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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...

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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...

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Japanese kids’ shoes too small

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...

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Research team off to Japan

Research team off to Japan

In 2015, a Japanese publisher acquired the rights to the book “Children's feet - Children's shoes: All you need to know about little feet and shoes.” So in May, our research team will be heading off halfway around the world to see if kids in Japan are wearing shoes...

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Girls’ shoes: Cute, pink, and dangerous

Girls’ shoes: Cute, pink, and dangerous

Like in “Cinderella,” many girls force their feet into shoes that are too small. This has serious consequences, as demonstrated by a recent study conducted by the health insurance provider Salzburger Gebietskrankenkasse and the Austrian research Team Children’s Feet –...

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Can adults’ shoes be too short, too?

Can adults’ shoes be too short, too?

The Austrian research team “Children’s Feet – Children’s Shoes” usually only checks the fit of shoes worn by kids aged 1 to 10. Thanks to an initiative of the Swiss consumer report magazine Gesundheitstipp, the team conducted its first test of adult shoes – and the...

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Pre-School Health Risk: Too-Small Indoor Shoes

Pre-School Health Risk: Too-Small Indoor Shoes

Most European kids wear house slippers or other indoor shoes in pre-school and kindergarten. According to a recent study conducted by the “Children’s Feet – Children’s Shoes” research team in cooperation with the Salzburg Regional Health Insurance Fund, over half of...

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