How To Choose The Right Shoes For Your Child26 Jun. 2023
At OLDSOLES we’re passionate about tiny toes, and the best way to encourage the healthy development of little feet is by picking the right shoes for your kiddo. Flexible soled shoes are super important for kids’ feet because they allow the foot muscles to develop and strengthen naturally, while also promoting proper foot and gait development. This is because flexible shoes allow the foot to move and flex, mimicking the sensation of being barefoot, which helps the foot muscles to develop and grow stronger.
Other important features to consider when choosing children’s footwear include:
Proper fit: Shoes that fit properly are important to ensure that the child’s foot is not constricted or rubbing against the shoe, which can lead to blisters, calluses or other issues. Proper fitting shoes = happy toes = happy kid.
Non-slip sole: Shoes with a non-slip sole help to prevent accidents and falls, which can be especially important for new walkers and active children who are constantly on the move.
Breathable materials: Kids’ feet tend to sweat more than adults, so it’s important to choose shoes made from breathable materials that allow air to circulate and prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi that can cause foot infections.
Lightweight design: Heavy shoes can cause children to tire more easily and can also affect their balance and coordination, so make sure you’re choosing a shoe that is lightweight and easy to move in.
We love talking about tiny feet and are here to help with any sizing or fit questions you might have. Feel free to contact us and we’ll help you pick the perfect pair for your little.