I was diagnosed with CMT about a year ago. My neurologist prescribed AFOs. I can't wear them, they are too painful.
I am controlling my foot droop by wearing boots. It works but I wish I could wear regular walking shoes instead of heavy boots sometimes. Especially when I'm sitting around the pool. I feel self conscious sitting there in swimming trunks and work boots. And, because of the time to take them off and put them back on, I usually don't get in the water.
I saw a solution at X-Strap. It is an ankle cuff with adjustable laces that connect to the 1st eyelets of your shoes and connect to the cuff with Velcro. It looks like it will do what I need and is almost invisible in use.
Is anyone familiar with this product? I'd like to try it but I'm on a fixed income. I still haven't recovered from paying around $350 for AFOs I can't freakin wear. At less than $100/pair, the X-Straps are much more inexpensive than AFOs but every penny counts.