1. GOOD FIT & GROWTH ROOM
For optimal support, the sandals should fit your child’s feet well. We recommend a growth room of 0.5-1cm for the sandals. This is smaller than we recommend for closed shoes, and it is to make sure that your child’s feet don’t slide about in the sandals. A sandal naturally provides less support than a fully-closed shoe.
2. ADJUSTABLE STRAP & SECURE HEEL TAB
All hummel sandals have a Velcro strap around the entire heel or ankle, as well over the top of the foot. With Velcro, the sandals can be adapted to fit the individual child’s feet. This additionally ensures that the sandals are securely fitted, and gives optimal support and stability. Velcro also makes it easy for your child to easily put their sandals on and off without you having to help.
For smaller kids, we recommend that you choose sandals with fixed heel support, which help to give small unstable feet the extra support they need to be steady.
3. PROTECT SMALL TOES
Smaller kids may need to protect their little toes when playing and running. We therefore recommend that you choose a closed sandal. The front doesn’t provide support, but rather protects small toes from stones and sand. At the same time, a closed-toe sandal allows the toes to breathe and move around as much as they need to.