Shoes that work with an Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO)
1. BILLY Footwear
BILLY Footwear incorporates zippers that go along the side of the shoes and around the toe, allowing the upper of each shoe to open and fold over completely. These are wonderful for people that wear APO/braces. They have several styles including tennis shoes, low tops, boots and casual dress wear for toddlers, children and adults. They are quite fashionable for everyone to wear.
2. Hatchbacks Footwear
Hatchbacks Footwear are easy-on, easy-off shoes for children (toddler size 5 through youth size 3) that fit over AFOs. All of the styles have velcro closures and cost $70.
1. Keen Footwear
Keen Footwear is designed for an active lifestyle and comes in infant sizes all the way up to men’s size 17 (but only up to size 12 for women).
2. Stride Rite
Stride Rite has stores across the USA and Canada, and its brand is sold widely in other shops, too. Stride Rite is one of the only brands that sells children’s shoes in medium, wide and extra wide from newborn through youth size 6. The store also has its own line of “comfort seam” socks that are tight-fitting and minimize discomfort. If you bring in an old pair of shoes to donate to charity, you will receive 20% off your purchase.
3. Pediped Shoes
Pediped shoes come in newborn size up to youth size 4.5. The shoes were created for early walkers and to support children’s natural movement with eco-friendly materials.
Post-Op and therapeutic shoes
A few shops specialize in therapeutic shoes for a variety of medical conditions.
1. Silvert’s Shoes
Silvert’s has adaptive footwear for adults, including adults with limited mobility. All of the styles are easy-on, easy off with velcro closures.
2. Buck and Buck
Buck and Buck offers adaptive footwear and clothing to simplify the process for getting dressed and undressed. The shoes are specially designed with a stretchy material for edema and other types of swelling.
FootSmart.com specializes in orthopedic and therapeutic shoes for adults, as well as foot health. Some styles accommodate custom orthotics and most styles have velcro closures. The store also offers a variety of sock styles for adults with sensitive feet.