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With Singapore’s tropical climate in mind, the team behind

Ten Feet Tall

source high-quality black school shoes, made in breathable materials, from

leading European school shoe brands. These include British brand Start-rite,

German label Ricosta and the Portugese-made Petasil, all of which are all fairly

priced in line with what you’d expect to pay in your home market.

Ten Feet Tall takes a personal touchwhen it comes to fitting, and believes that

children’s school shoes should take into account their daily activities and how

they use their feet. The store uses a professional measuring gauge to assess the

length and width of the foot, and a simple “rule of thumb” technique to check

if it’s time for a shiny new pair. A newly fitted shoe should be 12 to 14mm

longer than the longest toe to allow for growth; shoes that are only 5mm longer

should be replaced.

Ten Feet Tall also has a wonderful recycling service in store, called the Shoe

Bank. Bring your old school shoes along on your visit, and they’ll polish themup,

pack them and send them with a handwritten note to children in need in Asia.

Did you


One study

has suggested

that boys

take an

average of

12,000 to

16,000 steps

per day,

and girls an

average of

10,000 to

13,000 steps!