Friendly Shoes® solve more types of footwear challenges than any other shoe technology. How? By making fitted shoes simpler and easier to put on, and more enjoyable to wear.
Sacrifice nothing for better footwear for your needs. Experience fashion, comfort, and support with ease. #BeFriendly on Your Feet!Shop now
It has been amazing finding shows that work with my AFOs without the headache of going to the the store and trying on 10 pairs to find one that fits good enough.
I love my Friendly shoes. I have 3 pair. The green/taupe, blue, white and now I'm looking at these taupe shoes. I painted with my green/taupe and dumped paint on one foot. "YUCK!" I'm an amputee with a prosthetic leg/foot. It is very difficult to put regular shoes on my prosthetic foot. It doesn't bend. These shoes slip right on that's why I've bought each color. I even jammed my foot into one shoe and got the zipper off it's track. Friendly sent me a new pair of "blue suede shoes", my favorite color. I love this company and these shoes. If you're in need of an adaptive shoe this is the one for you! And they are truly CUTE!!
My daughter loves these shoes, super easy to put on and zip. And they are cute!
I love these shoes. I will be buying these for the foreseeable future. So comfortable, so easy to take on and off, and since I have started wearing these shoes my chronic knee pain has been significantly reduced. Highly recommend to anyone.
My daughter loves the shoes. She has mismatched size feet so we typically have to buy two pairs but Friendly allows mismatched sizes for one pair of shoes. Great cost savings. Following the purchase Joseph, the founder, contacted us to see how we liked the product and thanked us for the purchase. We are two weeks in and dig the shoes.
My shoes arrived so quickly. I love the color and I love that they have a zipper as well as laces,so you can put on your shoes quickly. I also like that my shoes came with an extra sole. I purchased the rose gold shoes and already got a few compliments on the style!
These shoes are good for EVERYBODY’S feet, & are easy on/easy off with that great side zipper. Snazzy, stylish, solid, & supportive, without that “old person” look & feel to them. Try a pair — you’ll be glad you did!
Great shoes if you wear an AFO. Could not believe how easily I could get both the brace and my foot into the shoe. I bought both the white/pink leather & the gray suede. Both fit perfectly. I LOVE them- now I can wear my AFO brace & still look good. Thank you Friendly Shoes!!
My daughter has CP and has braces. These shoes really helped her. Very stylish in rose gold and matching her accessories. I wish this company was around 10 years ago.
My physical therapist recommended these shoes after I fell and could not put on my shoes. They’ve saved my life! I have the brown suede and will order another pair in blue color.
Absolutely love these shoes! I'm on my feet a lot at work, but also have EDS and arthritis that affect my feet/ankles. I've tried a ton of shoes since 2011 and by far these are my favorite. The zipper makes it so much easier to get my braces on/in, and still have a good fitting shoe - when I don't need my braces the ankle support is great. I haven't worn them with the zipper open much, but when I do they stay on and fit surprisingly well. And on top of the great fit, support, and such, they look great! Its so hard to find good shoes that are also cute!
Joseph at Friendly was super friendly and helpful. He went out of his way to make sure that I got the correct true. I love these shoes. I have limited use of my hands and these shoes now make my life easy.
The style and the color of these shoes are appealing to the eye. These shoes got my attention as they are high top shoes and the blue suede looks great. I have noticed that one feature that other shoes don't have is that it has zippers. This is a great feature for someone like me who hates tying their shoes. I was able to adjust the shoes according to my comfort level and did not worry putting on and off because the zipper made it easier. I was very impressed when put on them for the first time, because it has high arch support. Usually this is one feature that most of the shoe companies lack. I have also noticed after 8 hours of work day plus 10 hours plane ride, and keeping them on for almost 24 hours, my feet weren't tired from wearing them. There were no sweat or smell from wearing for long periods of time. Lastly they were great in cold east coast temperatures. Overall these are high quality shoes that fashionable and at the same time comfortable.
I expected to buy a nice, sturdy shoe with a quick mechanism to tighten and loosen the shoe. The look and design match my style, the fit is comfortable, and even though I can still tie my shoes with a bad hip, the zipper makes it quick and pain free.
These shoes are what I was hoping for, and they delivered.
Love the zipper design. Easy to put on and take off. Comfy to stand in all day. Would be great for someone who works in a kitchen or is standing all day.
As an occupational therapist, Joseph had many patients patients of all ages with difficulties donning appropriate footwear. These individuals usually resorted to unsupportive slip-ons. He questioned why proper shoes are so difficult to put on, and why there are so few fashionable accommodating options.
Inspired by his patient's requests, Joseph dedicated his passion for making shoes easier and better for everyone. With his lifelong wrestling focus, and never give-up mentality, he experimented and refined ideas many times and come up with the Patented Invention: Easy Shoe Access.
Our initial line of Friendly Shoes®, MEDIMOTO, feature handcrafted top-grain sustainable leather. We traveled all the way down to South Brazil to find the best leather that provide support, mold to each foot, and wick away the perspiration.
Combined with bespoke, slip-resistant rubber outsoles, arch support, and high-energy return for active living. Friendly Shoes® give you comfort, support, and unparallelled ease.
The reason why Friendly Shoes is making waves in the adaptive clothing industry is because of its function. These shoes are specifically designed for people who have mobility challenges. But, you wouldn't know it looking at them; the patented ESA zipper is discretely hidden ;)
Our goal is to create comfortable, functional, and stylish shoes allowing anyone to put it on and take it off easily. Friendly Shoes® increase mobility and independence by discretely accommodating more adaptive needs than any other shoe technology — without sacrificing fashion, comfort, or support. An easier and better shoe experience:
These days, being Friendly truly is different. We are clinician-founded and grounded in clinician and family values. We are inspired by people of all ages who overcome adaptive challenges to live in motion. We work hard to make independence and mobility easier for all.
Motion is medicine, and good shoes are crucial to mobility. But life challenges us all, and many individuals who live actively struggle with laces and shoes. Whether it’s climbing a mountain or getting to the bathroom, Friendly Shoes® make mobility easier and better.
Our beautiful yet functional shoe designs are a collaboration of master shoemakers and American medical professionals. Good looks in step with good health. Motion is medicine: live actively, #beFriendly!
In less than 1 year on the market, we have had over 700 parents contact us in inquiry for shoes to accommodate developing feet. So in this next year, we have decided to rise the challenge and help kids, eliminate barriers.Learn More