Fall represents one of the peak times for children's shoe shopping. Parents need to keep in mind these tips from podiatrists and the American Podiatric Medical Association as they peruse the shoe aisle for the young feet in the family.
Make sure the shoes are flexible: Shoes should bend with a child's toes. Also, grab the shoes from both ends and try to bend them. If a shoe bends in the middle or if you can twist it around, there's not enough support. Also try the heel. If you can press it down easily, it does not offer enough support.