Revere Shoes - great for Afo & orthotic wearers

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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.

Revere Shoes – Fashionable, Comfortable, & Afo / Orthotic-Friendly

If you’ve been part of our perfectly imperfect tribe for any length of time, then you probably know that I’m a direct, say it like it is, kinda person. Just as I’m not the friend who’ll lie & tell you that your butt looks great in pastel pink leggings, I’m also not willing to clutter up this website with ads, or collaborate with brands that I don’t truly love & think are awesome for leg brace/orthotic wearers, or anyone else with problem feet.

So, when I say that I revere, Revere Shoes, I’m not exaggerating. Okay, of course I don’t “revere” them in an idolized kinda way, (They’re just shoes after all ) but, I really really like them.

Why? Well, first off, Revere Shoes is an Australian Company, & everyone knows that the folks down under know a ton about style and quality. Plus, they have the coolest accents ever! I smile every time my Australian Siri female voice guides me safely to my destination.

Not a reason to buy their shoes, I know! But here are 5 legit reasons why Revere Shoes rock!

5 REASONS WHY I LOVE REVERE SHOES (AND YOU WILL TOO!)

1. The Footbeds Are Removable

Revere Shoes - great for Afo & orthotic wearers

If you wear leg braces like I do (read more about me here), then I don’t have to tell you that the greatest challenge most of us face when shoe shopping, is the real struggle of just getting our da#% braces inside any cute da#% shoes. Fortunately, Revere Shoes addresses this problem by making all of their shoe’s footbeds completely removable.

Pictured above is me (rather my feet) in Revere’s leather/python/metallic Damascus booties. In addition to their removable footbed, they come in a wide width, have a slip resistant sole, and, offer an easy to access, asymmetrical side zip.

With those footbeds gone (buh bye!), there’s ample room to insert custom orthotics and many styles of leg braces . And, for those of you who do not wear orthosis, Revere Shoes is known for their amazing & therapeutic arch support. So far so good, right?

2. They Come With Strap Extensions For Wide Feet

Revere Shoes - great for Afo & orthotic wearers

Wide feet? Inflammation? Feet that swell in the heat? Well, as they say in Australia, “No Worries Mate”, Revere’s got you covered.

Included with all of their sandals (and all other strap closure shoes), are a set of strap extensions. These strap extensions allow the wearer to easily adjust & customize their shoe’s fit as needed. And, if you’ve read my other posts, you know I’m a custom kinda girl!

Also, since performing fine motor tasks is not in my wheelhouse (my funky CMT have zero pincher grip), I get excited (as does my credit card) when I discover fashionable shoes with velcro closures.

3. They Are Really Comfortable!

Revere Shoes - great for Afo & orthotic wearers

If contestants on Family Feud were asked, “What are the top 10 things shoe buyer’s look for?” I’m pretty sure that, “comfort” would be number #1 on the board. Above, I’m wearing Revere’s Siena bootie in leopard. Unlike my Damascus bootie, the Siena has a small, no-slip heel.

When I first saw them, I had serious doubts that I’d even be able to walk in them, let alone well enough (heel to toe) & without discomfort for any length of time. To my surprise, they are extremely  comfortable & lightweight. Plus, the slightly pointed toe box, which I typically avoid for fear of cramming my funky toes, is surprisingly roomy & flattering.

Although I’m definitely better balanced in Revere’s Damascus bootie, with it’s perfectly angled, slight wedge sole, the Siena is my “going out” bootie reserved for date nights & dinners out with friends. I’ve got the Siena in black python on my Holiday list.

4. They Include Shoe Fillers & Gifts

Revere Shoes - great for Afo & orthotic wearers

Do you wear just one Afo? Is one shoe always slipping around on you? I love that Revere Shoes includes shoe fillers in their boxes like I recommend in my, Afo & Orthotic Hacks Post.  All you have to do, is slip one into the too big for you shoe, and voila, it just may fit!

Revere Shoes is all about the details. You gotta love a brand that goes the extra mile (ugh, so many cliches! But, it’s true). I’m a detail kinda girl & when my boxes arrived, I was impressed by the beautiful packaging & the little extras they include like a large burlap bag & shoe horn.

5. They Will Last For A Loooooong Time!

Revere Shoes - great for Afo & orthotic wearers

Shoes are like girlfriends. It’s way better to have a few quality ones that you can count on to hold you up from season to season, vs a ton of cheap ones that will fall apart & bail on you after minimal wear.

Composed of only high quality, premium leathers & materials, Revere Shoes are those quality  friends that last. Of course, quality comes with a price tag (cliché but true).

I don’t know about you, but I’m grateful I can even walk! Surely I can forgo a few weeks of unnecessary Target purchases & Starbucks lattes in order to show my feet the love they deserve. My tootsies & self-confidence is worth the small investment!

The folks at Revere is offering our perfectly imperfect tribe 15% off their purchase until the end of November . Use the code “TRENDABLENOV19” at checkout.

21 Comments

  1. You did it again! Thank you so much Lainie for helping all of us find cute shoes for Afos. I’m sure it’s a ton of work & I want you to know that your blog make me happy.

    • What an awesome comment to wake up to after publishing! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you taking the time to write me and let me know that what I’m doing is making a difference for you. Thank you so much!

  2. I totally agree with Lisa P. Thank you so much for finding such CUTE shoes/ boots that I can wear with my Allard brace. I only wear one and my right shoes always feels a little sloppy but these new Revere shoes come with fillers. I love the Leopard design…can’t wait to get them!

    • Sandy, I’m so excited for you to get them! Yes, the fillers are so great for people who only wear one brace. Please let me know how they work for you. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment

    • Lainie, I received by Revere Siena bootie shoe. I need to return…I was so excited about these shoes that I wasn’t paying enough attention. Your braces are on the front of your legs and my brace is an Allard Flow and the brace goes down the left side of my leg. Thus, the zipper on the left is right next to the brace…bummer!
      But all is not lost, I called Revere for returning, they couldn’t have been more helpful…return is paid for -$5 and she told me two stores here in FtMyers FL that carry their shoe, I need a different style and need to try on with my brace. Thank you again, I love your blog! Sandy

  3. These are super cute, and I like the color choices on their site, thank you so much for doing a review on them Lainie! You mentioned that even though they have a slightly pointed toe box there’s plenty of room in them. I have an AFO on my left foot that I’m sure will work okay with them, but I also have a KAFO on my right leg and the way its made around my foot requires a lot of space from top to bottom in the toe box area. Do they seem tight from top to bottom or is there some extra room in them?

  4. These look amazing! I am just getting into wearing AFOs and am struggling to find shoes that work. Did you have to go up a full size to make them fit? I’m finding with most shoes I have to go up 1/2 to one full size.

    • Hi Lena, thanks for reading and taking the time to comment. I did go up a half a size and removed the insoles from both pairs. They have a free return policy so you would risk nothing.

  5. Lainie, Once again you are a huge blessing and inspiration for so many of us dealing with challenges! Thank you so much for sharing your life story, ups and downs and helpful info to make our lives more meaningful and manageable. I’m going to check out these cute boots! Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! 💗🙏

  6. Lainie, Thank you so much for the code! I just saved $24.00 – I ordered the Cologne boots in black. The description seemed to fit my needs the best! I’m so excited and hope they fit! I’m so tired of wearing ugly too big tennis shoes with my AFO. Thanks again for sharing! You’re the BEST! 🤩👏🏻❤️

  7. I, too, want to thank you for pointing out this brand of shoes/boots! The fact that the footbed is removable is invaluable. I only went up a half size (honestly, depending on style, you may even be able to order your normal size since taking out the footbed provides the needed depth) and got the Sienna boot, very nice to be able to have a little heal with boot leg jeans/pants! Now, I have to go jeans shopping since I had all my boot cut jeans hemmed for flats!! I, like someone above mentioned, just really started wearing AFO’s. It took me awhile but using them makes life much easier and enables me to walk without constantly looking down for fear of tripping. It was a recent vacation that prompted me to start wearing them and I’m glad I did, I even went through airport metal detectors ( mine are carbon fiber) and it didn’t even set it off (even though I pointed them out, they just waved me through). As many of you all know, getting quickly on and off planes in a mad rush of people can be tough, so wearing the braces really helps! Anyway, I digress, this is a great shoe brand and it appears they even carry them at many of the good/healthy feet stores. Thank you so much for what you do, it truly does help so many of us!! Enjoy the upcoming holidays!

    • Thank you Dara for your comment. I am so glad your Afo experience both at airports & in general has been positive. They really are life changing when you need them. 💜

  8. I wear a plastic AFO on my right foot for foot drop. can’t tell by the pictures, but it looks like your brace(s) are less cumbersome than mine. Do yo order a size up or trust the shoe to accommodate that extra baggage since the insole is removable? The price is much more than I would ever spend on myself, but with weather coming to WV, I need to get out of my Converse and find something that will better protect my feet.I am excited to learn of Revere shoes and and will share this information on my own small MS blog, http://www.ladywithcane.com

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