Friendly Shoes Kids

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Friendly™ Shoes Kids believes that no child should have to sacrifice fashion, comfort, or support for independent mobility needs. Founded by an occupational therapist that wanted to provide his patients with footwear for all abilities, Friendly is an adaptive footwear brand that serves up style and comfort for all.

Friendly Shoes Kids: Selected For You

Friendly Shoes Kids

Friendly Force (Little Kid/Big Kid)

$33.07MSRP: $35.00

Friendly Shoes Kids

Quest (Little Kid/Big Kid)

$50.00

Friendly Shoes Kids

Friendly Force (Little Kid/Big Kid)

$30.99MSRP: $35.00

Friendly Shoes Kids

Quest (Little Kid)

$45.00

Friendly Shoes Kids

Quest (Little Kid/Big Kid)

$50.00

Friendly Shoes Kids

Adventure (Little Kid)

$44.95

Friendly Shoes Kids

Excursion (Little Kid/Big Kid)

$60.00

Friendly Shoes Kids

Quest (Little Kid)

$45.00

Friendly Shoes Kids

Excursion (Little Kid)

$49.99MSRP: $54.95

Friendly Shoes Kids

Adventure (Little Kid)

$41.59MSRP: $44.95

Friendly Shoes Kids

Excursion Mid Top (Little Kid/Big Kid)

$54.99MSRP: $59.95

Friendly Shoes Kids

Friendly Force (Little Kid/Big Kid)

$35.00

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Latest Friendly Shoes Kids Reviews

Excursion (Little Kid)

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

My 7 year old daughter thought these were really cool looking, however, they ran small and didn’t fit. Because they don’t offer 1/2 sizes, I would think the next size up would be too large, so I’m not reordering. I also wonder how hard it would be to keep the light pink suede-like material clean.

from Seattle on September 20, 2022

Excursion (Little Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Really happy with the shoe, fits perfectly for my bigger than average 6-year old. The zip feature is really interesting. The laces keep it tight, while the zip keeps the fit nice and snug. I wonder why the shoe needs laces anyway as they can come undone and may be a bit of a hassle. I'll find out as she wears them more. The shoes seems like the are going to be sufficiently durable given the price. If anything changes, I'll post an update.

from RI on August 23, 2022

Friendly Force (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

These shoes are so great with my son’s AFOs. Love that they are lightweight, look great and are functional! I wish they came in more colors.

on August 19, 2022

Friendly Force (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 star out of 5
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars out of 5

Have yet to find an AFO-friendly shoe that is ACTUALLY AFO-friendly. They need to have higher and wider in-steps to accommodate the AFO.

on June 02, 2022

Friendly Force (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

If your kiddo uses SMOS - You must try these!! We have been using Tsukihoshi in model Kaz for 7 years but they only run up to 13 and now needed a bigger size. So the hunt started again for a shoe that will fit my son's SMOS model. I tried another model from that brand, but didn't work so I took it as a sign to try another brand. I used Zappos filter to find shoes that fitted orthotics and "The Friendly Shoes" grabbed my attention right away because the models were unisex (FINALLY! colors are colors, simple as that), they looked wide, the insole was removable and the zipper could make it easier to put on. I got the first pair yesterday, we tried them inside to see how kiddo felt and walked with them and used outside today to see if he will get red marks. No red marks (they don' put extra pressure on the SMO) so that means they are a keeper! I placed another order today for 2 more and since Zappos didn't have more colors in the number we needed, I reached out to the company and one of the owners replied to me right away and an hour later HE CALLED me to let me know the sizes and colors they had at the warehouse. They have a customer for life now! I will share a photo when in use too. They are cute, flexible (same as Tsukihoshi) and easy to put on (by parents or kiddo itself)

from Fishers on April 30, 2022

Friendly Force (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Amazing support! My little one is independently putting on shoes, they fit and wash well. My husband actually wants a pair. I think we've found a keeper. Thank You Friendly.

from MA on April 09, 2022

Friendly Force (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

I am a woman in my 50s with the feet of a second grader (kids' size 1), and buying shoes is a never-ending challenge. I learned about these Friendly shoes during a spina-bifida-association fashion show, and immediately bought a pair. For a person with tiny and unusually shaped feet, these were easy to get into and super comfy. Friendly seems to have cracked a challenge I've experienced with *some* styles from Billy Shoes (which I LOVE overall). That is, Friendly has added a tiny triangle of stretchy material at the top of the zipper, which provides just a little more flexibility for getting into the shoes and pulling the zipper closed. These Friendly Force shoes are not the best for walking up hills or on uneven ground, as their stretchiness makes my feet slide around a bit. Otherwise, they fit perfectly and are like slippers, in the comfort department.

from Melrose, MA on March 30, 2022

Friendly Force (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

After removing the insoles, these were perfect for my child with AFOs. We like how easy the zipper is to use. With AFOs we ordered shoes two sizes larger. In the past, when trying on the correct size without AFOs these shoes were too loose on the feet and no way to tighten them. If your child wears AFOs I recommend trying these.

on March 07, 2022

Excursion Mid Top (Little Kid)

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

I got this for my daughter to try with her AFOs. She has wide, thick feet already, so can be a difficult fit. Add in the bulk of her AFOs and we are talking serious shoe option limitations. She fits a size 13 in Billy wides currently, with her AFO, soon moving up a size. For these Friendly shoes we went up to a size 2 because they do not come in a wider width. Removing the insole we were able to get a nice fit. They ended up, thankfully, not too long. The zipper is just snug around the AFO. Again, removing the insole made a big difference.

on March 04, 2022

Friendly Force (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall1Rated 1 star out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 star out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Bought this pair specifically for it's ability to fit AFOs/adaptive design. My son has been wearing AFOs since 2 yrs old (now 6 yrs. old, shoe size with AFO is 3.5 W to WW) and getting his braces and shoes on in the morning is very time consuming. I was hoping these would work so he can start zipping up his own shoes, unfortunately, these are way too narrow to fit AFOs. If we forced the zipper, we were able to zip but hit was super tight and it hurt. Even with the insoles pulled out, the shoe didn't have enough depth to fit an AFO. Overall too narrow and too short and was returned. But if wearing for regular wear, it would work for others, as the materials were well made and light.

on February 18, 2022

Excursion Mid Top (Little Kid)

  • Overall1Rated 1 star out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 star out of 5
  • Style 1Rated 1 star out of 5

My son loves these boots but the soles are separating from the fabric after 2 months. He alternates shoes and doesn’t wear them daily. He also has worn holes in the top. I was hoping to get a couple more months of wear out of them.

from California on January 21, 2022

Friendly Force (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

My son is in casts for 6 weeks on both feet. These are the only thing that worked for him. It’s been freezing and these protect his toes and feet. I ordered two sizes up from his normal and took out the insoles.

on January 10, 2022

Friendly Force (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I had bought these shoes hoping they would fit my son who wears an AFO brace. They were not wide enough. I had to return them. Other than that, they seemed like a high quality, durable shoe.

on January 07, 2022

Friendly Force (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I bought these shoes for my 4 year old. Love the shoe! Very comfy and the zipper on the inside of the foot is brilliant idea! Our kid was able to put his shies on and off with no problems.

on January 06, 2022

Friendly Force (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

We absolutely loved these shoes to go over my sons smo’s. They fit great, he loves the memory foam insole, and they are fast to get on. BUT, he has only worn them 5 times and there are already threads pulling out! I’m worried they won’t last long. Has anyone else had this issue??

on December 13, 2021

Friendly Force (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

I really wanted these to work for my son. He wears AFO’s and it’s so hard to find shoes. These would not fit with the AFO’s even two sizes bigger than his normal foot size.

from Idaho on September 08, 2021

Friendly Force (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall1Rated 1 star out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 star out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Shoe was adorable but would not stay zipped and kept coming off during play.

on September 07, 2021

Friendly Force (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

My typically abled daughter loved the look of these shoes but I didn’t read the description carefully. Since they’re made for all abilities they’re really loose around the ankle and with no way to adjust the tightness it just didn’t work for us.

on September 02, 2021

Friendly Force (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

It has been a struggle to find shoes that fit my son’s AFOs. His braces make his foot extra wide and most shoe brands can’t accommodate that. We’ve had luck with Billys (still struggle to zip up right out of the box, they need breaking in), Skechers (have to rip out the glued in insole), and now these. These guys are light weight, super easy for his feet and AFOs to get into, have an easily removable insole, and zip up so easy my son could manage it himself the very first time. I put they are too wide in here, ONLY so parents of kids with AFOs will know they are wide enough for the braces. Only docking a star for style, but overall I’d give these a 9.5/10. If your child wears AFOs these are the best I’ve found!

from Oregon on August 16, 2021

Friendly Force (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

my daughter loves these shoes! she said they are super comfy and so cute! she wears a large insole so they are super easy for her to get on and off on her own. unfortunately after 2 weeks part of the sole was tearing off. a thread was also pulling off the top of the other shoe. Zappos amazing customer service sent a replacement. hopefully the next pair holds up better. I’ll be sad if they don’t because we just love these shoes!

from mn on August 03, 2021

Friendly Force (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

My son has cerebral palsy and I have had trouble finding shoes to fit his feet. Theses are easy to put on and fit great!

from Cincinnati on July 12, 2021

Friendly Force (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

we have had these for 5 weeks. My son wears a brace one one leg and requires 2 different sizes for his feet. I love that I could purchase individual shoes in the sizes he needed. they have been comfortable and breathable this summer. however one shoe is already torn up- the bright green lining around the ankle has come undone. I wanted to love these but I’m not sure they hold up more than a month.

on July 06, 2021

Friendly Force (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Got these for my daughter who loves blue and has a hard time finding blue shoes that aren’t too boyish. didn’t realize they were for all abilities. The zipper closure means they’re pretty loose with no way to tighten. Didn’t work for our needs.

from New Jersey on June 27, 2021

Friendly Force (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Anyone considering this shoe needs to understand that the opening is much larger than a regular shoe. That's a great feature if you need it. For example, if you're wearing a brace or something around your ankle. But there is no way to close the opening or tighten it down. It seems well constructed, and my son loves the zipper concept, but it just wasn't right for us.

from Omaha on June 25, 2021

Friendly Force (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

My six-year-old daughter loved these in size 11 and they seemed to fit, but when she wore them for a longer period of time, the zippers kept sliding down, and her foot would come out of the shoe! I don't know if this is some sort of design issue, or just a defective pair, but they obviously won't do.

on June 19, 2021

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