Meet the stylish, lightweight mid top that’s in a league of its own. Crafted for comprehensive comfort with a cushioned midsole, smooth linings, ample interior padding, and a luxurious (removable) memory foam insole. On-trend styling features suede leather and fabrics engineered for breathability while the patented Easy Shoe Access technology creates an uncomplicated and joyful experience every time.
Wide-expanding upper and generous toe-box depth accommodates width requirements, swelling, orthotics and AFO/SMO.
A shockingly lightweight mid top sneaker weighing in under 9 ounces.
Lateral support, anti-slip stability and smooth, breathable linings for all-day comfort and security.
Patented, easy on-off technology with discreet wide open entrance portal.
Dual density supportive/removable memory foam insole.
Easy pull tab to open and close the shoes in a snap ;)
For years, I had folks reaching out to me in desperate need of shoes that didn’t exist.
A lot of people aren’t happy with the shoes that are available. They want a shoe that can adapt to their needs. But still maintains the best quality, comfort, technology, and versatility.
By listening to the customer, we have created the most innovative technology with functionally designed products that reinvent the footwear business as we know it.
Feet change during pregnancy therefore so do your footwear needs. This can become challenging as we all know, shoes get harder to put on! Friendly Shoes make your pregnancy easier by enabling the wearer to put their shoes on easier without sacrificing style, support, or comfort.
We provide stylish solutions for moms-to-be and allows for wearability throughout the entire 40 weeks. The wider fit accommodates swelling, memory foam cushioning provides much-needed comfort for fatigued feet, and the patented ESA technology lets you slip into these while sitting down without issue.
We all know the airport hassle, especially during COVID. With travel coming back from its brief hiatus in 2021, having Airport Friendly Shoes is a luxurious convenience for those going through security.
Our patented ESA technology allows you to zip in/out of your shoes faster than ever before, helping you get through security a little bit quicker. If your feet swell while flying, we’ve got you covered there, too. Simply unzip for immediate relief while in your seat. And best of all? They weigh next to nothing so toss that second pair into your bag.
From the time we first get up in the morning, all feet change in size. Although we all have differences in daily changes, finally there is an option! Wide fitting and with laces for adjustability, as needed, Friendly offers the opportunity to unzip for comfort, zip-up for compression and stability.
Too-tight uppers are a thing of the past when you slip into Friendly Shoes. Whether due to a humid climate, altitude change, medical condition, or injury: our styles are constructed with a wider fit and adjustable laces to effortlessly accommodate swelling and can be safely worn unzipped.
For those of us that know Parkinson’s Disease, we know how unpredictable the condition can be on a daily basis. Through listening and working with individuals with PD, Friendly has created some of the most Parkinson’s Disease Friendly Shoes ever made.
Unpredictability is the name of the game with Parkinson’s and our shoes aim to provide a consistent, hassle-free™ experience each and every time. Our large, easy-to-grasp pull tabs are simple to use with tremors and all of our styles are incredibly lightweight to assist with leg lifting, along with our massive entry portals that make slipping into the shoes a breeze.
Aging in place is a gift for us all. As we get older our bodies may slow down however our minds become more useful through the wisdom that we’ve accumulated. Unfortunately, from the age of about 25, depending on the person, we begin our physiological decline. In addition, our feet begin to change, making the old shoes we once used to brag about virtually impossible to accommodate our changing footwear needs.
Age-related changes that Friendly Shoes can assist:
A condition that includes over 10% of the US population, proper fitting footwear is extremely important for individuals with diabetes. Extra room can cause friction and this is not good for anyone. The problem is shoes are hard, take time and energy, and life is super busy. Through proper virtual sizing, come to experience the Diabetes Friendly Shoes difference with the attributes below:
*Friendly Shoes are not diabetic certified, routine skin checks are highly encouraged during initial use
Let’s face it, orthoses & braces create footwear challenges. Whether it’s getting the shoes on or accommodating the foot while it’s in the shoe, selecting the appropriate shoes for AFOs can be close to impossible. I’m not sure if anything exists?..
Our versatile styles graciously provide appropriate depth and width to accommodate AFOs and feature slip-resistant outsoles for additional stability along with removable dual-density memory foam insoles to easily replace with custom orthotics.
You don’t need tactile hypersensitivity or sensory aversions as so many children and adults with autism experience, to appreciate smooth, sensory Friendly inner linings with removable insoles that help customize the fit and feel. Stylish and versatile for every day, these zip-ons are fantastic for meeting the adaptive needs of our autistic community.
Dealing with multiple sclerosis can be quite a challenge. Each person is impacted differently, on a daily basis, and this often leads to difficulties with shoe donning. Invented by an occupational therapist, Friendly shoes were created out of need, including specific features to help make at least the shoe selection part of life a little easier and less physically demanding.
Friendly Shoes are crafted with specific features to allow the wearer to get them on with the utmost of ease. Dealing with multiple sclerosis day-to-day can be quite a challenge and our featherweight styles are incredibly easy to get on/off, have slip-resistant outsoles and cushioned memory foam insoles with contoured support for immediate out-of-the-box comfort.
Being Friendly to the individuals that served our country, Friendly Shoes celebrates our vets with shoe donations to the VA Hospital in San Diego, CA.
To make life easier for the ones that made our lives easier is something very important to Friendly.
We all want comfort, we all want things that are good for us. Why would we think any differently about our feet, the only part of our body that hits the floor an average of 3-4,000+x/day. Be more active, whether in sitting or standing, and do so with the Friendly difference, shoes that make life easier, without sacrificing style, comfort, or ease.
It’s full speed ahead with Friendly Shoes! Right at the intersection of comfort, style, and orthopedic support, our styles allow you to be more active — whether sitting or standing. Right on trend with easy-to-wear colorways, it’s what’s inside that really counts: removable dual-density memory foam insoles with a contoured arch and metatarsal support to help alleviate foot fatigue, padded cushioning around the heel and tongue for comfort and stability, and a generous toe box to easily accommodate wider widths.
Not enough foot support for my child.
My afos fit very well in them. I have a problem with zippers but the leather tab with the grommet in it make these zippers very doable.
The shoes are well made and my grandson loved the colors. Unfortunately they didn’t fit his braces but I’m sure will find a pair that will work.
These shoes are prefect for me. I wear an AFO brace on one foot and have one hand that doesn't function very well. Tying regular shoes and getting them on is difficult, with my disability. The friendly shoes are so much easier to get on and off.
I have also found the shoe very comfortable.
Love my shoes. Lets me achieve independence.
The staff is knowledgeable regarding the special needs for people using braces.
Great shoes quick service
Used the sizing chart and wound up with the wrong size. The shoes are now in Canada and not worth returning as shipping charges would be more than the shoes are worth. Will consider ordering in the future.
The memory foam in the shoes make them very comfortable to wear. The shoes are wide and I have a narrow foot which will take some time to get used to. I have MS and need to have a hip replaced so these shoes will make it considerably easier to get into and out of. I will definately buy another pair or two when I need them.
As a person with Parkinson’s, getting some shoes on can be a struggle at times. These shoes are much easier to put on with the zipper top!
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