This Shoe Line Is Helping Special Needs Kids Put On Their Shoes

September 25, 2018  |  

Fashion has slowly been moving into a place of more diversity whether it be representation on the runways, in media, or more size inclusive sizing in stores. Nordstrom and Kids Foot Locker are taking a step in the right direction, literally, with their latest shoe offerings. The two retail outlets are selling a line of shoes for kids with disabilities.

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BILLY Footwear are shoes that anyone and everyone can wear. They promote their “universal design” by showing shoes you can zip all the way around.  It is great for kids with disabilities, it’s helpful for those who have to wear ankle-foot-orthosis to support weak limbs. It’s also helpful for kids that may struggle with laces. You can put your foot in and with one hand, put your shoe on.

The shoes have been developed and brought to market in less than a year. The founders Billy Price and Derek Donaldson had the opportunity because of the reality tv show, Quit Your Day Job. Price told New Day, “All we had was a little drawing of the shoe. A little idea and they were intrigued. We took a leap of faith and started moving forward.” Co-founder Billy Price is in a wheelchair after breaking his neck and becoming paralyzed in a three-story fall. He had trouble finding adaptable shoes so he had the idea to make these shoes.

The line has sizes for toddlers all the way up to “big kids,” who wear a size 12. The shoes are priced at $45.00 for low top shoes to $55.00 for hightop shoes. You can check out their 24 styles on their website BillyFootwear.com.

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