This is the third pair of Hatchback shoes my daughter has worn. The first two pairs fell apart quickly, one shoe's side strap plastic loop broke the first day! However, the company acknowledged the problem, said they had fixed it, and offered us a complementary pair. After more than a month, both shoes are still in great shape! The plastic loops are all intact; the fasteners are holding up better as well.
Great customer service, great idea, and it seems now, a great product.
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Aug 2017
We changed to these and love the fit and a little bit of extra support they provide when she id running or jumping. She was wearing the Ava shoes over the summer and we were very pleased with them as well. Once she started back to school, and attending PE, her paraprofessional and teacher felt she was tripping some and may be due to lack of ankle support. Even though, they are not much higher, that little bit and the tongue with velcro across her instep seems to be sufficient. I tried to add some little some little decorations to help them look a bit more girlish, but she had removed them by the time school was out the first day she wore them. Oh well she does have her own opinions
of what she likes.
These Shoes Make Our Day Easier
Posted by Valerie Dyster on 15th Aug 2017
Getting my son dressed is so much easier with these shoes! His previous shoes were a 2 person job to get on.
best shoes for children with afo's/ braces!
Posted by Antonella on 25th Jul 2017
I have been purchasing these shoes for the past 4-5 years and have yet to find a shoe that is made as well as this one is. They are wide enough to fit without struggling to put child's foot with braces on. There's the back part that opens should you need to ease foot inside. Sizes are made true to fit the size of the braces. My son is able to keep his braces for about 1 years time, and when he gets his new braces often I'm able to continue using his already stretched out shoes long enough to order a new pair! Highly recommend!
Perfect Shoes for AFO's
Posted by Christi on 13th Jun 2017
These fit my son's feet with his AFO's. Highly recommend!!
We love these shoes.
Posted by Unknown on 31st May 2017
My son wears an AFO on 1 foot. The velcro straps on the back of the shoes work well for the AFO and also can be used to tighten the shoe on the foot without the AFO. Plus they are cute shoes.
Not what I expected.
Posted by Auroara J Winberg on 11th May 2017
They are nice shoes. Not what I expected. I also don't find them any easier to put over my child's braces then regular shoes, but the shoes fit his braces unlike regular shoes which I had to get three sizes larger so they ended being too clunky, however, my child's foot doesn't seem to fit well in the shoe, and his foot seems to be very uncomfortable.
Fit is good Color is not !
Posted by Deanna Burkett on 29th Mar 2017
The fit is great. The shoes work good with the afo's. The color is awful. These are kids that wear these shoes and go to school around other kids. Kids can be cruel. Some color would be great. Making them look a little more like regular shoes would be awesome. My daughter wants her shoes to look normal and she wants to have a choice between white and dingy blue.
Excellent customer service!
Posted by Erica Tucci on 17th Jan 2017
I am most impressed with your superb customer service. I have never dealt with a company with such extraordinary service. Thank you so much!
we love them
Posted by Unknown on 25th Nov 2016
My son loves them and they work perfect with his AFOs. Very stylish too.