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Old 02-12-2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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snow boots and braces

Has anyone ever tried to pull snow boots over braces? The two just don't go together! I'd love to hear what folks do in the snow for footwear. We usually go without the braces, because we can't get the boots on.
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:44 PM   #2
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Re: snow boots and braces

We found some snow boots for our son out of Canada. They actually look more like a bag with tread on the bottom and a heavy liner inside. They have elastic synch straps that then close them at the top and at the ankle to form the boot around the AFO. Unfortunately they are packed away for the winter or I would tell you the brand. The brand is from a line called "See Kai Run".

Hope this helps - good luck.

 
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:09 AM   #3
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Re: snow boots and braces

Thanks for the info!

 
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:04 PM   #4
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Re: snow boots and braces

Try buying the boot a a size bigger than what you need to be that should work just fine that's what I did for years

 
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:16 PM   #5
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Re: snow boots and braces

It's definitely a nightmare trying to find boots that work over braces. My daughter tried without braces but has more difficulty walking that way.

We always get one size too big and make sure that they open all the way down to the middle of the foot. If the tongue is attached on the sides, just cut it apart, so that you can open the boot completely. I usually buy something cheap from Walmart, because it's not like she needs much warmth or support in the boot -- just stability and preferably some waterproofing -- so then you don't feel bad about the modifications.

I hope that helps you to find something that works for you.

 
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