Fitting Children's Shoes

Are Vans Shoes Appropriate for Kids Who Wear AFOs?

Do you have an older child who wears AFOs and has been asking you for a trendy shoe such as Vans? Maybe you saw a pair of Vans shoes that you like at an affordable price and are wondering whether they might work for your child’s AFOs? I have been fitting children’s shoes for many […]

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Snow Boots for Kids Who Wear AFOs – Wider Openings, Extra Deep, and Warm!

Does your child wear Ankle-Foot Orthoses (AFOs) and are you having a hard time finding snow boots? Is this your child’s first winter with AFOs and you have no clue where to start? Some families are not even sure whether their children must absolutely wear boots with their AFOsor if they can go without them. […]

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Best Shoes for Children Who Wear AFOs with Wedges – Extra Deep to Accommodate the Wedges

Does your child wear Ankle-Foot Orthoses (AFOs) with wedges and you can’t seem to find a single pair of shoes that fit? AFOs with wedges play a critical role in helping children with various lower limb conditions achieve better stability, improved gait, and enhanced overall mobility. However, because of the extra space the wedges take […]

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Best Shoes for Kids with Hinged AFOs – Low Tops Are Better Than High Tops!

Has your child been recommended to wear an Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFO) by a medical professional and you are having a hard time finding shoes? AFOs can enhance your child’s mobility by keeping the feet and legs in proper alignment, correcting abnormal walking patterns, and improving stability and overall posture. Moreover, a hinged AFO allows […]

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Best House Shoes for AFOs – Wearing Supportive Shoes at Home

Are you looking for comfortable and practical house shoes for your child who wears Ankle-Foot Orthoses (AFOs)? It is very important for your child to wear comfortable shoes at home, especially if your child has foot issues and wears AFOs. Note, that there are regular shoes that will work well with your child’s AFOs, however, […]

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Find Out the Right Shoe Size for Kids Who Wear a SMO on One Foot and an AFO on the Other Foot

Is your child required to wear one SMO (supramalleolar orthoses) on one foot and an AFO (ankle foot orthoses) on the other foot? Are you having a hard time figuring out what shoe size you should buy to make up the difference? It can be quite confusing to figure out whether your child should wear […]

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Best New Balance Shoes for Kids Who Wear AFOs

Are you having the hardest time finding shoes that can accommodate your child’s AFOs (ankle foot orthosis)? Have you been told to get New Balance shoes in extra wide (XW) and increase your child’s shoe size by a whole size or two sizes bigger? Before you start ordering New Balance shoes in extra wide widths […]

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Billy Shoes for Kids Who Wear AFOs – These are the Deepest and Widest Styles!

Do you have a child who wears AFO (ankle foot orthosis) and heard that Billy shoes work really well accommodating them? Have you tried countless different shoe brands and styles and can’t seem to find a single shoe that fits over your child’s AFOs? Billy shoes work really well for children who wear AFOs, but […]

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Are Your Kids’ AFO Braces Causing Blisters? – Try Padding and Cushion

Has your child developed blisters on his/her feet from wearing AFOs/SMOs? Did you know that children who wear AFOs are more prone to developing blisters on their feet? AFOs are made of rigid plastic and are the type of orthotic that causes most blisters among children. I have noticed that AFOs provide more effective biomechanics […]

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Best Stride Rite Shoes for AFOs – Extra Deep and Available in Extra Wide Widths!

Stride Rite recently came up with a line of shoes that are specifically designed to accommodate orthotics, including AFOs and SMOs. I have recently tested this line of shoes and they are fully adaptable and designed to accommodate orthotics. The shoes provide extra depth, substantial outsoles, and firm heel counters, and they are available in […]

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