BILLY Footwear Kids

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Born out of a need, BILLY Footwear(tm) was founded on the basis of empowering independence and the principle of inclusion.

Embracing the concept of universal design in their innovative FlipTop(tm) technology, BILLY Footwear(tm) has revolutionized how shoes are put on and taken off. By incorporating a zipper that goes along the side of the shoe and around the toe, the upper of each shoe opens and folds over completely. The design allows for unobstructed foot placement onto the shoe footbed. Then with a flip and a zip, the shoe securely closes.

Yes, BILLY(tm) shoes have adaptive characteristics, but they are hardly "adaptive" in the traditional sense of the word. "Adaptive" refers to a niche market. And although the shoes can satisfy the adaptive market they are not constrained by it. BILLY Footwear(tm) removes the wall between adaptive and non-adaptive. Why? Because all people are created equal. And by design, the BILLY Footwear(tm) brand and shoes embody that belief.

Each of us has a story. And symbolically your BILLY(tm) shoes are like a book. Every time you open them you are starting a new chapter, and when you pull the zippers closed you are saying “Yes!” to whatever adventures lie ahead.

It is time to add to your story. Opportunity and success awaits. With BILLY Footwear(tm), go forth and do great things. Flip! Zip! Go!(tm)

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Latest BILLY Footwear Kids Reviews

Classic Lace Low (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Lace Low (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Typically kids, and adults, who wear braces and orthotics require wide shoes. Even with the insole out- the show is not wide enough to accommodate a brace. Also, size 6 is not large enough for many kids, my 10 year old student needed a larger size which this brand does not make. Is an awesome idea, but larger sizes and wide width is needed to comfortably fit the individuals who need these shoes!

from Evergreen Park on November 16, 2018

Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These were the best sneakers for my son. They fit over his foot braces fine. Super easy to put on. Thank You

on November 14, 2018

Classic Low (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Low (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

my kid loved the color unfortunately we couldn't keep them because the low height does not help give ankle support she wears braces and really needs the bootie height for support we hope you offer the booties on this color (and wide)

on November 14, 2018

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Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

my kid wears braces so they had to fit inside the shoe. we succeeded on width but had to live with too much length it would help a lot if the shoes also came in wide the side zipper definitely what we were looking for, special needs user the material ok for now, but would also help a lot if they came on firmer material to provide more ankle support My girl would like you to offer the bootie on mint and lavender colors!

on November 14, 2018

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Classic Lace Low (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Lace Low (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I am constantly looking for shoes that looks good and will fit my daughter's AFOs. When I saw the Billy high tops, I was so excited and showed it to my daughter. She picked out these low top sneakers in pink and silver. It works like magic! I adjusted the laces and put them on her and she had the biggest smiles on her face. She even indicated how easy these are to put on. I am going to buy another pair of the high tops in a couple of months. Love it!

on November 13, 2018

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Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I bought these shoes for my daughter and simply put, she loves them. And I love them too! Why? Well, because getting out the door in the morning is now always a success. No more pleading with her to get her shoes on to catch the bus. She takes initiative now and does it before I ask. Such a victory. Love this brand.

on November 11, 2018

Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love the shoes, using them over AFO's. We'll see how well they hold up, but my initial feeling is that the soles will do as well or better than other shoes we've purchased in the past. I did use Billy's sizing recommendations and still had to order one size bigger. Took out the insole of the original pair we bought and it was still too small, so exchanged for one size larger than the Billy's chart recommended. Overall very happy!

on November 09, 2018

Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These were perfect to fit over my grandsons AFO’s. A great idea. Will definitely buy again.

on November 09, 2018

Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love, love, love them! My daughter wears them everyday. Can’t get her to wear her other sneakers anymore. Great purchase. Will be ordering other colors.

on November 02, 2018

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Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

My son, with differently abled arms and hands loves these! Finally he can wear lace up shoes. Thank you Billy Footwear!!

from Idaho on November 01, 2018

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Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

My daughter wears afos and i heard about how great these shoes are. She loved the color but unfortunately they didn't wear well for her. They have very little support in the ankles so I ended up returning them. We're going to stick with nike flyease.

on November 01, 2018

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Classic High Perf (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

This shoe fell apart in six weeks of wear. Very cute and love the functionality of the round zipper, but very disappointed with the quality given how much I paid for them.

from Ferndale on October 31, 2018

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Classic Lace Low (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Lace Low (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I marked "no arch support" because we took out the insole of the shoe to accommodate my son's AFOs. He is 6, and this is the first time he's been able to put shoes on all by himself and he was SO PROUD and excited to do it! His foot goes in easily and he can zip it around himself. He loves that they're not "so big" like his actual AFO shoes, he loves that they are "big kid shoes". The shoe also has a nice flat, smooth bottom for stability. As with EVERY shoe he wears though, he has torn apart the inside of the shoe in just 1-2 months. This is faster than some other shoes, but a concern nonetheless. He does walk with his AFOs so he's just brutal on shoes, so I'm glad he likes these and they work. Hopefully they'll hold up for a bit longer before they completely disintegrate :-)

from Michigan on October 30, 2018

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Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

for SMO / AFO parents: we’ve been seeing quite about about these Billy shoes lately and we decided to give them a try. We’ve been having a very hard time with our most recent pair of Sure Steps -even with the XW New Balance. I’ve literally bought and returned 8 pairs of shoes in the last 3 months. Our sons regular shoe size with no braces is a 10 wide. We usually size up a whole size, XW and remove the insole. It’s still not working. We can make it work but it’s a struggle every day so inevitably he’s not wearing his SMOs everyday and his PT can tell. So we decided to give the Billy shoes a chance. They are not specifically designed for SMOs or AFOs and the do not come in wide sizes. We bought an 11. Not even close. The bottom of the brace wouldn’t even fit inside let alone zip. So I ordered a 12. Thinking they would huge. Well.... they work. I’m shocked!!!!! They are a tad long, but nothing more than I wouldn’t consider as room to grow. You have to loosen the laces to get them to zip shut. The high top completely covers the SMOs. We’ve never cared that they show, but they look nicer than the new balance look with the funky patterned brace hanging out. Biggest bonus.... He is not uncomfortable while I’m putting his foot in it because and there’s no forcing it on like the regular athletic shoe. He actually asked to keep them. I’m concerned because they are canvas and the zipper will get lots of use that they might not be durable for a 6 year old. But if they do hold up we will definitely buy additional pairs.

on October 28, 2018

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Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

True to size. Great style. After several months of looking for a shoe that would support my sons AFOs we came across this shoe. They support his afos beautifully and my son is excited to wear such a stylish and comfortable shoe. Shoes like this are hard to come by and finding something that will fit an Afo can be extremely difficult. We are so happy that we came across this shoe and brand. We no longer have to struggle to fit his afos and he has plenty of wiggle room to feel comfortable yet supported

on October 24, 2018

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Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Fit was great for my daughter’s AFOs. These shoes are super slippery on any surface. I had to return them for safety.

on October 24, 2018

Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Bought this because we thought they would work with an AFO and got 1 size larger. It does not fit inside there, though we have hinged AFOs. Glitter style is super cute and zipper is a great idea.

on October 23, 2018

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Classic High Jersey (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic High Jersey (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I bought this for my daughter who has ankle orthotics and these are fantastic! Cute shoes and easy to put on and I didn’t have to buy them a size too big so they’d fit! Hooray!

on October 22, 2018

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Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

So if you are looking at these shoes you must have some sort of AFO, SMO, or other device. My son who is 13 has AFO braces and has for the majority of his life, this is the first time that we have found shoes like this and were so happy we did. We have had them a week now and he is super happy about them, no more unlacing shoes to get the brace to fit in and then the shoes are pretty worn our quickly. I can not say how they will last since we have only had them a week, but i can say the first time we put them on it was a little hard to zip, a week in now not so bad when zipping so that tells me they are starting to wear in. I have noticed also that the insert that came with the shoe is getting a little broken down, I left them in which i do NOT normally do with new shoes, but figured I would see what happened. the insole is showing some signs of breakdown little foam pieces, but not surprising with the amount of hardware we are putting on them. Im very happy with them and am looking forward to seeing how long they will last. It is hard to survive these braces and devices that my son needs and I am sure happy that this company has taken to trying. I give them 5 thumbs up just for that, but really the shoes look great and even my son's teacher noticed a difference in the way they supported his brace.

from San Marcos on October 22, 2018

Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These shoes are absolutely amazing! My daughter wears an AFO on her right foot and because of this her shoe selection was very limited and usually we had to buy two pairs of shoes (one in her correct size and one a size up to accommodate her brace). This also usually meant that her shoes weren't that cute and/or they didn't exactly match and being a 7 year old this was very upsetting. I bought these shoes in her correct size and just loosened the laces in order to accommodate the brace and it fit! She loves how cute they are too! I can't recommend these shoes enough. I tell everyone about them. I just hope they start making other styles. Boots, for example would be fantastic!

on October 21, 2018

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Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I bought these to fit my son's SMOs and they fit beautifully. I measured his foot with the SMO and ordered the size according to the fit chart and they were great. I needed to adjust the laces a little in order to zip completely but once I did that, there was no problem at all. What was super cool is that once the shoe was on, I could just unzip while he was standing up and see exactly how they fit his foot. I can't speak to the durability just yet as we just received them, but my son was super excited with how easy the shoes were to get off as he has always needed help with his previous shoes.

on October 18, 2018

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Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

Classic Lace High (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

We had to order a size 12 in the high top, as opposed to the size 11 in the low rise shoe. The 11 high top was tight, whereas the 11 low rise was roomy enough for heavy socks.

on October 17, 2018

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