Child does needs quality orthopedic shoes from the day they start learning to walk.
European shoes are the only ones that are supportive and they form kids feet correctly.
European shoes offer proper reinforced heel (preventive for ankle pronation and pigeon toes)
Good orthopedic arch support
None sweat soles (absorb sweat from kids feet)
Best leather used (leather manufactured in Europe not China since leather from China always had traces of mercury)
Flexible soles best for walking, running, jumping
Forming kids feet and body gait posture.
Preventive against all orthopedic problems child might develop with cheap shoes
Restorative for all orthopedic problems children develop with none supportive shoes
Children feet are forming as they growing so this is the only time to align them properly.
All kids footwear manufactured in Europe is monitored by European Ministry of Health so no cheap import shoes are allowed for sale in any European country.
Shoes are envisioned in Europe as foot developmental need for a child - it is not a fashion statement in any way.
The images below show how shoes develop and affect child's feet, posture and gait. Remember, is is best to buy 2 pairs of quality supportive shoes per season (6-7 months) then 10 pairs of poorly made ones - Watch the video about pronation.