These socks have been designed specifically for children wearing AFOs. They are double layered like those used by long distance runners, which virtually eliminates skin friction and hence the risk of blisters and sores.
Double layered design eliminates friction from soft tissues of foot
Cotton rich fabric for comfort, combined with polyamide and elastane for durability and elasticity for a good fit
Anti-slip dots at heel and ball grip outer layer to AFO
Extra leg length to cover AFO
Available in 7 sizes dependent on sandal size or foot length.
A popular feature with parents is the inclusion of anti-slip dots at the heel and ball of the foot. These dots are made from silicon and help the outer layer of the sock grip to the AFO. They are also useful when your child is out of the AFO.
Extra Leg Length
Black Robin socks are for short leg AFOs and are made to a longer length than standard socks to ensure the skin is protected.
AFO socks should be smooth and wrinkle free. Black Robin AFO socks come in 8 sizes to ensure a good fit. They also have excellent stretch properties. The socks are soft to the touch and stretch easily over the foot to create a comfortable and smooth fit.
8 sizes to age 6 years
AFO users need socks that fit well to avoid wrinkles and creases. For this reason we have made them in 8 sizes covering the very smallest of baby feet to children aged 6 years. Not only are Black Robin AFO socks the only AFO socks for children, they are the only children’s socks provided in such a comprehensive range of sizes.
Please use the size chart below to ensure you order the correct size. If in doubt, measure the length of your child’s feet.
Sock Size Chart
Mitchell AFO/ADM Size
Foot length (mm)
Black Robin double layered socks are completely seamless and provide totally smooth surface contact with the skin, with the exception of a small toe seam (double layered socks need to be linked at the toe.)
Black Robin double layered AFO socks are made from the following fibres: