What Are Diabetic Shoes?
By Premier Foot Clinic
May 24, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: diabetic foot care  

Think all shoes are pretty much the same? Diabetic shoes offer increased comfort and reduce the risk your risk of foot infections. Dr. diabetic foot careStefanie Thomas and Dr. Ashley Blackwell in Clinton and Jackson, MS, share some information about the shoes.

Why are diabetic shoes important?

Blisters, a minor problem for most people, are much more serious for people who have diabetes. Because diabetes can cause numbness in the feet, you may never feel a blister and fail to notice that it has burst and become infected. Unfortunately, once an infection occurs, it can be very difficult to treat.

Blisters and red spots develop if the shoes you wear are too tight or rub against your feet when you walk. If you have diabetes, it can be difficult to find shoes in Clinton and Jackson that are not only stylish but also good for your feet. The designers of diabetic shoes understand the challenges that people with diabetes face and design their shoes to address the most common issues.

The shoes offer toe boxes that give you plenty of wiggle room. Thanks to that extra room, you won't have to worry about the blisters that can form when shoes press against your feet. A generous-size toe box also ensures that your toes won't overlap or rub together when you walk. If you have a hammertoe or bunions, in addition to diabetes, you'll enjoy the extra room.

Diabetic shoes are designed to reduce irritation. You won't find uncomfortable seams or rough materials when you slip your feet into your new shoes. The shoes are made of soft materials and feature extra cushioning for your comfort.

If you frequently develop red spots or blisters, you may be interested in diabetic shoes that come with orthotics. The shoe inserts redistribute pressure on your foot to prevent irritation.

People often assume that diabetic shoes must be unattractive. Luckily, manufacturers make them in a variety of casual and dress styles to ensure that you'll never feel self-conscious due to your shoes.

Are you interested in learning more about diabetic shoes? Call Dr. Thomas and Dr. Blackwell in Clinton and Jackson, MS, at (601) 926-1500 to schedule an appointment.