Parkinson’s UK

Friendly Shoes & Parkinson’s UK

A man showing the zip function on his Friendly Shoes

At Friendly Shoes, we are proud to work with Parkinson’s UK, offering a 10% discount on our easy-on footwear. Just use code FSPUK at check-out on our site for the discount to be applied.

Shoes For Parkinson’s

Friendly Shoes were created by an occupational therapist, and help people living with Parkinson’s Disease to stay independent. Our shoes are easy to put on and take off, either for the individual or their carer.

Large, easy-to-grasp pull tabs are simple to use with tremors and all styles are incredibly lightweight to assist with leg lifting, along with large entry portals that make slipping into the shoes a breeze.

All our adult shoes are also eligible for VAT exemption, just tick the box at check-out and fill in the relevant detail.

Features include:

  • Easy pull open/close designed to accommodate tremors
  • Lightweight to assist leg lifting
  • Visual cue on pull tab to accommodate volitional movement
  • Soft breathable inner lining
  • Non-slip sole
  • Firm midsole
  • Removable dual-density memory foam arch-supporting insoles
  • Zip fastening 

Shoes For Men & Women

We have a range of styles of shoes for men and women.

The Force style is our roomiest shoe at the ankle. With a deep side zip and no laces. It is made from flyknit and lined with soft lycra. Incredibly lightweight, the Force is a great shoe and house slipper.

Available in black and grey, sizes 4 – 13.

Woman wearing easy open trainers with zip all the way down the side

The Voyage opens up all the way down the side. On first wear, unlace the laces, place your foot in and then do up the zip and set the lace tension. From then on, just use the zip!

Available in a range of colours for men and women, sizes 4 – 13.

The Excursion is our back zip style, opening up around the heel. Our deepest shoe, it is cushioned and supportive. Again, use the laces to set the tension and then just use the zip for donning.

Available in a range of colours for men and women, sizes 4 – 13.

Both sides of the Tenease trainer from Friendly Shoes

The Tenease is our newest shoe. With our celebrated side zip, just open it up for ease of access.

Available in black and white, sizes 7 – 12.