Because of the deeper and wider designs of the diabetic shoes the special inserts fit in them perfectly. The inserts help to ensure the correct fit and reduce the rubbing and uneven weight distribution, this will help prevent injuries. It is also imperative that the diabetic shoe have good air circulation.
Good shoe designs for the diabetic include:
- Sandals and shoes made of breathable fabric
- Wide toe box and double depth shoe construction
- Virtually no seams (Inside or out)
- Velcro or elastic fit to keep the feet from sliding around in the shoes
It is also a good idea to wear diabetic socks. Diabetic socks are seam free, this minimizes the exposure to blisters. Diabetic socks are made with extensive mesh materials which makes the socks ventilated to increase air flow circulation. The toes and heels are re-enforced for long lasting wear. They have very low compression leg for maximum blood flow with a non-binding top. Protective cushioning for all day comfort.
Diabetics should get new shoes every year from your podiatrist. We sell Diabetic Shoes and Socks in our Sole Savers Shoe Store (located inside Cortese Foot and Ankle Clinic.)