Choosing the right shoe is an important determinant in the development of foot during school age. The most important feature in a shoe is its ability to allow walking for a long time without any discomfort. The toe of the shoe should not be tight and most importantly the heel support should not be insufficient. It is also inconvenient to buy oversized shoes for use for long periods of time. Choosing the wrong shoes may cause foot and ankle pain as well as knee, hip and waist problems in the future. It will be appropriate to try the shoe on both feet of the child when buying shoes as there may be slight differences in shape or size between the feet.
Children’s feet grow rapidly, especially until the age of three. For this reason, foot size and the suitability of shoe size should be checked once every two months in children up to two years and every three months in children between two and three years of age.