A whopping 98% of all children are born with healthy feet. Unfortunately, only 20% maintain that foot health into adulthood. Foot muscles grow strong when feet are able to develop and move freely as they grow. But in conventional shoes, there isn't enough space for that.
Typically, a shoe’s toe box tends to taper to a point in exactly the area where the foot itself actually gets wider and thus needs more room. In addition, thick, stiff soles and footbeds prevent foot muscles from getting the exercise they need to build up strength. Wearing conventional, poorly fitting shoes eventually leads to misshapen toes and insufficiently developed foot muscles in adult feet.
Over the first 10 years the average foot will grow approximately 17 full shoe sizes! That's a total of 6 inches or 1.5x the of the foot from birth.
When choosing shoes & socks there is not a more important time than this age. Remember to check your kids shoe size regularly & allow for adequate space for those little feet to grow without compromise.
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