As adults, many of us suffer from aching feet and foot related problems. This may have stemmed from having the wrong type of shoes when we were younger. As such, we learn from our mistakes and make more informed choices when purchasing shoes. A common theme that podiatrists see on a day to day basis is the practice of buying ill-fitting shoes. To ensure the health of your child’s feet, it is essential that the right shoes are purchased for each stage of their growth. It is important to note that a child will grow and have many different shoes sizes until they are the age of about 18 years old!
Owning a pair of shoes that are not correctly fitted can lead to foot related problems. These include ingrown toenails, heel pain, corns, calluses and bunions, which may need further treatment later in life. By investing in the right pair of school shoes, parents will notice a vast difference in their child’s foot health and will save money in the long term.
Here are some tips for fitting schools shoes:
There are many things that you should look out for when inspecting your children’s feet. We have listed a few points for you below:
We suggest to see a podiatrist if you have any concerns or questions about your child’s foot development.