Shoes – FAQ

How should my child’s shoes fit?

It’s of the upmost importance that your child’s shoes fit correctly, as ill-fitting footwear can lead to a host of problems including juvenile bunions, ingrown toenails, and more.

To get the proper fit, measure your little one’s feet and be sure shoes are tried on for size. When your son or daughter is standing, check if you can fit a thumb’s width between the front of the shoe and your child’s longest toe. Also, make sure the heel is supportive and doesn’t slip. Let your child walk around a bit in the store – remember, shoes should feel comfy from the get go and should never have to be “broken in.”

Also keep in mind that children’s shoes can become too small very quickly! Perform the thumb check regularly and replace shoes as soon as the rule of thumb is broken.

If you have any other questions or would like more information on children’s foot care, please feel free to call our Princeton, NJ office at (609) 924-8333, or dial (908) 687-5757 for our Roselle Park location.