AFO shoes for unsteady walkers

by Anna
(The Special Life)

This is an ongoing problem for us, but we just recently found a pair of shoes that work perfectly so we wanted to pass it on....

This shoe has high ankle support that goes a long way to help with an unsteady gait. It also has velcro straps that make it very easy to put the shoe on and take it off.

It also means that the shoe opens up fairly wide, and so should help accommodate an AFO. (We haven't needed that yet though)

And, best of all, the placements of the Velcro straps mean that the shoes stay on his feet, even as he places his feet in odd arrangements or drags them.

The base of the shoe is also solid and provides good support for his attempts at walking with the assistance of a walker or person holding him.

The straps are well secured, so they should hold up well. We're very happy with both the design and quality of the shoe.

If you're like us and have a child with cerebral palsy, you may have a huge problem trying to finding appropriate shoes that will stay on their feet, or shoes that can accomodate their AFOs (ankle foot orthotics).

I was so excited to see that one brand now has a whole selection of shoes and boots with velcro that will meet our need for AFO's.

When you click on the blue shoe image above, you'll see the selection that I've found for you, and I hope that you'll find a pair that works for you.

Hope that helps!

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by: Anonymous

I have kept my daughter in PIEDRO STABILITY SHOES. They can be viewed at (Advanced Orthotic Designs Inc. Greg the orthotist used to be the orthotic supervisor at Hugh McMillan (Bloorview for 17 years) great guy, and amazing shoes!

unsteady walkers
by: melina

Wow, that is a special shoe for the special life. Thank you, Anna for these good achievements. Those are great shoes for the people who have an unsteady walking style. I liked it a lot. Once again thank you for this.

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