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    Hiya. I am still mobile, so I need to get dressed to go out. However, the progressive weakness in my hands is starting to make things like trouser buttons and shoelaces tricky. I want to look for more "accessible" clothes - things like elastic waist trousers and wide opening velcro-fastened shoes.
    Can anyone recommend any particular suppliers / shops / websites before I go and trawl the entire internet for such things.
    Cheers Gang!
    Hi, I'm Eddie.
    Started with wobbly left ankle in Nov 2020. Diagnosed 22 Oct 2021, confirmed by 2nd opinion 4 days later.
    Still walking and talking, and wondering what the future will bring.

    #2
    Not sure about shoes...but for clothing how about track suit bottoms?
    I'm struggling with buttons now but can manage with leggingsπŸ™„
    Someone else is bound to have more ideas and suggestionsπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‰
    Initial diagnosis 7-4-2021 'suspected MND' confirmed by 2nd opinion 4th June 2021 ALS. Began with R foot limp and lots of falls. NIV overnight. Generally weak. Mostly terrified.​​​​​​

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      #3
      Beware velcro as your hands get weaker it gets harder to use.
      Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ˜xx

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        #4
        I appreciate the thought, but I was ideally after something a bit smarter than tracky bottoms.
        ...and you wouldn't want to see me in leggings
        I keep seeing internet ads for velcro boots that look OK, but I hate ordering shoes on-line. May just have to bite the bullet...
        Hi, I'm Eddie.
        Started with wobbly left ankle in Nov 2020. Diagnosed 22 Oct 2021, confirmed by 2nd opinion 4 days later.
        Still walking and talking, and wondering what the future will bring.

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          #5
          πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚no to leggingsπŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
          Initial diagnosis 7-4-2021 'suspected MND' confirmed by 2nd opinion 4th June 2021 ALS. Began with R foot limp and lots of falls. NIV overnight. Generally weak. Mostly terrified.​​​​​​

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            #6
            Try here: https://www.able2wear.co.uk/adaptive-clothing.html

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              #7
              Originally posted by aussiegirl View Post
              Ooh - that's what I was after. Many Thanks
              Hi, I'm Eddie.
              Started with wobbly left ankle in Nov 2020. Diagnosed 22 Oct 2021, confirmed by 2nd opinion 4 days later.
              Still walking and talking, and wondering what the future will bring.

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                #8
                WheelsOfSteel
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                WheelsOfSteel I use these two for clothes as well as able2wear

                https://adaptawear.com
                https://www.able-labels.co.uk

                I haven't had any luck with shoes as I hate buying on line too. I just bought a pair of size 8 calf length boots with full length zips to go over my swollen size 5 feet. I can't stand or walk so it's not a problem. They make me look dressed and keep my feet warm 😊

                Good luck x

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                  #9
                  WheelsOfSteel
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                  WheelsOfSteel Eddie, if you're looking for elasticated waist trousers, many high street online stores (what an oxymoron!!) do them and they're not tracky bottoms. H&M probably have the widest range and, of course, the mega marketplace has lots, just watch Amazon's sizes. xx
                  ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                  Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

                  ​

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                    #10
                    Hello Eddie, I see you live near Stroud, might be a bit to far , but https://www.dressability.org.uk, (Swindon) these guys will adapt your existing clothes
                    s.
                    As long as there’s golf and beer I’m happy

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                      #11
                      WheelsOfSteel
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                      WheelsOfSteel sorry I see one of my links above was wrong. It should have been
                      https://www.theablelabel.com

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