How Often to Purchase New Shoes for Your Children

How Often to Purchase New Shoes for Your Children

As a parent, you want to make sure your children have everything they need to grow up healthy and happy, and that includes a great pair of shoes.

Growth Spurts

Kids often grow quickly, and their feet are no exception. It’s very common for children to have growth spurts that can cause their feet to grow even several sizes in a short period of time. During these periods of growth, be sure to check your child’s shoes regularly to ensure they are not too small. If your child’s toes are near the end of the shoe, or they are feeling too tight, it is time for a new pair.

Wear and Tear

Kids are very active, and their shoes take a beating. If your child’s shoes are starting to show signs of wear and tear, it is time to replace them. Look for holes in the soles or uppers, worn-out threads, or any other signs of damage. Shoes that are too worn out can cause discomfort and even lead to injury, so it is very important to keep an eye on their condition. Also, in the case of hand-me-downs, it is important to know that each child wears in their shoe differently, and it can cause negative foot health or even injury to a child who is wearing hand-me-down shoes.

Seasonal Changes

As the seasons change, your child’s shoe needs may change as well. During the winter months, you’ll want to make sure the child has warm or waterproof boots like these Bogs from Lucky Shoes. to protect their feet from the cold and snow. In the summer, breathable sandals or sneakers may be more appropriate for your child. Keen makes great closed-toe sandals carried at Lucky Shoes for children that protect their feet but are also breathable.

The Keen children's Seacamp style at Lucky Shoes in the rainbow/festival fuchsia coloration is a great style for breathability & foot protection.

Activity Level

If your child is involved in sports or other activities, they may need specialized footwear for performance. Basketball shoes and running shoes like these styles from New Balance are just a few examples of activity-specific footwear styles. These shoes are designed to provide the support your child needs to stay comfortable while doing these activities and prevent injuries. If your child is involved in a sport or activity that requires specialized footwear, it is very important to replace them as needed to ensure they continue to provide the necessary support.

The children's New Balance 880v12 in the NB Navy/Heritage Blue coloration at Lucky Shoesis a great athletic style for running.

So how often should you purchase new shoes for your children?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer, as it will depend on a variety of factors. A good rule of thumb is to get your child measured every 2-3 months at Lucky Shoes to make sure they aren’t wearing footwear that doesn’t fit them properly or is in poor condition. By keeping an eye on your child’s shoes and replacing them as needed, you can ensure their feet stay healthy and comfortable as they grow and explore the world around them.

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