Foot health

Updated 29 April 2013

Make sure the shoe fits

Many foot problems experienced by adults begin with ill-fitting shoes they wore when they were children.

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Many foot problems experienced by adults begin with ill-fitting shoes they wore when they were children. If you're planning a shoe-shopping trip with your kid soon, it may be worth it to know what to look out for.

Take action:


Don't buy shoes that are tight – they can damage your child's feet; shoes should be soft and pliable with enough length in the toe box for growth and enough width for the toes to wiggle; make sure that the shoe bends at the ball of the foot, not the middle; when trying on shoes, children should wear their normal socks and walk around in both shoes; check the fit of the heels as well as the toes, and feel the inside of the shoe for rough spots, glue, staples and other things that can cause irritation.

Visit our Foot Centre for more info.
 

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