Good Shoes for Children
The importance of cultivating good habits from a young age cannot be overemphasized, and this is especially important when it comes to footwear for children.
Research has indicated that the bones in a child’s feet are not fully grown until they are between 12 and 18 years of age. Prior to this, children’s feet are composed of relatively soft and malleable cartilage. During this period before development reaches full maturity, forcing growing feet to conform to the shape and constriction of an ill-fitting pair of shoes can lead to injury, or worse, cause long-term deformity that can in turn adversely affect posture and walking style.
The younger the feet, the greater the potential for damage – so it really is important to get your boys and girls started with good, comfortable supportive shoes as early as possible.
For babies who are taking their first steps to toddlers who are already steadier on their feet, we offer a wide range of highly flexible, lightweight toddler shoes designed to support natural foot movement. Over at The ShoeCo., we don’t believe in “boring”, so our toddler footwear – lovingly made by established brands like Bisgaard, Kavat and Richter – comes in various colours and designs, just so your little ones can look absolutely beautiful!
School-going children can spend up to half a day (or even longer) in school engaged in lessons and also a variety of sports and physical activity involving running, jumping and kicking. For this group of active youngsters, we’ve carefully chosen a selection of school shoes from Ascent, which are designed using sporting shoe technology, for hours of comfort and support. Many of Ascent’s school shoes are endorse by the Australasian Podiatry Council.
In addition, we have many other styles of children’s shoes, ranging from casual to stylish, so that your children are always appropriately attired for the occasion. So take your time and pick a pair today!