A.S. asks from Hammond, WI on October 07, 2008
Seeking Shoes for Kid with Sensitive Feet
I am looking for a pair of shoes for my daughter. She has super-sensitive feet. She dislikes the support at the back of the heel on tennis shoes so we have to look for heels that have no extra padding. In the past we have bought her gently used shoes from Ebay. She seems to like slip on Skechers yet is getting harder to judge her size now that she is older and she refuses brand new Skechers. I found a very soft pair of Dr Scholls at our Walmart but they didn't carry them small enough. Good news is she never used to wear socks but we have found socks that do not drive her crazy. Now we just need to find shoes. Does anyone have any suggestions as to a brand of shoes that she might find comfortable? Money is no object--just tired of trying on hundreds of paris of shoes with no success.
S.W. answers from Minneapolis on October 08, 2008
My son Loved the Robeeze brand shoes. They are spendy but they worked great for him. We found them at Sheels stores. You can also find them on Ebay. Good luck
K.S. answers from Minneapolis on October 08, 2008
I'm an OT and would recommend you get her evaluated. She has some sensory issues and would benefit from some treatment before it gets out of hand. Good ,uck.
S.S. answers from Milwaukee on October 07, 2008
I think that Payless Shoes and ShopKo carry Sketchers and other slip on shoes...and they're probably really cheap now since summer is over. Another brand to check out is Converse because they are flat inside as well.
Best of luck!
C.M. answers from Cedar Rapids on October 07, 2008
Try Robezz Tredz they seem very comfortable and they are the first shoes that my daughter picks up. When she out grows them look for Eckos. They also are made of soft leather with padding around the heals. Good Luck!
A.K. answers from Iowa City on October 08, 2008
We buy most of my daughter's shoes from the sporting goods store Sheel's because she has shoe issues, too, and they have a wide variety from Teva's to heavy boots with comfort and durability a priority. We went through a year that the straps on the Teva's upset her, so we changed to croc's for awhile, but she's fine with them again. It might be worth looking at a large sporting goods store to see if there's anything that might work. Stride rite also has good shoes that have worked in the past for us.
M.T. answers from Madison on October 08, 2008
How old is your daughter? My daughter had similar issues around a year when we first started putting more solid shoes on her because she was walking. The brand we like best (we tried many) is SEE KAI RUN. They are made of a very soft leather and have flexible rubber soles. There many adorable styles. I buy mine new and used on Ebay. Thier web site is very helpful with size charts and other info. http://www.seekairun.com . My daughter for the most part outgrew her issues. Good Luck!
T. answers from Milwaukee on October 08, 2008
I just bought my son some wonderful shoes from Marshalls. They are soft and are wonderful. They fit from ages 9-12 so they will fit them for a while. they come in different sizes but they are wonderful and reasonable.
S.H. answers from Green Bay on October 08, 2008
C.D. answers from Sioux Falls on October 08, 2008
Try Stride Rite. They are the only shoes my 2 year old daughter says aren't "owie"! Good luck!