um actually, the woman spent quite awhile sizing and fitting DD very well. She sized up 1/2 size to the "biggest" foot. DD's feet really haven't grown since then (at least not much)
I'd much rather buy from somewhere that I get a 3mo guarentee when buying a $30 pair of shoes. We saw the same shoes at the stride rite store that very same day for $10 more....we just don't have that kind of money to spend kwim?
If the other sized run bigger, then wouldn't a 4 be on the big side? thus = a size 5? I'm talking about cheap shoes here, not name brand ones.
When we were trying other brands at Nordstrom, all of the shoes were a size 5, all fit pretty much the same. We got the stride rite b/c their sole was the most flexible.
I'm not trying to offend you, please don't take it that way. I'm just saying that I wouldn't buy from the SR store b/c if I can get a guarentee somewhere else on a pricey pair of shoes (I don't even spend that much on my shoes) then I'm going to do it. I can't afford to plop down $40+ every month or two on shoes for a toddler