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Welcome to Little Wanderers®

At Little Wanderers we believe in the importance of good quality service. We are an independent children's shoe shop in Bolton that offers a professional measuring and full fitting service from experienced and fully trained staff. We supply a large choice of styles, in different width fittings and half sizes, from worldwide children's shoe manufacturing specialists.

Little Wanderers® is a registered trademark and is owned and managed as the trading name of Richard and Claire Hiles, who is also a member of the Society of Shoe Fitters. We are also members of the Children's Foot Health Register. We believe that the health of your Little Wanderer's feet is as important to us as it is to you. We only source the highest quality footwear, maintaining top designer style yet not compromising on the health and development of your children's feet. These are personally selected to ensure that you have the best quality shoes at affordable prices.

We would welcome all our customers to visit us at our Bolton store but we appreciate that this is not a practical option for everyone. We offer our full range for sale online through our website, as we appreciate that for geographical or other practical reasons buying online may be the best option for you. However, please remember that we are shoe fitting specialists so if you require any help, advice or further information, before making your purchase, then please either give us a call or send us an email. We'll be only too happy to help.

What our customers say :-  We want you to buy with confidence so take a look at what some of our customers have said. View Little Wanderers Customer Reviews

Our ranges include shoes from various Children’s shoe suppliers and because of this sizes and width fittings will vary. We have included as much information as possible in the descriptions to help you. The sizes stated are from the manufacturers and any information in brackets we have included as a helpful guide. On certain core styles we have included "Claire's comments", based on our own personal fitting experience. This is meant purely as helpful product information and not as a guarantee of product suitability.

We have listed below the main features of some of our brands that you may not be familiar with, along with links to the manufacturers' websites.  We have personally selected all of the stock so if there is anything you are looking for or need help with just ask!

Ricosta - High-value, sportive-functional shoes for children with good fit and best wearing features. The infant range from Ricosta is produced under the Pepino brand. The knowledge about what a good shoe for children consists of, has developed within the last 40 years.  Ricosta are known for robustness and fit. These are important proofs of reliability. Ricosta shoes are available in different width fittings according to the style and use the WMS system and many styles have a waterproof lining from Sympa-tex. Please see the product descriptions for more information. Visit the Ricosta website .

Lelli Kelly - Founded in Italy, Lelli Kelly childrens shoes have taken the market by storm and are the must have shoe for young girls. Available in canvas or leather, many Lelli Kelly children's shoes are even machine washable - meaning they're incredibly easy to keep looking fabulous! The fun and stylish Lelli Kelly children's shoes incorporate wonderful beaded designs to really give the shoes that wow factor and are the ideal shoe for little girls. Visit Lelli Kelly website

Bobux - Everything done at Bobux comes from understanding and loving little feet. The Bobux philosophy is built on the idea that barefoot is best for natural foot development and to produce children's footwear that closely replicates the freedom of barefeet. Bobux ranges feature very specific attributes that promote natural development and are complemented by innovative use of design techniques and materials. The Bobux step up Range is specifically designed to reflect the natural shape and movement of a first walkers foot. The extremely flexible and light-weight sole provides durability and protection as your child masters the art of walking. Bobux i-walk shoes are designed specifically for confident, young walkers' feet. They are formed with a secure fit around the ankle and heel, with lots of wriggle and growth room at the front of the shoe. Visit Bobux website

Geox - Italian brand Geox offer comfort and style and make it their mission to try and enhance the Geox customer's life through their products. Remember Geox make the “shoe that breathes” as all their footwear range incorporates Geox expert technology, using perforated soles and a breathable yet waterproof membrane, that lets foot perspiration escape but keeps rainwater out. Visit Geox website

Primigi - Founded in Italy, Primigi shoes have been created with children in mind and for three decades Primigi has focused on children's shoes so that they can guarantee the highest quality and most durable children's footwear products possible. All Primigi shoes have been designed to the very last detail to ensure that they are tough, flexible, light, well aired and comfortable. Visit Primigi website

Superfit – Superfit channel international fashion trends into outstanding shoe designs in a way that is both tasteful and appropriate for children.  Superfit children's shoes were developed more than 30 years ago in co-operation with doctors and orthopaedic surgeons, and since then they have been constantly adapted to reflect new scientific insights. Selected Superfit styles are made with the waterproof Gore-Tex lining to ensure feet stay dry and healthy.  Superfit styles are available in different width fittings and use the WMS system. Please see each product description for more details. Visit Superfit website.

Froddo - Italian designed, Croatian made children's shoes. With 60 years shoemaking experience, Froddo children’s shoes are very good quality and made to a very high standard. All Froddo shoes are leather upper and full leather lining with a unique footpad, which is anatomically shaped to be light, flexible and comfortable. Froddo shoes will fit an average to wide foot although styles will vary. Visit Froddo website.

Term Footwear- Term school shoes are manufactured encompassing a philosophy of design, comfort and fit to be a brand that kids want to wear and that their parents want them to wear too. A further advance in the Term range is their roll top warm lined wellie. Essential equipment for school or play. Visit Term website.

Hush Puppies - We are an approved Hush Puppies children’s shoe stockist. Hush Puppies have a unique set of precisely calibrated foot beds for each shoe, which tailor the fit individually to each foot. All Hush Puppies shoes come in UK whole and half sizes, with E, F and G fittings giving a completely all round personalised fit. Due to the nature of the fitting system we are unable to offer the complete range of Hush Puppies shoes and boots for sale online and only offer the most common F fitting. However, if you are interested in any of the items in different fittings then please contact us for either in store reservation or for further information. 

Biomecanics - Biomecanics children's shoes are a Spanish brand that use the latest innovative technology that support and enable the natural growth of your kids' feet. The Biomecanics range of kids' shoes; sandals; trainers and children's boots are created carefully so that their range of footwear provides a secure fitting but also the right amount of freedom of movement and growth for your children's feet. Biomecanics children's shoes provide your kids with the balance of security and confidence, in their children's footwear, as they continue on their journey through the different stages of development and growth. Visit Biomecanics website.

Levis - Featuring the classic Levis jeans denim canvas, and other bright colours inspired by the Levis brand, Levis kids canvas shoes are lightweight, fun and airy. 

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