Our footwear tends to run big compared to most shoe brands. For example, if your little one is currently wearing a size 12 in a sneaker, they would be more like an 11/11.5 in our shoes. Still not sure about size? Refer to our printable sizing chart. If you have questions on sizing, please email

Typically most children are around an infant size 3-4 when they first start to walk (around 12m). We highly recommend our first walking boots, our Milo Boots, and our Greta T-Strap styles for little ones new to walking.

I noticed each size is identified as infant, toddler, child, or youth. What is the difference?

We have a wide variety of sizes available in various sizes. Many of our styles are specifically designed depending on the age of your child. For example, many of our first walking shoes are only available in infant and toddler sizes. Infant sizes are 0-4.5, toddler sizes are 5-7.5, child sizes are 8-12, youth sizes are 12.5-3.

Some of our styles are available in narrow (B & C), medium (D & E), and wide (EE & EEE) widths. Our newer styles are only available in medium (E) widths. For more information on how to measure your child’s width please see page 3 of our sizing chart.

Shipping & Delivery

We typically ship within 3-5 business days, unless otherwise stated on the product description. Please expect longer shipping times during holidays or sales.

At this time, we only offer free outbound shipping on all orders over $100 for orders shipping within the United States. We do not offer free return shipping or pre-paid labels for returns. For more information on this, please see our policies page.

Yes, we offer free shipping for domestic orders over $100.

Yes, we ship via USPS and UPS. International rates will be calculated at checkout. Please note customers are responsible for any custom fees and duties that may apply. Check with your local shipping provider for more information.

Returns & Exchanges

Yes, we do! Please note we must be contacted within 7 days of delivery before a return can be made. All information on returns and exchanges can be found on our policies page. Please read it carefully before ordering.

At this time, we only offer free outbound shipping on all orders over $100 for orders shipping within the United States. We do not offer free return shipping or pre-paid labels for returns. For more information on this, please see our policies page.

We ask that you contact us within 7 days of receiving your order to start the return/exchange process. For more information on this, please see our policies page.

How It's Made

Each pair of Zimmerman Shoes is proudly made in our family-owned shoe factory located in rural Pennsylvania. The factory has been in operation since 1888, and our family has owned it since the early 1960s. You can get a peek behind the scenes and learn more about us here.

We believe that little feet need natural materials in order to breathe, so we only use leather for our uppers. All of our shoes have linings made of leather and/or cotton, with the exception of our Stevie Sandals and soft soled shoes. Most of our raw materials are sourced within the United States.

Sometimes we can accommodate customized orders. We love to do them when we can! Email if you would like a custom pair of shoes. Please understand that all custom orders are final sale and are subject to a customization fee.  

More Questions

Yes, we do! Please feel free to shop our collection on Faire.


More than anything, we want you to be 100% thrilled with your purchase from Zimmerman Shoes. Please email us ( or call us at 570-366-0229 with any questions or concerns. 


Questions regarding size? Please see our printable sizing chart. For more information on sizing, please see our FAQ page.

Before Ordering:

Please be sure to check the color, size, and width selections carefully before ordering. We can not change or edit your order once the order has been placed.  Please make sure your address is correct, we are unable to change your shipping or billing address after it’s been shipped. Most of our shoes and accessories are ready to ship within 3-5 business days. Please note shipping times may vary during sales/promotions and during holidays.

Lost or Missing Packages

Once a package leaves our facility we are not able to locate lost packages. As a result, we are not liable once the package leaves our facility.  Please contact your shipping provider to help track lost packages. We do not issue refunds on lost packages.

Order Fulfillment & Shipping:

Please note our fulfillment time after your order has been placed is 3-5 business days. Fulfillment times may be longer during sales/promotions and during holidays.

Once your order is shipped you will receive tracking information via email based on the shipping service selected at checkout. If you have selected our free shipping option (for all US orders over $100), your order will be shipped via USPS Ground.

Please take into consideration the difference between fulfillment and delivery times.

Returns & Exchanges

Due to the small batch nature of our production, we cannot accept exchanges as we cannot guarantee the stock availability. We recommend that you follow through with our return process and re-purchase in the size you need.

If a return needs to be made, please note you will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning or exchanging your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. Please follow the steps below:

  1. Please contact us via email ( or via phone 570-366-0229 within 7 days of delivery.

  2. If shipping your return via USPS (post office), please ship your return to the following address: Zimmerman Shoes Attention: Returns PO Box 247 Orwigsburg, PA 17961. If shipping via UPS, FedEx, or any other shipping service please ship to: Zimmerman Shoes Attention: Returns 209 North Liberty Street Orwigsburg, PA 17961. Please include the shoes in the original shoe box as originally packaged. Do not return the shoes using the shoe box as a shipping box. If the shoe box has a shipping label on the return, you may not be eligible for a refund.

  3. Please send return tracking information via email to

  4. Once we have received the shoes, refunds are typically processed within 5-7 business days.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unworn and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. Domestic returns are subject to approval. If you do not contact us prior to returning within 7 days via email ( or phone 570-366-0229 we will refuse the return shipment and you will not be able to process a refund. Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you may vary. We recommend using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We will not guarantee that we will receive your returned item and cannot be held responsible for mishandling during shipping.

Damaged Products:

Please note if an item is damaged, we will only exchange that item as originally purchased. For example, you can not change size/width/style for a damaged item. If your item is damaged, we want to help! Please contact us directly via email ( or phone 570-366-0229. We do ask that photos are provided at time of contact. Once reviewed and approved for a return, we will issue a return label. In order to receive a replacement pair, the damaged product must be returned to us directly.

International Sales:

International purchases are final sale.

Custom Sales:

Custom orders are final sale. 

Accessories Sales:

All accessories (socks, belts, anti-slip pads, laces, keychains, etc.) are final sale.

Sale items:

Only regular priced items may be refunded and/or returned, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded or exchanged. Items that were purchased with a coupon code cannot be refunded or exchanged. Gift cards cannot be refunded.