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My child wears splints on both feet, and has flat feet. Where can I buy reasonably priced shoes?

Franny0987
Franny0987 Member Posts: 2 Listener
hello i am a parent to a child that wears splints on both feet. i am finding it hard to find shoes that are deep enough but not to expensive. he has flat flat also, so its hard to get his feet to fit into any normal shoes. can you suggest anything or help

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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 8,195

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    Hi @Franny0987! Welcome to the community :)

    Just so you know, I've moved your post into the Parents and Carers category of the site, as I imagine that other parents will have had the same problem and will find it easier to see your post over there. 
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,124 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Franny0987 Welcome to the community

    There is a great group on face book called Jo's Odd Shoes

    They collect shoes from other members and also from suppliers and pass them on free of charge apart from postage

    You can get single shoes, double odds etc postage is only £4 per package, all shoes are new just donated
  • colet
    colet Member, CP Network Posts: 82 Pioneering
    Hi @Franny0987

    I wear splints as well. fiind the same situation 

    i wear boots because they stay on better and you titan then they stay on 
    also trainers 

    I hope this is useful for you 

    please ask if you want anymore information as I have worn them nearly all my life 
  • colet
    colet Member, CP Network Posts: 82 Pioneering
    Hi @Franny0987

    I wear splints as well. fiind the same situation 

    i wear boots because they stay on better and you titan then they stay on 

    also trainers

     anything that goes up the ankle a bit stay on better

    check chairty shops 

    I hope this is useful for you 

    please ask if you want anymore information as I have worn them nearly all my life 
  • Franny0987
    Franny0987 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi Colet ,

    Thank you for replying. I still  struggle with boots to as his feet at top are wide to. That is why i struggle to get his feet in shoes.His toes go in but when it comes to top off his foot, it does not go in

  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Franny0987and welcome to the community!

    I have worn AFO splints for most of my life so can certainly relate to 'joys' of shoe shopping. I have always needed one or two sizes bigger than my shoe size.

    Taking the sole of the shoe out can really help make more room. I also found that boys shoes were easier as they sometimes has shoes that open up more, are more sturdy and can be wider. Trainers also are the easiest to fit. I’ve found the best style / design are high top Velcro trainers

    For boots, I always went for a design that had both laces and a zip as this meant the shoe could be opened up more.

    There is a website that you can get adapted shoes for splints, I have never used them myself but I know others who have: https://billyfootwear.com/

    I hope this helps and please do keep us updated on the shoe hunt!
    Scope

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