Specialised shoes

Keli - posted on 09/30/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My 17 month old daughter had DS and after taking her to her Physio session her physio suggested that we get her a pair of strong sided boots to aid her in her efforts to walk and provide more stability for her ankles. Now you would think this would be a easy thing to find.. a simple pair of sturdy sided shoes/boots but believe me its not!! Does anyone have any recommonations as to where i can get these shoes even if i have to get them custom made?
Thank you for your time.

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Alison - posted on 11/04/2010

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bette and betes kids or maybe paul carol and son but i dont no if they go small enough

Jenny - posted on 10/18/2010

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We used the work boots from Payless. They are nice and sturdy and gave my daughter the ankle support she needed.

Amanda - posted on 10/06/2010

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hello, i just got my daughter a pair of specially made shoes, they are not cheap $480 a pair, not sure where you live if in australia there is a place called comfort and fit orthopedic shoes in lampton, if you pay into pdpf they will supply one pair of shoes a year

Leslie - posted on 10/06/2010

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My daughter (looks almost just like yours) has been wearing ankle foot orthotics since about the age of your daughter. She is 22 mths now. I would really do anything you can to get your daughter in some. This was a Medicaid covered expense as well. We just got fitted for her second pair yesterday. Hers are a pink snakeskin and they are really just precious. I really hope you can get her in a pair. Whenever she is not in that, I would make sure she is in a strong sided boot. Your daughter is absolutely precious by the way.

Pam - posted on 10/05/2010

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Hi Keli - yes it is a total dilema for you and perhaps you physio can give you some ideas.

Pam, Jude and Ros - Organic Babe & Kids Wear

Kelly - posted on 10/05/2010

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My almost 2-year-old son has DS, and he also needs extra support for his ankles. His physical therapist referred us to a pediatric orthopedic doctor who prescribed ankle braces called Sure Steps. The web site is www.suresteps.com, if you want to check them out. He has had them for about a month now, and they are great. They are made of flexible plastic, and they fit inside his shoes. They don't bother him at all. In fact, I think he likes them because he feels more stable when he is wearing them. The doctor said that if the braces help strengthen his ankles, then the next step would be an insole that fits completely inside of his shoes. Hope this helps.

Alison - posted on 10/05/2010

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my son bobby is 5 years old. Since he was 3 bobby has had special boots to walk in. We got referred by his physio to Kenwood gardens, Ilford, and they measured him up and hes walking well now, he dont walk far because he gets tited, but the boots help with the support. Before tha i used to use a shop called Toootsies, and used to buy boots and sandals from there that were quite high up the heel. Hope this has helped xx

Gina - posted on 10/05/2010

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My 7 year old daughter Shelby needed those as well when she was learning to walk - we got ours at Stride Rite. The boots they make are firm, yet still are a soft leather so they aren't too firm. They really did help with keeping her feet aligned when learning to walk, run, etc. Good luck with the shoe hunt - your daughter is beautiful!

Lilly - posted on 10/04/2010

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Hi, My seun is amper 3, hy moes ook Specialised shoes kry. Daar is twee a) Gawie Otto 011 394 1485/6 is in Arwyp Medical Centre en die ander een is Maius 083 384 7027. Altwee van die mans is baie goed. Hoop jy kan reg kom by een van die twee.

Jeanette - posted on 10/02/2010

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my daughter has problems with standing / walking and she got a special pair of boots through the physio at school. she had these boots for about 3 years and now she has afos (ankle and foot orthopedic supports). also provided by her school. i realise your daughter is not yet at school but may be you could ask her physio about where to get the kind of shoes your daughter needs as they will have the information good luck x

Sherri - posted on 10/02/2010

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Check you local medical supply companies. They provide all sorts of equipment, even shoes. You will need a prescription or they can contact the doctor for you.

Iridescent - posted on 10/01/2010

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Stride Rite. You may need to order online. Another suggestion would be setting up ortho appointments to get the hinged AFO's (MAFO I think they're called?) to wear within any pair of shoes.

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