This is one of the few areas where I put quality over price when I am shopping for my kids. Before I had my first daughter, I remember reading an article that talked about the health and development of a child’s foot and how it sets them up for a good start later in life.
“A large percentage of foot problems are caused by wearing ill-fitting shoes while feet are still growing,” explains Gino Stinziani, Vice President of GEOX Canada.
I know it doesn’t sound that prolific, or ‘meaning of life’ grand, but it struck a chord with me and it is something I think about when purchasing shoes for my girls today. Our kids place their weight on their feet and shape them as they grow. Since then, I purchase the best quality that I can afford.
With seven stages of shoes, specifically designed to fit your child’s growing feet from newborn all the way to the teenage years, GEOX is a name I shop regularly. Both of my girls have now outgrown one of my favourite features that GEOX offers. In the first four phases, up until about three years old, the inside sole can be easily removed to measure against your child’s foot to see if it is time for a larger size. I love this feature because up until about age three, many kids can’t properly tell you that their shoes are too tight.
You can read more about the various stages and how the shoes support your kids on the GEOX website.
We have been putting a pair of runners to the test this month, and my daughter’s verdict is in. She is excited to start her new school year off with these colourful shoes.
‘Fashion’ aside, the features that this mom is happy about is the flexibility of the shoe, skid-free soles, breathe-ability, the foot support, and the ease that my daughter can put them on. With a velcro band, she slips them on and quickly closes them up.
You can find the location closest to you by using the GEOX store locator on their website. The staff at the West Edmonton Mall location were really helpful and easily answered all of my questions.
GEOX shoes were provided to facilitate this feature. Opinions are those of the author’s and are not influenced.