Tuesday, January 10, 2012
What shoes are good for children
The first question out of most peoples mouth when they find out I am a podiatrist is "what is a good pair of shoes?" When they also find out I am a mom they want to know " what is a good pair of shoes for my kids". In fact, my son's preschool teacher admitted to me that she looks to see what shoes my son is wearing. Here are some tips for buying children's shoes.
First it depends on the child's age. For children who are not yet walking or just begining to toddle, a soft pliable shoe or socks are the best. You don't want to get a shoe with a sole or support. At this age, you want the shoe or sock to conform to the foot. A sock with a tread so they don't slip or a Robeez (TM) is all they need.