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Foot Fact - Part 3

Foot Fact - Part 3

Kids’ feet handle more stress than adults feet.

Kids’ feet endure about 3 times more stress than the average adult foot. This is because of children’s high activity levels and greater proportion of high impact activities compared with adults. Because of the high stress that a child’s foot endures, children should wear shoes with good shock absorption, a well-made foot bed, and durable soles. Flexibility is also very important in children's shoes; it helps them to strengthen the muscles on their own!


Foot Facts- Part 1

Foot Facts- Part 1

"Through our years of experience selling and fitting children's footwear, we have learned these useful and important facts about kids feet.

                                      Growing feet are developing feet.

The foot is a complex structure comprised of 26 bones. These bones are designed to support the entire body, adapt to uneven surfaces and absorb shock. A baby’s foot contains more cartilage than bone, which, over time, will fuse and harden into adult bones. Although the structure of the foot develops fully by the first 2...


Foot Fact- Part 2

Foot Fact- Part 2

The younger the foot, the faster it grows.

The greatest changes in foot growth occur in the first 3 years. On average, a child will grow up to 9 sizes in their first three years. Here's a breakdown: From birth to 12 months, they will grow an average of 5 sizes, (from a 0 to a 5). Then from 12 months to 24 months, the average child will only grow two shoe sizes. From 24 months to 3 years, they will grow another one to two sizes, landing them at an average size 9 by the age of three. Because...


Feet Facts - Part 4

Feet Facts - Part 4

Feet are the foundation for your whole body.

Doctors argue that most foot problems and pains in adulthood stem from ill-fitting shoes or poor foot experiences during childhood. It is important to remember that the foot is NOT a separate entity, but an integral body part that supports the entire skeletal structure.  Ill-fitting shoes put the child at risk for injury or deformity later in life. Many problems with posture, walking, and even back pain can be associated with ill-fitting or poorly made shoes. In the long run, good shoes are a good investment.


LITTLE FEET BACK TO SCHOOL ARTICLE

LITTLE FEET BACK TO SCHOOL ARTICLE

https://www.tampabay.com/news/education/2021/07/29/floridas-back-to-school-tax-holiday-starts-saturday-heres-whats-covered/