Picking Out the Right Running Shoes for Your Child

“I want these ones Mom!” “Dad, all the kids in my class have this kind!” “These are what all the players are wearing!”  Do these statements sound familiar when shoe shopping with your kids? Picking out the right shoes for your kids can be a difficult task, but are you making the decision based on their foot health?

Running Shoes and Your Child’s Foot Health

The appearance of the shoe will likely be the most important factor for your child, but you need to keep your focus on their feet. Active children need shoes that are going to protect their growing feet. Their knees, legs and back can be affected if feet are not properly supported. Drs. Joel Brook, Arroyo, and McClurkin, foot specialists in Dallas and Plano, TX love their little patients and offer parents the following tips for staying on track when buying running shoes:

  • Don’t take a guess – Take your child with you and have his or her regular socks along to ensure a good fit
  • Measure your child’s feet when they are standing and buy for the larger foot.
  • There should be about an inch of space from their toes to the end of the shoe.
  • The heel at the back of the shoe should be firm and the sole slightly flexible at the ball of the foot.
  • Have your child walk around for a bit in the store. Shoes should be comfortable from the start.
  • The laces or Velcro straps should hold their feet in place so they don’t slide forward.
  • Children’s feet typically grow one to two sizes a year, so measure feet often and replace shoes when they need to be.

If you need help finding shoes that are right for your child or you are noticing symptoms that are of concern, please contact our podiatric office today. You can call our Dallas, TX office 972.853.7100 or Plano, TX (972) 943-3323.

The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.

Derrick W.

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.

Joseph B.

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.

Jeannette H.

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.

Meryl E.

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.

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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.

Elizabeth G.

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