I purchased a pair of the freestyle ones for my daughter to wear with her Ankle Foot Orthotics (AFOs). They are by far, the BEST ones that I have found for ease of getting them on and fit. For her AFOs, I did remove the tongue but that was super easy as well. Anyway, highly recommend these shoes and am getting ready to purchase another pair.
Posted by Amanda on 16th Jan 2018
I am very glad these shoes have worked for my daughter! In order to have shoes fit her braces we had to look for regular shoes a couple sizes to big. When she would walk in her gait trainer her feet would drag when she would try to step because of the too big size. Now with her new hatchbacks she is taking much better steps while walking! These shoes are so much easier to get on over her AFO's as well!
Posted by Sara Wheelwright on 31st Oct 2017
This is the only brand of shoe we've found that works well with our daughter's AFOs. Everything else we tried either didn't fit at all or was much too difficult to put on. My daughter can easily put her hatchbacks on by herself. They're comfortable, they're darling, and she loves them! They are also very well made. She had two pairs of hatchbacks before this (a pair of dress shoes and a pair of tennis shoes). She wore them for 11 months before growing out of them, and they are still in excellent condition. They really look almost new! That's impressive!!
Posted by stormy genzman on 13th Oct 2017
Really like the way these shoes work with the AFO's. I have tried several brands and these are the easiest EVER to put on.
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on 28th Sep 2017
Hatchbacks are hands down the best shoes for AFO's!
I highly recommend these shoes!
LOVE these shoes!
Posted by Mitzi Thomas on 12th Sep 2017
Such cute shoes and my daughter's afo's fit well in them! I can't wait for her to wear them.
Posted by Unknown on 12th Apr 2017
Our shoes arrived very quickly and are super adorable. They fit great over carbon fiber sure steps however, the strap is much too short to fit around her standard plastic afos which was disappointing. Since the shoes are already much too long, we will be forced to try a different style.
Posted by Unknown on 11th Apr 2017
These shoes were super cute and arrived very fast. They fit well over sure step carbon fiber afos however, the front buckle is not long enough for us to use her standard plastic afos and the shoes are already significantly longer than her braces. I will try a different style next time and hope they work better.
Posted by Lindsey Barlowe on 30th Mar 2017
My daughter was having a hard time wearing anything with her AFOs, her PT recommended these shoes. Best $70 I've ever spent! She wears her AFOs all day now. Very easy to get on and off. Thank you!!