Tips for buying shoes for back to school

As summer dog days begin to dwindle, parents  around the world   will be struggling to equip their children to get back to school. Stores will be inundated with mothers and fathers looking for the latest fashion and fashion trends for their grandchildren, and shoes will certainly be at the top of the list.

Children's feet change rapidly with age, so it may be necessary to revisit the shoe store every few months. The American Podiatric Medical Association provides parents with the following tips to make sure the shoes they buy are of the highest quality:

  • It is important to measure a child's foot before buying it. feet are rarely the same size and poorly fitting shoes can be aggravating. Make sure to buy for the biggest foot.
  • Shop in the afternoon. Feet tend to swell later in the day. It is therefore best to equip them during this time to account for slight changes in the size of the feet.
  • Choose comfortable shoes immediately. Do not buy shoes that require a break-in period.
  • Look for a stiff heel. Press both sides of the heel of the shoe; he should not fall apart.
  • Check the flexibility of the toes of the shoe. The shoe should bend with your child's toes. It should not be too stiff or bend too much.
  • Choose a rigid shoe in the middle. You must never twist.
  • Ask your children to try shoes with the socks or tights they plan to wear with them.

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