New Shoes!

18 Apr

BC’s new shoes have arrived!

I can’t believe how fast the cogs of funding moved on this one.

I was so sure the process of application, approval, funding availability and delivery would take so long, that I chose these sandals instead of a pair of winter boots:


Never mind. They look cute enough with socks on, and these days, our winters are so short that it will be well worth him having the sandals through summer.

Also, because they have velcro rather than buckles or laces, he can take them off himself (and hopefully will later be able to put him on himself too).

The whole process took 3 weeks. WOW! The way it should be, really.

The boots provide excellent heel and ankle support and help with keeping his feet in a good position for walking.

After looking everywhere for a supplier of these European made shoes, I discovered the main supplier in my city is within walking distance from our house! This meant going in for a fitting and collection was barely a chore at all.

The saleswoman said he’ll probably get 12 months wear out of them. After which time, we SHOULD be able to apply for further funding for another pair.

Just two days after getting them, I can see him walking better in his kaye walker.


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4 Responses to “New Shoes!”

  1. Sarah April 18, 2009 at 3:17 am #

    They look great and so supportive!

  2. Alison April 18, 2009 at 5:33 am #

    Wow – 3 weeks is very impressive. The shoes look great. Dare I ask how much they cost???

  3. n0thingbuteverything April 18, 2009 at 9:43 am #

    Thanks girls.

    Alison, they are $275 – so yes, we’re very glad they are funded ;-).

  4. Barbara April 19, 2009 at 6:11 pm #

    Now THAT is worth celebrating!

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