks Junior Foot Gauge to help you measure your kids feet at home and find the perfect fit.

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The perfect fit for growing feet is so important, find out how to get shoes that give them the ultimate comfort and stability.

Step 1:

Choose a Clarks foot gauge

Clarks foot measuring gauges come in two sizes depending on the age of your child and the size of their feet. To buy a foot measuring gauge, select the size you need.

Step 2:

Measure at home

Our foot measuring gauges come in two sizes, depending on the age of your child and the size of their feet. To buy a foot measuring gauge, select which size you need below.

We’ve created easy to follow guides to help you measure at home with ease. Click play for our video guides or click the button to download written instructions.

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Step 3:

Calculate your child's shoe size

Our foot measuring gauges come in two sizes, depending on the age of your child and the size of their feet. To buy a foot measuring gauge, select which size you need below.

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The above link will take you off the Very site to an external link, you will need to return to Very.co.uk once you have received your shoe size information.

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Step 4:

Check the fit

Once you receive your child’s shoes, it’s important to check they fit correctly. Our quick and easy video guide will help you do this in no time at all, allowing your child to jump straight into their next everyday adventure in unbeatable comfort.

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Browse the kids collection

Now you’ve got your child’s shoe size you’re free to browse Clarks range of shoes that are fit for your little prince and princess.

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Your questions answered when buying shoes for your little ones

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Your questions answered

Clarks combine almost 200 years of expert craftsmanship with everything they know about caring for growing feet to offer a collection designed for every stage of your child’s foot development. Here they answer some of the many questions parents have when choosing shoes for their little explorers, helping them to crawl, step and run in comfort through life’s big adventures.

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When should my baby start wearing shoes?

There is no best time for your child to start wearing shoes. Think about your child’s needs and the purpose of the shoes. Our shoes are designed to accommodate children through all stages of development. Consider the environment they are in and if protection is needed.

How can I keep my baby’s feet healthy?

We recommend measuring your baby’s feet regularly to make sure you’re buying the right footwear for the right stage of walking. Babies can have problems with pressure from nails on the skin if shoes or socks are too tight or ill-fitting.

Daily care should include washing and drying their feet, especially between the toes, whilst toenails should be trimmed often following the contour of the toe. Choosing socks made from natural fibres will help keep their feet cool.

Should my baby wear shoe’s when they’re learning to walk?

It is best to allow your child to go barefoot as often as possible in the early stages of walking. This allows the feet to feel the floor for stability. However, make sure there are no sharp objects that might cause injury and pop some shoes on when they’re walking outside or in public places.

What is the difference between cruising and walking?

Cruising is the stage between crawling and walking. Cruisers typically use furniture to walk. They may also need to hold your hand and will look for three bases of support. Cruisers walk intermittently, fluctuating between days when they walk and days when they do not.

I think my child has flat feet; does it matter?

Young children do not have a visible arch on their foot. Soft tissue surrounds the foot, most prominently on the underneath to protect the developing foot from overloading. By the age of six years, the appearance of children’s feet is similar to that of adults. Being flat-footed is sometimes visible but does not cause any problems. If your child complains of pain in the foot or lower limb, if it is interfering with engagement in activities or if they are unstable on their feet and ‘clumsy’, then please check with your podiatrist.

When will my child’s feet stop growing?

On Average final foot length is reached by the age of 12 to 13 years in girls and 13 to 15 years in boys. Underlying structural development continues throughout adolescence.

Until the age of three years, foot length increases by approximately 2 mm a month. By the age of three, foot length has achieved two-thirds of its final length. Between the ages of three to five years, foot length growth slows to 1mm a month. Between the ages of five to twelve years foot growth slows further to approximately 8mm to 10mm in one year.

My child has knock-knees or is bow-legged, what should I do?

This is very common in young children and usually nothing to worry about. It should resolve itself by the age of 7. However, if you notice your child’s feet adapting to this by rolling inwards, known as pronating, you should speak to your GP who can give advice to help ensure this doesn’t become a long-term issue.

Is it normal that my child’s feet turn inward?

This is very common in young children as the developing leg and ankle bones cause the feet to rotate inwards. Their feet will usually align by the age of 7. However, if you’re concerned and find their walking style is causing problems with their movement or is not improving, visit your GP or Podiatrist.

Why is it important to measure my child’s feet?

Your baby’s feet grow on average three sizes in their first year, then two sizes until they start school, and one size until they’re in their late teens. But, of course, every child is different, so it’s important to get their shoes checked and feet measured regularly by trained fitters.

How quickly do my child’s feet grow?

Kids’ feet grow very quickly. During their first three or four years, they can grow as much as two whole shoe sizes each year. By school age, this slows to about one whole size each year. Have your child’s feet checked regularly to ensure they always have a shoe that fits properly and that this period of rapid growth progresses normally.

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