I like this article!
It's not just a personal sense of style and being fashion forward for our kids.
There is so much to take into account when a child with Down syndrome starts walking, and even before they get started. Muscle tone, joints, tendons being just a little bit different; balance and motor planning challenges; sensory issues... and without close attention being paid when they are young of course they may experience permanent damage, pain or discomfort in adulthood.
And of course they want to look cool and have fun when they dance, sprint, skip or climb.
Glad you enjoyed the article!
SE of SeattleShoes and Children with Down Syndrome http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art172459.asp