Are you a parent? If you are, your child may be asking for lighted shoes. Lighted shoes are increasing in popularity. Why? Because they light up! Yes, it is really as simple as that. For many children, there is nothing better than comfortable, stylish shoes that light up when they walk.
As a parent, you strive to provide your child with the best, as well as everything that they want. Before running out and buying your child a new pair of lighted shoes, you may stop and ask yourself about the dangers. At first thought, light-up shoes for kids may seem dangerous or at least a little bit risky. The good news is that you can rest assured that your child will be safe when wearing their new favorite pair of shoes.
Before debunking a few of the most common light-up shoe myths, it is first important to examine their setup. Although you are likely to find some variances, most manufacturers use the latest, safest technology to construct lighted shoes. This technology often includes the use of LED lights and EL wires. Both play important roles in the construction of lighted clothing and accessories, including shoes.
One of the most common concerns that parents have concerning lighted shoes is the risk of electrocution. The association made between light-up shoes and electrocution is a valid concern; however, it is one that you do not have to worry about. Lighted shoes are powered by a small compact battery. To examine the safety for yourself, consider what happens when a battery-operated toy of your child’s gets wet. Electrocution is not a danger and the same theory applies to lighted shoes.
In keeping with electrocution concerns, many parents are concerned about water exposure. As cited as an example above, you or your child will not be electrocuted if a battery-operated toy is exposed to water. With that said, the toy may not work properly for a short period of time. This, unfortunately, leads many parents to believe that light-up shoes should not be worn during rainy weather. This is just a myth. Most lighted shoes are constructed in a way that the battery and LED lights are all safe from harm. This means that your child can not only wear his or her shoes in the rain, but he or she can also enjoy a few puddle jumps, too!
Another common concern that parents have is heat. It is no secret that light bulbs get hot. Touch any light bulb in your home and the heat may actually cause you to jump back. As previously stated, lighted shoes are constructed with LED lights. LED lights do not emit heat. In fact, they are recommended for areas with confined space, such children’s shoes.
As for comfort, lighted shoes for children are safe and comfortable to wear. One might mistakenly assume that light-up shoes are big and bulky, to account for the lights and battery, but that isn’t the case. In fact, if you were to put a “traditional” pair of shoes next to a lighted pair of shoes you wouldn’t even notice a difference. What does that mean? It means that your child can safely and comfortably wear a pair of lighted shoes, for any occasion, including to school or on the playground.