Pediatric Orthopedics

Kid Shoes

Kid Shoes

What type of kid shoes are preferred?

Most parents are curious to know which shoes are the best for their kids. Some parents evrn come to clinic to ask the brand names for  shoes. As a matter of fact the children before the walking age do not really need any shoes. In winter time, good ventilating, cotton socks are recommended. Soft,ventilating, and non allergic booties can also be used.

When to start to use  shoes?

Once, the child starts to stand and walk, if the heel and other parts of feet don’t show any deviation, soft, ideal kid shoes should be flexible shoes with maximum 5-6 mm heel support.

If there is any angulation in the foot or ankle, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon evaluation is recommended. In some patients, your doctor may prescribe a custom made shoes.

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Prof.Dr. Seref Aktas