Many people find it challenging to find footwear to fit leg orthoses such as AFO’s, in addition to the challenge of getting the footwear on and off. Well & Able offers a variety of footwear that is designed to assist with these issues. Footwear to accommodate orthoses are constructed with a different last, so that is wider and deeper. The footwear also has unique design features to make it easier to get on and off.
Some of this type of footwear features a BOA binding mechanism, which enables fastening of the footwear with the turn of a small wheel. The BOA binding system enables easy operation with one hand and ensures uniform tension over the foot and orthosis allowing the footwear to fit securely. The BOA mechanism is then often paired with the concept of rear entry footwear, whereby the rear of the shoe flips down, allowing the foot to slide in from the back. The rear flap is then secured closed with the BOA binding mechanism.
Some people may also only use a single leg orthosis. Duna is able to offer a split pair, whereby a pair of shoes of the same style are supplied, but one shoe of the pair accommodates the users orthosis and the other accommodates the users foot. Please browse the NIMCO, Duna and Schein catalogues on our website for more details.
Other sizes, brands and styles are also available.