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Is Back to School 2015 starting out like a marathon race every morning?  You’re not alone.  Every morning, every Mother across the globe is wrestling time and finishing the morning race of getting the kids to school. So we’ve collated the top tips to make Back to School easier at the beginning of the year. One word? Routine. Preparation starts 24 hours before. Watching T.V. programs .....More
Pre-season training is just around the corner and has already started for some clubs.  The new season Asics netball shoes have arrived in store with some fantastic updates to the range. Netball is the most popular women’s sport in Australia with an estimated one million players nationwide! It is a game reliant on muscular endurance so good preparation is required to help prevent injuries occurr.....More
Less than a month to go until School goes back (and the celebration begins) but not before Back to School Shopping is done! As Australia’s largest footwear retailer, get the kids the perfect fit for all their school shoe needs, whether it’s black leather shoes,  sports shoes, netball shoes or football boots. We have a huge range of sizes and widths to fit every foot. And remember, to avoi.....More
The start of a new school year means shopping for your kids school books, new uniform and a new pair of school shoes. School shoes can be an expensive item when it comes to getting your kids ready for the new school year but buying the right pair is an investment in the wellbeing of your child’s feet and can save you money in the long run. You get what you pay for When it comes to school shoes, .....More
If your kids have feet wider than you thought possible, the perfect fit you may be looking for is New Balance- New Balance is generally the brand to go for if you are looking for a bit of extra width. Abzorb® cushioning provides premium shock absorption whilst dual density adds quality arch support to the shoe. Like all the other cross trainers durability is considered highly important so it is r.....More
When it’s time to start shopping for school shoes, keep in mind the following features to help you make the right shoe choice: Purchase a shoe that is lightweight. A heavy shoe can get tiring to wear and can hurt your child’s ankles after a full day. Look for a shoe with a firm heel counter, make sure this doesn’t cave when you press. A firm heal counter increases your child’s stability an.....More
Podiatrist Christopher Campilan from Randwick Podiatry will be in store at The Athlete’s Foot Eastgardens to provide free, professional advice on children’s feet, lower limb pain and orthotics. To make shopping for school shoes easier, Christopher will be available to discuss any concerns you may have about your children’s feet. Podiatrist Christopher Campilan will be available in store .....More
Most parents tend to look for a cheaper formal black school shoe and spend more money on a sports shoe. In reality they wear their black school shoes 80% more times. It’s important to pay as much attention to the quality of a school shoe as you do when shopping for a sports shoe. A common misconception after wearing sandals and soft joggers during the summer period is that the heel is digging in.....More
The Athlete’s Foot Hornsby are LOVE fitting children into their new shoes! Kids will epxerience FITZI, an exclusive fitting service at The Athlete’s Foot that uses state of the art technology to ensure we get the best fit. Here are a few tips for fitting school shoes over the next back to school period. Make sure you measure both feet! Believe it or not, but about 60% of us have two differ.....More
If the back-to-school season is exciting for those first time schoolers we know how the Mums are feeling…even MORE EXCITED! It can also be overwhelming, stressful and hectic. Try and avoid panic mode with these 5 tips for Back to School Shoe Shopping: Visit an expert for their school shoes. Kids feet grow up to 34 times before they are age 11, and every child needs a high quality school shoe.....More
The TAF Hornsby team members Kristina and Henry spent the day out at Cowan Public School fair last Saturday. It was a special day, celebrating Cowan public school’s 75th anniversary. The school put on an amazing fair that showed the great strengths of the local community. Henry and myself had a bit of fun getting parent’s to be fitted for school shoes, so they could experience what the.....More
Nike make great, lightweight running shoes for kids, ideal for running or casual wear. We also have a great range of cross-training shoes in store for court sports (Netball!) and other school sports – so visit in store for all the new range for Kids running and school sports. New Kids Nike Releases: • Lunarlon cushion for a lightweight springy feel underfoot • Flywire technology for a su.....More