The unique design and engineering of PLAE shoes and tabs (straps) allow for accommodation of many orthotics and AFOs. A wider shoe opening allows for easy entry. The insoles can be removed and a wider toe box gives you that extra needed space. The interchangeable tabs (velcro straps) come in different lengths including extra long to allow for a custom fit. Learn about PLAE's unique kid-centric design and engineering for orthotics and AFOs.
We have a growing community on Facebook called "PLAE with Orthotics" which is dedicated to sharing stories and photos, and learning about how PLAE shoes may work with your child’s orthotic device. We know shoe options can be limited, and we receive all kinds of questions related to AFOs, SMOs and other orthosis – so this group was started as central place for answers to be shared and photos to help inspire. We encourage you to join and ask the community what has worked well for them.
We have found the ty sneakers with mesh to have most success for an orthotic fit because they have a more flexible mesh material, but many other styles work as well. We always recommend purchasing a XL length set of tabs and removing the insole for the best fit.
removable insole, wide opening
As you know, every situation is a little different. If you have specific questions about orthotics and AFOs, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.