Podiatrist, Dr. Jodie Sengstock states, "do they glow in the dark? Would a princess wear them? When shopping for back-to-school shoes, these are the factors that weigh in with children. However, while it’s important for them to have a shoe that they like and that they feel good in, there needs to be a compromise for support. Children spend a lot of time at school and they need a shoe that is comfortable all day — while they’re sitting in a classroom, but also when they’re outside for recess. Oh, and forget the old saying the longer you wear the shoes the better they’ll feel? It’s a myth. If it’s not comfortable when you leave the store, it’s not going to be comfortable later."
One of the things that our Toronto foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics prides itself with is educating our beloved patients in proper foot wear, the do's and don'ts and finding shoes with the proper support as well as making sure that new shoes are bought as the childs' feet grow.
If you or a loved one requires high quality foot care or custom orthotics from dedicated foot care specialists then look no further than our team of 6 Chiropodists.
Brought to you by Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.