EVA sole provides excellent bounce-back and durabilityHaving CP, tying my shoes is a challenge. Between bending over to be able to tie the laces and not always being able to tie the laces tight enough to stay in a bow, It's nearly impossible to wear laced shoes.
Breathable and durable air mesh upper allow your foot to breath and dry quickly
Slip resistant,easy to manage any area.Suitable for party, sports, indoor, outdoor
Ultra lightweight,make your feet feel comfortable during walking,water,exercise,athletic and so on
And yes, I have Mama Melissa to help me, but she's starting to develop her OWN health issues, so there are some mornings where she's in MORE pain than I am.
For this reason alone, I try to be as independent as possible. I tend to keep my hair cut short, or at least to a length I can take care of by myself. All my pants are elastic waist, so I can just pull them on. I have a plastic device for putting my own socks on.
When it comes to shoes, I tend to choose styles with Velcro fasteners or the type you just slip on and go. If I'm really lucky, I can adjust my Velcro sneakers loose enough so I can just slide my foot into it, yet tight enough to stay securely ON my foot.
I've been WANTING to get a pair of Skechers mule sneakers for a while now, since they are the ideal style for me; they are exactly 'slip on and go.' But when I had the chance to review these sneakers, I thought, 'Well, they ARE slip on... and my other slip ons are falling apart by the day... maybe these will be alright until I can get the money together for a pair of Skechers.' So I tried them.
^^The sneakers on my feet^^
I love the color, and they are very comfortable when worn correctly... but that's where the positives end.
I had a very difficult time putting these on independently. 4 out of the 5 times I wore these sneakers, I needed to have Mama Melissa's help with the back of the shoe. They would ALWAYS bend under my heel. Yes, I probably could have made a very cheap pair of mules if I didn't care that the back of the shoe was under my heel, but that would get uncomfortable.
I toyed with the idea of using my long shoehorn with these, but I didn't think it would help, because there is a band of VERY tight elastic around the opening. I thought it would make sliding my foot in even MORE difficult.
They also made the tops of my feet itch uncontrollably. At first, I thought it was because of the socks I had warn, since Mama Melissa had the same design, but a different color, and she said the glitter thread made her feet itch. But once I kicked off these sneakers, the itch went away, even with keeping the socks on.
I also tried a pair of 'fuzzy socks' (shown in the photo above) and the itch returned withing 15 minutes of putting the sneakers on. I've had that reaction with actual socks, but NEVER shoes.
Unless your disability does NOT involve your legs or feet in any way, these are going to be VERY hard to put on.
These are available from Amazon for $14.99.
Very comfortable, but impossibly difficult to put on
WOULD RECOMMEND: No
**As per FTC guidelines, I received this product at a discount in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**