Saturday, September 19, 2009
Stride Rite Has Your Toddlers’ Feet Covered
It’s that time of year again… time to buy fall shoes for those ever-growing kids’ feet! I was truly excited to get an opportunity for my 20-month-old daughter to test drive a pair of Stride Rite SRTs. This was our first experience with a pair of Stride Rites, though I had heard a lot about their solid reputation.
Once my order was placed, I began reading about the new Sensory Response Technology (SRT). In response to extensive research, Stride Rite developed their SRT line of shoes with sensory pads so toddlers can feel the variations in the surfaces on which they are walking, and their structure and flexibility were designed to allow feet to move naturally while supporting growing bones and muscles. The claim that truly interested me was that the SRT line was supposed to “reduce the number of stumbles and falls while promoting a healthy lifelong walking pattern”. These shoes were going to help my daughter fall less? Bring them on!
Even though my daughter has been walking for 10 months, she is still fairly clumsy and falls often. I couldn’t wait to see if there was any difference with the Stride Rites. I observed over a period of four days while she wore her Stride Rites to run across the hardwoods, play in the backyard and climb over the rocks and dirt piles in our neighbourhood. The biggest difference I noticed was when she was running on flat surfaces both inside and out. Her steps were markedly more confident and she didn’t trip like she normally did in other shoes. Though she was still a klutz when she was all-terraining it, I believe her steps really were more accurate in these shoes!
Suggestion: take the time to use the measuring tool on their website when ordering your Stride Rites to make sure you get the perfect size for your toddler!
posted by Growing Your Baby at 9/19/2009 10:12:00 pm