For those with special needs, or only for people who stand all day and need good support.
According The American Society of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics (AOFAS) footwear for people with diabetes and other foot diseases must meet the following goals:
- Relieve areas of excessive pressure. Any area where there is excessive pressure on the foot can cause breaks or ulcers on the skin. Footwear should help alleviate these high-pressure areas and therefore reduce the occurrence of related problems.
- Reduce impact and rupture. A reduction in the total amount of vertical pressure or impact at the base of the foot is desirable, in addition to a reduction in horizontal movement or rupture of the foot within the shoe.
- Accommodate, stabilize, and support deformities. Adaptations should be made for deformities resulting from conditions such as the presence of Charcot, loss of adipose tissue, hammer toes, and amputations. Many deformities must be stabilized to relieve pain and prevent further destruction. In addition, some deformities may need to be controlled or supported to slow the progression of the deformity.
- Limit joint movement. Limiting movement of certain joints in the foot can often decrease inflammation, relieve pain, and as a result, have a more stable and functional foot.
Proper footwear is an important part of general treatment for people with diabetes, even for people with other foot conditions.
Here we share those recommended by other people who have used this type of shoes:
1. Propet style with removable orthotic cushion
“WOW! These shoes are super comfortable. ” – Recommended by Nicole
2. Fisherman style for babies and toddlers
“Great support to the foot and with a very nice look!” – Recommended by Alex’s mom
3. Celina Orthofeet Style for arthritis and diabetes
“It adapts to my need due to bunion problems. Comfort is of utmost importance. ” – Recommended by Tazy
4. Oxford style with velcro strap for easy use
“Ideal for people with foot problems. They are very supportive, easy to put on and take off. ” – Recommended by Elizabeth > Close E-mail Submit