Why Kids Need The Right Socks

By: Sock Shop

We all know how important it is to get our kids fitted for the right size shoes, but how many of us go out of our way to make sure that we get the right socks?

Putting children in the wrong size socks can be bad for their feet. Too small and their toes are cramped and bent – too large and there’s no support or cushioning between their feet and their shoes; and there’s no point getting shoes that fit properly if they have to accommodate excess sock when they’re being worn.

This doesn’t mean that you have to pay over the odds for expensive kids’ socks, or change socks every time they change a shoe size. Just make sure that you pick well-made socks that will fit snugly on your child’s feet, providing protection between their skin and the shoe.

Materials

Many kids’ socks today use Lycra. This material helps to make fabrics stretchy and fitting, so it’s perfect for socks for little ones. It makes it easier for them to put the sock on, but also lets the sock fit their feet really well for additional comfort. Cotton is a breathable material, so it’s ideal for socks, particularly if you have active kids that are running around all day. A combination of cotton and Lycra is common in socks for youngsters.

Sizes

Like adult socks, children’s socks come in a range of sizes, and one pair can fit feet within a set shoe size range. Make sure that you check the size range before you buy the socks. If your child has particularly narrow feet, it might be worth dropping down a size when it comes to socks – and vice versa for children who have broad feet. Your child’s feet grow at difference speeds, so there may be as much as a whole shoe size difference between the right and left foot. Each time you get your kids’ feet measured make sure you have the right size socks in the drawer.

Spend a little time getting your kids the right socks and they’ll have miles of comfortable running and walking ahead of them.

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