Fitting Children's Shoes

How to Order the Correct Shoe Size for Your Child’s SMOs – Follow These 4 Simple Steps

Does your child need to wear Supra-Malleolar Orthosis (SMOs) and are you having a hard time finding shoes to accommodate their SMOs? Are you frustrated about buying shoes in multiple sizes and having to return them all? Before we dive into how to order the correct shoe size for your child’s SMOs, I would like […]

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The Best Baseball Cleats for Kids Who Wear SMOs

Do you have a child who wears SMOs and your medical professional advised you that your child should wear the braces while playing sports? When families look for sport shoes to accommodate their children’s braces such as SMOs or AFOs, the first thing I tell them is to ask their medical professional whether it’s absolutely […]

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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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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 SMOs – Extra Deep, Supportive, Flexible, and with Wider Openings!

It can be challenging and time-consuming to find the correct pair of shoes if your child wears SMOs. The good news is that depending on which type of SMO device your child wears it might be a lot easier to find shoes that fit. I am going to show you which are the best shoes […]

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Should You Bring Shoes to Your Child’s AFO/SMO Appointment?

A lot of families are unsure about whether they should bring shoes to their child’s AFO/SMO appointment. Some of their most common questions are: Let’s dig into these questions to clarify any doubts you might have. Keep in mind that I have worked for a specialized children’s shoe store for the last 10 years, and […]

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The Best Kids’ Boots for AFOs and SMOs – Extra Deep and Wider Openings

Are you having a hard time finding a pair of boots to accommodate your child’s AFOs or SMOs? Have you tried several different boot brands and styles but none of them are wide or deep enough to accommodate your child’s braces? Finding a pair of affordable kids’ boots for AFOs and SMOs can be a […]

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Replacement Pringles for Your Child’s AFOs or SMOs – Find Out Where to Get New Ones

I have gotten several emails from families asking where they can get a replacement “Pringle” or “Instep Pad” (I don’t think there is an official term) for their child’s AFOs/SMOs. The Pringle is s a little foam chip that goes under the straps of the AFOs or SMOs to keep the orthotics from pinching or placing […]

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