Considering that the average school child spends approximately 30 hours a week in school shoes – that is 15 000 hours in their lifetime – school shoes are just as important to school attendance as stationary and lunch is.
In the first 18 years of a child’s life, their feet will grow through many shoe sizes. After the age of three a child’s foot will grow about half a size every six months, meaning that school shoes will generally last between nine months and a year – excluding any growth spurts.
Children’s feet are growing and the bones are soft and still developing.
Because of this, badly-fitting shoes can lead to more than blisters and foot pain, resulting in problems later in life – such as ingrown toenails, corns and bunions
It is important to have your child’s foot measured each time you go shopping for new shoes.
If you have any concerns about your child’s feet, call and book and appointment with a Resonance Podiatrist.
0800 473 776