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Old 09-03-2013, 07:23 PM   #1
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Flat feet/Fallen arches?

I just noticed tonight that my 6 yr old has no arches in his feet. Anyone else have kids w/ this? Has it been an issue. DS hasnt had issues yet but by the looks of it I would think it would eventually cause an issue or two.

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Re: Flat feet/Fallen arches?

I have flat feet. Didn't cause any trouble til I got older, and even now, nothing really notable. I just wear nicer insoles in my shoes. DD is 10 and the guy at the shoe store said she had flat feet, but they don't look as flat as mine. She's never had any trouble.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:36 PM   #3
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Re: Flat feet/Fallen arches?

My sister has flat feet and just can't wear shoes with much of an arch. She's most comfortable in Toms or flip flops. And then when we went to Disney/Sea World/Animal Kingdom a few years ago (one park each day) her feet were KILLING her, to the point where we actually had to get her one of those scooters that are motorized because she was in such horrible pain walking all that distance.
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Re: Flat feet/Fallen arches?

DS's almost look like the arches bulge out they are that flat. He doesnt complain though
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Re: Flat feet/Fallen arches?

I just google pictures and it is flat feet for sure. I just wonder if I need to do something to avoid issues for him. Good support shoes I suppose. Any brands in particular would you recommend?
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I like New Balance.
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Re: Flat feet/Fallen arches?

So far in my research I have read shoes with good support and arches and then minimalist support
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Kids start out with feet that appear flat. They have a fat pad in the arch area but it doesn't necessarily mean they have flat feet at 6 they could have flat feet but I wouldn't get arch supports unless a specialist recommends it. If it is still the fat pad an arch in a shoe can mess with it
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