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The Top 3 Orthotics for Kids – The Most Supportive, Durable, and Affordable Styles!

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Orthotics are the one of the most effective ways to treat and prevent your child’s foot conditions. If you choose the correct type of orthotic and you fit it in the correct type of shoes, you will help realign your kids’ feet and legs, improving their overall posture!

Has your child been complaining about foot and leg pain? Is your child dealing with any of the following foot conditions?

  • Flat Feet

  • Overpronation

  • Rolled Ankles

  • Low Muscle Tone

  • Knock Knees

  • Toe-walking

Do you know what all of these foot conditions have in common? They all can be treated by wearing the correct type of shoes and orthotics.

An orthotic is a shoe insert that is specifically designed to provide cushioning, support, and stability, and to relieve pressure areas of the foot. However, not all orthotics provide the same level of effectiveness in treating your child’s foot conditions. There are certain types of orthotics that provide better cushion, support, and stability to your child’s feet, and those are the ones I will describe in this article.

I have been fitting children’s shoes and orthotics for the last 10 years at a premier children’s shoe store specializing in children with foot and leg problems, and also our store provides regular shoe fittings. We carry some of the most supportive children’s shoes and orthotics, and I am familiar with the shoe brands and styles that are ideal for use with these orthotics.

The correct type of orthotics help strengthen and straighten your kids’ feet and legs, improving your child’s overall posture.

I have fitted 3 different types orthotics that have proven to be the most effective ones when it comes to treating and preventing your children’s foot conditions.

There are certain orthotics that provide a built-in arch support that helps prevent your child’s feet from collapsing and turning inwards. Let me prove it to you.

Let’s take a look at the picture below. Do you notice how the child’s feet are collapsing and turning inwards? Since this child is flat footed, there is no arch to prevent the feet from collapsing and turning inwards.

Now let’s have that same child stand up in a pair of orthotics and let’s notice what a difference the correct pair of orthotics makes:

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Do you notice how the orthotics are preventing the child’s feet from collapsing and turning inwards? The arch support of the orthotics are preventing the child’s feet from collapsing.

It’s important to understand that an orthotic will not mold an arch for your child. However, orthotics can definitely help straighten and strengthen your kids’ ankles. Some children suffer from overpronation from having rolled ankles.

Do you notice how in the pictures the ankles are rolling outwards? If you provide your child with a pair of orthotics that come with a firm heel cup and a pair of shoes that come with a firm heel counter, you will straighten your kids’ ankles.

Before I show you the top 3 orthotics for kids,  I want to first explain the features that these orthotics provide and which are the best kids’ shoes to fit orthotics.

Orthotics for Kids – The 3 Most Important Features!

These are the 3 main features that the orthotics I recommend provide to your child’s feet and legs:

✅ Arch Support: The built-in arch support helps minimize the impact that your kids’ feet and legs take every time they come in contact with the ground. The arch support also helps prevent your child’s feet from collapsing, by aligning your kids’ feet and legs at the same time.

✅ Ankle Support: The orthotics also come with a heel cup that helps strengthen and straighten your kids’ ankles. This feature helps minimize the impact that your kids’ heels take every time they come in contact with the ground.

✅ Molds to Your Child’s Unique Foot Shape: These orthotics are designed to mold over time to fit each child’s unique foot, since they are made of premium medical grade PU foam.

The orthotics I describe below will fit in your kids’ everyday sneakers, Mary Jane shoes, boots, and sport shoes such as cleats.

The Top 3 Orthotics for Kids

#1 Footlogics ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This company manufactures performance enhancing and posture correcting insoles. The orthotic is specifically designed for children with posture and foot development issues such as flat feet, overpronation, or weak and rolled ankles.

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 the child’s foot and leg muscles to develop on their own while supporting them.

Below you can find the best orthotics made by Footlogics for children between the ages of 2 to 9, who wears a toddler shoe size 5, all the way up to a big kid shoe size 3.

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Below you can find the best orthotics for older kids, the size “XS” will fit children between a shoe size 3 1/2 to 6.

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Please don’t forget to remove your child’s original shoe insoles before placing the orthotic inside the shoes.

These are the most important features that this particularly orthotic made by Footlogics provides:

✅ Footlogics orthotic insoles are medically approved insoles with cushion and support.

✅ The orthotic is designed to mold over time to fit each child’s unique foot.

✅ The orthotic is made of premium medical grade PU foam for kids with heel and arch support problems.

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

What I love the most about this shoe company is how they manufacture orthotics for everyday wear but they also manufacture orthotics specifically designed to work with your kids’ sport shoes. If your children are involved in sports and need an orthotic to be fitted inside their sport shoes for extra support, you should take a look at anther article I wrote where I describe the best kids’ orthotics for sport shoes. Go to the link below:

Orthotic for Sport Shoes – The Proven Method to Reduce Your Child’s Foot and Leg Pain!

The company’s mission is to help children with foot issues feel more comfortable in their shoes.

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#2 Footminders ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Flat feet/low arches can cause severe pain and discomfort. This company manufacturers orthotics specifically designed for children with flat feet and heel pain.

This orthotic will fit children that wear a shoe size 11 all the way up to a shoe size 3 (ages 4 to 9). Below you can find the best orthotic made by Footmiders:

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Please don’t forget to remove your child’s original insoles before place the orthotic inside the shoes. These are the 3 most important features that this orthotic provides to your child’s feet and legs:

✅ Arch Support

✅ Heel Support

✅ Schock Absorption

✅ Designed for all types of shoes.

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#3 Superfeet ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Superfeet insoles have proven to be some of the most effective ones for children that are flat footed and are experiencing foot or leg pain. If fitted in the correct type of shoes, these insoles will significantly reduce or fully eliminate your chid’s arch and ankle pain.

Superfeet insoles are affordable — as children’s feet are constantly growing— and offer professional-grade orthotic support, performance and comfort.

These insoles are for older children since they fit from a shoe size 13.5 all the way up to a teenage shoe size 7. Below you can find the best Superfeet insoles for kids:

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Please don’t forget to remove your child’s original insoles before place the orthotic inside the shoes.

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These are the 3 best orthotics for children that I have fitted before in terms of support, comfort, and durability.

Now that you know which are the best orthotics for kids, you are ready to make the most informed decision.

I am always explaining to parents that in order for their kids to get the full benefits that the orthotics have to offer, they need to fit them in the correct pair of shoes. If you fit a pair of good supportive orthotics in a pair of shoes that are too flimsy or unsupportive, your child won’t get any of the benefits that the orthotics have to offer and vice versa.

The Best Shoes for Orthotics – Deep and Supportive

Don’t forget that the orthotics and the shoes work hand to hand in helping treat and prevent your kids’ foot condition.

Most orthotics take a look of extra space inside the shoes, so it’s important for the shoes to provide extra depth and to be available in wide (W) and extra wide (XW), in order for  the orthotics to be fitted inside the shoes.

I actually wrote an article where you can find a selection of the best shoes for orthotics. Go to the link below:

The Best Kids Shoes for Orthotics – Supportive and Comfortable Shoes

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you ever have trouble finding a particular shoe style for your child.

Is there another orthotic style that you have tried and has worked well for your child’s feet? Please share your findings below so other parents can benefit from your experiences.

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