Choosing kids shoes constructed from the right materials for their needs is really important. Kids feet need support, breathability and flexibility, ensuring that their shoes are specifically constructed from quality materials has many benefits. So what is the best material for kids shoes? This depends on the style of shoe and the needs of the child. Generally natural materials such as leather, suede, cotton and rubber are great materials.
Bobux soft soles are a worldwide favourite for little feet. Bobux Soft Sole is the original all-leather, ultra-soft shoe that gently protects and comforts babies’ growing feet without being restricting or rigid. Little feet need to be protected, but they also need the freedom to grow and develop naturally, the Bobux founders designed the Original Soft Sole almost 30 years ago to be like a second skin.
So many questions come to mind when purchasing your little one’s shoes for preschool. Should I be investing in the most expensive brand? Do I opt for hook and loop, buckles or laces? Do the cheaper brands offer enough support? When kids are active and running around at preschool, you want to ensure that their feet are comfortable and supported all day. Preschool can be demanding on little feet, which need protection and tailored support to avoid injuries.
Fitting your kids’ shoes can be a difficult task… After all, we want to leave enough growing room while ensuring that their shoes still provide adequate support. Children’s feet grow at such a rapid pace, often making it difficult to find a consistent size, therefore it is important to understand the correct methods to use when sizing your kids’ shoes. As your children switch between different styles of shoes, their size will often change too depending on the unique design of the shoe.
Fitting kids' shoes and understanding foot width can be a challenge. While our little ones grow, their feet continually change in both width and length. It can be especially challenging when your child has wide or narrow feet! It’s important to ensure kids are fitted in the right shoes to encourage natural and healthy foot development to avoid all manner of foot problems.
As little explorers find their feet, it’s so important for them to be in shoes that not only provide protection, but also allow for free and natural movement. Antoni Caserta, podiatrist and Director of AJC Podiatry discusses the importance of this and other considerations when looking for footwear, and why he recommends Bobux as a brand of choice.