Do you have a child with a foot condition such as flat feet, overpronation, or rolled ankles that requires him/her to wear orthotics and supportive sneakers? Have you been wondering how to treat and prevent your child’s foot condition during the winter season?
Most snow boots are not able to support the feet properly, since they are made with low arch contours, which don’t cause any discomfort, but they don’t provide any support whatsoever. This is the main reason why you will have to fit a pair of orthotics inside the snow boots so your child can take on the polar vortex while keeping the feet supported.
I get contacted by parents from all over the world who want to know if there is a type of orthotic that they can fit inside their kids’ snow boots. These parents have invested time and money in supportive shoes and orthotics for their kids’ to wear throughout the year, and they want to make sure that they don’t throw away that investment away during the winter season.
The main problem is that most orthotics are not able to fit inside snow boots for the simple fact that most snow boots are not wide or deep enough to accommodate an orthotic. The good news is that I have found one particular orthotic that is able to fit inside a snow boot. This orthotic provides excellent arch and ankle support, and it’s made of lower volume than most orthotics, meaning that it doesn’t take a lot of space inside shoes.
I strongly believe that the correct type of footwear can change children’s lives. I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years. The shoe store specializes in shoes 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 conditions.
Most kids’ orthotics look and feel very similar, but they fit very different and provide different levels of support. Let me prove this to you.
Let’s compare two orthotics that look similar but provide very different amounts of support by standing a flat footed child in both of these orthotics.
The first image shows a flat footed child standing on a flat surface. Do you notice how the child’s feet are collapsing and turning inwards?
Now let’s have that child stand on the first pair of orthotics. We can notice an improvement but the feet are still collapsing and turning inwards. This particular orthotic doesn’t provide the correct amount of support.
Now let’s see what happens when we stand the same child in a pair of the orthotics that I recommend. Do you notice how much straighter the feet are? The orthotics are preventing the child’s feet from collapsing and turning inwards.
The final image shows the same child wearing the pair of snow boots and orthotics that I recommend. The child’s feet look a lot straighter, which has an effect on the child’s overall posture.
This orthotic will allow for the even distribution of pressure across your child’s feet by providing arch, heel, and ankle support. The orthotic will also properly support your child’s feet since it comes with a firm foot-bed and a deep heel cup that will support and hold your child’s heels firmly in place.
These are the most important features that you can expect this orthotic to provide:
✅ Medically approved with targeted cushion around the arch and ankle that will support your child’s flat feet and improve posture.
✅ Deep heel cup that helps treat and prevent heel pain/Sever’s disease.
✅ Developed by Australian podiatrists this orthotic is extremely effective in providing relief to growing pains.
✅ Made from lightweight yet supportive, cushioning material with shock-absorbing padding.
✅ Helps improve low muscle tone.
✅ Improves hip and and lower extremities strength.
✅ Creates a straighter and more normal gait.
The Best Orthotics for Snow Boots ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This orthotic will help treat your child’s foot condition and prevent foot and leg pain, and this is the only orthotic that I have been able to fit inside a pair of snow boots.
Below you can find the best orthotics for snow boots. This first orthotic will fit children between the ages of 4 to 9, who wear a shoe size 11, all the way up to a big kid shoe size 3.
If you have an older child who wears a shoe size 3 1/2 or above, the orthotic below will accommodate the shape of your child’s feet.
If this orthotic doesn’t come in your child’s foot size, please contact me directly and I will send you an alternative orthotic: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have fitted this orthotic in everyday sneakers, dress shoes, sport shoes, and winter shoes. However, this orthotic won’t fit in any type of snow boot. There is only one particular snow boot style that has proven to be the most effective one in fitting this orthotic.
The Best Snow Boots for Orthotics ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I only review shoe styles that I have fitted before, since that is the only way for me to tell how supportive and durable the shoes are as well as how they fit.
The reason why this particular snow boot is so effective in accommodating an orthotic is that it provides extra depth and a rounder/roomier toe-box. In addition, this now boot is available in wide widths, which will allow for extra room for the orthotic.
Below you can find the best snow boots for orthotics:
In addition to accommodating an orthotic, this snow boot will also keep your child’s feet dry and warm. The snow boot is a 100% waterproof and provides good traction, which will reduce the likelihood of your child from slipping and falling down.
Another awesome feature that this snow boot provides is the adjustable bungee-cord closure which will make it easy for your child to get the boot on and off. There is also a mid-foot hook-and-loop strap that ensures a snug fit and will prevent any snow from getting inside the boots.
Please keep in mind that snow boots are not available in half sizes, they come in whole sizes only. You need to provide your child with the correct amount of growing room in order for your child to be able to wear the snow boots throughout the whole winter season.
As a standard rule, I always recommend parents to provide their children with 3/8 of an inch of space between the end of their longest toe and the end of the shoes, which usually translates into a half a size longer shoe size. However, since snow boots are not available in half sizes, I always recommend rounding up. This means that if your child measures a foot size 7, you will have to provide your child with a boot size 8. If your child measures a foot size 7 1/2 you will have to order the boot size 9. Makes sense?
I always recommend parents to be proactive and don’t take the “wait and see approach” when it comes to treating their children’s foot condition. The condition might worsen over time if it’s left untreated.
Please do not hesitate to send me pictures/videos of your child’s feet if you are unsure of your child’s foot shape or if you want to have your child’s feet evaluated to figure out if your child has a particular foot condition: email@example.com