Anonymous asked: I'm looking for shoes worn out at the toes for a project I am working on with a friend who has cerebral palsy. I'm wondering if you have any or know who I can contact to find some. This is for a social documentary art project. thanks
The art project sounds very interesting. I have lots of shoes worn out at the toes and know lots of other individuals who do as well. I do not know of any organization that collects such shoes. I recommend putting out a call on Craigslist, Freecycle, or social media groups for people who have CP to see if folks would be willing to donate their old shoes. I would be willing to do a signal boost for you and your friend if I could find out more about this project. If you would like to send more details, please email email@example.com.
Thanks for writing!
Anonymous asked: I am part of a group of students at the University of Oregon that is doing a project that revolves around helping people with gait find a solution to their shoes wearing down so quickly. I was hoping you could answer a few questions for us. 1: Have you ever heard of/tried a product like Tuff Toe? (an application over the toe of the existing shoe) 2: Or have you heard of someone else trying it? 3: Would you be willing to use a product like Tuff Toe on your shoes? If there was different colors?
What a great study. Is there anywhere I can find out more about it?
I have never heard of Tuff Toe nor have I heard of someone else trying it. Based on the website, it appears that Tuff Toe is intended to be worn with shoes made for baseball pitchers and work boots, so it isn’t the range of colors that would inhibit me from wearing Tuff Toe but the type of shoes that the product is intended for. If Tuff Toes were made for casual athletic shoes or women’s professional shoes/ dress shoes, ie the two kinds of shoes I wear often I would certainly be open to trying them.
c-autumnn asked: I have CP and I've had a few converse . I had put mod podge on the bottom of them and they seem to hold up that way :) I also switch back and forth to nikes because the bottoms to me seem to have grip. The nikes help me walk better also :)
Hey! Thank you so much for the modge podge suggestion! Do you put it all over your shoes or just the areas that wear out the fastest? And, great tip about Nike. Are there any particular types of Nikes that help your walking or Nikes in general?
Thanks again for the tips!