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Friendly Shoes

For the past 7 years, I have been searching for the perfect shoe for my daughter, Ava. A shoe that she would love and enjoy wearing. From my research, I had trouble finding shoes that would accommodate Ava’s orthotics as well as her fashion sense. We then came across Friendly Shoes. They had a variety of options for our choosing, and Ava rocks them proudly. Finally, no tears when it’s time to put our shoes on. Yippie!

Friendly Shoes look and feel like modern comfort sneakers but patented Easy Shoe Access zippers make them a functional solution for individuals struggling with shoe donning or fitting AFO/SMO. Invented by an Occupational Therapist, users simply fold open, enter, and zip. 

The Excursion — available in mid top and low top — comes in wide widths, weighs less than 10 oz (to assist with leg-lifting during gait and reduced energy expenditure during daily tasks), features removable memory foam insoles, and slip-resistant outsoles. The Easy Shoe Access design makes wearing them with AFO/SMOs easy, and discreet. Now, due to popular demand, Kids Excursions arrive in August!

Friendly Shoes is an adaptive footwear startup on a mission to enable people of all ages and abilities the access to shoes they want and need to live actively. 

We were so excited to partner with them for this month’s giveaway and I bought a pair myself. To get yours go to

-xx Lex

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