For those who need them, finding a stylish shoe that fits an Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO) is not an easy task. Healthy Feet Store offers a wide range of options for men, women and children. Often, an AFO can impair your footwear selection. An AFO is a brace, usually made of plastic, worn on the lower leg and foot to support the ankle. It also may hold the foot and ankle in the correct position and correct foot-drop or other biomechanical problems with the foot. AFOs are applied externally and control the position and motion of the ankle. They compensate for weakness or correct deformities. They also can provide support to weak limbs or reposition a leg with contracted muscles in a more typical positon. They also can be used to immobilize the ankle and lower leg for a person suffering from arthritis or a fracture. An AFO also may be used to correct the foot drop for people with multiple sclerosis.
AFO orthoses are the most commonly used orthoses, comprising about 26 percent of all orthoses provided in the United States. The International Red Cross recognizes for major types of AFOs, including flexible, anti-talus, rigid and tamarack flexure joint.
At Healthy Feet Store, we offer a complete line of shoes in our extra-extra depth shoes that will accommodate virtually any AFO.
Most of our brands feature removable insoles that provide extra depth to accommodate custom orthotics or arch support insoles. Many offer support and stability that are provided by the extended medial counters. You are able to custom these shoes everyday if you would like with the removable three-layer cushioning inserts included in many brands.
Removable footbeds provide added and double depth and a tri-support insole and steel shank enhances comfort and stability. Sizes come in a complete range and we offer widths from narrow to extra, extra-wide.
Our best-selling brands include Drew Shoes with the plus-fitting system, p.w. minor's extra-depth collection, Orthofeet, Finn Comfort and Darco, among others.
We also offer a line of shoes for children by Answer2 that accommodate AFOs. They are designed to work with custom orthotics, AFOs, KAGOs and internal modifications as well with three layers of removable inserts. Your child can walk with additional support and stability with long medial and lateral counters. Their stylish design also blends in at school or on the playground.
Shopping for shoes that can accommodate an AFO no longer has to be a challenge. We can meet your footwear needs with safe and secure online shopping and free shipping at HealthyFeetStore.com.
A brace (usually plastic) worn on the lower leg and foot to support the ankle, hold the foot and ankle in the correct position, and correct foot-drop or other biomechanical problems with the foot. Abbreviated AFO.
SHOE RECOMMENDATIONS: For adults with AFO's, we recommend any of the shoes in our Extra-Extra Depth Shoes. Our best sellers include Drew Shoes with the Plus Fitting System or any P.W. Minor's Extra Depth Collection . These can all be found on the Extra-Extra Depth Shoes page.
For children with AFOs, we recommend the Answer2 Children's Shoes.