for buying of children's shoes
- Wait to buy
shoes until your child starts to walk.
- Examine young
children's feet regularly for red spots or blisters, evidence that their shoes
don't fit right.
- With the rate
children outgrow shoes, it's probably tempting to buy shoes that are too big,
but you should never buy shoes that are more than one size too large for your
child. Shoes that are too big can cause a child to trip and develop foot problems
while trying to walk in shoes that are too large. You don't want your child
to trip, and often he or she will wear them out before they actually grow
- Feet should
be measured while standing, and always have both feet measured. Since one
foot is usually larger than the other, buy shoes to accommodate the largest
of the two feet.
- Look for shoes
made from breathable materials, such as canvas or leather. In addition to
being more durable, they will help to keep the child's foot cooler and dryer,
helping to prevent blisters, discomfort, and smelly shoes.
- Soles should
be sturdy and thick enough to protect the feet from pain and injury, but the
sole also needs to be flexible too so that it will bend with the foot.