New to Bounty?
By Jessica Johnston
As schools get ready to head back after a long summer break, parents all over the country are scrambling to set up their children with shoes that will not only be good for their feet, but that will last beyond the first term.
It’s a challenge, but these tips will set you – and your kids – in good stead …
Leading Podiatrist, Jessica Johnston shares the three things every parent needs to know before school shoe shopping. (Image: Supplied)
Children spend approximately 40 hours a week wearing their school shoes so physically attending a store that provides a professional measure and fit is vital in selecting the perfect shoe. Specialist shoe retailers such as Clarks, Shoes & Sox and Myer are personal favourites for me as a Mum and Podiatrist.
Before you head to a store you should consider the following:
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This is what you should consider when choosing the budget for your child’s school shoes:
When it comes to school shoes, you get what you pay for (Image: Getty Images)
Uniform regulations – check with your child’s school uniform policy before shoe shopping to ensure you select the correct shoe style. I caution against using a leisure type sneaker in schools where there are not footwear regulations.