The Stretch Walker Double Touch Closure - Model 800.
The Stretch Walker was created as an extra depth athletic walking shoe that can accommodate bracing and ankle foot orthoses (AFO’s) as well as big, swollen feet or feet suffering from edema.
Three layers of insoles offer extra depth providing a solution for leg length discrepancy where one leg is longer than the other which can help bring the hip and the lower back into alignment.
The double touch closure offers a quick and easy way to place the foot inside the shoe. Often this design is chosen when the shoe is fitted with an orthotic or a bracing device. This type of closure is also preferred by people with arthritis and people with difficulty reaching their feet to get there shoes on and off.
This shoe was designed with a wide mid foot to create enhanced medial and lateral stability. As people age muscle strength in the leg supporting the knee and ankle can diminish. This can lead to difficulties in maintaining balance and “postural sway” which can in turn lead to a fall. The right “balance” footwear often fitted in conjunction with a balance foot device, can help reduce the risk of fall and is considered a key component of fall prevention.