this is in response to Baybreeze about the afo brace. I also wear an afo and shoes are a huge problem. I have found that if I wear a comfort sandal with3 velcro closures ( toe, ankle and heel straps ), my brace can fit reasonable well. these are certainly not a dressy shoe but it works for daytime rather than haveing to wear sneakers for work. There are many versions of this type of sandal but they do not all have the adjustable heel strap with is essential for the brace to fit. On occasions when I have to wear a dress shoe, I find that a 21/2 - 3" somewhat chunky heel is best as long as the shoe weight is very light. I cannot walk in flats. the reason is that when in a 3" heel, then both my feet are pretty much in the same position which lessons the steppage gait allowing me to walk more normally. My foot definately gets fatigued, so going without the brace is only for times when I will have very litttle walking to do. I hope this helps anyone out there dealing with this problem. I appreciate any and all suggestions from others. I wish there was a shoe manufacturer that would be interested in designing a line a foot wear specifically for women with foot drop. Maybe if we all write to a company like Aravon, they would see enough of a market to develop such a line of shoes.