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I'm John Thomas, known to all as "JT", and I've come up with a better way to allow our patients to comfortably wear their own shoes when laces aren't possible. As a Mental Health Technician for over 30 years I've seen countless examples of how difficult it is for people, while trying to survive perhaps the most difficult time in their lives, to decide what to do when their shoelaces have been taken. We all know how important safety is in the behavioral health environment, and why going laceless might be a necessary inconvenience. The choices offered are simple: Walking in just hospital grip socks, using awkward and cumbersome velcro straps, or the least safe ~ wearing open, loose shoes and raising fall risks off the charts.
There is now a new solution to this old problem, the JT's Safety Shoe Stays. Made of non-toxic, precision die cut nylon covered neoprene, the stays are designed to easily pull through corresponding shoelace eyelets, then lock in place as the elastic strip across the top of the foot keeps the shoe "slipper snug". They take only moments to install and their sleek, low profile adds both dignity and comfort while allowing the patient to stand, walk and navigate stairs without fear of the shoe falling off the foot. Designed to need only one stay per shoe and effective for well over a month, JT's are an easy, inexpensive solution for your laceless shoe issue.
JT's Safety Shoe Stays come 250 per tub, (100 regular, 50 thick, 50 long, 50 long/thick), compact enough for any nurse's station or intake office and can be used with any shoe with conventional eyelets.
Simple.....Easy to use.....Strong but subtle......JT's will keep your environment safer ~ one footstep at a time!
Easy as 1 . . . 2 . . . 3
Pinch the arrow tip or side point and gently pull through the shoe eyelet. Neoprene can be compressed so tight it will squeeze through any hole or opening.
Repeat the process on the corresponding eyelet. Larger eyelets will require the thicker shoe stay.
Once the shoe is slipped on, the neoprene will stretch across the top of foot with the arrow heads folding and locking into the eyelets, connecting the shoe flaps securely.