mercoledì, gennaio 31st, 2018

Podiatrist answers your questions about school shoes

The problem with children is that they insist on getting bigger. Every year you need to buy new clothes and shoes for them, and that’s not even counting for changing fashion.

School shoes can be expensive, they get a lot of use, and they need to be replaced fairly often.

Dr Brown: No, you probably shouldn’t. People expect me to give good advice, and that’s not what you should do. However, being pragmatic, if you use inner soles it can be done. You can buy some shoes with big inner soles, which can then be removed to allow for growth. What I don’t want to see is children running around in big Ronald McDonald shoes tripping over their own feet.

How can you tell how much bigger their shoe can be than their foot?

Dr Brown: What I like to do is get your child to put their thumb against the end of their longest toe. We want to make sure that the end of the school shoe comes touches the other side of the thumb. That allows room for growth, and movement inside the shoe.

Is there any way you can guess how fast my child is going to grow?

Dr Brown: I wish, but no. Nor can I divine water or predict volcanic eruptions.

How can you tell the difference between a good and bad shoe?

Nike Air Force 1 Sf Af1 Desert Camo 864024-202 Men Grey Dr Brown: With a standard school shoe (black, rounded toe) it should only bend in the way your foot does. It should only bend at the toes. It should never bend or twist in the middle. Good and bad shoes look the same, but the good ones aren’t bendy in the wrong spots. Price range is actually a pretty good clue. Better shoes will usually cost more.

What do you do when the old leather black shoe is too unfashionable for your teenage socialite?

Dr Brown: Those rules for Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit Mid Low Unisex Black leather shoes also apply for other shoes. These are multi purpose shoes they need to be used for everything from netball or soccer to presentation days. There’s nothing wrong with a black pair of trainers as long as they’re sturdy (see rules above). It makes no difference to podiatrists what style it is, only if it has those qualities.

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