After identifying which heel cup is best for your child’s feet, the next step is to make sure they fit perfectly 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.
If you have a child that is experiencing heel pain, you should start by taking a look at an article I wrote where I describe the most effective heel cup to treat and prevent your child’s heel pain. Click on the link below to read it:
After writing that article, several parents have contacted me wanting to know how they should fit those heel cups inside their kids’ shoes.
Once you have identified which heel cup is best for your child’s feet, the next step is to make sure that you fit them 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 3 simple steps that you need to follow in order to make sure your kids’ heel cups are fitting correctly inside the shoes.
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 your kids’ shoes, you must find shoes that are deep and supportive. The deeper the shoes the better, since the heel cup will sit deeply inside them and won’t give your children the impression that their feet are coming out of the shoes.
There is another article where I describe in more detail which are the best kids’ shoes to fit heel cups. Click on the link below to read it:
Second Step: Remove the Original Sole of the Shoe ✅
If your child is not wearing a pair of shoes that are deep enough, you might need to remove the original sole of the shoe before placing the heel cup. This is not a requirement, since I have fitted heel cups in shoes without removing the original sole and they will fit fine as long as you are fitting them in a pair of shoes that are deep.
If the shoes are not deep enough and you leave the original sole inside the shoes, then you will be raising your kids’ feet up and giving your children the impression that their feet are coming out of the shoes.
Third Step: Shoelaces Instead of Velcro Closure Shoes ✅
I always recommend parents that if they are going to be fitting a pair of heel cups inside their children’s shoes, they need to provide their children with a pair of shoes that come with shoelaces instead of Velcro closure. Shoes that come with shoelaces provide more support and stability than shoes that come with Velcro closure.
In addition, 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’ heels from moving up and down as they walk and run.
If the shoelaces or Velcro closure are not pulled tightly, they will make your children’s feet move too much inside the shoes and they 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 heel pain will be greatly reduced or fully eliminated.
I also created a video in order for you to visualize how to fit heel cups inside your kids’ shoes.
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 for your child.
I am always emphasizing to parents to remember this: It doesn’t matter how narrow or wide your kids’ feet are, there is always at least one particular shoe style out there that will fit the shape of your kids’ feet perfectly, and I will help you find it.