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Why is good quality footwear important for my child?

Studies have shown that good quality footwear positively affects how children walk and run. It all starts from a young age with early intervention and proactive treatment. Did you know that many adult foot problems could be prevented in childhood? Good shoes don’t necessarily have to look like orthopaedic shoes. The range of styles these days in the world of school shoes can be quite varied. While the most typical school shoes can look the same on the outside, it’s actually the internal structure of the shoe that is most important. Orthopaedic shoes are definitely designed and manufactured differently.

On average, most children spend upward of 1,000 hours per year in their school shoes, making school shoes the most important footwear consideration for children. Orthopaedic shoes for toddlers are not always the right fit. Getting the best podiatry advice is our recommendation.

At Happifeet Podiatry, we have found a range of shoes suitable for school aged kids. These shoes look like normal school shoes on the outside but from a Podiatrist’s point of view, could actually be viewed as orthopaedic shoes for kids. The reason for this is the wide range of features available to suit your child’s foot shape and foot type.

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