We often are asked what our favorite shoes are. Each of us have feet that are uniquely shaped with different demands within our day to day life. In turn, the “right shoe” is not the same for everybody, but there are shoes that are better equipped to support our feet based on their design and quality.
Remember- Wear what feels comfortable for YOU!
Some fan favorites plus recommendations from Runner’s World
Our kiddos feet change as they grow and we should check shoe and sock size every few months. We recommend taking your child shoe shopping as every shoe fits differently. If your child has one foot larger than the other, but the shoes based on the larger foot size. The shoes should not need a break in period and they should feel comfortable immediately.
Billy Footwear - has zipper up the side for ease
Geox- allows for orthotics
Ikkiki- great for toddlers with wide feet, and to accommodate AFOs. Has a device to encourage childreen to put pressure on the heel
Momo baby- cute crib shoes for pre-walkers
See Kai Run
Do we wear completely flat sandals? Sometimes! But if you are having heel pain or pain with prolonged walking, we recommend a sandal that has built in support.
Jambu- also has dress shoes
Therafit - built in OTC orthotic
Try on shoes in the evening. We naturally swell throughout the day and a shoe that is comfy at night will certainly be comfortable during the day
High Arches: aka Cavus foot type. When looking for sneakers, look for a neutral shoe without added stability.
Wide toe box: Check out Alta and Topo
Ankle Braces (AFOs): Billy FootWear shoes are awesome as they incorporate a zipper which makes putting sneakers on easier.
Many of our patients complain of heel pain after wearing Sketchers. An alternative is Allbirds, made with soft Merino wool top and soft sole.