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Our little Pooka got her first AFOs on Friday. They are cute. They give her great ankle stability. I am really excited about them, BUT. . . her shoes will NOT STAY ON!!! She leaves them in her wake. And she is not supposed to wear the AFOs without shoes. Grrrr….
We think the problem stems from the shape of the heel on the right AFO. The left shoe fits snug and never falls off. This AFO has a very wide heel, a longer foot and a very distinct 90 degree angle. The right AFO has a shorter foot, a more narrow heel and the angle is less severe.
After analyzing them and working with them, we’ve decided that the only shoe that has any hope of staying on would be a lace up hightop. Have you shopped for an infant size 2 laceup hightop recently? HA Ha ha, I don’t recommend it!!! They don’t really exist in any truly functional way. Unless you want chiffon laces?
So the dilemma is, go back to our orthotist and show him the difference in heel shape or keep hunting for shoes that probably don’t exist.