Health Tip: Fit Your Teen's Feet

Use a dedicated shoe for your child's sport

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(HealthDay News) -- Trying to find the right athletic shoes to fit your teen's growing feet?

The American Podiatric Medical Association offers these guidelines for choosing a teen's athletic footwear:

  • Choose the right shoes for a specific activity, such as basketball shoes or running shoes.
  • Take your teen to a store that specializes in athletic shoes.
  • Choose shoes that fit well in all areas of the foot and offer plenty of support.
  • Inspect the tread and replace the shoes when they show signs of wear.

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