Benefits / Fit Guide

Diabetic Shoes are designed to prevent serious foot issues for patients with diabetes.
The following are the top 5 benefits from utilizing these specialty shoes.

Prevent calluses

All diabetic shoes are equipped with an extra wide toe box that doesn’t let your toes rub against the top of the shoe. This doesn’t allow corns and calluses to form since they often turn into open sores.

Promote blood circulation

Diabetic shoes are designed and structures to fit a precise measurement of every patient, providing the best support and space without restricting circulation in feet.

Advanced level of comfort

Diabetic shoes offer better stability by properly distributing your weight. The comfortable inserts also absorb pressures, reducing tension and helping fight fatigue in the feet and legs.

Pain relief

Diabetic shoes provide great pain relief because of the quality of the material they are made of. They support your weight with each step and can help with swollen feet, which is a common symptom of those with diabetes.

Prevent skin breakdown

Patients with diabetes may feel numbness of their feet. Since there are no internal seams, diabetic shoes are designed to reduce the risk of skin breakdown and different types of blisters.

Fitting Tips

We feel you should be able to find comfortable, stylish footwear no matter
what size or width shoe you have!
  • Have your feet measured with a Brannock device every year. Most people's feet get bigger with age so it is best to have your feet re-measured even if you have been purchasing the same size for many years.
  • Measure your feet or try shoes on in the late afternoon or after a full day of walking when your feet are at their largest due to normal swelling.
  • Measure both feet. Most people’s feet are slightly different in length or width. When buying shoes use the measurements from the larger foot.
  • If your feet are between sizes always purchase the larger size. It is alarming that many people choose shoes that are tight or too small and this can lead to other complications and foot ailments.
  • Shoes from different brands or different styles may fit differently. Shoes are made using a last, which simulates the shape of the foot. For the best fit try to find a shoe that is similar to the shape of your foot.
  • A properly fitted shoe will give you comfort right away. We do not recommend trying to “break in” your shoes or expect stretching for further comfort!
  • In addition to our size and width selections, we also understand that the materials and construction of your footwear can help achieve greater comfort and reduction of pain and ailments.
  • Adjustable closures create the most flexibility in getting just the right fit.
  • Double depth footbeds allow for easier fit when using orthotics, inserts, or braces
  • Stretchable uppers allow for extra give to help alleviate pressure on bunions, hammertoes, or other conditions

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