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Children’s Footwear and Insoles

Our feet keep us moving, helping us to stay healthy and active so it is important to look after them.  

When buying children's shoes, you should ensure:

Insoles (orthoses)

Orthoses are commonly known as insoles.  Insoles prescribed by the podiatrist help support your foot and reduce your pain.  They can be worn in different shoes as long as the shoe is deep enough for the insole. 

Your body needs to get used to the insoles. Gradually wear them in. Start for 1 hour then increase by another hour each day for about a week. Once they are comfortable aim to wear them all day long.  Insoles should not cause rubbing or pain.

Shoe Shops

These shoe shops in Cardiff and Vale offer shoe brands that can accommodate orthoses and wide shoes, and offer a measuring service. Please note we do not endorse any brand or shop.

Sports Direct
St David’s,
CF10 2DP

Retail Park,
Ferry Road,
CF11 0JR

5 Royal Buildings, 
Victoria Road, 
CF64 3EB

029 2070 4254

AG Meek
St David’s,
CF10 2DP

93 Albany Road,
CF24 3LP

Shoe 22 
22b Station Hill,
New Road,
01656 788628

John Lewis
St David’s, 
The Hayes,
CF10 1EG

84 Bridge Street,
St David’s,
CF10 2EL

Contact Details

Podiatry Patient Management Centre
Podiatry Services
Cardiff Royal Infirmary
Newport Road
CF24 0SZ

General enquiries and existing patient appointment bookings:  029 2033 5135

New patient referrals office: 029 2033 5370

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