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Shoe trends and links for women who have CMT, MS, EDS, And other neurological disorders and wear AFOs

DIY FRAYED DENIM FOR SHAKY HANDS

One of the easiest ways to update an old pair of jeans is to cut off the bottom seam. Some skinny jeans taper close to the bottom and, by cutting the fixed seam, they may become stretchy enough to fit over an afo and pair with either high-top sneakers or ankle wrapped sandals. You can…

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Disability Hack for buying fashionable shoes and boots when you wear one afo/leg brace or orthotic and need shoes in two different sizes.

ODD SHOE OUT

I started Trend-Able to empower women with invisible physical disabilities to look and feel their best in order to live their best lives.

I struggled with low self esteem as a young person with invisible disabilities and have made it my mission to help others learn how to accept their perfections and focus on their strengths.

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Get Loopy For Ez Socks

I had one of those, Why didn’t I think of that?” kinda moments when I stumbled upon a photo of a pair of EZ Sox on Pinterest. My mom, when she was alive, would have loved this product. Due to Charcot Marie Tooth Disorder, the neuromuscular disease that I too inherited

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no spill carrier that's helpful for people with CMT or MS

Fill IT TO THE RIM

This is a photo of my son Blake using ” The Incredible Spill Not” to carry a full cup of hot coffee in a ceramic mug up our stairs. I saw this product on Amazon & had to try it. First, Blake swung the mug back and forth in each direction and then he literally…

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gripper help for people with ms, cmt, rhematoid arthritis and other invisible disabilities or neurological issues.

GRIPPERS FOR TRIPPERS

Trend-ABLE is all about living your best life and not letting your physical challenges and/or disabilities get in the way of looking and feeling your best. Some of us struggle with everyday tasks, like, shaving one’s legs and writing quick notes. I really like these foam grippers by Vive. At first glance, they look like…

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Alternative No slip socks for people with CMT, MS and afo leg brace wearers

FOR GIRLS WHO DON’T DO SLIPPERS

Afo (leg brace) wearers have to wear shoes when wearing afos; they simply don’t work alone. If you rely on leg braces for stability and/or foot drop, then you most likely wear both shoes and afos every-time you leave your home. I feel more comfortable wearing both shoes and braces for long periods of time…

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jewelry hack for people with CMT, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and other neuromuscular disorders and disabilities

CAN’T CLASP IT? MAGNETIZE IT

I like to layer chokers with longer style necklaces and pendants. Instead of relying on someone to help me take my necklaces on and off, I buy my magnet attachment clasps at the local craft store. When I explain that I have trouble with my hands, they are happy to put them on any necklaces…

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shoe help for people with leg braces or orthotics

SHOE PARADISE = PLUS SIZE STORES

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.

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Women with Arthritis and CMT Buttoning Shirt

SAY BUH-BYE TO BUTTON BATTLES

A great fitted white shirt is a staple in every fashionista’s wardrobe. But,

when you have fine motor issues, all fasteners are a pain in the a##; especially buttons.

You can use a button helper (metal tool found at home health type stores. But,  they are time consuming to use. Instead,  I have all my button downs sewn up permanently by a local seamstress. I always leave a few open at the top and buy shirts with plenty of stretch in the fabric so that I can easily slip them over my head.

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