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Badly Worn School Shoes

September 3, 2018 by Dubai Podiatry Centre4

The new school year has started and fresh new school shoes are always a sign of new academic beginnings. However if you have noticed in previous years that the school shoes have become distorted in an unusual way it is a major sign of a foot problem.

The structure of the foot can distort a shoe causing unusual heel wear or unusual bulging on the upper leather part of the school shoe. When the shoe starts to deform, it can increase the problem in the structure of the foot. It is essential that you bring your child in for a foot assessment if you think their feet are moving in and unusual way or the shoe is wearing away and in unusual pattern.

You can make an appointment with a Podiatrist to check the alignment and in most cases it’s very easily corrected with a specialised orthotic inside the shoe that will align the fit and improve their walking and wear o the shoe.

Here is a photo of a shoe that has become worn away in an unusual heel area and also bulging inwards from a fit that is becoming flat. This boy was 14 years old and the problem was corrected with three phases of orthotic therapy in his school and sports shoes over nine months.

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  • Mike O’Halloran

    September 16, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    My son has shoes like this. I think it is a sign of flat feet. Should we bring him to your Centre? Thanks Mike


    • Dubai Podiatry Centre

      September 24, 2018 at 1:46 pm

      Dear Mike, Yes please if you could bring your sone to have his feet and legs assessed with Podiatrist Michelle Champlin WhatsApp us for appointment 0503553024 and we will organise his session. Best wishes, Dubai Podiatry Centre


  • Abdulla Al Balooshi

    March 2, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Hello, my son is wearing his school shoes now for 6 months from September. Now that are deformed and not looking good. The inside is destroyed on the shoes. His feet are flat. We feel bad for him and we want for him to go to the military school. Can we change and do something for him? Thank you.


    • Dubai Podiatry Centre

      March 2, 2019 at 5:55 pm

      Yes You should bring him to see the Podiatrist and bring his school shoes and sports shoes and some shorts to wear for the assessment. We will check him thoroughly.


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