Do See Kai Run Shoes have Arch Support?

Our shoes do not have arch support because podiatrists recommend that kids feet should develop naturally and on their own. Babies and toddlers look like they have “flat feet” because of all the fat pads that are concentrated on that small foot. Kids don’t actually develop arches until around grade school age! To develop strong feet and arches, feet should flex and move without any outside forces shaping them.

However, there are special circumstances with some children and they may need some medical devices to help their growth – a podiatrist/foot specialist would be able to determine that.  In those cases, those medical specialists would be able to point you in the right direction for proper footwear.  For kids who need to wear orthotics or braces, our shoes are great because with  most of them you can remove our insole to make room for special devices.