When buying school shoes, parents should choose:
The right time of day to buy shoes. Feet spread and swell during the day, so the afternoon is the best time of day to go shopping.
The right fitting shoes. Make sure your child’s foot is fully extended (no toe-scrunching) and measure while your child is standing. Allow ½ inch between your child’s longest toe and the edge of the shoe, and make sure your shoes aren’t too tight or too loose, as both cause problems.
A shoe with a non-slip or patterned sole to minimize the risk of slipping. Soles should be flexible but durable and thick enough to prevent injury.