28 Jan How to Choose the Right School Shoe for your Child
So many choices! Such confusion! How does one choose the appropriate school shoes for their
growing child? All of the brands telling you different things that help to benefit your child. Different
prices don’t help with the decision making process.
Well let’s put things into perspective. There are around forty, five day, weeks to the school year.
Each one of those days is 8 hours. That’s a massive total of 1600 hours a year!
Let’s delve a bit further. We are going to assume that with all the running around, from walking to
and from school, recess and lunch, and kicking footy balls and dancing around to songs, that your
son or daughter legs carries them around 10km a day. Per year they have travelled around 2000km.
So that’s like walking from Sydney to Melbourne and back!
What are you looking for in a good school shoe?
- Support – A stable heel counter that doesn’t buckle up the pressure of your thumb and a
midsole that can resist being twisted are two essential features for a durable shoe.
- Protection – A strong and shock absorbing outsole that doesn’t wear away easily, is
important in provide an enclosed environment to stop potential breaks and pains that can
arise from just being a child.
When patients ask me to recommend them a shoe, Ascent is the way to go. Endorsed by the
Australian Podiatry Council and the Australian Physiotherapy Association, the shoe is very
reasonably priced and also created to help support the growing lower limbs.
If further advice is needed, head over to our online bookings or call 9569 5145 and make an
appointment with one of our team members today.