(Pgk) Because they walk barefoot on natural surfaces, indigenous peoples have the healthiest feet. In our latitudes, however, force us climatic conditions, to wear shoes. Packed in shoes feet are protected, at the same time but the small foot muscles to inactivity are being forced. With bumps they no longer come into contact. Result: lack strain the muscles atrophy, the arch loses its supports.
The walk goes from the mold and degenerates into hollow, platform or flat feet with claws toes, aching under load. So a "architectural" masterpiece of evolution is ruined. 40 percent of people have problems with their feet. Already children suffer from functional or structural deformities of the feet. Derlei damage are usually the sad, unavoidable consequences because incorrect children's shoes, because they are too short or too narrow. In addition, children's feet grow faster than you think, in three months by about size. The German shoe industry has developed in cooperation with leading pediatricians and orthopedic surgeons a system on how best to care: The WMS (Width Measuring System) seal of approval, which is also far-medium narrow '. Shoes that carry this label are functional and fußgerecht and correspond to the proportions of the child's foot exactly.
Before each fitting a new shoe should be checked if it has the correct inner length. A foot and shoe meter helps. So that the toes have enough space, a new children's shoe should be inside about 12 mm longer than the foot.
The shoe also needs to have a firm hold on the foot. Around the shoe opening no more fingers should fit. Press the side with your thumb and forefinger in Vorderfußbereichden shoe together. The shoe should not rest even on foot, then it is too narrow, nor should too much room, then the shoe is too far. A further or not stuck at the foot kids shoe causes the foot to slip into the top while running forward. Thus, despite a correct inner length of the shoe, the toes are compressed as in too short a child's shoe. Important in infancy also a very flexible sole, which allows a good rolling of the foot, a flexible shaft, no molded footbed, a light weight, breathability, durability and easy to clean upper.
Another tip: Let your child once run for a few hours in the apartment in newly bought shoes. Sometimes the outcome of this is that the child is not quite comfortable in de shoes. The shoes are still no signs of wear, and a good dealer will exchange it easily if you bring the shoes back in original packaging and with proof of purchase document. If permitted by the temperature and they can be sure that no risk of injury, parents should let their children walk home or in the sand on a landscaped playground barefoot.
Editor: Denis Lichtner