Ways to tell if your kid's shoes are getting too small
With little ones it’s not as easy as “Mum or Dad my shoes are too small” and sometimes the toe cap on the shoe can be too firm to determine where their toes are. Open-toe shoes like sandals and slides can be more obvious but for the more difficult styles, here are some ways to tell if your little one’s shoes are becoming too small:
- When shoes become difficult to put on or take off. This can be a brilliant tell as to whether a shoe is not only too short but too tight in width and/or depth.
- When shoes become scuffed with evident wear. This tends to happen particularly around the toes. Children are used to having growth room and when there is no longer room at the front of the shoe, it can cause tripping and therefore scuffing on the toes.
- If the child refuses to wear the shoe. Sometimes there’s a good reason why a child does not want to wear a particular shoe, other than only wanting to wear their favourite pair constantly. If a child refuses to wear a pair of shoes they previously loved, it could be that they are too small.
- Removing shoes and noticing redness or more obvious – blisters or sores. This is likely a result of rubbing caused by tight shoes, most commonly found around the heel cup, and then rubbing at the Achilles.
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