The second part of our child development blogs looks at Senior age children. Here you’ll find information on making the right foot care choices for your child and provide advice on engaging the whole body through related activities suited for their life stage.
Teenagers will now be enjoying activities with an increased level of intensity and may wear their school shoes for even longer with after school clubs or first jobs. Throughout all of this, their shoes must be non-restrictive and promote an adequate forefoot shape to allow the metatarsals to expand for adequate ground control and foot form. Any compromise to the foots natural movement from tight uppers, to stiff outsoles or loose fastenings can cause the bodies mechanical system to make compromises for what the foot can’t achieve. This in turn can affect the locomotor system and can result in injury or inefficient development leading to future problems.
You could try these activities to help your Senior school child develop:
Teenagers are most likely wanting to choose their own style in-line with their peers fashion, but these days you don't have to sacrifice fashion for fit. Start-Rite Senior school shoes look good, will last the school year and comply with school uniform regulations, as well as offering all these important features:
To ensure your child has the correct fitting shoes we recommend measuring their feet every 6-12 months.
To read our blog on child development for Primary age children click HERE
To read our general tips on foot health click HERE