Have you ever wondered what the difference is between diabetic shoes and regular shoes, or why you should be wearing specialized shoes to help manage your diabetes? Look no further, we’ve compiled the top 5 benefits of diabetic shoes for you here!
1. Prevent calluses and blisters
Wider toe boxes in diabetic shoes allow for more comfortable wiggle room for your toes, resulting in less chafing and a smaller chance of blisters and calluses which can be slow to heal or lead to more serious complications such as ulcers.
2. Prevent skin breakdown
Diabetic shoes are designed without any seams on the interior of the shoe, protecting your feet from unnecessary rubbing to avoid skin breakdown and blisters.
3. Promote blood circulation
Custom inserts are created using heat molding to ensure direct contact to your entire foot which encourages proper circulation, reduces the pins and needles effect of diabetic neuropathy and improves overall comfort.
4. Space to customize
Extra depth in diabetic shoes provides the space needed for custom inserts as well as accommodates swelling throughout the day.
It used to be that diabetic and other therapeutic shoes were instantly identifiable, and not in a good way. However these days diabetic shoes come in 150+ designs to fit everyone’s style.
People with diabetes are eligible for one pair of shoes and three pairs of custom inserts through their insurance each calendar year. This means that as of January 1st, everyone qualifies for new shoes. Give us a call today at 888-785-7370 to get yours!