After spending most of the morning yesterday scouring four different stores, I was able to find 3 pairs of shoes that were non-marking, fit Matthew's brace and could have the sole split. One pair is $68. After adding the lift price to that, they would come to $118. YIKES! The other two pairs were $10 off the clearance rack. But they were not the nicest looking shoes. But, one of the $10 pair fit with his brace AND with his foot. For those of you without AFO's, sometimes a brace will fit in the shoe, but not with the foot in the brace. Hence the three pairs. (Oh, and I hid the expensive pair only to be pulled out if absolutely needed.)
I had a conversation with Matthew's teacher who was so nice. She apologized about even having to mention this and told me (after she found out about the brace and lift) not to worry about it. I told her that having been a teacher, I understood the issue and not to worry, it would all work out.
Then, I looked at Matthew's outdoor shoes. I tried to get them to mark my kitchen floor... my poor floor...nothing. Hmmmmm. Could I just switch his indoor shoes for his outdoor shoes?
I sent them this morning with a note to his teacher to let me know if these shoes mark the floor.
Could it really be that easy? Maybe I should buy a lotto ticket.