PODIATRIST'S SIMPLE TEST TO SEE IF KIDS' SHOES NEED REPLACING
posted: Nov. 14, 2023.
Having shoes that fit correctly is incredibly important, so Sports Direct partnered with musculoskeletal podiatrist, Rob Payne from the London Podiatry Centre, to share a clever test parents can do to see if their kids' shoes need replacing. He said, "Parents can easily check shoes to make sure that they are fit for purpose. If a shoe wears prematurely, then this will indicate that the shoe isn’t beneficial for the child."
Rob said, "When placing a shoe flat on a counter, the shoe must be at 90 degrees to the supporting surface and not be tilted in either direction. If it is tilted, then that indicates that the shoe has become distorted by the child and must be replaced. Shoes that tilt excessively or too quickly usually have an internal issue with the structure."
Source: Ariane Sohrabi-Shiraz, Mirror [9/18/23]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News