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The toddler’s shoes need to be replaced often because they rapidly become small. One shoe size is equivalent to 6.5 mm. But the number does not always correspond to the length of the foot so it is quite difficult to choose the right shoes. The ideal option is to be made from natural materials with elastic outsole, long enough and wide, but not too loose. Do not be a slave to fashion, patent leather shoes and rubber boots (can not “breathe”) and wooden clogs and heels are not suitable for children.
When you try on shoes, the child must be straight, otherwise the fingers constrict and we buy a smaller number. It is good to have a finger up to the tip of the shoe. It is best to make your child step on a piece of stiff paper and outline the foot. If the printing freely enters into the shoe, it is ideal.
Add an “advance” at least 10-12 mm. to the outline for freedom of the foot. At these prices the shoes second use are going with full force. It is not generally recommended because the shoe has taken the form of the foot of the previous owner, but may, if the sole is perfectly preserved. If the heel is worn on one side it means that the previous owner has stepped haywire and has deformed the shoe. It in turn will deform the foot of your child.
Be careful with the insoles, they are worn only on explicit recommendation from the orthopedist. Do not be fooled by the advertisements, the insoles have no place in the shoes of the child. The child’s foot does not need extra guidance and lift, it needs freedom. With the insoles you risk to force the child’s foot to accept the wrong posture in the shoes.