Quality and fit. Call us Captain Obvious but this one can get overlooked. The better quality and the more support the shoe offers – the less chance of movement-related injury. The more cushioning the shoe provides – the less chance of impact-related stress.
As for fit, there are no second chances when fitting shoes for children. A child’s foot is vulnerable to injury and deformity from restrictive or ill-fitting shoes. Ensure the length of the shoe is suited to your child’s feet, with enough space for the toes to spread without pressure.