Foot drop is a condition that prevents you from being able to raise the front part of your foot due to a weakness or paralysis of the muscles that control your ability to lift the foot. It can significantly affect your ability to walk without tripping or falling and may drastically alter how well you can walk.
All AFO/orthotic wearers know how difficult it can be to find functional shoes for AFOs, and if you want style, then it can seem almost impossible. I can’t tell you how many hours I have spent trying to find shoes that fit my AFO’s that actually look stylish.
It’s that time of year when we’re all tired of wearing sweaters and snow boots and ready to pull out the warm weather clothes. Although the days are longer and temps are beginning to rise, it’s not yet warm enough to go outside without layers, or to wear sandals without getting hypothermia.
I received two pairs of Revere Shoes at no charge & will get a small commission should you decide to use the links provided in this post. I created Trend-ABLE to help empower orthosis wearers & others with invisible disabilities to look & feel their best. All opinions are always my own.
One of the reasons I created Trend-Able was to help leg brace (Afo) wearers & others living with invisible disabilities find clothing & shoes that helps them to feel confidant so that they can live their best lives.
I’ve had a love/hate relationship with shoes my entire life. Finding the best shoes to wear with AFOs has never been easy. Long before I started wearing leg braces (AFO’s), it was a struggle finding shoes that fit my high-arch, fused-ankle, drop-foot, callous-prone feet. I remember the day I picked up my first pair of leg…
I am loving this summer and I just managed to sneak in a short late summer vacation.
Are you eeking out the last month of summer? Do you have a summer vacation planned?
Whether it’s a day trip in the car, a weekend at a lake house, or a luxurious destination on your bucket list, planning well regarding clothing and accessories can make or break it for those of us with chronic conditions.
When I launched Trend-Able almost 3 years ago, adaptive fashion and products for people with disabilities were just starting to become a thing. Since most of the “adaptive products” on the market still seem to be geared for people recovering from surgeries and/or the home bound elderly (as opposed to stylish active people like us),…
I’m pretty sure fall gets the ”favorite season” award for people living with chronic conditions and disabilities. Personally, my body just works better with pumpkin spice lattes, crisp (not too hot & not too cold) air, and the return of all my favorite tv shows.
A Foot-Challenged Girl’s Attempt To Find Mr. Right Pair Shoe shopping sucks in general. It’s a ton of work and rarely satisfying. My girlfriends (the ones with perfect arches and no cankles) appear to love shoe shopping as much (or maybe even more) than sex. Some women get a visible flushed face high from finding the perfect…
Shoe shopping has always been difficult for me. I was born with classical Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and, along with faulty connective tissue and loose joints, I was born with flat feet. I have weak ankles, huge bunions on both big toes, crooked and curled smaller toes, stretched Achilles tendons, and a variety of other issues that make finding a comfortable, supportive, stylish pair of shoes about as easy as finding a double-rainbow.
My name is Cori Fischer. I am 20 years old and have a movement disorder that requires me to wear an AFO brace on each leg. Summer can be a tough season, especially with clothes. I know how hard it can be if you don’t want your braces, or scars, to show all of the time, but most summer clothes require you to do so. I have had six leg surgeries & as a result, have many scars on my legs which can sometimes be nice to cover up on occasion.