In reply to stacyat:
Just wanted to say that Imani had her first set of AFO's when she was less than a year old and she is 5 years old. She was born with bilateral foot deformity and always had issues with how her feet are shaped/range of motion etc.
There is an adjustment period with each new AFO's (she gets a new one each year) but she does not mind them one bit. She wears them every day for school and sometimes on the weekend.
I can say that they have helped her tremendously. If you compare the old AFO's to the new ones, you can see how much her feet have improved. For the past 3 years she has been using ones made by Cascades, they are really flexible and easy to put on.