Stride Rite choosing children's shoesChoosing Children’s Footwear

  • Shoes need to have firm support at the heel. It should not be possible to fold the back of the shoe down to the sole when it is new.
  • There should be enough room to allow for growth.
  • There should be around 1cm between the end of the longest toe and the front of the shoe.
  • Lace up or strap to firmly hold the shoe on the foot.
  • Leather uppers promote better evaporation of perspiration.
  • The sole should be light, slip resistant and flexible.
  • There should be adequate depth in the toe box for the toes to move.
  • There should be adequate width in the toe box, so the shoes should not be pointed.
  • For further information visit a podiatrist.