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Old-Fashioned Plimsoll Shoes Better for Children Than Expensive Trainers

by Kathy Jones on  September 12, 2013 at 10:34 PM Child Health News   - G J E 4
Researchers at Northumbria University in Newcastle suggest that buying an old-fashioned plimsoll shoes for children will be better for their feet rather than expensive modern trainers.
 Old-Fashioned Plimsoll Shoes Better for Children Than Expensive Trainers
Old-Fashioned Plimsoll Shoes Better for Children Than Expensive Trainers
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The researchers said that currently available trainers with thick heels make it difficult for children to run properly as they often strike the ground with the heel.

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However purchasing flat soled plimsolls will make children run in a natural manner by using the front foot, which causes less impact.

"If I was to advise someone on what to give their child I would say don't go and buy them expensive Adidas or Nike big-cushioned jobs, just get them a pair of flexible, flat shoes. Give them basic foot-ware, nothing fancy, nothing structured, nothing particularly cushioned. There is a lot of evidence that the human foot is structured to cope with the forces of running by landing on the mid-foot", lead researcher Mick Wilkinson said.

Source: Medindia
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