It’s been estimated that a person will walk approximately 115,000 miles in their lifetime (8-10,000 steps a day) and research tells us that approximately 90 per cent of children have problems with their feet. The first few years of life, in particular, are crucial as the bones in your baby’s feet are formed from soft, pliable cartilage which makes them more susceptible to malformation.
Tight shoes, socks and even bedclothes can bend the soft bones in your child’s feet out of shape and cause long term damage. Your toddler doesn’t need shoes until they are walking outdoors and even then they can be taken off indoors. Toddler feet grow fast . Check your child’s feet regularly.They may need the next shoe size up within 6–8 weeks.
Remember – canvas shoes are just as good as expensive leather ones!