Friendly Shoes

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Friendly™ Shoes believes that no one 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. In addition to maintaining a fashion-forward footwear line, Friendly is also sustainable and only uses Gold Seal CSCB Certified top-grain sustainable leathers. This collection of adaptive shoes features a wide array of sneakers with easy on and off technology such as their patented zipper closures on their high-top and low-profile sporty sneakers.

Friendly Shoes: Selected For You

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Excursion Low

$74.99MSRP: $99.95

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Excursion Low

$99.95

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Force

$69.95

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Force

$69.95

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Excursion Mid

$82.99MSRP: $109.95

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Excursion Low

$99.95

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Excursion Mid

$76.83MSRP: $109.95

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Excursion Mid

$77.20MSRP: $109.95

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Friendly Flex

$77.65MSRP: $89.95

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Voyage

$89.95

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Voyage

$65.02MSRP: $89.95

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Force

$69.95

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Latest Friendly Shoes Reviews

Friendly Flex

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

What a great design for my 87-yr. old Mom who has a hard time putting shoes on!

on October 27, 2021

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Excursion Low

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

After an extensive search to find a pair of shoes to fit my son's new AFOs, these shoes finally fit his needs! His AFOs are a thicker plastic and has a thick layer of foam at the toes that makes finding a pair of shoes a difficult task. The Friendly shoes are made for AFOs, with the wide width and deep toe box. The zipper entry makes putting the shoes on so easy! These shoes are far and above better than Billys. Zappos, this shoe and brand should be listed under the Adaptive section because they are made specifically for people who wear braces.

on October 23, 2021

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Voyage

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

Comfortable and not a bad looking shoe. Very easy to put on and take off with the zipper.

on October 23, 2021

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Force

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars out of 5

Bought these for my 86-yr old mother who has difficulty putting shoes on. I got her usual size 8W but she was swimming in them -- I found out from the manufacturer that these shoes were specifically designed for people with braces on their feet: an important feature that I did not see in the description! Otherwise the style is great for ease of putting on and comfort. Will try another style from this brand.

on October 20, 2021

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SINGLE SHOE - Excursion Low

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

They fit a bit large but with my brace that’s better. Also have some padding which is important. However, the color I received is not the picture on the website. Apparently, there’s an error in the supplier’s picture

on October 19, 2021

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SINGLE SHOE - Voyage

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

The fit was great. I use 2 sizes, 1 per foot. These sneakers are so comfortable. I will have to get used to walking in sneakers, and these are sweet. I love the color.

from Utah on October 12, 2021

Excursion Mid

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

Excellent support sneaker but stylish Lightweight

on September 17, 2021

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SINGLE SHOE - Voyage

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

I'm returning because you sent me a single left shoe not a single right shoe that I ordered. Not reordering this particular shoe because the left shoe in the correct size didn't fit her. ;/ So we'll try another pair

from Iowa on September 05, 2021

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Force

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

just a great, comfortable, easiest on/off shoe I’ve ever had. looks very nice as well. sometimes functional shoes can look kind of clunky. not these, very streamlined, sleek. I left a review on Friendly Shoes sight mentioning Esquire does not approve of wearing “sneakers” to weddings. I’m wearing there!!! I have back issues and neuropathy. balance is challenging due to the many nerve impingements and diabetes to help complicate things. I have a pair of Sketchers that are pretty good but these Friendly Shoes provide a much higher level of stability. although I ordered through Zappos, always a great experience, I spent a lot of time with the Friendly folks looking for the right shoe. the owner of the company himself, Joseph DiFrancisco, must have emailed me 10 times working on a solution. this is customer service as it should be. I told joe if this shoe thing doesn’t pan out he and his team should start giving customer service seminars. great great shoe, great great company, great, great owner. support this company. it needs to succeed to biblical proportions. thank you joe. thank you Zappos for years of exemplary service as well.

from PA on August 14, 2021

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SINGLE SHOE - Voyage

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

These shoes rock! Also the ability to buy different sizes is so great!

from Utah on August 07, 2021

Friendly Flex

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

I felt immediately that these shoes were made with my feet in mind. I have one prosthetic leg which makes it difficult to insert that foot in most shoes. It also means my feet are not identical in shape and girth. The placement of the zipper males it possible for my prosthetic foot to easily enter the the shoe. The elastic inserts allow both shoes to fit well despite the difference in girth.

from WOODBURY|MN on August 06, 2021

Friendly Flex

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

I bought these shoes at the reccomendation of a Zappos executive who works in their adaptive shoe pogram. She thought these would work for me, an above the knee amputee, and that they were developed by an occupational therapist. I bought a pair but they were too big because I bought my sneaker size, 1/2 larger than my shoe size. I wore them anyway, and liked them. I then bought a pair true to size, and they are great. I have now purchased them in all three colors. I like wearing these with nicer clothes than I want to wear sneakers with. I do wish they would make them in black.

from Sonoma CA on July 28, 2021

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SINGLE SHOE - Friendly Flex

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

The shoe and the fit were perfect. My cousin loved the shoe and it buoyed her spirits in a difficult time. Great job, Zappos!

from Malverne, NY on July 16, 2021

Excursion Low

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Just found the shoes to be uncomfortable and didn't like how low the heel of the shoe was.

from Chicago on July 13, 2021

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SINGLE SHOE - Excursion Mid

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

I bought these for my daughter in 2 different sizes to accommodate a bulky AFO. They are really well made and lightweight, sturdy with good support. They zip in back and it requires a lot of force to close, but the zippers look sturdy. The laces can be loosened for extra space. I really liked them, but my daughter unfortunately did not like the appearance of them so they were returned. They are an excellent option for over an AFO, but I probably would not have bought them otherwise.

from Seattle on June 30, 2021

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Friendly Flex

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

Great stylish adaptive shoe .

from Not close enough to an ocean on June 19, 2021

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SINGLE SHOE - Friendly Flex

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

Thanks for one shoe

on June 15, 2021

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SINGLE SHOE - Excursion Low

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

The zipper and wide width of these shoes, plus the fact that they are sold as singles, make these a good shoe for someone who wears on AFO brace on one foot. I need a size and a half larger for my right foot, which meant a slighter larger half size on my left foot, which I accomplish with an insert to make the left shoe fit better. I do wish this style came in half sizes, but that is a small complaint. I have another 4-6 months wearing an AFO brace and I am so grateful to Zappos for selling single shoes!

on June 14, 2021

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SINGLE SHOE - Excursion Low

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

These shoes fit my need perfectly. I need a larger shoe to accommodate an AFO brace, which I will be wearing for 4-6 months. An added bonus is that this style includes a zipper, which makes getting the brace inside is much easier. Thank you Zappos for selling shoes as singles. My AFO brace requires a larger and wider shoe than I wear on my other foot.

on June 08, 2021

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SINGLE SHOE - Voyage

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

I needed a shoe that I could purchase as a single shoe and that came in a wide width and that would accommodate an AFO brace, which I need to wear on one ankle for 4-6 months. These shoes work fine. One shoe is a full size larger than the other shoe, and even with the brace on, they are comfortable.

on June 04, 2021

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SINGLE SHOE - Voyage

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

These shoes work well for me. I need to wear an AFO brace for 4-6 months. These shoes are perfect. They are sold as singles and so I was able to get one shoe slightly larger than the other. The wide width and the zipper make it easy to fit an AFO brace inside.

on May 31, 2021

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SINGLE SHOE - Voyage

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

I need to wear an AFO brace for 4-6 months. These shoes are perfect. They are sold as singles and so I was able to get one shoe slightly larger than the other. The wide width and the zipper make it easy to fit an AFO brace inside.

on May 31, 2021

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SINGLE SHOE - Friendly Flex

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

I need a shoe that will accommodate an AFO brace, which I will be wearing for about 4-6 months. The left shoe was okay, but the right shoe, which I ordered more an one size larger, was still too small.

on May 29, 2021

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Excursion Mid

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Very light weight

on May 28, 2021

SINGLE SHOE - Friendly Flex

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

I did not know there was such a thing of buying single shoes. I love that this is possible. Having foot issues and having to wear an AFO brace on my left foot I have a hard time finding shoes that fit the extra bulk of that, but to not be huge on my right. I found these and got a 9W for the left and an 8M for the right. Its a perfect match. I did end up taking out the insert that came with it because it had quite a bit of arch support to it that was uncomfortable. But after putting in my own, its much more comfortable. I hope they open up the single shoe option to all the styles!

from Fairport on May 21, 2021

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