Kids’ shoes sized up
A RESEARCH project will investigate the impact shoes have on a child’s growth.
The study, undertaken by the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Health Science, is part of The Children Walking Well Project, funded by the Australian Research Council.
The project will explore the effect of footwear on a child’s foot mechanics and factors influencing footwear purchases.
Project leader Damien O’Meara said there was confusion about children’s footwear because shoe companies used marketing terms, such as ‘arch support’ or ‘motion control’, carelessly.
Sydney-based primary school children in grade one to six are being sought for the study.
IMPACT . . . a child learns how to do up his shoe laces