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Squatchi Kids Shoe Sizer

All the deals are online. Trust us, we know. But online, you can't tell what size shoe your child needs! And you don't know how to eyeball it, right? What are you, a shoe salesperson? Get one of these, size your kid, buy cheap shoes, live happily. The end.
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  • (10:01 AM, 7/1/2013) [Insider] momdebra chimes in on printables.


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Ok, these things are pretty darn cool. Why didn't they have these years ago? Always had to go by a store to measure his feet periodically to see what size he was up to.

Thoughts?



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It doesn't seem to incorporate width. Am I correct on that?

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tdemick wrote:It doesn't seem to incorporate width. Am I correct on that?

Correct. Here's an answer to that question from Amy, the inventor, that I found on another site:

Thank you for your email! The Squatchi does not measure width for several reasons. Width doesn't change in the same way that length does, which is constantly! You either have a "wide," "normal," or "narrow" foot. Parents typically know early on whether their child is wide or narrow and they order accordingly - it's not something that necessarily changes. We wanted to be able to measure BOTH feet (since kids feet are always growing and not necessarily at the same rate)! It seems like you know your grandsons have wide feet so I would order "wide" or one size up for those brands that don't offer wide. Hope that helps!



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kuma99


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Is this a gag ? They can't be serious.

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You've obviously never ordered shoes on-line or tried to by for children or grandchildren without the kids being with you. This is the greatest invention since sliced bread!

kuma99 wrote:Is this a gag ? They can't be serious.



tbase


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Why would I pay $12 with shipping for this when I can just get a printable version online for free, save it to my hard drive and just print one whenever I need it instead of trying to remember where I put this one?

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Here is a printable shoe sizer with a sizer on the side to determine if you need wide width:

http://www.landsend.com/pdfs/FitChart_kids.pdf

Starblind


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This isn't for me. Brannock device forever!

momdebra


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tbase wrote:Why would I pay $12 with shipping for this when I can just get a printable version online for free, save it to my hard drive and just print one whenever I need it instead of trying to remember where I put this one?



Printables? Ha! first of all, getting an accurate printable is a task...it is either the file or your printer that doesn't work...then, get your 2, 3, 4 year olds to put their heel on the zero point and perfectly straight to get an accurate measurement=impossible for everything to come together and not to mention a pain in the butt. Don't throw the paper away before you order cause you most likely will forget all three sizes in a day or two!

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This is a bit late for me. My 9 year old twins are at the very end of this. Would be nice if it measured width.

momdebra


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momdebra wrote:Printables? Ha! first of all, getting an accurate printable is a task...it is either the file or your printer that doesn't work...then, get your 2, 3, 4 year olds to put their heel on the zero point and perfectly straight to get an accurate measurement=impossible for everything to come together and not to mention a pain in the butt. Don't throw the paper away before you order cause you most likely will forget all three sizes in a day or two!



Because printables are difficult and inaccurate measurements. IT was the inspirartion for the Squatchi. I am the Squatchi co-inventor:-)

momdebra


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cebii wrote:This is a bit late for me. My 9 year old twins are at the very end of this. Would be nice if it measured width.



Regarding width...Amy and I (we are the inventors of Squatchi) considered width but realized several things about width measurement. 1) kids shoes have 3 choices when it comes to width...narrow, medium and wide unlike adult shoes that range from AA-DD. 2) the velocity of change in width is less frequent. Generally if your feet are wide, they stay that way for years and they do not keep changing from wide to narrow to wide every 3 months like the length. Generally, moms can look at kids foot and realize, Dang, you have a fat foot or your foot is really skinny...Additionally, the likelihood of one foot to be larger than the other effects over 50% of people, so measuring both feet is important so you buy the size for the larger foot.

When we designed Squatchi we felt it very important to make a fun, durable, easy to use product with no moving parts that could break and that could measure both feet. AND we did not want it to look like the cold metal, torture-machine looking measurers that are used in some shoe stores and give kids nightmares:-)

That is the long winded response regarding the decision not offer a width measurement.

However, if you really feel you need width...mark on either side of the foot and measure it with ruler or take a picture and show the shoe saleperson what they think..wide, narrow or medium. Once you know which of the three your children are...you wont have to worry about width for several years most likely.

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tbase wrote:Why would I pay $12 with shipping for this when I can just get a printable version online for free, save it to my hard drive and just print one whenever I need it instead of trying to remember where I put this one?



Agreed. I don't have trouble getting accurate prints, but maybe that's because of my art background.

I wish these entrepreneurs luck - it's always nice to see a success story. I just hope these things are made in the USA...

momdebra


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scotchnsodie wrote:Agreed. I don't have trouble getting accurate prints, but maybe that's because of my art background.

I wish these entrepreneurs luck - it's always nice to see a success story. I just hope these things are made in the USA...



Yes! They are made in Auburn, GA USA!