Should My Kids Wear Insoles?
- Nov 18, 2018 -

Should My Kids Wear Insoles?

Your kids are growing fast. It seems like you just bought them a whole new wardrobe and they are already complaining that their shoes are too tight. Thinking about insoles for your children may be one of the last things on your mind, but they are actually extremely important for their health. Below are four main reasons why buying insoles for your kids is one of the best investments in your children’s health:

1. The construction and design of shoes for kids is actually very similar to the construction of shoes for adults. Because of the large variability of feet, it’s impossible to create a standard type of insole that will support all the many types of feet. However, children need more than just a basic, generic shoe insole.

For example, if one of your kids has low arched, or flat, feet and the other has high arched feet, the insole designed for high arches is not going to prevent pain and fatigue in the child with flat feet.

insoles for kids

insoles for kids

Children’s Insoles are going to benefit your kids a lot because the insoles will be customized to your child’s needs. Similar to buying the correct sized clothing for your children, buying the right pair of shoes and insoles is just as important. Since children aren’t born with arches, they must develop them as they grow. We are able to help this process with properly designed children’s insoles specific for developing feet.

2. Insoles for kids are podiatrist recommended. Podiatrists create specialized insoles for kids because they understand the difference between an adult foot and a child’s foot. Both need proper support but the difference in what types of support is necessary is striking. You’ll even find that a majority of insoles for kids are accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association and help to reduce and prevent foot pain and fatigue.

3. Kids with sore feet are less likely to want to engage in physical activity.  It is important to prevent your child from having serious foot conditions in the future. If your child is complaining of foot pain after they participating in sports activities or even after walking around on weekends, insoles can help to prevent this.

4. Insoles that are orthopedically created could assist in better balance. When the foot is totally supported in the heel, mid-foot, and toe region by specific design features within the insole, the foot will stay aligned more often. This helps to prevent the foot from veering off to the inside or outside and will result in better overall balance.