I have been a Podiatrist for 15 years and work in private practice in Ireland. I cover all aspects of podiatric care and have a particular interest in Podopaediatrics.
When children begin to ambulate (walk), any shoe has the potential to seriously disrupt the natural gait pattern. Barefoot is the best for children as it provides optimal stimulation of the foot by the ground, which helps to train the brain for proper gait. When a shoe becomes necessary, it should be flexible, lightweight and shaped to the dimensions of the foot.
Recently I have been introduced to Attipas footwear for children and I am very impressed. Most footwear for children, as for adults alike, is geared towards aesthetics rather than what is beneficial for the foot and gait combined. Attipas has seven years of extensive research and development behind them as well as being constructed without the use of glue or formaldehyde, thus passing all tests of toxicity and guaranteeing your child’s safety.
In general, public perceptions of what makes “good’ footwear versus what is beneficial are poles apart. As a mother of two young boys, I would have loved to have this product available when they began to walk. As a Podiatrist, I would heartily recommend these affordable, comfortable and ergonomically designed Attipas footwear to friends and patients alike.
Katy Angeloni BSc (Hons) MChS
Katy is a podiatrist with the Hayes & Associates group which was established by Donal Hayes in 1989. Over the past 20 years the practice has grown to five clinics across Dublin (Balbriggan, Inchicore, Skerries, Clondalkin & Donnycarney) and a sixth in Drogheda, Co. Louth. All of their Podiatrists are UK degree trained with a minimum qualification of a Bachelor of Science degree in Podiatric Medicare. Hayes & Associates are committed to continuous professional development with all the practitioners undergoing courses in the latest developments in Podiatric Medicare. They deal with a variety of foot complaints from the treatment of painful corns and calluses to advice on footwear, assessment of foot functions or minor surgical procedures. To contact them please visit http://www.hayesandassociates.ie and locate your nearest clinic.