Shoe Choice

Why athletic shoes are important to your body, not just the rule.

Light weight news articles:

Athletic shoes are built to provide support to your foot and ankle during physical activity, and as a result they help reduce the risk of fractures and sprains while active. Many leg, ankle and foot injuries can be prevented if proper athletic footwear is worn. Not to mention the prevention of longterm, overuse injuries to the back and changes in one’s natural walking/running gait. The necessity of wearing proper shoes is 100% safety driven.

~ Katy Laws

So, let the numbers speak for themselves: of the 198,437 emergency room visits due to shoe-related injuries, 25,300 were associated with flip flops in 2014, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission on Emergency Room visits.”  ~Today: Rebekah Lowin 2016

Podiatrists blame flip-flops for blisters, bacteria, viral infections, bad posture, shooting pains, bunion exacerbation (and formation!), hammertoe issues, athlete’s foot, and lack of arch support.” ~Today: Rebekah Lowin 2016

Packing or wearing supportive, well fitted athletic shoes everyday (for PE and recess) is important to your child’s safety and comfort.