Selecting children’s footwear for your little ones can seem like a daunting task. With so many different varieties in kids’ shoes these days it can be hard to sift through the junk to get to the quality. The right shoe choice depends on your child’s age, activity level, and whether or not they have foot deformities. For example, a softer soled shoe might be good for a toddler who is just learning to walk, but a more supportive and sturdy shoe is needed when a child is involved with sports. One thing that all podiatrists can agree on is that hand-me-down shoes are never a good idea. Everyone is unique and our footwear molds to the curves of our feet. If your child has flat feet and wears shoes of someone with high arches, this is going to be very uncomfortable and might even cause more problems.For more information about taking care of your child’s feet, call Dr. Mitchell Wachtel in North Andover at (888) 616-2512 or schedule an appointment using our online contact form.