My wife has been wearing the shoes with her AFOs for just a couple of weeks now, and she very much appreciates the ease of the zipped entry, as well as the cool colors. Can’t give them 5 stars yet, as it remains to be seen how well they hold up over time. They’re very lightweight, which is a positive for use, but may be an issue for durability. But so far, so good.
Unfortunately the shoes appear to be fine however they don’t fit over my grandson’s braces…have made several attempts to contact for setting up a refund but they will not reply, what a shame not many companies make this type of shoe.
I would 100/10 recommend these shoes to anyone. My daughter has a heel lift and AFO arch supports in her shoes and we tried some other adaptive shoe brands and these are by far our favorite! The other brand we tried broke in 4 days and we had to use high top shoes. She loves how cute these are and how easy she can put them on!
One of the very few shoes my son can wear with a brace only on one side, as mesh can expand a bit
I wear AFOs, so need the extra width and depth in the toe box. It's hard to find shoes that accommodate my AFOs. The zipper at the ankle makes them easy to get on and off. This is my third pair of Excursions. I will probably buy more in the future.
I have a huge AFO that's impossible to fit into a shoe. Any type of shoe I have either has to be incredibly huge or the heel "broken" before I can wear it. This is my first pair and I just got them in the mail. I sized them to my actual shoe size and they fit my AFO with no issues. None. So comfy and stylish. I wish more people knew about these or at least care about accommodating people with ortho issues the way this company does.
My shoe size is 11. This has worked for several brands, but not this one. They are advertised as a "wide" width, but appear to be average width. I have to return them.
My daughter was so picky with shoes that we have been wearing crocs for her sensory issues. Her school really wanted us to find her sneakers so she wouldn’t hurt herself during gym class. I know this would be a fight trying to get her to shove her foot into a tight sneaker. Finding this brand was such a blessing! Not only can she put them on herself but she feels powerful wearing them and showed them off to everyone! Thank you, friendly shoes!
These insoles are incredible! I take a half size shoe, but with no socks, the smaller full size works great! As long as I have spare insoles, I can wash and rotate, keeping the shoes nearly oderless. Happy feet!
The wide and deep toe depth was not enough for this “slope” shaped foot. I could not even get the slipper closed. The longest part of the foot needs to be on the inside of the bed. The toe box angles downward to the outside edge. The box is not designed for the comfort of my foot.
If your child wears and AFO, this is the perfect shoe to help them feel successful and independent. This style/color is available in single shoe, so you can purchase two different sizes to accommodate the AFO. I highly recommend it.
Loved this shoe, unfortunately I failed to order this in a WIDE size. Will be reordering soon
We love these shoes! They fit great over an AFO, and with a new pair of laces, look really great, too. Thank you for creating shoes that are easy to get on and off, and help my son stand once again. These are very needed amongst this population with challenging abilities.
Everything was great I spoke with owner who helped me with sizing and it all worked out great!
I bought this pair of shoes for my adult handicapped son, he wears an "AFO" and we struggle to find the right shoes for him and these were perfect! I wished we had found these years ago. I do wish you would sell the opposite shoe without the zipper, but no worries, he likes the ease of putting on his shoes without having to struggle. Thank you for making our lives easier.
I have tried a lot of shoes so that my daughter can wear her shoe inserts. These almost work but are still too shallow in the toe area.
Liked the shoes except it would not go over my husband’s AFO. Had to send them back.
My daughter loves these shoes. She has a club foot, so one foot is two sizes smaller than her other foot. They’re super easy to put on, super comfy, true to size and give her the support she needs! I now recommend this company to everyone!
I love these shoes, Being 1 handed (Stroke took left side) they are so easy to put on. Would love to see Friendly expand style types for those of us that don't want to live in tennis shoes constantly. They are a tad big so next time I might go down a half size and get the wide instead of an extra wide. Fitting a hard AFO isn't easy.