If you have children, you are probably aware that kids love to splash around on wet surfaces and there’s always a chance that they might slip and fall. Children don’t avoid puddles, they jump right in them! Unfortunately, there’s always a risk of slipping and falling when kids walk on wet surfaces.
STOP denying your kids a moment of fun and allow them to walk confidently even on wet surfaces! Have you ever heard the term of ‘slip resistant shoes’, ‘non-slip shoes’, ‘anti-slip shoes’, ‘slip-proof shoes’ or ‘no-slip shoes’?
Do you know what these terms mean? Do these type of shoes actually work? Let’s find out!
Let me begin by clarifying that there is actually no such thing as ‘no-slip shoes’. Miracle-shoes that can turn our kids into super-heroes and protect them from injuries don’t exist. No material the shoe is made up of can guarantee that your child will never slip and fall.
Now that we’ve broken down this misconception, we have to find the next best solution and it’s called- slip-resistant shoes. These types of shoes provide your child with more stability and work wonders when your child is playing and running around on wet surfaces! These types of shoes provide the best type of resistance that helps prevent your kids from slipping on watery, soapy or oily surfaces.
In this post, I will describe the best slip resistant shoes for kids!
It’s Important To Provide Your Kid With The Correct Type Of Shoes!
Even though the type of shoes we provide for our kids might sound like a minor concern for some parents, they actually play a very important role when it comes to keeping our kid’s feet and legs healthy.
Would you let your child ride a bicycle without having their helmet on? Would you drive a car without putting the seat-belt on your kids? I am assuming you wouldn’t…
Then why would you compromise your child’s stability by providing them with the wrong pair of shoes?
Most parents aren’t aware of the importance and benefits that shoes can provide for our kids and if the parents aren’t aware, they can’t possibly be providing their kids with the correct pair of shoes. Kids are always running and playing around, even on wet surfaces, so it’s important to find shoes that will minimize the risk falling down and hurting themselves.
For those rainy and yucky days, it’s important to provide our kids with shoes that prevent them from slipping and falling down. How can we identify the shoes that are slip resistant? I have been fitting children shoes for over 7 years now, and I handle approximately 200 hundred fitting and try-ons per week. I know everything that relates to kids feet and their shoes, and I have fitted countless kids’ shoes that have slip-resistant soles.
How Can We Identify Which Shoes Are Slip-Resistant Shoes?
It’s not easy to identify which shoes are slip-resistant since they don’t come with any specific labels.
To check if a shoe is slip-resistant, you really need to pay attention to the sole of the shoe. If you check the sole carefully, it is going to tell you how much traction it provides on wet surfaces!
Shoes made of rubber are is going to provide you with the maximum amount of resistance possible on wet surfaces. Therefore, we need to make sure that the sole is made out of rubber and not some random material.
Secondly, you will need to check whether the sole is soft and flexible which will provide your child with more stability!
The last thing we must check is one of the most important parts of the shoe- the tread. For a shoe to be slip-resistant, it must have a finer tread design than regular shoes.
Therefore, when looking for shoes for our kids we must make sure that the design of the tread isn’t flat! The shape of the tread patterns and the depth of the tread groove will also determine whether the shoe is going to be slip-resistant. The deeper the tread grooves are, the better traction the shoes will have against slippery surfaces.
Are you confused yet?
I don’t want you to worry too much about being able to follow these steps to find shoes that will prevent your child form slipping, since I already KNOW and have previously fitted these shoes. I will describe them below!
Let’s provide our kids with superior grip on the floor when they are running and playing around! PREVENT your child from wearing shoes with soles that don’t provide enough traction, because they will lead to falls and injuries. This is why it is never recommended to wear shoes with flat tread on wet surfaces.
Below you can find a selection of the best slip-resistant shoes for children!
The Advantages Of Slip Resistant Shoes – Caring For Your Kids Feet!
Water, ice and slippery surfaces can compromise your kids’ stability and will make them more prone to falls and injuries. Here are the advantages of slip resistant shoes for your child!
- They will help reduce slips,trips, and falls.
- They will help prevent broken bones, bruises, sprains, and even concussions.
- They will withstand more wear and tear.
- They will keep your kids feet warm and comfortable.
Slip Resistant Shoes For Mom And Dad – Get A Grip!
While caring for our children’s safety and comfort, we often become careless about our own health. It’s important for parents to wear the correct pair of shoes as well, and though I work for a children shoe store, I have fitted several mothers who come to the store wearing shoe size women’s 8 ½ or smaller. A women shoe size 8 ½ or smaller translates to a kids shoe size 7, so these mothers can fit into our kids shoes, while paying half the price!
I explain this translation in more detail and you can find it here:
Slip-resistant shoes cater not only to the needs of kids but grown-ups as well. It might be interesting for you to know that there’s a large variety of these kind of shoes and you can pick the right pair according to your workplace conditions. After all, if we are comfortable and safe at work, we can accomplish our tasks with greater ease. We don’t have to worry about our comfort; we can just concentrate on our work!
As I have mentioned earlier, although the purpose of slip-resistant shoes is to keep you and your kids safe and prevent injuries from slipping and falling, they don’t have to be ugly. There are many stylish shoe brands of slip-resistant shoes and I describe a selection of the best slip-resistant shoes for women and men below!
Does your child wear shoes that are slip-resistant? Have you found a particular shoe style that works best for his or her feet? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so we can all benefit from them!