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:
- 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.
- Measure feet in the afternoon – everyone’s feet swell, even kids! So make sure to perform those shoe shopping tasks in the afternoon!
- 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!