The right shoes for your child: how to choose the best pair?

Nowadays children’s shoe market offers a great variety of shoes for kids. Sometimes parents can’t choose because each manufacturer claims that he has the best shoes that will allow the child’s feet to develop correctly. However, there are several rules that you should remember while choosing the right shoes for your child! Keep on reading this article and find them out!

High-quality orthopedic children’s shoes should meet the following requirements:

1. They should be made only of high-quality calve leather, which doesn’t deform when wearing.
2. Harmful chemical dyes shouldn’t be used in the manufacture of such footwear.
3. The design of the shoe insole and fastening elements should allow to securely fix the child's foot and promote the correct development of gait motor. This can be achieved by the presence of high hard heel support, and hard elongated outer and inner quarters.
4. Shoe last should be suitable for anatomic features of children's feet, it should promote the correct load distribution when walking.
5. The sole should be wear-resistant and flexible enough. The sole flexion should occur in the front third of the toe part of the shoe.
6. The heel height in children's shoes should be no more than 5-7 mm. The heel should occupy at least a third of the whole sole area in order to provide support for the heel and the back part of the foot arch.
7. Modern children's orthopedic footwear should have a "shock absorber" technology, which promotes the absorption of the shock load when walking. Besides, orthopedic shoes should have the sole diagnostic test system, which allows determining the improper foot positioning according to the particular sole areas that were rubbed off to a greater extent.
8. All orthopedic shoes should have increased shoe fullness and easily removable instep support, which allows putting your orthopedic insole in the shoes.
9. The leather from which the shoes are manufactured has to be full thickness dyed, so shoes don’t lose their appearance when wearing.