HT-4.5 Softy

PF resist, DF assist, no dorsal wrap, Softy Liner

Recommended for:

  • Patients with mild excess DF but good foot position


  • Custom fabricated (from cast)
  • Posterior upright - assists ankle during swing phase
  • Fully integrated padding
  • Mild spring action - of proximal posterior provides more consistent toe pick-up
  • Assists ankle position during swing phase
  • Defined plantar surface contours
  • Softy Liner - made of foam provides more comfortable control of feet that are difficult align or have sensitive boney prominences
  • Other liner materials are available - including Polyethylene, Co-poly, and OP Flex.


  • For patients who exhibit weal dorsiflexion but have adequate foot position.
  • For patients who show fair to poor control, especially in swing phase.
  • For patients who lack consistency in ankle control due to weakness or poor proprioception (not because of high tone).
  • For patients who desire minimum possible AFO for assistance rather than wraparound control and can function fairly well with no external support.
  • For patients who have fairly good foot alignment when corrected.
  • For patients who require extra padding for feet with sensitive boney prominences.