It is essential to check that children’s shoes are not too tight or not supple enough to allow the feet to move naturally; they must be soft and flexible, especially at the toe. The back of the shoe, on the other hand, should be slightly structured, providing support for the heel which helps improve balance and stabilises the foot.

At the beginning, it is recommended to choose a shoe that is slightly higher at the back to help children take their first steps; after that it is not essential for the shoe to be high at the back.