Many among us take the selection of shoes for our kids for granted. Ofcourse they are kids and so they need to be tough to wear any kind of shoes! But we should all be aware of the fact that our kids' heels are fragile and they need to be protected. Moreover, their tiny ankles and feet need support. Many children have growing pains while they are in this age group. There are many points to be remembered while purchasing right and comfortable shoes for your kids:
- Shoes should have a little sole to prevent falls. Soles should neither be too hard nor too soft. It is preferred that you go for leather soles. Rubber soles are also good.
- Same goes for the material of shoes. It shouldn't be too hard nor too soft. But a little hard would be better as it protects your child's feet plus it provides balance.
- Sandals are fine to use in summers but they are not ideal for little kids. In case your little one adores sandals, close-toed sandals having buckles should be preferred. Open toed sandals make your kids' feet exposed to injuries and infections. I am in favor of using sandals for a shorter duration. For summers, crocs are the best.
- A thumb's distance between the toes and the inside front of the shoe is essential. You certainly doesn't want your little one's feet bumping into the inside of the shoe.