It’s back-to-school time and on top of new schedules and school supplies, that means shopping for new school shoes. It’s important to get your child well-fitting, comfortable shoes for the school year. Our foot doctor in Dallas, TX, wants you to keep these tips in mind when you head to the store for your child’s new shoes.
To guarantee proper fitting shoes for your child, have their feet measured by a professional. Regardless of what their number sizing is, many shoes at the store may not be the proper width or length for your child’s foot. Additionally, one foot is often larger than the other and your child’s shoes must accommodate the difference.
Ill-fitting shoes can cause problems like bunions, calluses, or plantar fasciitis. Call our office today to get your child fitted for their proper shoe size.
When it comes to buying shoes, it’s important to focus on quality. Low-quality materials wear out quickly and flimsy soles will not offer the proper arch or heel support and will worsen foot conditions. Shop for shoes with breathable material, well-made rubber soles, and double stitching. Another benefit of buying quality is that the shoes will last much longer!
Running and playing on the playground puts stress on your child’s feet. Their shoes should be supportive enough to keep them comfortable and irritation-free throughout the day. Your child’s shoes should be sturdy, with a stiff middle and a flexible toe box. To ensure proper arch support, check that the sole is strong and doesn’t twist.
If your child plays a sport, it’s important to get the appropriate pair of athletic shoes for that sport. Each shoe is specifically designed to support the foot movement expected during play. Keep everyday shoes separate to extend shoe life and avoid foot injuries.
If you need help or have any further questions, please feel free to call our friendly office for more tips on picking out quality shoes for your child. Your family’s happy, healthy feet are our main priority!
The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about hammertoe and other topics related to podiatry, feel free to contact Dallas Podiatry Works, with a convenient podiatry office in Dallas, TX, by calling 972.564.8556 or by clicking here.
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.
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