Happy feet are about so much more than an adorable movie about the cutest penguin ever. From me to you, it's all about a way of life. One lesson that I have learned is whether it's our kids, ourselves or even our pampered pets, happy feet are a necessity, not an option. Fortunately, with a little help, it is quite simple to find the best quality kids shoes and most importantly, affordably. The importance of measuring kid's rapidly developing feet as carefully as possible when buying shoes is often times overlooked. Choosing fashion over function is a common mistake made when selecting shoes and inevitably a threat to the proper growth and development of growing feet. Keep this quick and easy guide to finding the best quality kids shoes, affordably ready for your next shopping trip.
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Investing a little time into getting the most appropriate advice will provide you with the knowledge base to correctly measure and fit happy feet with the cbest fit in size and style of shoes. Kids feet and bodies are developing and in order to guarantee their comfort and support through their development, have a trained sales associate to assist you in properly measuring and fitting new shoes, Many retailers will also have available to download foot measuring tools online to allow you to first measure your child's feet at home, in the event that the store experience may be overwheming or your child is unavailable at the time.
1- Bring your child along when selecting new shoes. All shoes are designed and fit differently. The convenience of having the opportunity to try shoes on prior to purchasing is very important.
2- Consider trying on shoes later in the day to accommodate for the natural occurrence of swelling in feet. Always wear snugly fitting socks that will be worn (if necessary) when testing the fit of new shoes.
3- Select shoes that fit comfortably without the need to "break-in" or grow into too tight or too loose new shoes. Shoes that are not properly fitted may irritate developing feet, jeopardizing healthy foot development.
4 - Measure both of your child's feet each time new shoes are purchased. One foot may be larger than the other, which is perfectly natural. Shoes should be purchased to comfortably fit the foot that is largest.
5- Purchase shoes with a sturdy, yet comfortable heel cup, flexible, supportive space for toe movement, and a fairly rigid skid-proof sole, unable to be twisted in the center.
Before making a final purchasing decision, when your child is trying on shoes, always walk around for a few minutes wearing the shoes. Observe whether the shoes fit securely of slip off in the back and look for spacious gaps on the sides. Your child should be walking naturally and ready to go in their new shoes. Visit the American Podiatric Medical Association for more information about finding the best quality shoes and proper foot health.
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* Velcro Buckle
* Flexible Rubber Outsole
* Memory Foam Footbed
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