For those wearing an Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO), finding a stylish shoe that fits their medical appliance is not an easy task. At Healthy Feet Store, we have the solution. We proudly offer a wide range of AFO shoes and footwear options for men, women and children.
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 position. 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.
Our Brand-Name AFO Shoes
At HealthyFeetStore.com, we offer a complete line of shoes in our extra-extra depth shoes category that will accommodate virtually any AFO.
Most of our available 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. Many of our available brand-name AFO shoes come with removable three-layer cushioning inserts for quick and easy adjustment.
While removable footbeds provide added depth, our available AFO shoes also each feature a tri-support insole and steel shank to enhance 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, Orthofeet, and Darco, among others. We also offer a line of shoes for children by Answer2 that accommodate AFOs. These state-of-the-art shoes 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. The stylish design of these AFO brace shoes 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 AFO footwear needs with safe and secure online shopping and free shipping here at HealthyFeetStore.com. Shop AFO brace shoes with us today!
AFO Fast Facts
Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO): 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.
For children with AFOs, we recommend the Answer2 Children's Shoes.