These are the most expensive pair of shoes that we have ever purchased for anyone in the family.
Well, just to clear the air, we didn’t get a Prada or Gucci or Camper for Nathanael (wish we could), but we can’t afford designer shoes for Nathanael.
We actually bought Nathanael his first custom made, fitted orthotic shoes with in-soles from Schein. Its a German foot specialist company that has recently opened its retail chain in Malaysia. We accidently stumbled upon it at The Curve.
Let us tell u why we got this RM1300 shoes for Nathanael . . .
You can scan your feet or your children’s feet at SCHEIN for free. FREE CONSULTATION! They are located on the Ground Floor of The Curve, best if u just ask the Concierge for their location, as they are situated behind another row of shops.
They also have shops at Mid Valley Megamall & Lot 10.
We discovered that Nathanael is flat feet (no arch) after the scan with Schein, and that both his ankles were not aligned, therefore when he stood, his feet were bent inwards. He had a bad case of Pronation or Valgus ankle (see brochure above) We learnt that all of us have some degree of pronation…..cos we wore the wrongs shoes as we were growing up. Who knew?
The good thing is that Schein carries shoes for kids; adults too (There’s another foot specialist called Foot Solutions, but they only focus on adults). So we were really glad that we were able to get in-soles that will help correct Nathanael’s feet.
We were informed (contrary to our belief) that shoes for kids should be hard solid. Good shoes should have hard “U Cup” back (to support the ankle) and only bent at the part where the toes are (to assist in walking). Yeah i know, we always thot that we should get comfy shoes, soft shoes, shoes that can bend easily for the kids. But actually those type of shoes DO NOT give the correct support & development to our kids ankle and feet. We also learned a new term called Foot Posture.
>> See Nathanael’s shoes, on the right. The back of the shoes are of a certain height as it protects and supports the ankle. And if u touch it, you’ll realize that it is hard and it gives good support for healthy Foot Posture and of course in the long run good posture to your body.
In fact Schein was telling us that adults who are now facing a back problems can get their feet scan and see if there’s a remedy for their discomfort. They can get custom made in soles! Sigh … i guess when we were all growing up in Malaysia, all we knew was BATA, Power, BM2000. And later during our youth, the likes of Fila, Nike, Adidas came in and we just thought those were the best to get (if we could afford it at that time).
I am glad that Schein made in-roads into Malaysia and i guess they will have to do a lot of publicity to create awareness of Foot Posture, and foot problems and how actually shoes can correct them!
So with all those facts in mind, we decided to put our money together and “invest” in a pair of Schein Shoes for Nathanael. We figured that the least we can do now is to help correct his Foot Posture.
We had them custom made in soles so that it will help elevate a part of his feet to correct Nathanael’s posture and to eliminate the problem of flat feet.
The shoes and the insoles cost up to RM1,300. We will have follow up visits to Schein every six months where they will evaluate Nathanael’s feet and posture and see if there’s any need to make any changes to the in-soles!
Last week was a time of NEW LEARNING experiences for the family. I never knew or heard of such things before, and we’re glad that we have now discovered about Schein for kids. 🙂
Finally watch the video below, and see how Nathanael climbs up the stairs in his new Schein Shoes. Click play below or watch it here.
Schein was founded in Remscheid, Germany in 1879 and is family owned in the 4th generation today. Schein orthopaedie service rank among the well known manufacturers of orthopaedic foot supports world wide.
We are a team of well trained specialists, dedicated to help you to find foot comfort and pain relief. Many common foot problems are simply caused by mal-fitting shoes and a wrong posture of your feet.
Schein Orthopaedics Malaysia
Suite 4.1 Level 4 Blck C Plaza Damansara
No 45 Jalan Medan Setia 1
Tel 603 7725 0140