Happy Little Feet!
Did you know that kid’s feet are often wide in proportion to length? That’s why it’s important to make sure their little feet are not cramped at the sides when wearing shoes. A bad fitting can cause kids to develop ingrown toe nails, corns and calluses.
When we thought of the little feet, we sometimes think that they can just take any kind of shoes, as long as they’re cute. Wrong! Those little feet are growing, therefore they need good pair of soles to wear around. Here are the tips what to look out before buying a new pair for them:
The sole provides cushioning, traction as well as flexibility. Try not to get shoes with bulky soles as it can make younger kids clumsy. Ensure that shoes fit properly from the start. They should not be “broken in”.
These should be made from absorbent material and well-secured to the sole of the shoe. Padded insoles are fine, but young kids typically do not need arch supports until they are six years old.
This refers to everything that’s on the shoe above the sole, and consists of the heel counter, toe box, tongue and laces, straps or buckles. Ensure that these are stitched or glued well to soles.
However, when they do not need to wear those little pairs, encourage them to go barefoot. This allows young feet to develop and strengthen.
*images from www.babble.com and www.mamanista.com
*tips are taken & rewritten from an article in women’s weekly singapore
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