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Idiopathic Toe Walking

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Lucy88 Mon 20-Jul-09 22:56:09

I have posted this before, but was without my PC for 6 weeks, so sorry for posting again.

My DS has walked on tip-toes from the time he could walk and he has regular physio to ensure his tendons don't get tight.

I am having a nightmare getting school shoes for him as he has gone from a size 9 to a size 10, which means the shoe types are harder wearing, but this has meant all his toes are covered in blisters as well as the back of his ankles. He is wearing slippers most of the time at the moment, but he need shoes for school in September.

I have always gone with Clarkes shoes, but I have been through 4 pairs in the last 2 months trying to find a style that don't blister his feet.

Has anyone else had this probelm with shoes and managed to find a pair of black school shoes that are soft/squishy?
Thanks

TotalChaos Mon 20-Jul-09 23:17:24

No experience of this issue, but how about black trainer style shoes (my DS has some very cheap ones from tesco - none leather) or some very soft leather shoes - have a feeling I've seen some leather shoes that feel quite soft in Nest.

anonandlikeit Wed 22-Jul-09 10:59:49

Hi Lucy

If your ds is ahveing such severe problems with shoes it may be worth an orthotics referal.
Have you discussed this with his physio.
DS2's first priority is always that a child is not in pain.

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