The Precious Soles logo.

Official UK stockist for Ricosta.

We are proud to be Ricosta stockists; a children’s footwear brand made with German precision. Ricosta shoes combine durability, comfort, and style, and the majority of styles are available in two widths.

If you’re looking for children’s shoes, children’s boots, children’s sandals, or children’s school shoes, book an appointment with us to try on our wide range. Alternatively, keep reading for more information on this brand and our services.

How Ricosta can help your child’s feet.

What makes this brand one of our favourites for children’s footwear.

A Ricosta shoe with its insole.

Removable insoles.

Most of the range includes the ability to remove the insole, so that your child can use custom orthotic insoles.

A pair of Ricosta shoes.

Suitable for wide feet.

The width of your child’s foot plays an important role in the fitting aspect, and this is why the brand offers a wide width in addition to their standard width.

A pair of Ricosta boots.

Strong heel support and midfoot stability.

Often, you will find that the shoes, boots, and trainers are manufactured with padded ankles, to ensure a secure and comfortable fit.

Shoe-fitting and in-house clinics.

Children’s feet are constantly changing as they grow, so it’s important that you get a reliable measurement and expert advice. This is what our fitting service is about. 

You have a dedicated, trained fitter who will listen to your needs and wants. They will discuss with you any foot, lower limb, and back issues that need to be considered. Further consideration is given to any medical information from a medical professional, prescription, orthotics, or splints.

We assess your child’s walking style, their gait, and take 3 different measurements while considering their foot shape and proportions.

Our in-house clinic can also help children with more specific needs. Jill Ferrari runs regular clinics specialising in biomechanics and children’s foot and lower limb issues.

An illustration of the life cycle of a child.

Our range.

Some of our favourites that we have ready to try on in our shop.

The Precious Soles and ShoeFit.uk logos.

Visit our trusted partner ShoeFit.uk to see our full range.

ShoeFit.uk provides a unique shopping experience, by offering a hand-selected range of footwear from popular brands. They break down each product’s characteristics to help you understand how they relate to your feet.

As well as this, they offer free fitting advice, so that you can buy footwear online and get it right the first time.

A shoe-fitter measuring a customer's foot on a Brannock device.

21+ years of shoe-fitting experience.

We’ve been fitting shoes since 2002, and therefore understand the finer details when it comes to shoe-fitting. For this reason, we’ve been recognised by medical bodies and foot health institutions.

Our reputation among medical professionals, hospitals, and clinics around Hertfordshire, London, and across the UK is forever growing. We have become a first-choice referral point for many Health Care Professionals (HCPs). The care we take with feet, and the unique methods we use to assess and fit footwear has earned us an unrivalled reputation.

Today, we stand as an award-winning independent footwear retailer.

Get rewarded for shopping with us.

Our loyalty programme allows you to earn points with every purchase you make at Precious Soles. You can then use these points to get a discount.

When you book an appointment, you’ll be automatically entered into our programme.

Book an appointment.

Our booking system and general information for appointments.

If you are looking for a measurement to buy footwear online, this is not a service we provide.


We always welcome walk-in’s, and we now have a great queuing system in store. Just scan the QR code on the screen and it will add you to the queue.

Our location

171 Darkes Ln, Potters Bar EN6 1BW.

Opening times

Monday – Friday: 09:30 – 17:30.

Saturday: 09:30 – 16:30.
Sundays and bank holidays: CLOSED.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Common questions about Ricosta and our services.

Along with our customers, we believe that Ricosta shoes are generally good for growing children.

With fitting options for wider feet; the option of removing the insole in favour for custom insoles and orthotics; Velcro fastenings for an easy on and off; as well as colourful designs to suit even the pickiest of kids, there’s plenty to like about this brand and their footwear.

We have fitted many children who cannot otherwise fit into regular shoes, and those who have very specific foot requirements.

If your child has any of the following characteristics associated with their feet, we may be able to help.

Flat feet (fallen arches).
High arches.
Heel spurs.
Bone spurs.
Poor posture.
Leg length discrepancies.
Foot and ankle injuries.

We currently have school shoes, casual shoes, sandals, boots, and first-walkers.

We are happy to place orders on items that are in stock from our suppliers. These need to be paid for in advance together with a delivery charge applied by our suppliers of £7.00.

Ricosta has five production facilities and manufactures them their shoes in the EU.

We allow walk-ins. However, our appointments take priority, so please be advised that you may have to wait.

Our fitting services are free of charge.

We are in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire. If you would like directions and public transport access, please see our contact page.

Precious Soles will only accept returns and offer a full refund on any items deemed to be faulty from time of manufacture within 40 days of purchase.

Please see our Returns policy page for full details.

Ricosta Pepino is a sub-brand of Ricosta for infant sizes.

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