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Childrens shoes with narrow heels

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Peter, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Peter

    Peter Well-Known Member


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    I have a distraught mother, who is at her wits end as she cannot buy shoes for her 4 year old with a narrow heel. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.
     
  2. Fraoch

    Fraoch Active Member

    Any time I have had this issue I will line one or both sides of the inside with either leather, thin SCF, fleecy web or similar. Has worked before. However it would depend on how much space you are trying to fill, the above can fill about 1-3mm on either side.

    I have also used heel cups for a particular bony waif. Also incorporated heel lift/EVA wedge to have the heel sit highter in the apex on the "triangle" on the heel counter plus lining as above.

    As you are finding; never found a shoe that is tight through the heel.
     
  3. Phil Rees

    Phil Rees Active Member

    Peter, most modern high street shoes have a thermoplastic heel counter stiffener. It may be worth while gently heating the heel counter with a heat gun to see if you can soften the stiffener and reduce the heel width.
     
  4. footman1972

    footman1972 Active Member

    You could also try a tongue pad and make sure they are buying lace-up styles
     
  5. BAMBLE1976

    BAMBLE1976 Active Member

    Hi

    You could line the inner quarters with any number of materials. A referral to the local orthotist for ?footwear advice may be on the cards. The can then get the factory to line them. What hosp are you based at?

    Regards

    Barry
     
  6. Peter

    Peter Well-Known Member

    Hi Bramble, we have access to Peacocks (Newcastle). I spoke to their Orthotist yesterday actually, and she said the same thing. I took the advice of another poster and lined the heel out with 6mm adhesive poron (still slipped with 3mm poron), and a small piece under the vertical section of the anterior "T" of the t-bar. Still waiting to hear............
     
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