Footlogics 'Kids'

Developed by Australian podiatrists, Footlogics Kids is a medical-grade 3/4 length orthotic for young children who suffer from flat feet, fallen arches or over-pronation.

orthotics for young children

Sizing information:

Footlogics Kids are available in two sizes: Kids (K) and Small Kids (SK). Typically, the SK orthotic is suitable for children from about 4 1/2 years of age to about 6 years, and the K orthotic will fit children from 7 to 9.

For children with a shoe size 4 or larger the Casual or Comfort orthotics are suitable (for example, X-Small will fit a shoe size 4). Footlogics Kids orthotics are suitable for most types of children's footwear. No special fitting is required, just slip the orthotics in their shoes.

When to use Footlogics Orthotics for children...

All small children have flat feet, and by the age of 4 or 5 the arches should start to develop. However, with some children the foot remains flat, or only a very low arch is showing. Arch height is actually not the main concern in young children. The more important question is, whether your child suffers from excessive pronation (rolling inward of the ankles). Excess pronation is easily diagnosed. If you draw an imaginary line from the tip of the ankle bone downwards and the line ends away from the foot, your child over-pronates and their feet need correcting (see example to the right).

Excessive pronation causes the child to develop an abnormal gait pattern. At a young age these children may not suffer from any type of foot pain, but later on they are likely to develop conditions such Children's Heel Pain (Sever’s Disease), Children's Knee pain (Osgood-Schlatters disease), general foot pain, ankle pain and/or aching legs. Growing pains (which all children will experience) are often more severe in children with pronating feet, than kids with normal feet.

Footlogics Kids orthotics are a medical-grade orthotic designed to provide biomechanical support and restore the child’s walking pattern. By re-aligning the child’s feet early on, many biomechanical complaints can be prevented, allowing the feet to develop more naturally. Footlogics Kids orthotics are safe to use, however if your child suffers from a major foot deformity or particular illnes or medical condition, we recommend you consult your GP or specialist first, before using Footlogics.