Medica Sydney School

The Medica Sydney, part of the AFO alternative orthopaedic footwear collection, is a specialized closed-toe sandal tailored for children needing enhanced support for the lower leg, ankle, and foot. Acting like an ankle foot orthosis (AFO), it aids in controlling movement in the lower leg, ankle, and foot. The Sydney model features an extended height stiffener for better ankle and lower calf support, four convenient Velcro straps for easy adjustments, a Thomas Heel for added rearfoot support, and is made from real waxed leather for durability and comfort. Moreover, the closed toe box provides comfortable toe protection while maintaining an open, sandal design. This design is ideal for children and teenagers in search of substantial ankle and leg support.


Footwear for Stability > AFO Alternative


Lower leg

Height in cm - Size 20: 11.4cm, 25: 14.0cm, 30: 15.7cm, 35: 17.4

Counter support:


Sole stiffness:




Upper materials:

High quality real leather with waxed coating


Real leather


Thermoplastic Rubber


Fixed, non removeable leather innersole, constructed either flat suitable for foot orthotics or with built-in medial arch support


4 Velcro straps

Other features:

Thomas heel

Size range:

Stocked range: size 20-36 with arch and flat innersole

Available to order: size 20-36 with arch or flat innersole

Width fitting:

Standard width stocked

Split pairs:

Split pairs in size available to order, surcharge applies

Colour customisation:

Custom colours available to order with no surcharge

Delivery time frame:

For out of stock or backordered items allow 6-8 weeks

Country of Origin



Medica Size Chart

Note: Each Brand has slightly different sizes so please refer to the sizing chart for each brand.

Ensure that you follow this link to find How to measure feet and for a Guide to Choosing the Right Size Shoe.

Size cm length of innersole
20 13.5
21 14.1
22 14.9
23 15.4
24 16.1
25 16.9
26 17.5
27 18
28 18.6
29 19.3
30 19.8
31 20.5
32 21.1
33 21.6
34 22.3
35 23.2
36 23.7


Brand Medica