Podiatry Approved Badge of Honour

At Dotty Fish we are very passionate about our shoes. Your child’s foot health and early development is really important to us so, we wanted to ensure that not only do our shoes look good but that they are also the perfect choice for babies taking those first crucial steps through to being an active toddler.

This is why back in March 2018 we teamed up with The London Podiatry Centre to test the benefits that our soft soled leather shoes have for your little one’s feet, especially in those early years.

Working with The London Podiatry Centre we looked at the science behind our philosophy and conducted podiatry testing on our shoes to see if they measured up. The results were overwhelmingly positive and reinforced what we already knew to be true the benefits. We can proudly say that our shoes are podiatry tested and approved – a real badge of honour for us.

Benefits of Soft Sole Shoes

A less structured shoe has lots of benefits, especially for growing feet and it was fantastic to see the science confirm this. Some of the benefits of Dotty Fish soft sole shoes are:

- Flexible so feet can move naturally.
- Lightweight allowing for natural ankle, knee and hip movement.
- Wide around the toes to allow the feet to spread when standing.
- Thin soled so children’s toes can grip the floor in the same way as if they were barefoot.
- A snug fit so they don’t come off without restricting movement or growth.
- Made from a breathable material as baby’s feet sweat 2-3 times more than adult’s feet.

New Printable Size Guides

As parents you want to have the security in knowing that the shoes you choose for your little ones growing feet are the best for their early development. Deciding which size shoe to buy can be tricky. Babies don’t come in one size and they grow and develop at very different rates.
At Dotty Fish this is at the heart of what we do, ensuring we create shoes perfect for little feet to grow and develop naturally. The best way to get the right fit is to measure your little one’s foot which is not as difficult as you may think and we have just launched our printable size guide to help you. So grab a pencil and print out our guide and get measuring.

Printable Dotty Fish Foot Measuring Guide
Printable Shimmy Shoe Foot Measuring Guide

The Science Behind the Approval

We are so proud to have worked with the London Podiatry Centre and produced a short video that educates parents about the benefits of soft soled shoes for children, especially in those early years. Take a look to see how the Dotty Fish shoes were put through the most sophisticated tests and hear Consultant Podiatric Surgeon Ron McCulloch and Podiatrist Fran Campbell talk about the benefits of our soft soled leather baby shoes.

We hope you have find our video useful, it is available on our YouTube channel and you are welcome to share it on social media. It has lots of information to help re-educate parents on the best kind of footwear for their young children. And don’t forget to follow us on social media

If you need any help with sizing or picking the right style just give our customer service team a call on 0845 130 9535 or send us an email at [email protected] and we will be happy to help.

Happy Foot Measuring,

The Dotty Fish Team