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Dd has pronation of her ankles and wears custom made orthotic inner soles in her shoes. It's fine in the winter, she's got school shoes, a pair of Ecco casual trainers/boots and a smarter pair of leather boots.
But I'm starting to think about the summer and what she could wear. In previous years she's worn sandals and ballet pumps. I think ballet pumps will be out as they offer no ankle support at all.
She can't do laces either so Converse and the like are out.
We found taking ds to a local independent shoe shop was best. They sold various "main brands". Otherwise we would see what we could find in brantano. He had afos and usually it was a case of what we could get over them.
But ds wasn't bothered about what he wore and I am guessing an 11yo DD might be ;-)
I wear orthotics and struggle a bit in the summer. ..sometimes I wear the trendy granny type shoes (ballet shoes with a strap), otherwise I go without. ..thou not for the full day, so if I wore flat sandals for work I'd wear converse or something the rest of the time (rather than slippers) to give a bit of support
She's done ballet for years although not seriously. Tbh, if it wasn't for her ankles I think she'd give up. She likes other types of dance and would like to try tap but probably not good for her ankles...?
We also have a wobble board she uses plus exercises set by the physio.