It’s Time for Back to School Shoe Shopping!

There’s no hint of coolness in our northern Illinois air but fall is definitely on the way. Even without the weather as an indicator, we know that fall is coming because those familiar yellow school buses are gearing up and will soon take to the streets.

If you’re like most parents, you’ll soon be planning an expedition to the mall or nearby local shoe store to purchase those all-important new school shoes. Those small feet have grown over the summer will need sturdy, supportive shoes for indoor and outdoor school fun.

Whether your children beg you for Finding DoryZootopiaTMNT or Batman-themed shoes, use common sense to guide them towards shoes that are fashionable but also comfortable and well-made. Here’s how:

Back to School Shoe Shopping Tips

Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM recommends shopping carefully for school shoes for your child for comfort and maximum foot health:

One last word of caution – it’s not a good idea for your child to wear hand-me-down shoes. Shoes mold to the owner’s feet and will not fit your child.

Plan on a little negotiation if necessary but remember – you’re the parent! Keep your child’s foot health uppermost in mind when choosing back to school shoes.

Let Us Help with Evaluating your Child’s Foot Health and Recommending Footwear

Dr. Alexopoulos, board certified podiatrist has extensive experience with assessing children’s foot health and shoe requirements. Please call our Chicago office at (773) 561-8100 or request an appointment via the website for an examination or for any foot or ankle problem. Let us help you get your child started on the right foot this school year!

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Stavros Alexopoulos One of Chicago’s top podiatrists, Stavros Alexopoulos, DPM, treats routine to complex foot and ankle issues. Dr. Alexopoulos is currently accepting new patients at My Chicago Foot Expert located near Ravenswood, North Park, and Jefferson Park.

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