30 September 2021
Footwear Advice for Children
This ensures the heel is supported from all directions. You should not be able to push the heel in easily with your fingers.
The shoe should not be able to be twisted easily with your hands. Test the shoe with a ‘wringing’ action, a good support will not move without effort.
Give the mid foot more stability. This encourages the foot to stay in place inside the shoe and stops over pronation.
Support the heel and ankle and equally encourage the foot to stay in place inside the shoe.
Ideal if your child needs more support from their regular shoes that they may prefer to wear. There are many insoles available both universal and customised. Speak to your physiotherapist or podiatrist to find out if insoles would benefit your child.