Fit the Larger Foot
Just like adults, children usually have one foot larger than the other, so buy shoes to fit the larger one. To ensure a good fit, it helps if your child is wearing the socks that are going to be worn with the shoes. When you insert your finger between the child’s heel and the back of the shoe, the fit should be snug. Choose shoes with laces or velcro to hold the foot in place.
Insoles can be a big help in getting the right fit. Removing the insole, and having your child stand on it, removes any guesswork about the fit. For instance, you can easily see where the longest toe lands. Especially if the insole is stamped with a smiley face, your younger child will think it’s fun.
A Final Note – No Shoe Sharing
Never put your child’s feet in hand-me-down footwear. Just because a pair of shoes fits one child comfortably, don’t assume that it will fit a sibling the same way. Also, never share shoes among your children. Not only is each child’s foot different but sharing shoes can spread fungal infections like athlete’s foot and toe fungus.
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