Return to Cole, do we know how to choose the best footwear for children?

A few days ago, chatting with a friend who is a podiatrist and the thread of the "return to school", told me to change footwear is much more important than ba

Return to Cole, do we know how to choose the best footwear for children?

A few days ago, chatting with a friend who is a podiatrist and the thread of the "return to school", told me to change footwear is much more important than backpack but many times fathers and mothers do not see it like that.

That ignorance takes too much occasions to incorrect use of footwear, something that can have serious consequences (especially in children's age) as deformations on the fingers, alterations on the nails or even problems in the march.

If you want to be much clearer, what should be taken into account when choosing footwear for returning school, I invite you to get rid of, get comfortable and continue reading.

One of the main characteristics is the material with which it has been manufactured: we must always choose a footwear made with natural and flexible materials such as skin or cotton tissue as they allow transpiration, whether plastic is possible.

Eye also the way it is attached to the foot. We must opt for shoes with cords or velcro as they impede the sliding of the foot within it.

For age and time. Both factors make them choose a good footwear for school use so important for the present and the future of children. Age, because they are in full stage of growth and a bad footwear can cause alterations on the nails, deformations on the fingers or even important alterations in the march. And time because it has been calculated that, on average, a child of school age carries the footwear between nine and twelve hours a day. Many hours to wear unapproached shoes.

Out shoes. Even though the footwear has been correctly chosen and perfectly adapted to the child's foot, shoes and sports should only be used a few hours a day. At home, the feet must be free, carrying only non-slip socks or house slippers.

It is usual that for some extracurricular classes children should use a specific footwear as football boots or athletics shoes. It is essential that they use this type of footwear only during such sporting activities, taking it saved in a bag that allows perspiration and removing it from it when they get home.

Actually, this type of footwear should be considered as what is: a toy. In no case should it be considered normal footwear with which you can go to school. It is an unstable footwear, with a high heel and enough weight, so its use should not exceed the hours a week.

Although it is a fairly common practice, it is not advisable that young children inherit shoes from their brothers or older cousins. Each person has a way of stepping differently, and sharing worn footwear can alter the same and end up causing problems.

Ideally, the length of the footwear is, approximately, a centimeter greater than the total length of the child's foot. This will not only allow a correct growth if it will not allow you to keep natural movements of your foot when walking.

We should never fall into the idea of buying a larger footwear than necessary with the intention that the whole course lasts. This will generate strips on the foot and an unstable gear by more than tightening the velcros or cords.

Up to 12 months of age they do not need any type of footwear. We must only protect the baby's feet from the cold, moisture and friction, so it would be enough with some kickers or socks.

The first steps usually reach naturally between 12 and 18 months, and we should never force the child to give them. It is at this time and up to 3 years of age when natural arches are defined, we must then pay attention to footwear because it should help the child get a correct gear, facilitating normal performance.

The way of knowing it accurately is going to a podiatry specialist, but we can detect certain things that alert us: if you fall frequently, if we see that you put your feet inside or out when walking, if you usually complain about pain Somewhere in the foot or ankle ... are clues that can make us think that something is not going well.

Updated Date: 21 September 2021, 18:58

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