Kids and their shoes

Here are a few tips on selecting shoes for younger people.

  • Ensure that all footwear, including trainers, is properly fitted. Never put your child in shoes that are too big or too small.
  • Avoid handing shoes down from one child to another - no two people have feet that are exactly the same shape or size.
  • To help avoid ingowing toenails, cut toenails straight across and not too short.  
  • Make sure you give your child socks that fit -  too tight and they can cramp the feet;  too big they can bunch up and cause blisters.
  • Choose socks with a high natural fibre content to allow feet to breathe.
  • To make sure your child’s feet gets proper support, try to get shoes that are designed for the purpose they will be used for.
  • Getting children to use laces and buckles isn’t always easy. One solution is to  buy footwear with velcro fastenings - these can make life easier for everyone, and they make older children feel grown up because they’re putting on their own shoes.