Keep Your Toes Up! with Freedom Walk's Alternative AFO for a More Comfortable Drop Foot Brace.


My name is Chris Johnson and I am the creator of these drop foot braces and accessories and I am a user as well with drop foot in both feet. I understand, at least in part, what you are going through and have to live with. I have personally hand crafted and tested each device and I truly hope that they will help you as much as they have helped me.  The braces have truly changed my life forever!  Braces are hand-made in SW Oregon, USA.

Around the turn of the century, while planning our vacation to Hawaii, I was determined not to wear those miserably hot and uncomfortable stiff plastic AFO orthotic braces on a beach. After several years and many prototypes, I finally came up with something that changed my life forever. The braces worked so well for me that I threw my plastic AFO's away for good. In the early 1980's I broke my back in a fall and had a spinal cord injury which left me partially paralyzed.  Fortunately I can still walk with the aid of a cane, walking sticks, or walker now that I'm getting up in age.  It all depends on the situation in which I'm walking.  I have 100% paralysis in my left foot and about 75% in my right and the braces provide me with plenty of support and keeps my toes up so that I do not trip over them, especially now with the new shock cord model – more support and the same comfort.


Makana Mountain and Tunnels Beach on Kauai HI is what truly inspired me to create the Freedom Walk AFO Drop Foot Brace and BareFoot Accessory.