Fitting Children's Shoes

HEYDUDE Shoes for Kids Who Wear AFOs – Are They the Right Fit for Your Child?

AFOs play an essential role in providing support, stability, and improved mobility for a range of conditions affecting your child’s feet and legs. There are many shoe brands and styles out there, and you need to make sure that you provide your child with the correct pair of shoes as they can make all the […]

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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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Durable Shoes for Kids Who Wear AFOs – Prevent Your Child’s Shoes From Falling Apart

Are you frustrated about spending money on your child’s shoes just to find out that they fall apart after a week or a month of wearing them? I speak with families of children who wear AFOs on a daily basis, and this is a major problem for most of them. Some families see the front […]

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Best Shoes for Children Who Wear KAFOs – Extra Deep to Accommodate the Hinges

Is your child required to wear a Knee-Ankle-Foot-Orthosis (KAFO) and you are having a hard time finding shoes that fit? KAFOs provide crucial support for children with various mobility challenges, but without the proper shoes, the benefits of these orthotic devices may be compromised. In light of my shoe fitting experience, I have put together […]

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Best Dress Shoes for Children Who Wear AFOs – Styles that Are AFO-Friendly

Does your child wear Ankle-Foot Orthoses (AFOs) and are you finding it hard to find stylish yet comfortable dress shoes? Dressing up for a special occasion is an exciting part of childhood, but finding suitable dress shoes for children who wear AFOs can certainly be a challenge. The first thing I recommend doing is asking […]

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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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Slippers for Kids Who Wear AFOs – A Guide for Parents

Does your kid wear Ankle-Foot Orthoses (AFOs) to treat a specific condition? Are you unsure of whether you can find a pair of slippers that can accommodate the AFOs while on leisure at home? Certainly, AFOs can often make it challenging to find slippers and shoes in general that accommodate the extra space and provide […]

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Adaptive Sandals for Kids Who Wear AFOs or SMOs

Does your child wear AFOs or SMOs and you can’t seem to find a single pair of sandals that can accommodate the braces? If your medical professional recommends that your child wear his or her braces during the summer season, then you must find a pair of adaptive sandals to accommodate the braces. I am […]

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Shoes for Kids with Cerebral Palsy – Wide Opening, Supportive, Deep, and with a Round Toe-Box!

Cerebral palsy is a disorder of movement, muscle tone, or posture that is caused by damage that occurs to the immature, developing brain, most often before birth. Signs and symptoms appear during infancy or preschool years. Children with cerebral palsy usually face loss of balance, reflexes, and coordination, impaired muscle tone, irregular posture, and gait disturbance. I […]

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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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