Ever wonder what high fashion stockings would look like a couple decades into the future? Well, we just got our first glimpse of it thanks to Alleles, a B.C. company that sells prosthetic leg covers. These covers come in every colour and pattern you could think of, and some even resemble lace.
“What we want to do is blur the lines between prosthetics and clothing,” said Ryan Palibroda, a co-founder of the company.
But even more impressively, the company’s campaign aims to make those with a lost leg appreciate their own beauty instead of concentrating on what’s been lost.
Let’s all just take a moment to gawk.
We had so much fun working with David and Will from #FourrouxProsthetics to come up with this custom cover. Thanks for being so great to work with, looking killer David! Hope you enjoy your new piece! #Repost from Fourroux Prosthetics: “We are in awe of another Alleles prosthetic cover. This cover is unique because David, a patient of our Fourroux Atlanta office, designed it and The Alleles made it happen!! What an incredible piece of art – it looks awesome David!!” #allelesmen #allelescustom #prostheticfashion #style #prostheticcover
We know what you’re thinking: it looks so stylish that you wouldn’t mind splurging on one either. Clearly, it’s a masterpiece.
So cool that there are so many people out there rocking our covers now (right: paisley cover), love this post from @christacouture and how they are both rocking their sweet prostheses! Repost @christacouture: I rarely meet amputees outside of clinic, much less those rocking fab prosthetics, but i ran into a lovely fellow on a walk through an Ottawa neighbourhood and loved comparing notes. Thanks for the chat @yousefkadour!
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The leg covers are so beautiful and inspiring, they’ll even be sported by a few Paralympians in Rio this summer, like Vanessa Low (a German sprinter and long jumper).
Regram of @lahltn in her new Alpine covers. Love the combo with her anchor skirt and Addidas kicks! If you haven’t checked out Lindsay’s IG you MUST! Not only is she super stylie, but she is also a badass that does some seriously intense and awesome Crossfit workouts. #alleleswomen #prostheticcovers #prostheticfashion #wehavetheedgiestsclients
As if Alelles wasn’t already winning everyone’s hearts thanks to their stylish products, they’re even beginning to design clothes to match their leg covers.
The price of a cover starts at around $300 CAD for the regular ones, and can cost a couple hundred dollars more to have one custom made. Worth it, right? Check out the video above to learn more about these fashionable leg covers.