Barefoot during lockdown

Barefoot during lockdown

Are you careful about selecting well-fitting children’s shoes to keep feet healthy? That’s good, but there’s something even better. A new study shows that going barefoot has more benefits than previously suspected. In Japan, a team of Austrian researchers were...
Children’s shoes: Manufacturers’ sizes incorrect

Children’s shoes: Manufacturers’ sizes incorrect

Inaccurate and misleading sizing is one of the main reasons over half of all children wear shoes that are too small. A current study shows just how dramatic the situation really is: 86% of all children?s shoes are smaller than indicated by the labelled size. How can...
Kids’ shoes: Girls win, boys lose

Kids’ shoes: Girls win, boys lose

The majority of children wear shoes that are too short for their feet. The Austrian research team “Children’s Feet – Children’s Shoes” and the regional insurance provider Gebietskrankenkasse Salzburg investigated how to improve this situation, and the results were...
Back to school: 7 tips for finding shoes that fit

Back to school: 7 tips for finding shoes that fit

Just in time for the start of the new school year, the Austrian research team “Children’s Feet – Children’s Shoes” has summarized parents’ most frequently asked questions in a handy reference sheet. 1. Tip: Don’t rely on what your kids say! Why not? Children honestly...
Barefoot during lockdown

Japanese kids’ shoes too small

Do Japanese children’s shoes fit? The Austrian research team Children’s Feet – Children’s Shoes went to Japan to test the fit of preschoolers’ shoes in May 2017.  The team’s research has shown that wearing too-short shoes damages children’s feet. The experts have...