HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR KIDS' TENNIS SHOES?
Durability or support? Better cushioning for more intensive play? Your choice of junior shoes is important as it will follow your child as he or she practices the sport. Allow us to guide you as you seek to choose the best tennis shoes for your child!
The feet of children and adults are not the same. Obviously they are similar, but they do not work the same way and they have very different needs. In adults, the foot is used to more pressure from shoes and needs protection against violent injuries (sprains or torn ligaments). Children, on the other hand, need protection against chronic injuries (stretched ligaments, inflammations). With Artengo, we have developed a shoe specifically for children and a shoe specifically for adults. Let's see below what are the important factors for choosing your kids' shoes!
LACES OR VELCRO STRIPS?
The easier and faster it is for kids to learn how to put on and fasten their own shoes, the better. Putting shoes on must be fun, not a chore.
Velcro strips are easier to use but also tend to wear away much quicker than laces; While laces can adjust shoes fit and fix toes much better than velcro strips.
Decathlon recommends starting with the size of casual shoes your child wears. The heel should hold in shoes and not to shuffle during the run.
When your kid has played for a longer time, you might need to buy half a size / a size bigger shoes.
Kids’ shoes are put through their paces like no others when it comes to scraping, sliding, skidding and scuffing. Kids are overflowing with energy and their shoes must enable them to do all their daily activities for as long as possible in total safety. The ideal children’s shoes are made up of three different parts that guarantee their durability:
1. Abrasion-resistant rubber outsoles that overlap the front of the foot
2. A second seamless bonded rubber reinforcement in the forefoot (the most vulnerable area)
3. Attractive uppers that provide good foot support.
Good foot support and comfort
Kids are constantly growing and their joints are continuously moving, so they need good foot support during tennis.
Comfort is another important factor, and cushioning leads to better comfort. A pair of good kids tennis shoes can reduce repeated shockwaves mainly in the heal to avoid injury as kids grow.
The wise choice: the non-marking sole!
Required increasingly by clubs and for playing sports at school, the non-marking sole will be an undeniable asset for your child's shoe.