Monday, December 6, 2010
Good Day RettGirls!
This weeks featured product at RettGirl.org is Armbraces.com's Hatchback Shoes! You can find this shoe in our Product Reviews under Clothing/Shoes.
These shoes have been suggested to us time and time again for our girls that wear AFO's. We have heard rave reviews from parents who searched for months and years to find a shoe that would fit their girls.
I personally have spent days in shoe isles pushing and shoving my girls feet and braces into shoes that were sub par. The toe is always too narrow or I feel like I am going to pop her knee out of joint or break her ankle just to get a shoe on in the morning.
From the company website:
Every Hatchbacks shoe incorporates a patented hinge system called "Easy Fit"
that's as simple as A, B, C. The "Easy Fit" system is designed to facilitate ease of
entry and egress from the shoe by pivoting open at the hinge. The shoe remains
firmly closed by a Velcro fastener that is also very easy to use.
To make an Elite shoe, we took our "Easy Fit" system and created a custom last
molded around a brace. This new last provides extra width around the toe box,
extra girth around the ankle, and more room around the heel. This means that
most children will be able to wear Hatchbacks Elites that are the same size as
their foot size. No more wearing shoes two sizes too big! We took this specialized
last and added a lightweight sole, quality materials, extra tough stitching, and
great contemporary styling.
One RettMom says, "My daughter has been wearing these shoes for over 3 years now, they are made for children with AFO’s, they are so easy to take off and put on and they are good quality!"
This same Mom used to chew my ear off every time she saw me trying to shove my daughters foot into a store bought shoe!
Like with all of Armbraces products they have an excellent sizing chart to ensure you get that just right fit for your child.
Your shoe search is over!
Terri V-For RettGirl