With a background in Occupational Therapy, we saw people were in desperate need of shoes that didn’t exist.
They wanted a shoe that adapted to their needs, whilst maintaining the best quality, comfort, technology, and versatility.
By listening to the customer, we have created Friendly Shoes. Our shoes are functional, comfortable and look great!
Are Friendly Shoes…?
Shoes For Orthotics
We all want comfort, we all want things that are good for us. Why would we think any differently about our feet, the only part of our body that hits the floor an average of 3-4,000+x/day. Be more active, whether in sitting or standing, and do so with the Friendly difference, shoes that make life easier, without sacrificing style, comfort, or ease.
It’s full speed ahead with Friendly Shoes! Right at the intersection of comfort, style, and orthopedic support, our styles allow you to be more active — whether sitting or standing. Right on trend with easy-to-wear colorways, it’s what’s inside that really counts: removable dual-density memory foam insoles with a contoured arch and metatarsal support to help alleviate foot fatigue, padded cushioning around the heel and tongue for comfort and stability, and a generous toe box to easily accommodate wider widths.
Shoes For AFO’s
Let’s face it, orthoses & braces create footwear challenges. Whether it’s getting the shoes on or accommodating the foot while it’s in the shoe, selecting the appropriate shoes for AFOs can be close to impossible. I’m not sure if anything exists?..
Our versatile styles graciously provide appropriate depth and width to accommodate AFOs and feature slip-resistant outsoles for additional stability along with removable dual-density memory foam insoles to easily replace with custom orthotics.
- Wide (E)/adjustable (set laces once and forget)
- Removable insoles
- Non-slip outsoles
Shoes For Diabetes
Proper fitting footwear is extremely important for individuals with diabetes. Friendly Shoes can make all the difference, with:
- Soft breathable inner lining
- Easy open/close pull tab
- Light as a feather
- Nonslip tested outsole
- Firm midsole
- Removable dual-density memory foam arch-supporting insoles (designed to increase sensory feedback)
- Wide fitting with free laces for adjustability
*Friendly Shoes are not diabetic certified, routine skin checks are highly encouraged during initial use
Shoes For Parkinson’s
For those of us that know Parkinson’s Disease, we know how unpredictable the condition can be on a daily basis. Through listening and working with individuals with PD, Friendly has created some of the most Parkinson’s disease Friendly Shoes ever made.
Our shoes aim to provide a consistent, hassle-free experience each and every time. 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 our massive entry portals that make slipping into the shoes a breeze.
- Easy pull open/close designed to accommodate tremors (pill-rolling)
- Lightweight to assist leg lifting (250 grams)
- Visual cue on pull tab to accommodate volitional movement
Shoes For Multiple Sclerosis
Dealing with multiple sclerosis can be quite a challenge. Each person is impacted differently, on a daily basis, and this often leads to difficulties with shoe donning. Invented by an occupational therapist, Friendly Shoes were created out of need, including specific features to help make at least the shoe selection part of life a little easier and less physically demanding.
Friendly Shoes are crafted with specific features to allow the wearer to get them on with the utmost of ease. Our featherweight styles also have have slip-resistant outsoles and cushioned memory foam insoles with contoured support for immediate out-of-the-box comfort.