Care recipient (cr) who has lost the use of one arm finds it difficult to put on cowboy boots but isn’t ready to stop wearing them

Try: #locate a leather shop that will do custom work or a shoe repair shop with experience working with leather repairs #bring the cr cr’s boots to the shop and request that the inside of each bootleg be slit open on the inner side from the top of the boot to the shoe portion and that a patch of leather with a heavy-duty zipper with a large zipper pull be sewn in if this isn’t feasible ask if a leather tongue could be inserted in the slit and if holes and laces could be inserted on either side of the tongue #make sure the width of the bootleg will not be changed so much in the process tht the boots will no longer fit well if altering the boots will change the bootlegs width it may be necessary to start with a different size of boot than is usually worn #with the installation of a zipper or laces and holes it may be necessary to protect the leg with heavier duty socks than are usually worn as well

Materials: Boots shoe repair shop or custom leather shop heavy socks

Categories: Personal, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, No Supervision, Some Supervision

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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