Have your kids already outgrown those kicks you bought last September? If it's time for a new pair, here's a helpful guide to getting a pair that will properly support your child and keep him or her walking comfortable:
Now that you know how to get your child the perfect fit, let's have some fun with a family shoe craft idea from the JDaniel4’s Mom blog.
Walk in Your Shoes Craft
- White paper
- A large sneaker
- Two colors of paint
- Black Sharpie
- Frame (if desired)
- Paint the bottom of a grown-up’s shoe or sneaker (it’s best if they are the gift recipent’s, but any bigger shoe will do) with blue paint and carefully place the shoe onto the paper. Press the sole of the shoe from the inside to make as deep a print as possible—rocking the shoe back and forth should help.
- After the shoe print dries, paint the bottom of your child’s foot green. Place his or her footprint on the paper within the boundaries of the shoe print.
- Finally, print out the words Some Day I Want To Walk In Your Shoes around the overlapping prints. Laminate and/or frame, as desired.
The image of your child’s precious foot holds so much promise—but that little foot may also experience a lot of pain! If it hurts your little one to run, walk or play, schedule an immediate appointment with Dr. Andrew Schneider!