Choosing The Right Shoes For Your Child

Choosing The Right Shoes For Your Child

With the new school year starting, it may be in your best interest to buy a new pair of shoes for their children. However, it’s essential not just to purchase the first pair of shoes you see. A lot should go into choosing the shoes for your child. Otherwise, their feet may be subjected to problems. Here at Cherrywood Foot Care, we’re well versed in this area. Our team will let you know what this process should entail and how your child’s feet may be affected by selecting improper footwear.

Common Foot Problems

Here at Cherrywood Foot Care, we understand the importance of foot health. Even the smallest problem can quickly snowball into an injury if not treated right away. The easiest way you can avoid this is by making sure every pair of shoes you buy your child fits them properly. If you fail to do this, the likelihood of them dealing with the below issues increases:

  • Blisters
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Arch and ankle pain
  • Ligament sprains
  • Bunions

Natural Toe Box

The first thing that parents should look for when buying shoes for their children is the toe box’s size. If this area is too tight and narrow, your child’s toes will be subjected to friction. When this takes place, it increases the chances of blisters, ingrown toenails, and bunions taking place. To avoid this, make the sure toe box is:

  • Wide
  • Rounded
  • Naturally follows the shape of the foot

Ankle And Arch Support 

Most children are always running around and being active. That is why it is so important that their shoes offer them the proper ankle and arch support needed to allow for this. When these areas are not supported, it can quickly lead to pain and discomfort or even injury. Make sure to check for this before heading to the register.

Buy New Shoes At Night

One final tip we’d like to share is to always buy your child a new pair of shoes at night. After a full day of walking around, their feet will be at their most swollen, allowing you to ensure any pair you buy doesn’t end up being too tight and cut off their circulation.

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Buying your child a new pair of shoes does not have to be a complicated process. However, it should be one that thought is put into for an optimal purchase. If you have any remaining questions or need to seek out treatment, be sure to contact our team today.