Shopping for kids shoes has never been an easy task for parents. Infact, in can be quite tedious if you do not have a fair idea of what to look for and what to avoid when buying a pair. Kids deserve all the comfort in the world. Whatever it is that you are buying for them, better to put in some thinking so they get the best.
Shoes that are of great quality, extremely comfortable, provide value for money and look good is what you should be looking at.
Better shoes for better health
When you are out buying kids’ clothing, it’s a lot about how it looks on your child, although you would consider fit and comfort as well. But when it comes to kids’ shoes, you have to go a step further and remind yourself that shoes have an impact on the general health of a child.
The wrong pair of shoes can lead to imbalance or inappropriate alignment and can cause lasting health complications. If the shoe is too tight, it can lead to blisters and infections when worn all day. If the shoes are loose, it has an unpleasant effect on your child’s posture in the long run, not to speak of the momentary discomfort that he will feel.
What to consider when you buy kids shoes
- The perfect fit: Shoes should be neither too tight nor too loose. They have to fit in perfectly for best results. So, get your child’s feet measured correctly by the sales person every time you are out shopping for his shoes. You can yourself do a quick check by pressing the front of the shoe. There should be about a half inch gap in between the longest toe and the shoe’s end.
- The most comfortable: Look for shoes that your child feels comfortable in. He is going to run around and play in them or go to school in them. Basically those shoes are going to be on his feet while he is out doing a lot of different activities. Uncomfortable shoes will only hamper his actions.
- Shoes with closure: Yes, this one is important as well. Because a kid is on the move most of the time, his shoes need to either have laces or a Velcro patch or a buckle. Basically, any kind of closure is fine as far as the shoes don’t slip away from under his feet.Avoiding slip-ons and backless shoes would be a good idea until the teen years.
- Kid’s choice: Might not seem important to you, but a kid starts having likes and dislikes by this age. It’s nice to take care of his preferences too, as a parent. Although, you need to pretty much balance it well with all the other factors above.
Whether it is a pair of sneakers for playtime or shoes for the choir concert at school or shoes that you have to buy for the upcoming camping trip – pick the right shoe for the right occasion keeping in mind all the above points. After all, a happy kid means a happy you!