Shoes for Orthotics

It can be a bit of a battle to find shoes that will fit over AFO’s. Sometimes parents resort to buying shoes that are much too big for their child in order to accommodate the width needed to fit around ankle orthotics. One easy tip is to look for wide sizes of smaller shoes.

Joe’s New Balance Outlet

We have found that Joe’s New Balance Outlet has great prices on children’s wide shoes. We have found shoes for $19.99 – $29.99 that are durable and fit well over our son’s AFO’s. New Balance shoes are durable and fairly streamlined which makes them a good choice for our son who has problems with intoeing.


Other families have found success with Hatchback Elite Shoes that are designed for use with AFO’s, DAFO’s and other orthotics. The Hatchback Elite shoe provides a hinge system designed to make it easier to slide over orthotics. The design provides more room at the toebox, ankle and heel.

Laurie’s Shoes

Laurie’s Shoes has four locations in St. Louis, including stores at the Galleria Mall and the Chesterfield Mall. Laurie’s carries shoes in wide sizes that may work well.


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