My Experience Fitting Childrens Shoes
I work for a specialized childrens shoe store that focuses in helping children with complicated foot shapes as well as foot conditions. I have been fitting childrens shoes for the last 10 years, and I love being able to help so many families find the correct pair of shoes for their children.
One thing I have noticed through the years is how most toddlers tend to have wide or extra wide feet. Some of them might still be carrying a little baby fat, that will go away as they keep growing. With that said, parents should always keep this in consideration before buying their toddlers shoes.
These are the 2 main reasons why I believe the Adidas Superstar shoes will be more hurtful than helpful for your toddlers feet.
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Adventure With Adidas Originals
Just like the rest of adidas Originals gear, you can count on the Superstar to withstand daily wear. Its leather-and-textile upper holds up during after-school practices and outdoor recess. Because of this durable material, the adidas Originals emblem can stand out on the tongue and remind you what true stars should wear.
Running around the playground or going on exciting adventures will be fun when you’re provided much-needed protection. Along with sturdy shoe fabrics, the Superstar also has a heavy-duty, reinforced shell toe. From the forefoot to the heel, youre guaranteed swift steps.
Main 2 Reasons Why The Adidas Superstar Might Be Hurting Your Toddlers Feet
Reason #1: The shoes might not be wide enough for your toddlers feet.
Most families who bring their toddlers to the shoe store wearing the Adidas Superstar shoes complain that their child developed a blister or has red marks on the top of their feet. By this point, this is not a surprise to me.
The most common reason why children develop blisters is from wearing shoes that are too narrow. Shoes that are too narrow can make your toddlers toes overlap against one another or rub against the side of the shoes.
If you notice red marks or indentations on the top part of your toddlers feet , this is a sign that the shoes might not be deep enough.
Let me ask you something, do you always have a hard time getting the Adidas Superstar shoes on your toddlers feet? Do you feel like you are always shoving the shoes on? If this is the case then its very likely that the shoe is not deep enough for your childs feet.
Reason #2: The Shoes are too Rigid
Lets say your toddler has narrow or medium width feet and can wear the shoes comfortably. There is another important reason why you shouldnt provide your toddlers with this specific shoe style.
Have you ever picked up a pair of Adidas All Star shoes for toddlers and tried to bend them at the front? The first time I did this I was shocked by how rigid the shoe was. I literally couldnt bend the front of the outsole at all.
I have put together a short video to help you visualize what I mean:
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Do You Know Your Toddlers Exact Foot Shape
If you are unsure of your toddlers foot shape, I suggest that you take a look at a different article I wrote that helps parents to accurately determine their childs correct foot length and width, as well as instep height.
My service is 100% free and all that you need is a measuring tape or a ruler and 2 pictures of your childs feet. I have already helped hundreds of families figure out their childs exact foot length and foot shape, and I will be happy to help you too.
If you decide to give the Adidas Superstar shoe a try because your toddlers feet are narrow or medium width, then please dont make this shoe his or her everyday pair of sneakers. You can allow your toddler to wear the shoes occasionally, but I wouldnt recommend wearing them for more than 3 hours a day.
If you just purchased a pair of the Adidas Superstar shoes and you are unsure whether they might be wide enough for your toddlers feet do not hesitate to contact me and I will help you figure this out:
I wanted to tell all families that when they bring their toddlers to be fitted for shoes at the shoe store I work for it is always a rewarding, but challenging experience. This is one of the areas where I feel greater responsibility and conscientious effort on my part, since the future health and development of the toddlers foot is my personal responsibility and parents are placing their trust in me.