Finding shoes to fit over Giselle’s orthotics have always been a nightmare! Most shoes are either cute, but don’t fit over the orthotics OR they fit but look hideous. In the rare occasion of finding shoes that are adorable that actually fit – they are just too expensive.
Since I know that I cannot be the only one with these issue, I decided to share the sweet finds I have come across and will continue to do so whenever I come across something worth sharing!
I recently came across SEE KAI RUN at Nordstrom by chance and I’m so glad I did! These are not labeled in any way “orthotic-friendly” that I know of, but both the KYA and KRISTIN styles should be because they are amazing. I only tried these two styles, so I cannot say for certain the other styles will be as successful!
**I have no affiliations to disclose and was not compensated nor prompted by any company to review See Kai Run products. As always, opinions expressed are 100% my own. Just a regular mom, who found something AMAZING that I want to share with others **
Here’s a little info about SEE KAI RUN shoes:
- Received a seal of approval from the American Podiatric Medical Association
- Donates shoes to Peach’s Neet Feet, who customizes, hand-painted shoes for children with disabilities and fighting serious illness. Learn more here
- Super flexible and comfortable for ALL kids (with or without orthotics)
- With orthotics you may need to go 1 – 1-1/2 sizes up
- Girl and Boy styles available
Orthotic Shoe Hack 101: Remove the insoles of the shoes
The orthotics provide all the support the child’s foot needs, so the insoles just take up room. Always take them out!
SEE KAI RUN “KYA” SNEAKER – Retail: $41.95
Here’s a quick look at the KYA shoe
Now here’s the money shot – look how wide the shoe opens up!! It opens up so wide, which allows me to put them on Giselle with absolute ease. It’s never been as easy to put on shoes as it is with these. The fact that I no longer have to hassle a screaming child into shoes, is so beautiful I could shed a tear!
One more shot because it’s literally a life saver!!
Let’s take a look at the SEE KAI RUN “KRISTIN’ SNEAKER – Retail: $39.95
Here’s a quick look at the KRISTIN
Once again: LOOK AT THE OPENING!! Even though there are 2 elastic bands it still opens up wide and makes it a dream to slide in Giselle’s orthotics in!
There are so many awesome things about this company and shoes that I could just go on and on about. Whether you have a child with orthotics or not, these shoes are a WINNER!
When it comes down to it, it’s not about the shoe, but rather what it represents – my daughter can enjoy the basic things that every other kid gets to enjoy and it’s the most wonderful feeling in the world when things, like putting shoes on, becomes as simple as it should be!