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Which School Shoes Should I Buy? - Having Trouble Deciding...

School Shoes

Its only been about 4 weeks since the kids finished school but the holidays are almost over. Last year was an interesting year for schooling, there were months of home schooling and many kids spent most of these days either barefoot or in socks. Over the next few weeks our kids will be back at school (yay if your a parent like me)!! I’m sure you’ve got the uniform and the books all sorted but suddenly notice your child has grown a shoe size or two (why do kids go so quickly)! Last year’s school shoes don’t fit them any more…what hurts the most is that they were barely used in 2020…

What happens now?! What shoes should you buy? There are so many questions!

Here are a few tips and tricks to look out for when buying school shoes.
1. There should be a thumb width between the end of the shoe and the end of the longest toe.
2. The widest part of the foot should correspond with the widest part of the shoe.
3. The fastening mechanism should hold the heel firmly in the back of the shoe. We like laces or Velcro.
4. The sole should not twist.
5. The back part of the shoe should be strong and stable and should not compress.

Our favorite brands include: ASICS, Clarks, New Balance, Ascent Footwear.

And lastly if your child is experiencing pain in the feet, ankles, legs or knees please get them checked out by a Podiatrist, preferably before you purchase your school shoes.