One quarter (25%) of all the bones in the human body are in feet. The biggest threat to your child’s developing feet are improperly fitted shoes! The best footwear is flexible, light weight and correctly fit.

Here are a few tips that may help you.

  1. Fit is different than size. Only focusing on the size you buy is a mistake, all shoes fit differently.
  2. Babies do not need arch or ankle support (yes, that’s a tough message to your mother-in-law).
  3. Wide footed children can easily fit in some shoes that are not labeled “wide” or “extra wide”, it always depends on the shoe, which are all different.
  4. Excessively sweaty or smelly feet are caused by the footwear in some cases.
  5. You can not fit heels. Footwear is designed to “move” on heels when fit properly and blisters develop from shoes too small, not too big.
  6. A shoe too small is much more damaging than one too large. Most people who do it themselves usually buy children’s footwear too small.

If you have a question about your child’s footwear, email or call the expert, David Coppedge. or (770) 973-5335

David is a 3rd generation children’s shoe retailer, who has personally fit tens of thousands of children over 25 years. Coggins Shoes for Kids is here to serve your child’s footwear needs.