Today, there is a range of 18 inch doll shoes available for Dolls. From Clogs to sneakers, flip flops, heels, gym shoes, sandals, boots, and sports shoes. They come in colorful, smart, trendy, sassy designs that complement any outfit. You can even buy your doll a pair of bunny shoes to wear at home! Glitter shoes and party footwear is great for collectible dolls fashioned after famous personalities and celebrities! Besides shoes you can also buy socks. Plain cotton or delicate socks with lace trimming to dress your doll's feet!
Picking the right Shoes
Every 18 inch dolls measurements are not identical but they are close enough. The difference in their measurements is as much for the doll body as it is for the feet. It is not always possible to fit doll clothes from one doll to another and likewise the shoes. In general, however, if you purchase a pair of shoes for an 18 inch doll it is possible to fit it on a doll with smaller feet, by stuffing a little paper, or cotton, into the toe.
There are two reliable ways to get correct information about the shoe size of the doll; directly from the site manufacturer or from your measurements of the doll's feet.
Measuring your doll's Feet
To estimate the shoe size of your doll, measure the foot of the doll from heel to toe and the width of the widest part of the foot which is usually the toes. To this number add 5 millimeters to arrive at the right size of the shoe to purchase.
Buying doll Shoes
Purchasing doll shoes is a fun experience. Match the shoes with the outfit for a chic look. You can purchase 18 inch doll shoes from popular doll brand stores both online and in regular stores. Most brands stock an exciting collection of doll shoes featuring the latest designs and styles. You will be pleasantly surprised and your little one will be thrilled at the number of colors available. What's more, if you are patient while shopping, you may also grab yourself a nice discount, as many stores put merchandise on sale from time to time. Shoes can be purchased separately or online through exclusive stores that stock unique products.
Purchasing shoes Online
Popular online stores dedicated to doll clothing, accessories and shoes don't just have a variety of designs to choose from, but also feature Do-It-Yourself shoe designs and stitching patterns for cloth shoes.
While many still prefer buying merchandise from brick and mortar stores, today online stores feature a wide collection of accessories, apparel and shoes catering to different types of 18 inch dolls at throwaway prices! Busy parents can also order lovely doll shoes from several websites that offer attractive discounts and free shipping.
Do it yourself!
One of the best ways to enjoy lovely doll shoes is to make them yourself! Blogs, YouTube video tutorials and other explanatory videos on the Internet feature Do-It-Yourself (DIY) tutorials that are fun and easy to follow, suited to various age groups and skill levels. Shoe patterns to use in these tutorials are available for free from craft websites.
Dress your Dolls with fabulous footwear to complete a funky, elegant or stylish outfit!
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