How should sandals fit?

Rebecca Thomson

Posted on April 18 2024

How should sandals fit?
How should sandals fit? 
As the temperature rises and the sun shines brighter, it's time to give your feet some breathing room and swap out those winter boots for sandals.
Summer sandals are the epitome of comfort and style during the warmer months, but finding the perfect fit can sometimes be a challenge. Ill-fitting sandals can lead to blisters, discomfort, and even foot problems down the line. That's why it's crucial to know exactly how your summer sandals should fit.
In this guide, we'll walk you through everything you need to know to ensure your feet are both happy and stylish all summer long for you and your little ones! 
 With a great selection of summer sandals for children, we can help you to ensure they are fitting correctly. Visit in-store for a free shoe measuring and fitting service  
A key importance when it comes to children's shoes is comfort is always key, this is why at Little Lily & Co we select brands we know and trust, designed with durability and comfort in mind for those growing feet including Ricosta and Geox
How to know what size to buy 
Should I buy a bigger size to last?
Our answer is to buy the size that fits and not to be drawn towards buying a bigger size, this is  ensure good foot health avoiding blistering of sandals on the fee.t 
With some sandals and different brands it can vary, we do recommend getting measured and fitted by professionals. Some shoes  might have the options of multi-width fittings. In the case of very wide feet, it is possible to take a half or whole length size up as this serves the purpose of also increasing the width. If you are tempted to do this, be careful to choose styles that have flexible rip-tape fastenings so that you are able to draw the shoe round the foot for a snug, comfortable fit. 
What to look out for 
Whether your sandals have one strap or multiple, they should securely hold your foot in place without causing any discomfort or rubbing against your skin. Adjustable straps are a plus as they allow you to customise the fit according to your foot's unique shape.
Look for sandals that provide adequate arch support to help distribute your body weight evenly and reduce strain on your feet. A contoured footbed or cushioned sole can make a world of difference, especially if you plan on walking long distances in your sandals.


Before committing to a pair of sandals, take them for a test walk around the store to gauge their comfort and fit. Pay attention to any areas of discomfort or rubbing, as these issues are likely to worsen over time.

What to look out for in sandals 

Are they adjustable?

This is a key thing to consider as adjustable is great for those with different width fittings, another reason you want to consider this is due to heat, when your little ones are running around and playing, their feet will expand in the heat, therefore it is important to be able to adjust the straps when needed to keep their feet comfortable.  All our sandals have adjustable straps, to ensure they can be changed for comfort. 

Can you wash them? 

The Ricosta sandals are create for summer adventures and days on the beach as you can put them in the washing machine which takes the worry out of cleaning them. 

Now it's time to check out what we have on offer, click here to see our range of sandals for boys and girls for all the summer adventures and fun you will have.

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