In our last blog post, we talked about the first steps to maintaining healthy feet and preventing complications that can arise from ill-fitting footwear and socks. In this post, we’ll go over proper fitting shoes to give your feet the support and breathability necessary for a healthy sole.
What Makes Orthopedic Shoes Different?
Orthopedic shoes are made to be wider and deeper than traditional shoes, which allow room for orthotic inserts and therapeutic insoles. Designed to offer a cushioning fit that is suitable for any activity, orthopedic shoes are breathable and provide excellent air circulation for your foot. We recommend consulting your doctor to ensure that the shoe is durable, lightweight and compatible with your accompanying orthotics. This will also help to prevent any potential irritation that could result in calluses, infections or blisters.
Slip Into Diabetic Socks
Diabetic socks provide ample protection for individuals with diabetes and sensitive feet. With benefits like gradual compression and a seamless design, diabetic socks reduce irritation and pressure on toes through added padding and cushioning. Combine diabetic socks with orthopedic shoes and our orthotic inserts atWalk Again and you’ll be on your way to plenty of comfort for your feet.
As we mentioned in our previous post, always take the time to wash your feet in warm water with a mild soap and check for sores, blisters, redness or calluses. If you experience any of these issues, be sure to tell your orthotic and prosthetics doctor about them during your regular visit.