Parents rejoice, there’s now a mobile app that sizes your child’s feet to determine their correct shoe size. No more carpet charts that every kid has put their dirty little socked foot on, or those weird metal sizing instruments.
With Jenzy, you just take a picture of your child’s foot, and the app calculates the measurements. It then generates personalized size and style recommendations, which you can order directly from the app.
Jenzy partners with podiatrist recommended brands designed for active kids, including pediped, Robeez, and Morgan & Milo. However, you don’t have to purchase their suggestions to receive the sizing info.
Incorrectly sized shoes are a literal pain for everyone, but this especially affects children, who don’t have purchasing power.
Additionally, shoes that don’t fit can have long-term effects on children’s growth and development, and lead to foot problems in the future. Properly fitted shoes are necessary for healthy foot development.
Wearing incorrectly sized shoes is just part of the problem. If shoes aren’t suited for every day use, children’s feet and overall growth can also suffer.
Flip flops, ballet pumps, and shoes with raised heels are not recommended by podiatrists for frequent use, as they can cause discomfort, or even musculoskeletal issues.
According to Dr. Stewart Morrison, a University of Brighton podiatrist, “children’s feet are still growing and are more susceptible to damage than adult feet, so it’s really vital to ensure they are wearing shoes which fit them well – in width as well as length – and that are suitable for age, as well as the task they are wearing them for.”
As online shopping has taken over, fewer parents are getting their children’s feet sized by in-store experts. Of course, there’s also a cost-barrier, as many stores that offer shoe-sizing are often more expensive.
Jenzy hopes to bridge that gap, providing parents both proper shoe sizes and affordable products designed to last.
Right now the app is set to launch in December, but if you don’t want to wait, apply to take part in the beta test on Jenzy’s site.
January 23, 2020 at 5:18 pm
Hi! The Jenzy link doesn’t seem to work anymore. Could you please update the link?
Lani Rosales, COO + News Director
February 3, 2020 at 2:28 pm
Hmm… strange; try https://jenzy.com/ ? 😀