FOR DISABLED CHILDREN WHO WEAR BRACES
BOSTON, Oct. 8, 2004-KeepingPace, Inc., founded by Lori Watson, the parent of a
special needs child, has developed the first fashionable and durable shoe that
fits easily and quickly over a brace/afo without being oversized for children
who require braces to support their legs and feet.
"I was amazed that the shoes available would always be out of date and never took into account the latest fashions for these children," said Watson. "We know how difficult it is to find special shoes that are contemporary, need little if any adjustment and are easily available and affordable.
"In developing the shoe, Watson brought together a team of other parents of special needs children, top orthotists, designers and a specialty footwear manufacturer Soletech, who worked for eighteen months to create an athletic shoe, the first of many styles, that met the team's vision.
KeepingPace shoe incorporates many features essential to this unique specialized market:
The company with offices in Gloucester and Salem, Mass. distributes its shoes
through orthotists, specialty footwear shoe stores and directly from its web
site at www.keepingpace.com