I recently created an article where I describe the best heel cup for kids that are experiencing heel pain, and if you have a child that s experiencing heel pain you can find the most supportive heel cup in an article I wrote called:
Once you have identified which heel cup is best for your child’s feet, the next step is to make sure that they fit correctly inside your kids’ shoes. If the heel cups don’t fit correctly inside your kids’ shoes, your child won’t get any of the benefits that the heel cups have to offer.
There are three steps I take when placing a heel cup inside the shoes and I describe them below.
How To Fit Heel Cups – Follow These 3 Easy Steps!
First Step: Make Sure you Have the Correct Type of Shoes.
Heel cups won’t fit in any type of shoes. In order for the heel cups to fit properly inside the shoes, you must find shoes that are deep and supportive. The deeper the shoes the better, since the heel cup will sit deeply inside the shoes and won’t give your child the impression that his or her feet are coming out of the shoe.
If you want to learn about which are the deepest shoes for heel cups, you can find them in an article I wrote called:
I always recommend parents that if they are going to be fitting a pair of heel cups inside their children’s shoes, to provide their children with a pair of shoes that come with shoelaces instead of velcro closure. The main reason for this is: Shoes that come with shoelaces provide more support and stability than shoes that come with velcro.
A pair of shoes with shoelaces will also push your kids’ heel back and secure them against the back of the shoe, preventing your kids’ heel from moving up and down as they walk and run.
Second Step: Remove the Inner Sole of the Shoe.
The second step is to remove the inner sole of the shoe before fitting the heel cup inside your kids’ shoes. This is not a requirement, since I have fitted heel cups in shoes without removing the inner sole and they will fit fine as long as your fitting them in a pair of shoes that are deep.
If the shoes are not deep enough and you leave inner sole of the shoe when fitting the heel cup, then you will be raising your kids’ feet up and give your child the impression that his or her feet are coming out of the shoes.
Third Step:Make Sure the Shoelaces or Velcro are Pulled Tightly.
If the shoelaces or velcro closure are not pulled tightly, this will allow your child’s feet to move too much inside the shoes and he or she won’t get any of the benefits that the heel cup has to offer.
If you follow all of those three steps, your child will get the full benefits of the heel cups and you will notice how the pain will reduce or be completely eliminated.
If you need to visualize how to fit heel cups inside your kids’ shoes, you can take a look at a video I created:
I hope you find the video informative and please do not hesitate to contact me if you ever need help finding a particular shoe style!
Just remember one thing: It doesn’t matter how narrow or wide your kids’ feet are, there is at least one particular shoe style out there that will fit the shape of his or her feet perfectly, and I will HELP YOU find it!