Do you want to know the most effective way to prevent your child from getting a blister?
It’s actually quite simple: Provide your child with the correct pair of shoes. This involves getting the correct shoe size in length and width. The correct type of shoes will also help keep your children’s feet and legs healthy.
These are the three most common reasons of why children develop blisters:
- The most common reason of why children develop blisters is from wearing shoes that don’t fit properly. For example, shoes that are too short will cramp your kids’ toes and make them overlap against one another or against the side of the shoes. On the other hand, shoes that are too long will allow your child’s feet to move too much inside the shoes, and this constant friction will lead to the formation of blisters.
- The second most common reason of why children develop blisters is from wearing low-quality and poorly made shoes.These shoes tend to be stiffer and less breathable, and it’s important for shoes to provide good breathability in order for your kids’ feet to be able to breathe and not sweat so much. When kids’ feet start sweating, they make the skin softer and more vulnerable to develop blisters.
- The third most common reason is when children refuse to wear socks with their shoes. Socks act as a barrier between your kids’ feet and the shoes, and they help prevent blisters, calluses, and corns. Even if your children refuse to wear socks it’s important to make them understand that they must wear socks with their shoes.
Children with narrow or extra wide feet tend to have the hardest time finding shoes that fit the shape of their feet properly, but I want you to keep on thing in mind: 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 them!
I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now, and I know everything that relates to children’s shoes and the way they FIT. This is a specialized shoe store that focuses on children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. We carry some of the most supportive children’s shoes and orthotics, and I am familiar with which shoe brands and which shoe styles are better than others.
There are certain shoe styles that are better made than others and will provide more cushion (better padding) and support to your kids’ feet.
If you tend to buy your kids’ shoes online, you need to be 100% sure that you know your child’s exact foot size in order to know what shoe size to order.
I always recommend parents to take their children to their local children’s shoe store that they trust, the issue is that most stores have been closing down and parents need to end up buying their kids’ shoes online. There is nothing wrong with this, but you must know your child’s exact foot size in order to know what size to order.
I created a map that showcases the best fitting children’s shoe stores by state, so I suggest you start by taking a look at that map:
If after looking at that map you still can’t seem to identify a shoe store in your area, then proceed to taking a look at an article along with a video I created that describes the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s foot size from home:
I will provide you with a selection of the most comfortable shoes for kids that are available in different widths such as medium, wide, and extra wide, to make sure that they will fit the shape of your child’s feet, no matter how wide or narrow they are. I will also show you a selection of seamless socks which have proven to be the most comfortable and breathable socks for children.
How to Prevent Blisters in Feet – The Most Effective Way!
Like I mentioned before, the main reason why children get blisters is because they are wearing the wrong shoe size, and this can be that the shoe is either too short, too long, too wide, or too narrow. I already provided you with a link to an article that explains how to effectively measure your kids’ foot size from home.
After you know your child’s exact foot size, you are ready to find shoes that are supportive and comfortable that will keep your kids’ feet healthy. I will provide you with a selection of these types of shoes shortly.
We now need to solve the sock dilemma. Most children refuse to wear socks with their shoes because they might feel every bump and lump as soon as they put their socks on. I have found certain sock styles that are 100% seamless and breathable. I describe the types of socks in more detail in an article I wrote called:
Now that you know about the importance of providing your child with the correct shoe size, the key role that shoes play in keeping your kids’ feet healthy, and the importance of why children should always wear socks with their shoes, you are ready to see a selection of the better made and best fitting shoes for children.
The Best Kids’ Shoes to Prevent Blisters ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Please keep in mind that I only write reviews of shoe styles that I have fitted before, otherwise I wouldn’t know how well-made they are, the amount of support that they provide, and how they fit.
The shoes I will describe below are all made from high quality materials and provide extra cushion in targeted areas of the feet. They are also available in different widths such as medium, wide, and extra wide widths.
Here you can find a selection of the best kids’ shoes that I have fitted before:
The shoes below will fit a child that has narrow, medium, or wide feet (choose the width accordingly).
This first selection of shoes fit “short”, which means that you need to go a whole size longer of the size that your child measures in the standard foot measuring scale (Brannock device) in order to allow for growing room.
The shoes below will fit a child with medium, wide, or extra wide feet.
This selection of shoes fit “true to size”, which means that you need to go a half a size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.
Remember that fits remain our top priority and it doesn’t matter how many features a particular shoe style provides, if the shoe are not fitted properly, your child won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer.
Providing your child with a pair of quality shoes that are the correct size will keep your kids’ feet and legs healthy and save you a lot of time and money in the future.
If your children already developed a blister thenI recommend that you allow them to walk barefoot in the house for the blister to heal faster. When your child goes outside and needs shoes make sure your child wears socks and a pair of sneakers with good cushion around the ankles (this is the most common area where children and adults get blisters).
Now that you the key role that properly fitted shoes and socks play in keeping your kids’ feet healthy, you are ready to make the most informed decision.
If you ever have trouble finding a particular shoe style in a particular size for your child, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will HELP YOU find it.
Do you have a children’s shoe store in your area that you TRUST? I get contacted by parents daily and they want to know whether there is a good fitting children’s shoe store in their area, so if you do have one please let us know in the comments section below so other parents can benefit from your experiences.