How I finally found sandals that fit my Kafos & disability

How I finally found sandals that fit my Kafos & disability

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…

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Top summer outfit ideas for people who wear afos and orthotics.

The Perfect Summer outfits for those who wear AFOs

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,…

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Comfortable and fashionable wide width shoes for orthotics and afos leg braces. CMT

TOP 16 SANDAL PICKS

I’ve scoured the internet and poured through hundreds of reviews to find the most comfortable and trendiest sandals of the season that work for AFO and orthotic wearers. I had to pick 16 (no easy feat) because, even though Molly Ringwald has absolutely nothing to do with comfort sandals, I…

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Cute & trendy transition spring shoes/booties that fit afo and orthotics.

New Spring Transition Shoes

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…

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7 hacks for orthotics & afos

7 hacks for orthotics & afos

Being a full time leg brace wearer can be annoying & frustrating at times, but I’m grateful for them as I would not be able to do all that I can do without their help. So, when it comes to AFOS, the good definitely outweighs the bad, especially when you…

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How I found myself through Disability, Shoes, & Fashion

How I Found Myself Through Disability & Fashion

There’s a video of me at my third birthday party. I’ve watched it so many times, it’s almost my own memory. I’m Shirley Temple’s 1990s doppelgänger in a frilly dress, my blonde ringlets barely held back by a strand of yarn. In the small swath of thick carpet not covered…

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Hiding afos or showing them. Which is better?

TO SHOW OR NOT TO SHOW (YOUR LEG BRACES)

Before launching Trend-Able, only my immediate family (and a few men I dated postdivorce -TMI?) had actually seen me in my afos (ankle-foot orthosis). I mostly kept them hidden under my clothing, not so much out of shame (age & Xanax helped with that) but more because, here comes the…

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How to look & feel sexy on Valentine's Day with an invisible disability, afos and neuropathy.

Date Night Valentines Day

There is no better excuse than Valentine’s Day to channel your inner Beyonce and act like the sexy goddess you are. Whether you’re planning a romantic night out, dinner with girlfriends, or a date night with Netflix & some cheap champagne, February 14th is all about looking and feeling red…

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Revere Shoes - great for Afo & orthotic wearers

Revere Shoes – great for Afo & orthotic wearers

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…

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How to wear and find adult size boots for afos and orthotics .

BOOTS ARE A B!TCH

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…

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