what are the best extra wide shoes to fit braces?
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Jen - posted on 10/13/2012
My daughter has braces and we like the hatchbacks best. I have a friend of mine whose daughter wears a brace on only one leg (more challenging because she must accommodate a brace and a normal foot) and is very sensitive to the weight of her shoes...they swear by Pedipeds.
Katherine - posted on 02/19/2010
My son has skinny feet which makes it a bit easier for us. My son wears Converse All-Stars. Have you tried ripping out the inside bottom part? It really makes room for the AFOs. Good luck! My other advice would be don't go try on shoes with your child alone. I got to the point I was crying in an aisle of Famous Footwear in the mall. If it wasn't for my friend giving me support I would have given up (at least for the day).
Jenny - posted on 02/19/2010
Clare's doctor orders her a pair of shoes every time we get new orthodics or braces. they are wide enough and deep enough and they look like other kids tennis shoes. They are called Keeping Pace. The web site is keepingpace.com. Clare's are the laced athletic shoe. She has now had two pairs of them they hold up really good. She wears them every were. Her first pair was worn with orthodics and her pair she has now is worn with braces.
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Ashley - posted on 03/21/2014
I just searched high and low at different malls trying on shoes that would fit my 22 month old son. I became very discouraged but didn't give up. I ended up buying him Nike Air Jordan's -high top basketball shoes 2 sizes bigger than usual. I bought the high tops because they keep my sons afo's in his shoe. I took the shoes to a cobbler and had them make an extra long/thick Velcro strap that goes across the top of his ankle. Although extremely pricey, well worth it. It ended up being $100.00 once it was said and done. I bought a pair of New Balance retro casual shoes but his afo's kept slipping out. We are now on day 3 and although he's not use to his braces yet, it is getting a bit easier.
Kaeshona - posted on 11/23/2013
We love crocs, they are quite wide. Also,the material they are made of has quite a bit of stretch to it and so they fit well over the braces. Crocs also have the added bonus of offering some air flow, which is really nice in the warmer weather.
Andrea - posted on 08/29/2010
I'm so glad there were SO many suggestions! I also had this same question as Maggie! She has a 3yr old lil girl & mine's 2 & 1/2 ;) DEF.gonna try some skateboarding shoes. MIGHT try PayLess 1st as one mother suggested that just ripping the bottoms out fit over her child's DAFO's perfectly.. I'm sure PayLess would be cheaper than sk8board shoes - thats why I say that.. But again, I LOVED all the replies! I was SO just about the ask the same exact question!! ;D
Autumn - posted on 04/15/2010
I found any skateboarding shoes work awesome, they're already made wide, and in the summer I got my son dr. scholls sandles and they were awesome since they had every strap adjustable! DC is a really good shoe and they make then so they cushion the foot nicley too
Lacey - posted on 03/15/2010
My lil girl wears Converse AllStars too! The laces go so far down is very easy to get the AFOs inside. You have to buy them a few sizes bigger, but they aren't a big, bulky shoe so it doesn't look bad at all. She gets comments on them all the time.
Michelle - posted on 02/28/2010
answer 2 shoes can be ordered from your orthodist but i find them to wear very fast but they work we prefer circa runners as the air walk shoes are not made as wide any more and for the winter Zellers has some wide sportex hikers
Claire - posted on 02/28/2010
with our son sam his ankles turn inwards so he wears piedro boots which help to keep his ankles straight but i've also bought him some kids walking boots that come up round the top of the ankles and his physio likes them and they are a bit more comfortable than the piedro boots with velcro fastenings so we swap and change them regularly during the week he's at school. We also have some for our youngest son. We bought them from a store called lidls.thanks for replying claire
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