Shoes for AFO's
Shoes for AFO’s™ is an off-shoot brand of Gracious May® that specializes in shoes and boots that fit over Children’s Orthotics: AFO, KAFO, DAFO, SMO braces and more!
4 years or so ago the Gracious May team were knee deep in growing their company. There was a lot going on at the time, but one evening as Grace was sitting at her computer she came across an article about a company that had invented an amazing harness for children with disabilities. Most of these children were not able to walk or stand on their own, but this harness allowed them the ability to stand upright and take a few simple steps. With goosebumps welling up all over her body, Grace watched a video of these children soaking up this walking experience. At that moment Grace knew without a doubt that she wanted to contribute to making products that would serve special needs children. She didn’t have any clue how, or what, or where, or when; but I knew that’s what I wanted! She put the desire before the Lord right then and there, praying that He would lead me to this kind of opportunity someday.
About 2 years later, in 2015, Gracie received an email from her mom who’s little girl wears Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO’s) due to conditions brought on by mild Cerebral Palsy. This mama saw Grace's Suede Moccasin Boots and asked if they could be made to fit over her daughter’s AFO Braces. It was such a busy season, but Grace felt this huge tug to take on the custom order. In hindsight, Gracie just know it was the Lord. She was so nervous about that first pair of shoes and prayed her way through the whole process of making them. This mom received the boots and they were a perfect fit for her daughter! From that time forward we had a steady stream of custom orders from moms of special needs girls across the country! In 2018 they launched Shoes for AFO's!