shoe help for people with leg braces or orthotics

When I first started wearing leg braces, I thought my cute shoe days were over forever. Since the brace made my already wide foot even wider, I thought the only bearable option were wide-width overpriced “comfort shoes”.

I had an epiphany a few years ago when I realized that since I remove the insoles from every pair of shoes, I’m not really getting or apparently needing the “comfort” part; My leg braces are doing the real work.

What I really needed, were wide shoes with depth, good soles & stability. Some plus size stores have EEEE width shoes. They are mostly inexpensive and best of all, always on trend.

What are your favorite Tweaks?


  1. I am SO thankful to find your encouraging website! You have made a huge difference in my attitude and outlook through your many great ideas! I feel as I’m not as alone in my thoughts, questions, challenges and outlook on life. My friend told me that life now is my “new normal”. Thank you for helping it to be better!

    • Hi Deborah,

      This was the absolute sweetest message to see first thing this am. I’m so glad you found me and the website and truly appreciate you taking the time to tell me that the tips and blogs have made a difference for you and helped you feel less alone. You’re obviously not alone & I can’t wait to get to know you and have you in our perfectly imperfect tribe.

  2. Hi . I started reading some of your articles. They are very helpful. I have CMT. Also wear AFO’s and its hard to fine shoes that we can wear comfortable. Thanks for your ideas.

    • Hi Grace,

      I’m really happy you found the website & me. Thanks for writing! It’s always nice to meet another CMT’er who gets it. I post shoes every month plus more positive ways to live well with CMT … I hope you subscribed to the newsletter & join us on the FB page where I can get to know you. ?

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