What a great design for my 87-yr. old Mom who has a hard time putting shoes on!
Zappos Reviewer on October 27, 2021
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.
Michelle on October 23, 2021
Comfortable and not a bad looking shoe. Very easy to put on and take off with the zipper.
Zappos Reviewer on October 23, 2021
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.
Zappos Reviewer on October 20, 2021
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
Zappos Reviewer on October 19, 2021
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.
Carolyn from Utah on October 12, 2021
Excellent support sneaker but stylish Lightweight
Zappos Reviewer on September 17, 2021
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
Cheryl from Iowa on September 05, 2021
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.
Fd from PA on August 14, 2021
These shoes rock! Also the ability to buy different sizes is so great!
Cheryl from Utah on August 07, 2021
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.
Alice from WOODBURY|MN on August 06, 2021
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.
Susan from Sonoma CA on July 28, 2021
The shoe and the fit were perfect. My cousin loved the shoe and it buoyed her spirits in a difficult time. Great job, Zappos!
Cindy from Malverne, NY on July 16, 2021
Just found the shoes to be uncomfortable and didn't like how low the heel of the shoe was.
Sheila from Chicago on July 13, 2021
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.
LGL from Seattle on June 30, 2021
Great stylish adaptive shoe .
Amy from Not close enough to an ocean on June 19, 2021
Thanks for one shoe
Zappos Reviewer on June 15, 2021
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!
Zappos Reviewer on June 14, 2021
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.
Zappos Reviewer on June 08, 2021
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.
Zappos Reviewer on June 04, 2021
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.
Zappos Reviewer on May 31, 2021
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.
Zappos Reviewer on May 31, 2021
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.
Zappos Reviewer on May 29, 2021
Very light weight
Zappos Reviewer on May 28, 2021
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!
Vicki from Fairport on May 21, 2021