In partnership with French podiatrists

Succeed in your first steps

At Shoemakers, we know that everything depends on your child's first steps. This is the starting point of his confidence. His first success when he finally stands on his two feet and rushes upright and smiling. This is why we have been supporting your children's walks for almost 50 years. We study the shapes and reinforcements for perfect support, we select the finest materials and we refine the finishes for impeccable comfort.

Walking

A fundamental step in child development 

To successfully walk, the child goes through a succession of stages which allow him to stimulate and develop his muscles, gain tone, improve his coordination and find balance.

Sitting, crawling, belly down, walking on all fours are all possible processes. Each child is different and sets up their own mode of travel. Sometimes one after the other, sometimes in combination.  

Then comes the moment of the first steps, where he places one foot in front of the other and rushes straight and smiling. An important step that should not be rushed. You should know that the foot is a very sensitive organ that collects and transmits a lot of information necessary for the child's learning. 

Best support for your child's first steps

●︎ Let him take his time to develop his walking skills. Each child learns to walk at his own pace. Only when he has acquired enough assurance and confidence will he be able to start standing and walking.

●︎ Let barefoot as much as possible inside the house. This will allow him to better feel the ground, its unevenness, to perfect his balance and develop his proprioception.

●︎ Choose good first-step shoes. First-step shoes must be comfortable and flexible enough so that your child does not have any problems learning to walk. Even minimal discomfort can cause imbalance, malformation, problems with walking, with support or even cause a fall.