Monday, March 16, 2009


Today, I decided enough is enough, Leah needs shoes! We've been waiting (and waiting, and waiting) for the darn braces to come so that we didn't have to buy 2 pair of shoes! The braces were supposed to be in last week! Anyway, we decided that since she won't be in the braces 24/7 we should get her some shoes that fit her for the times she's not wearing them.

Leah is 17.5 was time she got some REAL shoes. Enough with those darn robeez! So, today I took her over to Stride Rite and got her the cutest pair of shoes! She has never been fitted and it turns out her foot is already wide, the lady said we are going to have a heck of a time fitting shoes with the braces. Great.

We picked out the shoes, tried them on and decided to leave them on her while we paid. She took off! She was walking down the halls of the mall! It was adorable.

While we were trying on shoes and I was talking to the saleswoman (who was great, if anyone lives near me, email me and I'll give you her name!), about Leah getting braces and that we'll need to come back to get her another pair of shoes. She mentioned they were having a buy 1 get on 50% off and then she told us to keep the recipet and come see her when we have the braces! She said she'd give us our next pair for half off! Yay!

As we were walking out of the mall, I get a phone call from Leah's physical therapist...guess what she said?? THE BRACES ARE HERE!

Really!?!? 1) We have been waiting months for them and 2) We just bought Leah a brand new pair of shoes and haven't even left the mall yet!

I knew the second we gave in and bought her shoes the braces would come! Just my luck!

Oh well, She looks too darn cute in her new shoes and is walking so nicely in them!


Popcorn House said...

Those shoes are so cute. You may be surprised that they work with the braces.....hopefully right?

When do you get to pick them up? Can't wait to see her in them.

Amanda said...

I hope they work with the braces---my luck it won't though! lol!

The PT who fits the braces comes tomorrow!! YAYAYAYAYAA!

Kiera Beth said...

That really is the way that it goes, isn't it? I LOVE the shoes! You might be surprised what fits. We just needed to remove the insole from the tennis shoes we had for the Little Dude and they work great over the brace. When we had our AFO fit, they recommended that we have some sort of real shoe there so that they could give us some fitting suggestions. I will keep fingers crossed that it works for you! I love the pink shoes!

Let us know how the fitting goes! That is great that you had such a wonderful salesperson. That makes all of the difference in the world!

Barbara said...

Those shoes are very cute! The only shoes I have been able to find for Bennett that will fit the brace are the extra wide stride rites. Hopefully the new braces will work in the shoes. If not, as you said, she'll need another pair anyway.