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Shoes, Orthotics and Children

shoes orthotics and childrenHere is a collection of informative blog posts to get some recommendations on purchasing shoes for children including shoes that fit over orthotics:

  1.  Shoe Recommendations for Children:  start here with this informative post of typical development of children’s feet.  There are some There are some general recommendations based on age and recommendations based on the brand of shoe.
  2. 17 Tips for Finding the Right Show for Your Child with Special Needs:  This includes some great suggestions on making shoes more comfortable, AFOs and shoes and sensory friendly shoes.
  3. 8 Best Shoes for Toddlers who Wear Braces:  This post lists 7 different brands of shoes and their benefits.
  4. Ability Hacker:  Personally, I enjoy reading this blog to get a realistic first hand account of shoes and AFOs.  It is not always an easy task.  Here are some helpful posts: How To Hack Cute Shoes #1, How to Hack Shoes #2 and How to Buy Shoes for AFOs in Under 15 Minutes.
  5. Types of Shoes That Will Discourage Toe Walking:   These are some simple easy to implement suggestions for idiopathic toe walkers.

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