Between the ages of 1 and 6, feet play an important role in a child's growth and development. Our shoes meet the specific needs of children's feet during the different development phases.
From 1 to 2 years (sizes 3.5C to 6.5C): starting to learn to walk. Feet are flat, round and chubby: Our I LEARN shoes are extremely flexible to support children's natural development. From 3 to 6 years (sizes 7.5C to 11.5C): walking, running and jumping improves. The feet get stronger and more slender, with the arch beginning to form: our I MOVE shoes are flexible and support the heel
For children aged 3 to 6 who run and jump, you should choose a shoe that protects their feet while also offering good freedom of movement. The Domyos I MOVE shoes also offer great support at the back of the foot. Kids of this age are both developing (height, weight), and increasing their level of physical activity (increased intensity and duration). They therefore need more support and protection.
It's very easy to check the size: remove the shoe's insole and put it on the ground; place your child's foot flat on top of it, with their heel level with the back of the insole; if their toes are in the hatched area at the other end of the insole, it's the right size! Remember to regularly check your child's shoe size because, between the ages of 1 and 3, their feet will grow significantly: take a look at the "which size?" section of our website.
At the start of our lives, we naturally have flat feet. From the moment we learn to walk, our arches gradually begin to form as our foot muscles develop. This is why children do not need arch support in their shoes when they are still growing (unless otherwise indicated by a healthcare professional).
Regularly doing physical activity from as young an age as possible is good for a child's physical and mental development. It helps establish a good lifestyle habit which will reduce the risk of health problems later on in life. Furthermore, doing a group physical activity with others encourages social integration and contributes to a child's personal development.
What are the physical benefits? Developing motor skills and physical abilities Developing strength and flexibility Promoting growth Fighting obesity What are the mental benefits? Promoting self-confidence Helping kids integrate into a group Achieving success at school Helping rid them of stress and anxiety
We recommend storing your Domyos shoes in a dry, ventilated area away from light.
All of our Domyos footwear is lab tested (for example, to check the grip and durability of the bootees or shoes). Our products also comply with Decathlon's toxicology specifications. All of the Domyos footwear has been tested in use by toddlers doing baby gym.
Outer sole of : 100.0% Rubber - Synthetic Lining and sock of : 100.0% Polyester (PES) Upper of : 60.0% Polyester (PES), Upper of : 40.0% Polyurethane (PU)