Hello, Froggie Followers
With the festive season drawing to a close, it’s almost time to get geared up for another school year – that back-to-school shopping list beckons…stationery, text books, school uniforms and, of course, school shoes!
Working closely with our consultant podiatrist Anette Thompson, and being the mum of two boys – Jarred, aged fourteen, and Haydn, aged twelve, I’ve become obsessed by what sorts of shoes they put their feet into – insisting on only the best-fitting, high quality shoes that take their growing feet into account. Here, are some of the things I’ve learned about the best shoes for kid’s feet…
Did you know that the bones in our feet aren’t fully formed until the mid to late teens? Growing feet need plenty of room to develop naturally, but, say podiatry experts, many parents neglect their children’s feet simply because they don’t understand the importance of well-fitting shoes, nor how ill-fitting, inflexible shoes can cause a lifetime of foot problems, such as:
Any shoes which get in the way of natural foot development, like pointed toes or rigid uppers, can result in weak feet. For more information, watch our consultant podiatrist Anette Thompson talking about how shoes can affect growing feet in this short video…
Considering how much time our children spend wearing school shoes, it’s crucial to make sure they fit correctly – my motto when buying shoes for my own children has always been if you can’t bend it, don’t wear it!
A growing body of evidence in scientific literature shows that the design of children’s shoes should be based on the barefoot model. After extensive development, testing and research, Froggie Barefoot Science launched our NAPPI-coded school shoes, approved by the South African Podiatry Association.
Investing in flexible, well designed school shoes like Froggie Barefoot Science shoes is an investment in the health and well-being of your child. These scientifically developed school shoes are recommended by medical professionals because they:
Froggie Barefoot Science school shoes are proudly made in South Africa and are available in six different styles in black or brown from child size seven through to adult size twelve. On this page, you’ll also find a guide on how to measure your child’s feet, as well as a size guide, so why not skip the busy shopping malls, and buy school shoes online?
Here’s to freeing your feet!
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