I've had a hard time finding a style of shoe I like for dd (read: something neutral)with a brand I also like. I finally found a pair of See Kai Run in Rebekah but they only had a size 8 left. DD is probably a size 7 but I went ahead and ordered them. Well, turns out there's a pretty big difference between a 7 and 8 so there's a good inch of extra space. Money's tight and I'd like to make them work if possible...would it be ok to put some kind of padding in the toe or would that too problematic? I can't be the only mom who tries to buy a little bigger and finds a way to make do without compromising their kids's comfort. Any suggestions? She has some sandals in a 7, I just want her to wear closed toed shoes sometimes.
There might not be an arch, but she will create a wear pattern where her feet hit the shoe now, and then the shoe won't fit her right once she actually grows into the shoe. Blisters are also a concern, as well as tripping over the extra length in the toe. She will not run or jump correctly b/c she will be compensating for the extra length in the shoe, so it will change her gait and could even cause knee, hip or low back issues as well. She really needs to be in shoes that FIT her!!
"Fitting your child now with the proper size and style of shoe will help prevent possible foot problems in years to come.... Don't let your child be like many adults that say, “ I wish I had worn shoes that fit when I was a child.” “My feet would not be in such bad shape now.” http://www.podiatrynetwork.com/document.cfm?id=66
Answer by Morgain at 7:44 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
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Answer by mrs_pulley at 10:22 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
Don't feel like crap Mom, feel that way if you don't ask! Never hurts to ask, right!! As Sports Med. professional that works with kids I do tend to get a bit defensive on their behalf - Didn't mean to sound curt to you, sometimes it's hard to put your tone of voice into typed text. Sorry if I came across sounding like I thought you didn't care. ;o)
Answer by Morgain at 10:44 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
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