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.
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