Tuesday, July 6, 2010

New kicks

Almost three, and this happy boy just got his FIRST pair of new kicks.....Two reasons he has never had a pair of shoes to call his own: Number 1-his physical therapist wanted him barefoot, because typically this is how kids learn to walk best. Number 2-He has mammoth feet, they are huge, they are man feet. Kids with RTS have big feet, wide, puffy on top, but Alex? Sweet, sweet Alex wins the prize for the biggest feet ever.........
Because he is not yet walking independently, or at least consistently. We have decided to step in with some support for his massive feet and ankles. First step is seeing if he will tolerate shoes, they aren't just any ol shoe, they are orthopedic, supportive shoes....I know what you are thinking...UGLY,but they are pretty cute if you ask me.









The shoes are correcting his foot positioning a bit, but I'm guessing SMO's might be in our future. The good news? He is tolerating the shoes great! There really is no bad news....I'm hoping this is a closer "step" to walking, and he just looks good in them!




10 comments:

Anonymous said...

The reason Alex has big, mammoth (your word) feet, is...He is leaving some pretty big foot prints in this world. His new kicks are so cute. But, nothing compares to that smile. His smile can light up a room for sure.
Thank you so much for sharing your sweet Alex.

Atlantic Canada Mama

Kelly said...

I love them! It is a great "step" in the right direction for walking!!!

Kelly

Kristi said...

I think he looks great in his new kicks. I just took Noah to buy new shoes and it is sooo hard to find shoes wide enough. And fitting his inserts in on top of the wideness. Anyway Alex is doing great...

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

How cute is he with his new shoes! :) I hope they help him with walking. We have AFO's for my Peanut, and they definately help her a lot.

Jacqui said...

Great shoes! Wow I can't believe how "grown up" Alex looks in the last photo you have of him - standing at the window! Big boy!

Sara said...

Those are some pretty sweet kicks. Alex looks so happy with his new shoes. I hope they help!

Alicia said...

I love the new kicks! They are pretty darn handsome! They really do a great job of making ortho shoes stylish nowadays.

Hooray for Alex!

angie said...

They are SOOOO cute...of course anything would be cute on Alex! He'll be chasing you in no time Mama:)

Kelly said...

Sweet kicks! SMOs helped Max's confidence grow while he was standing and walking. Kelly F

Cindy said...

That's great that he loves his shoes. He will be running away from you in no time!