Has your child been complaining about foot and leg pain? Did you know that the most effective way to reduce or fully eliminate your children’s foot and leg pain is to provide them with the correct type of shoes?
What I mean by getting your child the correct type of shoes is the appropriate shoe style (must be supportive and lightweight), and the correct shoe size.
In order for our children to lead active lives they must be comfortable when walking and running, and the shoes must provide them with the correct amount of support, so they can perform their everyday activities.
Please be cautious about the type of shoes that you provide for your child. I have noticed how shoe companies have been making an increased amount of shoe styles that are poorly made and are damaging to the feet and body posture of our kids. However, there are certain orthopedic shoes that will guarantee that your kids are receiving complete and reliable support from their footwear.
I am always trying to emphasize to parents the key role that shoes play in keeping our children’s feet healthy. Parents are always skeptical of investing in their children’s shoes and the main reason is that kids grow out of shoes relatively quickly.However, it is extremely important and beneficial to invest in footwear that is supportive and has orthopedic technology if you want to keep your children’s feet and legs healthy.
I am also always explaining to parents that more expensive shoes don’t automatically translate into better shoes for your child. You don’t need to spend a lot of money in your child’s shoes, you just need to know which shoe styles provide more support and willful the shape of your child’s feet better, and that’s what I am here for, to HELP YOU find them.
It doesn’t matter how many benefits a particular shoe style has to provide to your child, if the shoes are not fitted properly, your child won’t get any of the benefits that that the shoes have to offer. What’s even worse, you will end up creating all sort of foot issues to your child’s feet such as blisters, calluses, and corns.
This is the reason why I always advice to parents to take their children to their local children’s shoe store that they TRUST, where a shoe fitter can properly measure their kids’ feet and find shoes that fit. However, I have been contacted by several parents that told me how they don’t have a local kids’ shoe store and must purchase their kids’ shoes online. If you are one of those parents, please start by reading an article I wrote where I explain the simplest yet most effective way to make sure your child is wearing the correct shoe size:
If your child has been experiencing foot or leg pain due to flat feet, rolled ankles, or knocked knees, you must provide him or her with a pair of good supportive shoes that will significantly reduce or fully eliminate their foot pain.
I have fitted hundreds of children who were experiencing foot and leg pain in good orthopedic shoes and I have seen the positive impact that the shoes provided allowing the kids o walk and run straighter.
For example, have you noticed how a child that has flat feet walks? Once they stand and put pressure on their feet the arch collapses and this leads to them turning their feet inwards. This also leads to their legs turning in as well, so they are putting pressure in parts of their body where they are not supposed to.
If your child has been complaining about foot and leg pain, I will describe in this article the best orthopedic shoes for kids that will significantly reduce or fully eliminate the pain that they are experiencing!
Features Of Orthopedic Shoes – Keep Your Kids’ Feet Healthy!
I am an expert when it comes to providing children with shoes that provide proper ankle support, arches, and flexible profiled soles. For those parents who don’t have a local kids’ shoe store, I specialize in helping them find the perfect pair of shoes for their children online.
There are certain features that the shoes must provide in order to keep your kids’ feet healthy:
- A built-in arch: This feature is extremely important since it will prevent your kids’ feet from collapsing and help straighten his or her feet and legs. A built-in-arch will cushion your kids’ feet and minimize the impact that their feet receive every time they become in contact with the ground.
- A firm heel counter: Do you know what the heel counter of the shoe is? It’s the part that provides ankle support. This will cushion and protect your kids’ ankles and provide lateral stability and ankle support. If you are not sure what the heel counter of the shoe is, please take a look at the picture below for clarification!
- A thick, durable sole: This part of the shoe also helps reduce the impact that our kids’ feet take every time their feet become in contact with the ground. This part of the shoe must also provide good traction to prevent your child from slipping and falling down.
- Different widths: The shoe style must come in different widths such as narrow, medium, wide or extra wide. This will guarantee that the shoe will fit any type of foot, no matter how wide or how narrow it is. Children that have foot issues sometimes require an orthotic to be fitted inside the shoe and a shoe that is available in wide or extra wide widths will guarantee that the orthotic will fit inside the shoes.
If we find a shoe that provides all of those features you can have the peace of mind that you will be keeping your kids’ feet and legs healthy.
Where can you find a shoe that provides all of these features? I have fitted shoe styles that provide the type of features mentioned above and I will share the secret with you below.
The Best Orthopedic Shoes For Kids – STOP The Foot Pain!
The type of shoes I will describe below will be best for children that toe in, tip-toe walk, have pronated ankles, knocked knees, pigeon toes, flat feet, and posture problems. They will also shape and mold to your kids’ feet assuring proper body gait development. I have fitted all of these shoe styles before and they are the best quality shoes you can provide to your child.
Below you can find a selection of the best orthopedic shoes for kids:
These shoe styles are all genuine natural leather so they can mold to your kids’ feet and come with a built in arch support! The shoes also come with a stable foot technology that prevents your child’s feet to slide back and forth which avoids friction between our kids’ toes and the shoes and promotes good balance.
The shoes in the first row fit “short” which means that you will have to provide your child with a whole size longer of the size that he or she measures at the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room. These shoes will fit a child that has a medium or a wide width foot.
The shoes in the second row also fit “short” which means that you will have to provide your child with a whole size longer of the size that he or she measures at the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.
Another reason why I recommend this shoe brand is that their shoes have been designed with the assistance of specialist orthopedic pediatricians and doctors. Each of their shoes made of leather on the outside and inside of the shoe. Eas shoe is individually cut, stitched and crafted by hand from start to finish.
What To Do If Your Child Foot And Leg Pain Persists?
If you try a pair of good supportive shoes that are also the correct shoe size and your child keeps complaining about foot and leg pain, you might have to try providing your child with a pair of orthotic inserts.
This will provide extra support inside the shoes and hopefully minimize or fully eliminate the pain.
While I can’t get into too much detail about what are the best orthotics for children, you can learn everything you need to know in an article I wrote called:
Now that you know which are the most supportive children’s shoes and orthotics you are ready to make the most informative decision!
Have you tried a particular shoe style that has minimized or fully eliminated your kids’ feet and leg pain? Do you have a children’s shoe store in your area that you TRUST? Please let us know in the comments section below because I get a lot of parents who write me daily wanting to know about good children’s shoe stores in their area.