Have you been looking for a pair of orthotics/insoles to help treat your child’s foot and leg pain? Do you feel like custom orthotics are too expensive and the ones form off-the-shelve don’t provide the correct amount of support?
I have found a particular orthotic that is affordable and extremely effective in treating children with flat feet, overpronation, or rolled ankles.
Whether your child has flat feet, overpronation, rolled ankles, or another foot condition that is causing foot pain and affecting your child’s posture, I recommend parents to be proactive and don’t take the “wait and see approach” when it comes to treating their child’s foot conditions.
Most children foot problems arise when they have flat feet and when their feet and legs don’t align properly which is often referred as in-toeing or out-toeing. When children are growing, the normal development of the pelvis and the spine will suffer if there is a foot imbalance.
The good news is that the correct pair of orthotics will help prevent this foot imbalance and allow your child to walk and run straighter.
Let me prove this to you.
Let’s take a look at a picture of a flat footed child who has overpronation and rolled ankles. Do you notice how the child’s feet are collapsing and turning inwards? This is throwing the child’s body out of alignment, leading to foot and leg pain.
Now let’s take a look at a picture of the same child standing in a pair of the orthotics that I recommend. Do you notice how the child’s feet look a lot straighter?
If the orthotics are fitted in the correct pair of shoes, your child will be able to walk and run straighter, and you will be improving your child’s overall posture. The image below shows the same child wearing the orthotics in a pair of supportive shoes.
I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now, and I have tested different type of children’s orthotics. The shoe store that I work for specializes in shoes and orthotics for children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. From my experience fitting thousands of kids, I have become familiar with the best orthotics for children with foot problems.
If you leave your child’s foot problems untreated, they can result in poor biomechanics and accelerated degenerative changes in the knees, hips, and spine as your child starts getting older. This means that as soon as you notice your child walking differently or complaining about foot or leg pain, you need to have his/her feet checked, to confirm whether or not early intervention might be necessary.
The good news is that as I show you before, something so simple such as providing your child with the correct pair of shoes and orthotics can significantly improve your child’s walking gait and overall posture.
I have seen children wear custom orthotics that range from $150 to $200 dollars or more to off-the-shelve orthotics that range from $30 to $50 dollars. In most cases, the higher priced custom orthotics do translate into better-made and more supportive ones, but I recently found one off-the-shelve orthotic that provides the same amount of benefits as the more expensive custom-made ones.
This particular orthotic is made by a company named Footlogics and I have found it to be the most effective one when it comes to treating children with foot conditions such as flat feet, overpronation, rolled ankles, and general foot and leg pain. This orthotic will help improve your child’s biomechanical function and coordination.
I will describe this orthotic shortly, but first let me show you all the foot conditions that this orthotic has proven to be able to effectively treat.
Flat Feet ✅
This is one of the most common foot conditions among children.
The main issue with having a child that is flat footed is that you will notice how as your child stands and puts pressure on the feet, the feet collapse and roll inwards. Does this picture look familiar to you?
We noticed how once the child was fitted in the correct pair of orthotics, the child’s feet look a lot straighter. The arch support of the insole and the deep heel cup are preventing the child’s feet from collapsing and turning inwards.
Please note that you must always fit your child’s orthotics in a pair of supportive shoes in order for your child to get the full benefits that the orthotics have to offer.
Now, let’s take a look at the difference between this Footlogic orthotic and one made by another well-known company named Powerstep.
In this first image the child is standing in a pair of insoles made by Powerstep. Do you notice how the orthotic is not effective in preventing the child’s feet from collapsing? We can clearly notice how the child’s feet are still collapsing and turning inwards.
In the second image the child is standing in the pair of orthotics made by Footlogics, which are the ones I will recommend shortly. We can notice a huge improvement since the orthotic is doing a better job in trying to keep the child’s feet from collapsing and turning inwards. Do you notice how straighter the child’s feet look?
I have found this orthotic to be the most effective one when it comes to treating a child with flat feet.
It’s important to understand that we all have a certain degree of pronation, but when it’s excessive, that’s when most problems occur and it’s also referred as overpronation.
Below you can find an example of how the feet of a child with overpronation look like when they come in contact with the ground:
Children with overpronation tend to experience foot, knee, and lower back pain. Overpronation, such as flat feet can be treated by wearing the correct type of shoes and orthotics.
The orthotic that I recommend for flat feet is also extremely effective in treating children with overpronation.
We already noticed how the orthotic is effective in preventing the child’s feet from collapsing and turning inwards. This means that if fitted in the correct pair of shoes, the orthotic will allow your children to walk and run straighter, preventing them from putting pressure in areas of their body where they are not supposed to.
Rolled Ankles ✅
When children have rolled ankles, they experience heel and ankle pain, and this condition can also shift the feet out of alignment.
The orthotic that I recommend comes with a deep heel cup that will attenuate the impact that your kids’ feet take when they come in contact with the ground. If this orthotic is fitted in a pair of shoes with a firm heel counter, it will also help straighten your kids’ ankles.
Footlogics Kids’ Orthotics – The 4 More Important Features!
Let me show you in more detail what features this orthotic will provide to your child’s feet:
✅ Excellent cushion and arch support.
✅ Biomechanical re-alignment.
✅ Deep heel cup for excellent heel and ankle support.
✅ Made from lightweight yet supportive Q-E.V.A., and shock absorbing Podflex heel and forefoot padding.
The Best Orthotics for Kids ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Footlogics orthotics are medically approved with excellent cushion and support, and if they are fitted in the correct pair of shoes, you will notice an improvement in your child’s walking gait right away.
This orthotic has proven to be the most effective one in reducing and completely eliminating kids’ foot and leg pain due to flat feet, overpronation, and rolled ankles. Here you can find the best orthotics for children between the ages of 4 to 9 years old or shoe size 11 to 3.
Here you can find the best orthotics for older kids, the size “XS” will fit children between a shoe size 3 1/2 to 6.
Please keep in mind that these orthotics can be trimmed with a pair of scissors in case that they are too big for your child’s feet.
If you are unsure about whether your child is wearing supportive shoes, there is another article that I wrote that describes the best shoes for orthotics. The shoes described in this article are supportive but lightweight and flexible at the same time. They also provide extra depth so your child’s orthotics can fit deeply inside the shoes, and they are available in different width such as medium (“M”), (“W”), (“XW”). Go to the link below to see a selection of the best shoes for orthotics:
Don’t forget to remove the original insole of the shoe before placing the orthotic inside your kids’ shoes:
If you leave the original insole inside the shoes, you are going to end up raising your child’s feet up and making the top part of your child’s feet rub against the top part of the shoes. Your child’s toes will also start rubbing against the front top part of the shoes, which might lead to foot issues such as blisters.
How to Figure Out Your Child’s Orthotic Size? – 2 Simple Steps!
The orthotics that I recommend are dispensed by shoe size, that way you can easily figure out your child’s size. Just order the size based on your child’s shoe size.
✅ First Step:
Once they arrive, have your child stand up nice and straight in the orthotics and make sure your child is looking straight ahead. Make sure that the arch support of the orthotics aligns well with where your child’s arch is as shown in the image below.
✅ Second Step:
Make sure that your child’s heels are properly aligned with the heel cup of the insoles.
If these two steps check correctly, then you can have the peace of mind that your child is wearing the correct orthotic size. If you notice that your kids’ arch and heels align properly but there is a lot of extra space in the front of the orthotic, then make sure that you trim the extra space in the front of the insole. Make sure that you don’t trim too much since we do want some space to allow your child to grow into the insole.
Some parents encounter problems when trying to figure out the correct orthotic size for their children. If you are unsure about whether your child’s orthotics are fitting correctly, please don’t hesitate to send me pictures of your child standing up in the orthotics and I will be able to figure this out for you: email@example.com
You can also send me pictures of your child wearing the shoes with the orthotics in order for me to evaluate whether your child’s feet look straighter or not.