I'm not sure that I will call them braces b/c the truth is they look like ankle supports. They are cute. I like them much better than the old clunkers. Happy we had the clunkers but much happier that we don't have them anymore. No more bruises for all of us. Him, me, Sofi, Gabi, Daddy, & anyone else that plays w/ him.
Look at the difference...the 1st pair are AFO's & bulky. I think I mentioned the bulky part, right? Oh & the bruises caused by these things, horrible. Oh, I mentioned that too.
The new SMO's, AKA Sure Steps.
From the front, you can't even see them.
From the back & side, you can barely see them AND, he can wear regular socks!
We left the AFO's at the orthotics office w/ Jason. He collects them & goes to Guatemala once a year, where the kids that need them can use them. The USA won't allow the braces to be refurbished & given to another child. Sad. At least we can help another child.
I can't wait to see my little man on the move!