Ten tips for choosing the shoes

The approaches ‘back to school’ : children surely have increased number of standing (if not more: every three months the children ‘s foot grows between 7 and 8 mm), and it is time collarless with the right shoe, which accompany them throughout the winter in their comings and goings to school. The way to the same: choose a model that fits your driving needs , allowing proper foot development and musculature, and respecting the physiology and bio mechanics of the foot.


From the College of Podiatrists of Valencia they have developed a Decalogue with the basic to find those perfect shoes this winter recommendations. The choice of footwear is a key factor for health, especially for children between 3 and 7 years -for the most queasiness the mission of the shoe is only coat , not the subjection-, when the ‘kids’ ripen up to equate with that of adults.

Want to know how to find these ‘supererogatory’ for this season?

1. the shoe should reach below the mausoleums (ankle bone side), and in the case of boots , be flexible enough to allow full movement of the ankle joint.

2. the template of the shoe must be flat and flexible

3. a healthy footwear is flat and with very little heel, to promote balance and safeguard the legs and the back. In addition, it must be wide enough ahead to allow the fingers open and move freely.

4. It is recommended to purchase a shoe made of natural materials that allow perspiration, such as skin or leather.

5. The model more right is a shoe that fits your foot well and secure, and that has laces or velcro on the instep. Flip – flops, clogs or dancers are not recommended because the perception that the shoe comes out every step requires the fingers to make extra work ‘grip’.

6. Despite choosing proper footwear, must be taken into that shoes and slippers should be used only afew hours a day. it is recommended that the feet are home free, and will be sufficient to use a non – slip sock or shoe around the house, if there is no contraindication.

7.
you have to try the shoe with socks and ensure that there is a gap of between 0.5 and 1.5 centimeters between the longest toe and the shoe. Press the tip at the top to see if the fingers rub: if so, the shoe is too small.

8. The best time to test the footwear is the end of the day, when the child’s feet are more swollen. It is advisable to stand up , to load your weight on both feet.

9. Do not ever buy a shoe of a larger number in order that the child can use it for longer. If the shoe is not just its size could alter their gait or create you blisters or lacerations.

10. The most common diseases by the use of improper footwear ranging from the deformity of the fingers and ingrown toenails to Achilles tendinitis, pain the foot, warts or eczema because synthetic materials. During maturation of the march, it is necessary r induct periodic reviews to check that there is no complication and, if any, to take the necessary measures so that does not affect other areas, such as knees or back.