WHY BRACE FOR FASHION
HELPING PEOPLE TO BE STYLISH AND FEEL GOOD ABOUT WEARING LEG BRACES
Brace For Fashion makes custom made AFO brace covers. All you do is pick the design that you like, give us the height and Circumference of the brace and we make them for you.
In 2010, at age 45, I was diagnosed with adult-onset Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy 1, a genetic disorder that, among other things, causes weakness and atrophy in all four limbs. Most predominantly in the wrists and ankles.
Fast forward to 2014. I was having much more trouble walking and was diagnosed with bilateral foot drop. I was told I should get AFO'S. I was already struggling with my inability to do things i loved, like walking on the beach, hiking, bike riding and many more. My family's support made the transition easier, but my days of wearing shorts were over, because I felt embarrassed by the way the braces looked.
As a man it's easier to cover the AFO'S because we mostly wear pants, slacks or jeans. But what about the fashion needs for women, kids and children? I started thinking of a way to cover the leg braces, to make them look like something else... a way to have them flow into an outfit.