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What Shoes Should Your Child Wear During the COVID-19?


We are truly living extraordinary times!

There has been a lot of information circulated about the novel virus COVID-19, and also misinformation on whether this virus can live on shoes and be brought into our homes. We are being bombarded with so much information at the same time that it’s normal if you feel overwhelmed.

Let’s talk about what we do know about COVID-19 and one of the ways we can prevent it for your little ones.

There is evidence that the virus can live on surfaces for up to 12 hours, but it’s important to clarify that there is no actual proof at the moment that the COVID-19 can be brought into our homes from the shoes that we wear.

That being said, I believe that it’s important to take precautions and always try to be a step ahead of the virus and prevent the spread as much as we possibly can.

I am no expert but realistically, I think we can expect COVID-19 to be a part of our lives for some time, until there is a vaccine. This doesn’t mean that we are going to be in quarantine or lockdown until then, but we will definitely see the ripple effect.

My Experience Fitting Children’s Shoes

I have been helping children find the correct pair of shoes for the last 10 years, working for a specialized children’s shoe store that focuses on helping children with foot and leg problems. We provide regular shoe fitting as well, and I am familiar with the best shoe brands and the best shoe styles among those brands.


I have been contacted by several families who want to know where they can get their kids’ shoes now that their local children’s shoe stores are closed.

Where Can You Get Your Kids’ Shoes During COVID-19?

If your local shoe store is closed I suggest that you take a look at the article below which helps parents determine their child’s exact foot shape —narrow, medium, wide, extra wide, as well as instep height— and your child’s exact foot length:

How to Measure Your Kids’ Foot – 2 Simple Steps to Determine Foot Length and Foot Width

Once you know your child’s exact foot size and shape you will be ready to look for shoes online. I have created several resources online to help families find the correct pair of shoes for their children based on their child’s foot shape and foot condition:

The Best Place to Find Kids’ Shoes for all Foot Shapes and Foot Problems

Even though children are far less susceptible to developing the virus, it’s important that they don’t spread it to their parents, grandparents, or other people. Please remember that if you can stay home, you should do so. The more the kids interact outside the higher the likelihood of them getting/spreading the virus.

We will get through this together, but I think realistically we need to brace for the presence of this virus and its lasting effects.

Stay safe and take care of you and your family!

Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor or an expert, the information in this article is subject to my personal research.


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