Sturdy school shoes aren’t best for kids’ feet

The traditionally solid and sturdy school shoe may not be the best option for kids’ feet, according to a new study.

School shoes were found increase the roll of the foot, and consequently placed extra stress on the calf and Achilles tendon.

Future studies will compare the effects of the traditional shoe with shoes that complement the natural movement of the foot.

Researchers hope to establish the best type of shoe for children, as the shoes children wear can determine their future foot health and development.

Read more at University of Sydney