A very close friend of the Thomas Partridge family, Simon Harmer, got in touch with the team here after he heard of the Paul’s Marathon attempt for Headly Court, in a pair of our Pembrey Brogues.
Simon wanted to give Paul a challenge like he had never faced before, designing him a pair of shoes.
Sergeant Simon, having served as a Combat Medical Technician for the British Army for numerous tours, lost both of his legs in an IED blast in Afghanistan in 2009. He has found it increasingly difficult, as a double amputee, to find “formal” shoes that allow him to walk without over balancing.
After months of design meetings, factory conference calls, fittings and measuring we believe we succeeded in the mission Simon set Paul!
We truly hope in the future we can expand our knowledge and horizons to offer this service to other double amputees. But for now Simon was happy to be our guinea pig, patiently sitting through hours of fittings! Sorry Simon