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    My daughter was just prescribed orthotics to help straighten her foot. What shoes would be best to fit the orthotics? Any recommendations? I am thinking the shoe would have to have a wider opening to fit her foot in with it on.
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    Probably velcro ones, as you can pretty much open them right up. I would take her to a shoe store with the orthotic and have her fitted.
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    Do you know what shoe store is good? I know it needs to be wide. we will need a few pairs since she goes to daycare.
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    what type of orthodics? my dd used to wear SMO's and we found smart fit (tie up runners) from payless were the best, we just took out the insole.

    if AFO's we got the AFO shoes through the orthodics place that made her AFO'S.

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    I believe they are SMOs not AFOs.
    I will have a look at payless...thank you

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    I would call Seigel's here in London. They have alot more experience for fitting orthotics. Not sure if they still carry kids shoes though.
    My dd has AFO's so there isn't an issue.

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    Actually, if you bring shoes to the place making the orthotics they should be able to customize the orthotics to fit in the shoes.

    Bioped does that - they're on Wellington near commissioners and also up in Hyde Park.
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    also DKLcorrigan.. can you help you she's a mom on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunrise View Post
    Actually, if you bring shoes to the place making the orthotics they should be able to customize the orthotics to fit in the shoes.

    Bioped does that - they're on Wellington near commissioners and also up in Hyde Park.
    We already purchased orthotics so we won't be able to have them custom fit this time. Maybe when she needs new ones. Thanks for the info around that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButterflyEffect View Post
    I would call Seigel's here in London. They have alot more experience for fitting orthotics. Not sure if they still carry kids shoes though.
    My dd has AFO's so there isn't an issue.
    I will give Seigel's a call...thank you!

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    i wear mine in skate shoes... nice wide bases, lots of room.
    how old is your dd? is she old enough for the girl size, rather than the little kids shoes? if not then my guess would be velcro shoes, too.

    good luck!

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    how old is your dd? is she old enough for the girl size, rather than the little kids shoes? if not then my guess would be velcro shoes, too.

    My DD is 22 months. She was a size 4 now with orthotics she will be wearing size 6!!

    I will have to sell all her cute sandals, shoes and boots I have bought for her now that she can't wear them.

    We are going to check out a few stores this weekend. We did buy some shoes at Ellen's but we can't afford to buy her 4 pairs! She needs 2 alone for daycare use only. (for indoor and outdoor use) Crazy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsSunshine View Post
    also DKLcorrigan.. can you help you she's a mom on here.
    What does she do? Is she a PT?

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    I work as a receptionist at an orthotics clinic ... i will pm you the phone number as with every pair of orthotics we give you a complimentary pair of shoes to go with is and they are all special ordered everything is custom fit and custom made for every individual . and if you have an insurance plan we direct bill...
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    I have worked with a lot of children with orthotics, many just wear one size bigger velcro shoes. This seems to work nicely.
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