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Leg-brace Suppliers (for wannabes)

Many people with abasiophilia find it helpful to obtain leg-braces to wear, either in private in their own homes or even in public on occasions. There is nothing wrong with this if it helps you: your need may be a psychological one rather than a physical one, but you HAVE the need. From my research I can say with certainty that those who obtain braces for their own use find it helpful.


THESE SOURCES CAN HELP YOU OBTAIN LEG-BRACES


Fantasy Leg Braces
- well respected USA supplier of braces to wannabes. The quality of Bob's work is first class and prices are reasonable. Also makes spinal braces.

"You've probably come to this site because you have an interest in Orthopedic Braces for yourself or a friend but may not even be sure what questions to ask. Right? You're also probably a little intimidated by the whole idea. Right? Well my objective is to make you feel as comfortable as possible while answering all your questions regarding braces and to help you obtain the custom pair of braces you've always dreamed of having. All braces are made by an internationally recognized lab."

James Taylor and Son
- a UK supplier in London who will make braces for wannabes. Prices are on the high side.

"We are orthopaedic footwear specialists with many years of experience making to special requirement for people with a wide range of orthopaedic and medical foot problems. Through orthopaedic footwear we try to control the condition and prevent it from getting worse.

Our aim is to provide you with a footwear solution that is not only functional for your medical needs but also stylish and attractive. As with having bespoke shoes made, you are able to choose the colour and leather used and we will help you choose a style that will be most appropriate to you and your needs."

What sort of calipers do they make?
Metal sided ones that slot into the heels of shoes, either to support the ankles (AFO) or also the knees (KAFO). Also cosmetic calipers made to a plaster cast of the leg. These then fit inside shoes. They can be to support a drop foot, called a drop foot splint, or full length with knee joints.
How much do they cost?
The ankle ones are from £450 and the full length one from £1200. Prices are dependent on the sort of knee joints and finishes.
Pat (in the UK) - supplies good quality almost new braces to wannabes.

See some comments Pat makes about the huge variety of people he has helped at another page on this site called What are we like? Basically people wanting leg-braces come from all walks of life.

eBay - always worth checking for words like leg-brace, KAFO and AFO.

In the last 10 years or so quite a few very decent braces have appeared. There is often quite active bidding on the better items!
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