One of the main questions I get from parents is, “What shoes can I get for my child to wear with the brace?” The answer used to be, “Get one with a removable insole, and we will see.” The, Answer 2 shoes came out, and orthotists and parents thought they were in heaven. Not only did the shoes fit over the braces, but many times they could fit some extra things along with the braces like, a change purse, pens/pencils, and credit cards. There was plenty of room, sometimes too much.
Walmart, Target and Kmart now carry shoes in widths and are super lightweight and I usually steer parents that way. Tsukihoshi, is a shoe that is hard to find locally but Zappos carries them. Tsukihoshi shoes are on the pricey side but if you like something with style, check them out.
Last but not least, are the shoes from Surestep, they are on the wide side of shoes but are lightweight, low-profile and cute/handsome. Here are some pictures of the Surestep shoes over Cascade DAFO’s.