Working as an occupational therapist, I couldn't tell you how many patients I had with difficulties donning appropriate footwear. I questioned why proper shoes are so difficult to put on. Whether it would be slipping on shoes that lack support or being forced to wear shoes that just don't look good.
Following the requests of many patients, I dedicated my passion for making shoes easier for everyone. Our goal is to create comfortable, functional, and stylish shoes allowing anyone to put it on and take it off easily. That’s Friendly!
Being friendly means helping others and these days that 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 want to ensure that no one is left behind. Friendly Shoes make independence and mobility easier for all abilities.
At Friendly, we value the hard work. Like a lot! We acknowledge that craftsmanship is a hard-earned title as the result of tirelessly invested dedication. We make sure all of our employees are very well compensated for their hard work and receive the rewarding outcome they deserve.
The Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB) applies the tripod of sustainability concept in economic, environmental, and social terms. Friendly Shoes only use Gold Seal CSCB Certified top-grain sustainable leathers.