contact us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right.

2601 Matheson Blvd E
Mississauga, ON, L4W 5A8
Canada

1-905-602-0650

Finding the Right Shoe

Remember to shop with your orthosis (brace). For parents it is advisable to shop with your child and their orthosis, although not necissary. 


WHAT TO LOOK FOR: 

#1 Proper Width

If your orthosis requires extra width shoes look for sizes labeled E, 2E, 3E, 4E. Proper width is the most important feature of a shoe. If this results in some extra room at the toes this is okay. We also suggest a shoe with a rounded toe. Brands that commonly come in extra width include: New Balance, Brooks, Saucony, and Etonic. 

#2 Deep Toe Box

Look for shoes which have a removable insert. By removing the insert you can gain extra depth inside your shoe. 

#3 Select a Larger Size

Select a shoe which is a 1/2 - 1 size larger than what you would normally wear. 

#4 Shoes with Laces or Velcro

Laces or velcro will make it easier to put on and take off your shoes over your orthosis. Avoid elasticized laces and any shoe that slips on and off.


TIPS FOR TRYING SHOES ON:

#1 Towards the End of the Day

Try on shoes towards the end of the day, as feet will swell throughout the day.

#2 Try on While Standing

Spend some time standing or walking in the shoes while wearing your orthosis

#3 Comfort

Make sure the shoes are comfortable!


 
 


ADDITIONS

Strap Extensions

Drop-off and same day pick-up service for quality velcro strap extensions are available at the Boundless clinic. Velcro extensions can make putting on new shoes easier.

When receiving a new orthosis - your first pair of strap extensions are free.

Shoe Horns 

Using a shoe horn can improve independent donning of shoes. Shoe horns come in short and long varieties.

Try using a shoe horn when you receive your next orthosis to see if it helps.

Strap modifications will allow velcro closure over AFOs (Keeping Pace Shoes shown)

Strap modifications will allow velcro closure over AFOs (Keeping Pace Shoes shown)

Short shoe horn 

Short shoe horn 


POTENTIAL SHOE PROVIDERS & LOCATIONS

Payless Shoes

Cost: $

GTA Locations: Many locations available

Website: www.canada.payless.com

A moderate selection of suitable footwear choices available; adult, youth

 

West49

Cost: $$

GTA Locations: Toronto, Mississauga, Vaughan, Brampton, Milton, Oakville, Burlington 

Website: www.west49.com

A moderate selection of suitable footwear choices available; young adult, youth 

 

Dr. Comfort

Cost: $$$

GTA Locations: Toronto, Richmond Hill 

Website: www.drcomfort.com

Phone Number: 1-888-655-4499

A wide selection of suitable footwear choices available; adult, youth, athletic, casual, dress

 

Keeping Pace

Cost: $$$

GTA Locations: N/A must be ordered through Boundless

Website: www.keepingpace.com

Phone Number: 1-888-526-0020

A wide selection of suitable footwear choices available; youth, running shoes, sandals, boots

 

Bioped

Cost: $$$

GTA Locations: Many locations available (suggested location: 16-1170 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. Mississauga) 

Website: www.bioped.com

A variable selection of suitable footwear choices available; adults, youth, athletic, casual, dress