First Shoes for AFOs
I’m trying to pick out Pooka’s first pair of shoes for wearing over her AFOs. MrsK, do I remember correctly that you just bought Z some Tsukihoshi shoes? If so, how do you like them?
Any other recommendations? So far I’ve looked at Robeez and Tsukihoshi. My concerns are 1) That they will protect her toes. They are pretty beat up from crawling in her Ponsetti boots. 2) That they will hide dirt well. Her Mitchell’s are filthy from her crawling around.
We had our first appointment with our local orthotist on Tuesday. He is THE BEST! After months of dealing with Drs. Doom & Gloom, he is so refreshing. He is open to discussing all options and willing to try almost anything. He himself has a prosthetic leg, which is carbon fiber. So he was very encouraging when I brought up the Phatbraces and carbon fiber. For now, we are doing traditional AFOs per the script from Shriners, but I think we will really be able to play with a lot of options in her future. I’m so thankful to have found such a great orthotist. He was friendly, funny, knowledgeable, flexible and just great in every way. Three cheers for a good orthotist!!!