What is the Best Orthopedic Shoe Brand for Kids?

Does your child have a foot condition that requires him or her to wear orthopedic shoes? Have you visited your local shoe store but they don’t carry any orthopedic shoes? I get contacted by many families of children with foot conditions such as flat feet, low muscle tone, toe walking, etc. who are unsure about which orthopedic shoe brand might work best for their child’s feet. I am going to show you what is the best orthopedic shoe brand for kids based on my many years of shoe fitting experience.

The shoe store that I work for works closely with physical and occupational therapists to help children with foot problems walk and run straighter. We specialize in fitting children in supportive shoes, and depending on the degree of their foot condition, orthotics as well.

What a Difference the Correct Pair of Shoes Can Make!

Before Image of a Child with Flat Feet Standing Barefoot


After Image of the Same Child with Flat Feet Wearing Supportive Shoes


Wow! What a difference the correct pair of shoes can make!

What is the Best Orthopedic Shoe Brand for Kids?

I have fitted 4 different orthopedic shoe brands for children:

  • Memo
  • Princepard
  • Orthopop
  • Twiki

My go-to orthopedic shoe brand for kids is Memo shoes, as they are the ones families have had the most success with. With that said, how effective an orthopedic shoe might be for your child directly depends on the degree of your child’s underlying condition. 

Feedback from Families Who Already Tried Memo Shoes

Below you can find feedback from other families who already tried Memo shoes. I am going to reiterate that what might work really well for some children, might not work as well for others. There are several factors that can influence how effective orthopedic shoes might be for each child, such as the child’s foot shape and the degree of the child’s underlying condition.


What Makes Memo Shoes the Best Choice for Kids with Foot Problems?

1️⃣ Thermoplastic asymmetric stiff heel counter helps stabilize the child’s foot

2️⃣ Thomas heel for prevention of flat foot

3️⃣ Rigid heel counter to improve foot posture

Where Can You Buy Memo Shoes?

You can buy Memo shoes through their official website or through Amazon. Below you can find a selection of the most effective styles made by Memo. Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.

Make sure that you pull the velcro straps of your kids’ shoes comfortably tight so your child can get the full support and stability that the shoes have to offer.

Are You Having a Hard Time Finding a Specific Pair of Shoes for Your Child?

Do not hesitate to contact me via the comment section below or directly at my e-mail if you are looking for a different pair of shoes to help treat and prevent your child’s foot condition. My e-mail address is:

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If you are looking for a different pair of orthopedic shoes for your child I suggest that you take a look at a couple of different resources I created that describe the best orthopedic sneakers and boots.

Don’t Wait and Be Proactive!

I always remember something that a podiatrist told me when I first started fitting children’s shoes: It’s important to be proactive with children and their treatment since the first 7 years of their life are “golden years of treatment opportunity”. During these 7 years, permanent structural changes of the foot and lower extremity may be relatively easy to obtain with treatments such as orthotics, supportive shoes, and therapeutic exercises.