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Please point me in the right direction of some sturdy boots before I go crazy!

(9 Posts)
LadyMaryQuiteContrary Mon 04-Feb-13 10:19:38

I'll take him into sports direct after school. grin

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Mon 04-Feb-13 10:18:24

smile Thank you. He needs black ones really, he's 13 and even though he doesn't care if he stands out (so he says), they would attract a lot of attention from the other boys if they were a different colour and he won't want that at all. The physio wasn't a great deal of help, she just said don't buy cheap ones so I'm assuming the PCT won't supply them. confused I also told her that he was turned down for DLA a couple of years ago and I was going to apply again, she pretty much said not to bother. sad

I'll have a look at kickers. He's having some new insoles made and the boots need to have enough space for them IYKWIM.

Thank you smile

katcatkat Mon 04-Feb-13 10:15:15

http://www.sportsdirect.com/karrimor-skido-walking-boots-junior-094104
are really nice

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Mon 04-Feb-13 08:36:44

another vote for hiking/walking boots, sports direct is a good place to go for cheapish ones and they usually have black. Piedros are better so may be worth trying asking for some but my pct are trying to stop providing them so they're very hard to get here. That said, my dd3 has bright pink ones, no complaints from her old mainstream school on the colour grin

sonora Mon 04-Feb-13 07:04:15

My ds also has hypotonia along with hypermobility. Ds had piedros from when he was tiny until just recently and they made a huge difference...you could really tell how supportive they were.

He now has insoles that the physio gave us but he refuses to wear them as he finds them uncomfortable. I resorted to buying a pair of kickers ( high top boots) which he wears to school. I find them quite sturdy and ds walks really well in them.

madwomanintheattic Mon 04-Feb-13 01:13:44

Black is always available. And you can get sports version too.

Most pcts only let you order one pair on the NHS. You can usually buy them yourself via the orthotist or physio, at their pct cost.

madwomanintheattic Mon 04-Feb-13 01:12:10

Just get the physio to order piedros for him.

We used kickers in extremis, but tbh piedros are far better, and available on the NHS. What's not to like?

MareeyaDolores Mon 04-Feb-13 00:10:34

Hiking boots or timberlands? School can't insist on black if its unavailable and they're medically advised... Or would they make him have crutches in the school colours wink

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Sun 03-Feb-13 23:33:55

Ds has just been diagnosed with hypotonia and SPD. He needs some boots as his ankles are weak and his feet hurt but I can't seem to find any which are sturdy enough. The physio and orthotics have made him some new insoles but he finds it painful to walk any further then a few metres, and they have suggested that he wears boots. The school have agreed but they have to be black. The best ones I've found so far are Doc martens but he's tried mine on this afternoon and they don't support his ankles at the sides so his feet will stretch them. They may be better with the new insoles, but if I can find him some better ones then this would help.

Any ideas? confused

Thank you.

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