What shoes work with the Step-Smart drop foot AFO Brace?

Gordon Holman Blog


We took a trip to Lamey Wellehan Shoes (Maine’s Oldest Shoe Store Chain) with Insightful Products owner Ian to try out the Step-Smart AFO with many shoe types.

Practitioners know that patients who feel that ankle and foot orthoses (AFOs) hinder style are likely not to be worn (leading to non-compliance). And that’s exactly why Ian, our founder, designed the Step-Smart brace to work with lots of different shoe types. There’s no real need anymore to let function trump fashion. There is no need to up-size or buy medical shoes with the Step-Smart.

The Step-Smart drop foot brace is streamlined and low profile. It can be worn with:

  • Most dress shoes (Wingtips, Dansko, Loafters, Heals)
  • Comfy shoes (Uggs)
  • Sneakers (Nike, New Balance, Adidas, Vans)
  • Some sandals  (Clarks)
  • Hiking boots (Keen, LL Bean, Merrell)
  • Beach and water shoes (Sperry Top Sider, Speedo, Body Glove, Rockin Footwear, Merrell)

There’s no need to worry about getting your brace wet either. Our AFO bracek will work fine at the beach with the proper beach shoe or sandals.

Don’t be restricted to ugly medical shoes.  Wear a shoe that fits your style.