My daughter just learnt to walk, after many debates we bought her “Adidas Baby” shoes though I heard that first step shoes should be high by an orthopedic company, is that so? Could it be that the shoes we bought might harm?

Answer:

I cannot refer to specific brands since I do not know them. The foot and toes can greatly assist to the stability of standing and walking. The mobility of the foot is important and can help the general movement. At times shoes can prevent the mobility of the foot and toes, burden the general movement and make it clumsy. Likewise it’s important that the child will learn and know different textures like grass, sand, gravel etc. Walking barefoot (or with a specially soft shoe) allows for better balance practice on unleveled surfaces as well.