How To Avoid New Shoes Blisters With These Tips!

Are blisters a problem for your child? Everflex is here to help! Our kids’ school shoes are sure to keep students comfy during long days of lessons, but there’s nothing wrong with being careful. So, here are our top tips for preventing blisters:

Get your child to wear-in their kids’ school shoes! 


If you replace your child’s footwear during the holidays, then the best thing to do is get your child to wear-in their brand-new set. While older students have less of an issue with adjusting to new kids’ school shoes, changing designs (from a classic pair to a Mary-Jane sandal, for instance) can throw off younger students for a bit. So, get them to wear-in their kids’ school shoes.


Have your child take their fresh pair for a spin around the lounge room, the kitchen, or the yard in the days before the term starts. Begin with an hour or two the first day, then gradually increase the time they spend in their kids’ school shoes. Not only will this help break in the style, but it should steadily ease your child’s feet into the new style without causing blisters. 

Ensure that your children have the right size!


Whenever you buy kids’ school shoes, you should always ensure that you check the fit. Poorly-fitting footwear leads to all sorts of problems; blisters are just the tip of the iceberg. While there can be an adjustment period for setting into new kids’ school shoes, constant blisters could indicate that your child’s style is too loose or too tight. 


If your child keeps coming home with blisters on the back of their ankles, have them walk around in front of you and see if you can spot the pair slipping. Loose kids’ school shoes slip, and the constant friction will irritate the skin until it forms blisters on the backs of the heels. Oversized styles don’t necessarily need replacing, because you can fix this issue by filling extra space with innersoles (or an extra pair of socks) and wait for your child to grow a bit.


However, tight kids’ school shoes need to get swapped over at once. If you suspect that your child’s pair is too little for them, check the position of their toes. Ideally, there should be a centimetre between your child’s toes and the tip of their kids’ school shoes. Since these small styles are constrictive, you should also watch out for blisters around their toes and the balls of their feet. In this case, the sensible thing to do is exchange your kids’ school shoes for a better size.

Treat your children to extra accessories in their kids’ school shoes! 


Does your child have sensitive feet or a demanding schedule that wears them down? Add some of our foot care accessories into your kids’ school shoes, and they’ll reap the benefits all semester! The trickiest part of buying our shoe care accessories is stopping at one type! For maximum support and cushioning in kids’ school shoes, Everflex has full-length gel or foam innersoles. 


There are fabric half-innersoles and gel cushions, which will support the balls of the feet. And, Everflex has special heel grips to prevent kids’ school shoes from leaving blisters on the back of children’s ankles. You’re spoiled for choice with all these excellent inserts. Our shorter accessories target different problem areas— if you need help deciding which will work best, then consider what sort of issues your child has had with kids’ school shoes in the past, and go from there. 


Make blisters a problem of the past! 


This season, let Everflex’s cosy kids’ school shoes and handy tips take care of your children!