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Imagine navigating life with a significant leg length discrepancy, a misshapen foot, and muscular anomalies. This is the reality for our patient, born with fibular hemimelia. Despite the hurdles, they’ve embraced an active lifestyle, participating in sports and enjoying cherished moments with grandchildren. However, amidst the hustle and bustle of life, finding suitable footwear proved to be an ongoing challenge.

The Search for the Perfect Fit

Various attempts with different shoemakers left our patient disheartened. While some prioritized aesthetics over functionality, others attempted customization but fell short due to the complexity of the requirements. Even endeavors with reputable establishments failed to yield the desired results. The fabricated shoes, despite efforts, lacked the stability and comfort crucial for everyday mobility, especially during extensive travels.

Discovering Tru-Mold Shoes

Amidst the frustration and disappointment, a glimmer of hope emerged as the patient stumbled upon Tru-Mold Shoes. Intrigued by our advanced technology and dedication to precision craftsmanship, he reached out, seeking assurance that their unique needs could be met, even from afar.

Since direct interaction with our patient wasn’t possible, the Tru-Mold Shoes team embarked on a mission to find the perfect intermediary practitioner who could better engage with them. Through meticulous research, we identified a practitioner who resonated well with the patient’s needs and preferences.

Striding Forward: A Patient's Journey with Fibular HemimeliaTogether, we formed a collaborative partnership with the practitioner and the patient. Drawing on our expertise and the practitioner’s intimate understanding of the patient’s requirements, we set out to create a pair of custom shoes that addressed all of the patient’s unique requests—a feat that had eluded other shoe providers in the past.

We’re thrilled to report that our collaborative efforts bore fruit, resulting in a pair of custom shoes that not only met but exceeded the patient’s expectations. The joy and satisfaction radiating from our patient serve as a testament to the success of our partnership. With newfound comfort and confidence in their stride, our patient is already looking forward to their next pair of custom shoes.

Partner with Tru-Mold Shoes Today!

At Tru-Mold Shoes, we celebrate this triumph of collaboration and remain committed to empowering individuals on their unique journeys. If you’re facing similar challenges, don’t hesitate to reach out. We will work with you to find a provider who can work with Tru-Mold Shoes.


42 Breckenridge St.
Buffalo, NY 14213
1-800-THE-MOLD (843-6653)
Local: 716-881-4484
Fax: 716-881-0406

Christi Thompson

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