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Back to School Shopping

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Oh, those dreaded back to school shopping lists!  For some of us, the idea of buying all those supplies again can be a real drag.  For others, (including myself!) shopping for a new school year is symbolic of a fresh start – both academically and for our feet!!  Make sure to pick up a good structured gym shoe for your active student.  A properly made shoe will:

  • last longer
  • provide more support and ultimately student’s who are in the correct size and type of shoe have fewer injuries!

Some quick tips:

  1.  Have your children’s feet measured every 6 months – those toes grow and they will often need 1-3 pairs of shoes for gym class each school year.  Tight shoes can lead to ingrown toenails.  Worn out shoes can lead to ankle injuries from the lack of support.
  2. Measure feet in the afternoon – everyone’s feet swell, even kids!  So make sure to perform those shoe shopping tasks in the afternoon!
  3. For specific sports, look to your coach, trainer, and podiatrist for guidance on what to purchase.  There are some great shoes for basketball that might work well for tennis – but neither beats a well made soccer cleat on the field.

Call (309) 661-9975 or set up an appointment with Dr. Lockwood to get your child ready to strut the school halls!

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