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Orthotics for Children 4 – 13 Years

I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now that focuses on children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well.

We evaluate children’s feet on a daily basis, and we have helped hundreds of children with flat feet, rolled ankles, and low muscle tone. Over the years I became familiar with the best orthotics for children.


Supportive Insole for Mild Cases of Pronation

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This orthotic has been specifically designed by podiatrists to correct the misalignment caused by flat feet and rolled ankles. When children are flat footed and experience overpronation, they start putting pressure in parts of their bodies where they are not supposed to, which usually leads to foot and leg pain.

The main reason why I recommend this orthotic is because it provides excellent arch and heel support, and at the same time is not as invasive as other orthotics. This mean that this orthotic allows your toddler’s foot and leg muscles to develop on their own while supporting them.

✅ Medically approved with targeted cushion and support.

✅ Deep heel cup and strong arch support.

✅ Made from lightweight yet supportive, cushioning material with shock-absorbing heel padding.

✅ Provides relief from plantar fasciitis (heel pain and spurs), fallen arches, ball of foot pain, and other foot complaints.

✅ They can be trimmed to size with scissors if needed.

Don’t forget to remove the original insoles of your kids’ shoes before placing this orthotic inside the shoes.

Supportive Orthotic for Moderate or Severe Cases of Pronation

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This orthotic mechanically support the pieces of the foot that causes the foot to be flat such as the heels.

I recommend this orthotic for children with flat feet, rolled ankles, overpronation, low muscle tone, hypermobility, toe walking, and knock knees.

✅ Deep heel cup that helps control the alignment of the heel and lower leg.

✅ Medial and lateral flanges to help keep the foot aligned over the orthotic.

You won’t have to remove the original insoles of your child’s shoes before placing this orthotic inside the shoes.

Take a look at the chart below to figure out what size to order based on your child’s shoe size:


Unsure Which Orthotic to Choose for Your Child’s Foot Condition?

Do not hesitate to contact me if you are having trouble deciding which orthotic will work best for your child’s specific foot condition: fittingchildrensshoes@gmail.com

If you are having trouble finding a pair of shoes to fit your kids’ orthotics please refer to an article that I wrote called where I describe the best kids’ shoes that fit orthotics. Go to the link below:

The Best Kids Shoes for Orthotics – Supportive and Comfortable Shoes

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6 Comments on Orthotics for Children 4 – 13 Years

  1. Do you recommend an insole for a ski boot? My son enjoys skiing but can’t stand the boots. Since his foot is growing I don’t want to pay for custom boots. Do you know of any way to make them more comfortable, perhaps using something like an insole?

    • Hello Jaysri,

      I am not familiar with ski boots, but maybe I can guide you in the right direction. What specific part of the boot bothers your son’s feet? Do you know if your son’s ski boots have removable insoles?

  2. My child has flat feet, inward and limping when walking long distance, does not like to run because she gets tired easily. which sneakers, or orthotics do you recommend for her to wear.
    Thank you,


    • Hello Gina,

      In order to recommend specific shoes for your daughter I first need to know her exact foot shape (narrow, medium, wide, extra wide). I also need to know from which country you are contacting me to check what specific shoes are available in your area.

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