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Based on 167 reviews
Excellent shoes - Rainbow Leopard

Excellent shoes ,very good for my niece who has to wear leg splints, easy to put on !
Please extend your range ! School shoes,
It so hard to find kind of shoes, so girly my niece loves them !

Voyage Navy
David Frugtniet
Voyage Shoes

Put simply - I love them! Light in weight but strong and well made, very comfortable and a dream to put on and take off. I’ve not worn anything else since I got them a couple of weeks ago.

Voyage Concrete Jungle
Brenda Razzaq

I really like how easy these are to put on in comparison to others. I find the zip tight but if you only unzip it half way it's much easier. I wear a 'toe off' splint so these are much easier shoes. My only problem is that the lace has snapped where the splint catches, I've yet to find shoes that don't have that problem. Will see how long the rest of the shoe holds up.

Adventure black trainer

Brilliant, well made footwear. Struggled for so long to find footwear to fit my childs AFOs .

Friendly Force Peach
Jane Felstead
Lovely peach trainers

I bought these shoes because I wanted something with all the usual support et cetera always on friendly shoes. But I want something I could almost use as slippers. These are super comfy comfy and I seriously can’t manage w with out them

Voyage Navy & Peach
Aileen Hamer
Wonderful shoes

My daughter has cerebral palsy and hasn’t been able to wear shoes for about 4 years as standard shoes gave her pressure sores. She has been wearing friendly shoes with no issues at all for 4 months now. We’re hoping you’ll do friendly slippers next

Very good service; on a second purchase of trainer


I’ve been looking for some shoes that my daughter can wear with her AFO! I have really struggled until now. These are literally the only shoes I have been able to find that fit perfectly and are comfortable. Will certainly be purchasing more. Highly recommended.

Adventure Jet Black
Danielle Philippides-cook

I had looked everywhere for shoes to fit my sons splints then come across this website and ordered a pair of trainers. Delivery was mega quick considering it was Christmas and I am over the moon with the trainers they fit amazingly and easy to get on and off. I would highly recommend this company

Voyage Black Tornado
Carolym Burvill

Very pleased with this purchase,so much that I will buy a second pair once the weather gets better .A White pair for the spring and summer I wear an Orthotic and it fits into the shoe really well.Does everything it says in the write up,wish I had found this make of shoe earlier

great shoes

Bought these for my Dad - he's got Parkinsons and shoe laces are a problem. Thought he'd resist! But they look great, and are easy to get on and off Hopefully they will be adopted as his everyday shoes (and the lace ups sidelined in the cupboard)

Sad to have to return.

My daughter arranged this purchase for me with Jessica. She was very impressed with the care and help in the choice of shoe for my problem feet. Unfortunately they were too big, but also I have an operation due soon on one foot and this hopefully will change shape. When is settled down I'm sure we will come back to you.

Perfect socks for splint wearers!

These socks are brilliant for wearing under AFO splints. We bought the longer length for our son, so they'll go past the top strap on his splints and prevent it rubbing on him, and they're just the perfect length for that purpose. They have a good stretch in them, even after washing, and the seam free tip means that his toes aren't getting rubbed + hurt either. I would definitely recommend the socks, along with a pair of the Friendly shoes, to make life easier if you have a child wearing splints.

Great shoes to wear over splints!

At first we thought it was going to be difficult to find suitable shoes for my son when he started wearing AFO splints, but thankfully we found Friendly shoes. This is the second pair we've now ordered from them, and they are the perfect shoes to make life easier! The zip opening makes it alot easier for him to be able to fit a shoe on over his splint, and he says they are really comfortable thanks to the padded insides. He loves the cool design on the shoes too, and was happy he didn't have to wear anything too plain or boring! I would definitely recommend them.

Great trainers

Very comfortable and good fit. Zip makes it easy for my disabled husband to put them on himself and /or for me to help him. Wish I had found them sooner

Best ever

Very attractive and a perfect fit. Finally found the perfect brand of footwear. Suitable for a teenager. Who has to wear foot splints . Like any other child why not have a second pair,
for 🤶 Christmas she will be delighted. Easy to put on and wide fitting. Well designed for comfort .

Brilliant Shoes for going over AFOs

We have struggled for years to find shoes to go over chunky AFOs for my daughter, often resorting to boys school shoes or trainers that we have had to stretch to within an inch of their life to get the splints in. I found these online recently and they are a game changer. They are easy to get on with the sturdy side zip and have the depth to fit splints in without over stretching them. They are very light weight and stylish. Will never look anywhere else for shoes again 😀.

Voyage Navy
Sandra Ackroyd

These not only look good but are great quality and perfect for over AFOs. They also helped me select the right size.

Lovely and comfy and stylish.


Easy to put on. Very comfortable to wear even with orthotics. Will buy again.

Great Shoes!

Purchased these for our son who wears splints. The zip is a game changer! no more fighting feet into shoes.
Having the laces to adjust the shoes for a perfect fit is great (plus they still look like 'normal' lace up shoes). An 8yr old fed up of Velcro certainly appreciates this.
These shoes are also VERY lightweight.

Nancy was very responsive and quick at resolving my problem when i need to swap them for the next size up! Will definitely buy again.

Finally - a pair that fits!

I have wide feet with misshapen arthritic toes and I wear insoles. I wear shoes until they disintegrate because finding ones that fit is near-impossible task.

These are lightweight and well-fitting, and adjust easily. I was over the moon to receive them, having been searching unsuccessfully for a new pair to replace my current (disintegrating) trainers for months.

My only minor gripe is that the side zip is a bit stiff - gets a bit stuck at the corner and needs pulling firmly to move round. Could be a bit tough with weak wrists.

But overall, so happy with these. Now, friendly shoes, please make some ankle boots.

Excursion Mid-Top Khaki Alpine Forest

A friend suggested these for me as I had foot surgery and was looking for something to transition into after 3mths in a walking boot and cast. Only juts getting walking and these trainers are easy to put on with the zip and feel comfortable. Only walking around home currently but can feel the benefit. Today will be my first day outside, I am sure they will be amazing. Will trying more styles

Excursion Mid-Top Peach
Victoria Beech
2nd pair! Pretty in pink.

Really good shoes for being able to get on without assistance. So good have purchased two pairs now.

Excursion Low-Top Grey
Victoria Beech
Accessible and smart

Bought these for my mum who has rheumatoid arthritis and difficulty putting on shoes. These have allowed independent donning of shoes. Brilliant! They look great and ahe says they are light and comfortable. Best buy in years