Field testing of products
All Newfeel models are tested in use before being marketed.For use with "orthopaedic" insoles, take one size up or remove the removable insoles! For better foot support, all the Newfeel models have a specially designed stiffener at the back.
Laboratory tests are carried out by Newfeel to validate the properties and benefits of walking shoes such as flexibility (elasticity), abrasion (wear) of the sole, adhesion between the upper and the outsole, etc.
For use with "orthopaedic" insoles, take one size up or remove the removable insoles!
For better hold of the foot inside the shoes, all Newfeel children's models have a specially designed high-quality heel stiffener.
Should you choose one size up for your child so that the shoes can be worn for longer?
No! If the shoe is too large, your child's foot will not be properly supported especially around the heel. The foot could then go off to the sides and the shoe would no longer be "one" with the foot. The child therefore risks modifying their natural gait and leading to compensation around the knees, hips or back. Nevertheless, the child's foot should not be too tightly held in the shoe. There should be a gap of 6 mm between the tip of the foot and the front of the shoe.
How to check whether the size chosen for my child's shoes is the right one?
The child should first place their foot right to the front of the shoe. You should then press the palm of your hand down on the front of the child's foot to ensure the toes are not curled up.Then try and fit your finger into the into the back of the shoe behind the heel (right at the back) to see if there is enough space (6 mm). If it is a thin finger, the tip of your finger will be about 10mm thick. If you can squeeze it in but it is tight then that's a perfect fit!For more information visit www.newfeel.com
Is it preferable to choose shoes with a market "arch of the foot"?
No! 90% of children are born with healthy feet. They don't have flat feet, they have fleshy feet! As they grow up their feet develop muscle and the arch of the foot forms. Using an arch means using a prosthesis! When it is not there (barefoot of shoes without and arch), the body seeks to compensate this imbalance which could lead to backache. For more information visit www.newfeel.com.
I have a little shoe-destroyer at home - how can I choose the most durable pair?
Children ten to wear the front of their shoes more. Pay special attention to the level of the sole. A naturally durable material like rubber will last longer. A sole that "envelops" the foot or even a rising sole will also serve as a "bumper". For the top, you should know that leather is a guarantee of durability and a specially adapted reinforcement will limit premature wear. For more information visit www.newfeel.com.
Tips for storage and maintenance
The Newfeel team recommends storing your shoes in a dry, dark and well-ventilated place.