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How to choose quality footwear for child

Babies healthy footwear with good arches

What type of shoes are good for new walkers


Shoe buying guide for parents and type of healthy footwear babies, toddlers and kids need for proper foot development. Children's feet are shaped and mold by the type of shoes they have, therefore it is important to buy only healthy shoes for your children. Orthopedic healthy footwear will properly develop your child's feet, knee and feet joints, develop arch and assist in straight gait and posture. Furthermore, your child will be very comfortable while wearing healthy shoes since they are perfect for walking and running. European children's healthy shoes are made out of best leathers, offer orthopedic (arch) have breathable innersoles and flexible soles. They are the best choice for small growing feet. Below is a shoe recommendation prototype that has been used by every European pediatrician to educate parents about footwear needs for their children.

Orthopedic healthy house slippers for childThe best choice for children that are learning to walk are first steps, soft, orthopedic healthy shoes/slippers from Europe. Those healthy shoes are made out breathable canvas material, orthopedic innersole, excellent arch and joint alignment and flexible rubber soles. Furthermore, they stay on little feet due to designer clip that secures the shoe on little foot and at the same time stabilizes the foot. Every baby in Europe learns how to walk in them and wears them throughout their young years (up to 5 years of age). Those healthy canvas shoes/slippers can be worn indoor/outdoor and they offer proper for everyday wear. You can find them in our stores because we are always have them in stock.

Best house shoes, new walkers for children should feature:

High back heel support needed for ankle baby shoes with arches
They are best slippers canvas footwear for babies or toddlers to take first steps and learn how to walk
Orthopedic arch support present with reinforced heel support.
Manufactured in Europe according to high orthopedic standards.
Breathable canvas material used (perfect to wear in the house or daycare)
Flexible rubber sole with excellent traction
Side velcro closure that keeps
baby ankle high orthopedic shoes footwear with arches on at all times
Side clip that stabilizes the ankle and prevents it from pronation.
Clip holding ankle in a perfect straight position and aligns little feet when standing or walking
Weightless and lighter then any leather shoes with arches
Best foot and ankle support for young walkers
Preventive against all orthopedic problems that child might develop like flat feet, pigeon toes and ankle pronation
Recommended by every pediatrician or foot specialist in Europe
Canvas footwear regulated by European Orthopedic Ministry of Health
Total comfort for a new walker and proper foot support for first steps.
We always have a full stock since they are the best house arches footwear for girls and boys manufactured in Europe, not China.

Weak ankle best toddler shoesOnce your child begins to take first steps (10-11 months of age) it is time to start your baby with healthy orthopedic. High ankle (high tops) are required for children who are learning to walk. The healthy footwear have to be high, laced, buckled or velcro top with rigid heel that does not get deformed during walk. Those healthy high tops offer excellent ankle and joint alignment, prevent lopsided heel, help with a balance and provide total assurance that little feet will develop correctly. High tops are recommended up to 3 years of age (size 26/US 9).

Quality healthy shoes are always made out of 100% leather (inside and out) or breathable canvas. Leather is a soft, pliable material that creates the most comfortable environment for growing feet. The best way to recognize leather is to look inside the footwear for international leather mark. Leather innersoles with orthopedic arches are always present in quality healthy footwear. The innersoles conform to child's feet for natural supportive, yet non-restrictive "landing pad" which is ideal for those first steps. Children's feet perspire more then adult feet, therefore only European shoes offer breathable innersoles that filtrate and air children's feet while wearing the footwear. (Notice: in the Summer your child has always dry, comfortable feet in any European closed high top sandals).

Start up walking leather shoes for children to wear outside should feature:

Best baby shoes with arches for new walkers

High top leather shoes for babies or toddlers to take first steps and learn how to walk
Those are perfect shoes to wear outside for a child
They feature high back and ankle heel support that is needed for all children.
They are called high tops in USA or Baby Deer Shoes, but in Europe we call them orthopedic shoes.
Best leather used with NO traces of mercury (leather from China always has mercury traces on their leather)
Orthopedic arch support added to the sole of every model since no flat shoes is ever produced in Europe.
Breathable leather innersoles (no smelly feet ever) as they absorb sweat from child's feet.
Flexible rubber sole with excellent traction for running, jumping and walking.
Closure with laces, velcro or zipper.
Weightless and easy for a child to walk
Best foot and ankle support that will mold and form kids feet correctly.
Shaping foot correctly means supporting body and overall posture.
Preventive against flat feet, pigeon toes and ankle pronation
Child will avoid all orthopedic problems with wearing appropriate orthopedic arches shoes.
Children feet are formed and shaped by type of arches footwear they wear as children
Only 2 pairs of good arches high tops are needed for rotation
Avoid buying local footwear made in low cost countries
They are made out of cheap leather and feature zero support for growing and forming feet and posture
Low quality arches footwear are not orthopedic, not supportive and deform kids feet in a long run.
Only footwear manufactured in Europe are truly orthopedic ones
They are best shoes for children recommended by every pediatrician in Europe.
Matter of fact they are the only shoes that you can buy in Europe in any department store.
Kids wear quality, orthopedic shoes only, no low quality shoes manufacture in low cost countries.
Regulated by European Orthopedic Ministry of Health since arches shoes for kids are considered health product
We always have a full stock since they are the best supportive arches walkers for girls and boys manufactured in Europe, not China

How kids shoes should fit?

Kids feet how to measureChildren footwear have to be flexible to conform to any movement of the feet while stretching, bending and turning. Especially for those taking first steps. Properly fitted footwear cannot be too big neither too small. There have to be a 1/2 inch of growing room left.The best way to determine growing room is to touch your child's feet while wearing the high tops. Also, observe the back of the shoes while your child is walking because the foot has to fit comfortably inside the shoe with a little movement. The heel cannot "fly out" of the shoe making it difficult to walk.

Children's shoes have to be fitted meaning appropriate style with flexible sole have to be chosen in order for your child to walk comfortably. If your child has: narrow feet - narrow soled regular to wide feet - medium to wide soled

Babies are usually born with fat, pudgy feet with no arch. Arch develops with age (usually at two years of age) therefore, it is important to wear correctly chosen shoes. Posture (gait) is also developed as your child grows therefore, quality shoes play a big role in healthy development.

How fast kids feet grow?

Child posture affected by footwearAnkle pronation children feet and posture

Children's foot growth is all dependent on individual body mass and age. Meaning, chubby infant babies that are beginning to walk, need new shoes every 4 months versus slimmer, petite babies (or preemies) often outgrow their high tops in 8-10 months. In other words, the chubbier the baby than feet grow faster. Once the child passes age of three years, they loose "baby fat" and their feet usually slim down. New footwear are needed every 6 months on average. The growth process continues until they are fifteen years of age. Two pairs of quality shoes are required for rotation per season. It is important to remember that it is best to buy two pairs of quality footwear vs poorly made ones.

It is important NOT to rotate between healthy quality, orthopedic footwear and poorly made ones, simply because quality footwear shape and mold kids feet and cheap footwear cause foot deformation. European footwear are always hand made and measured to average child's foot. The width and length is perfectly proportioned to create fitted high tops for each size. It is a time consuming process that every European factory is required to follow to guarantee the perfect footwear for your child! This is why European footwear fits so well and often pristine quality!


Low quality footwear are made out of cheap materials and they are stiff, not breathable and often lined with synthetic leather or plastic materials (all made in China or low cost production countries). They are the main cause of pigeon toes, ankle pronation and flat feet.

Crocks foot deforming footwearCheap sneakers for boysNone supportive girls sandals

Low quality footwear cause little feet to excessively perspire making child's feet smelly, wet and totally uncomfortable most importantly they deform and destroy kids feet. Children often develop blisters, sores and never want to wear them. Although, low quality footwear cost less over time parents notice that their children does not walk straight (in-toeing), ankle pronation develops, frequently trip and develop flat feet. Orthopedic doctors visits are required and special innersoles (orthodics) are made to correct the problem however, even with orthodics feet will never correct without best shoes. High top, quality footwear is also needed to line-up the feet and improve arch.

Low quality footwear totally deform kids feet and exposing child to further potential health problems such as: pediatrics (feet), orthopedic (lower extremities), chiropractic (spine defects). Remember, buying low quality footwear is like investing in your child's development and well being!

Posture affected by type of footwear child wears

Once little feet are deformed and left untreated the condition becomes permanent in adulthood. As body ages the condition deteriorates in joint, feet and back pain. The posture and spine becomes deformed causing posture damage.