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As parents across the country check off school items from their shopping lists, remember one of the most important purchases that can be made for children this season — foot-friendly shoes! Whether on the school bus, in the classroom or on the playground, a properly constructed and well-fitted pair of shoes can drastically reduce a child’s risk of injury, from conditions such as blisters to more serious injuries such as tendonitis, sprains, strains and even fractures. One easy way to determine if a child’s shoe is foot-friendly is to perform the “1,2,3 Test.”

First, press on both sides of the back of the shoe’s heel. Make sure that it does not collapse when pushed on.
Second, check toe flexibility. The shoe should bend with your child’s toes, but should not be too stiff or bend too much in the toe box area.

Third, grab the shoe by the front and back and twist gently. A foot-friendly shoe should never twist easily in the middle.

More shoe shopping tips to help start the school year off on the right foot:

Take your child shoe shopping.

Letting a child have a say in the shoe buying process promotes healthy foot habits down the road.
Examine the heels.

Children often wear through the heels of shoes faster than outgrowing the shoes themselves. Uneven heel wear can indicate a foot problem that should be checked by a podiatrist.

Look for the Seal of Acceptance.

Certain footwear brands, such as the Reebok Classic Leather Collection and Asics’ GEL-Nimbus model, carry the APMA’s Seal of Acceptance. APMA’s Seal program recognizes products that set the benchmark for footwear and foot care industries, and have been evaluated by a team of podiatrists to guarantee proper foot function.
For a full list of children’s footwear that has received the APMA’s Seal of Acceptance, please click here.
Remember socks when shopping.

Make sure to have your child try on shoes with socks or tights, if that is how they will be worn, in order to ensure a proper fit.

Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists provides a variety of foot care and assistance in caring for your child’s foot and ankle pain.

  • Heel Pain
  • Foot and Ankle Trauma
  • Hammertoes
  • Ingrown/Fungal toenails
  • Sports injuries
  • Pediatric Foot Conditions
  • Flat Foot
  • Warts

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Winning a game or taking care of family means a lot to you. Pain should not get in the way! We can successfully treat hundreds of foot problems.
Visit our beautiful Sugar Land or Houston, Texas (TX) podiatry offices. Find high quality, tested foot care products in our store.
We provide gentle care and top technologies that end foot and ankle pain fast!

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"My whole experience was great and Dr. Vargas and his staff are wonderful! The best part for me, though, is that I can now wear athletic shoes, slippers and heels with no pain." Hilda 

Podiatry Office In Sugar Land, TX
15200 Southwest Freeway Suite 130
Sugar Land, TX 77478

281.313.0090

Office Hours:
Monday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Friday: 8:30am – 4pm

Podiatry Office In Southwest Houston TX
7737 Southwest Fwy #500,
Houston, TX 77074

281.313.0090

Office Hours:
Monday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Friday: 8:30am – 4pm

Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists located in Sugar Land, Texas (TX) and Houston, Texas (TX) treats all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Over 25,000 happy patients have found relief for their foot and ankle pain with the help of licensed podiatrist, Dr. Marco A. Vargas. can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.

Our Sugar Land & Houston podiatry offices offer the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care with a smile to patients in our local community. Return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love! Call 281.397.3487 today!

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