My 22 month old DD has only had her most recent Piedros for 2 months and Ive just realised she has grown out of them. Im trying to get an appointment asap to get new ones fitted, but all this of course takes time.
Has anyone got any ideas of other boots I could buy to tide us over?
i suggest if the insoles of your old piedros are v. shaped to help you transfer then to the new shoes in the meantime. not sure otherwise about girls shoes, when my ds outgrew his I just just good ankle support ones. I was told also with the velro just to make sure it was pulled tight and just not loosely over the shoes.
Ive seen the Kickers online already and they do seem quite expensive, but have just been told the first appointment we can get is 1st october - so realistically she wont have boots for another 6 weeks min, so may well be worth investing. Thanks for the advice.
Ebay sometimes sell Piedro boots, but as they come in different widths you'd have to be careful. Some are reverse last too, so the insoles tilt the opposite way. We used patent leather boots, even the orthotist said that patent is stiffer than normal leather (even in Piedro's), so it's more supportive.
I've heard that you can buy Piedro's direct from Gilbert and Mellish in Birmingham, but I haven't tried this myself.
Where we live, they won't order another pair of Piedro's until the old pair has been outgrown. Even though they know it will take at least 6 weeks AFTER they've seen the orthotist to get a new pair.
Will have a look in my stash in work tomorrow, but don't think I've got anything that small. Kickers are good as bigcar said, also babybottes and elephantums (sp?). Have you got a Startrite footwear anywhere near you? Sometimes they have a section in the big department stores if not their own store. The 2 makes mentioned above are often supplied on the NHS as an alternative as they have very good stiffeners. Tend to be a bit narrow tho.
Another vote for Kickers (plus they look fab). DD is due a new pair of Piedros <makes mental note to nag physio at start of term> - however her kickers offer her tons of ankle support so I'm not worried about the wait.
Thanks so much for the offer of the elefanten boots, but I ordered a pair of Kickers online last night - if we have any problem with these, Ill get back in touch.
What a great idea to swap Piedros/Boots on MN - even though we get the prescription boots, it seems like many of us are having the same problems with having to buy our own inbetween fittings at often double the price of kids that can just nip to Clarks and the like.
DD has grown out of both of hers much quicker that the Orthotist suggested (they have told us to make an appointment every 4 months) so am finding it difficult to predict when to make an apointment for. Will hopefully come to recognise a pattern - however, this doesnt allow for random growth spurts - confused!
btw - there is a code for the Kickers website at the moment for 10% off 'kickkids'.
Would it not make sense for the hosptal to ask for the shoes back and then they could offer them as inbetweens, especially when often they are not in them for long. We were given some to try just because they were the right size, and that worked? seems a bit of a waste to me?