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!