Brand Highlight: Dr. Comfort
You may have heard of diabetic shoes, but do you know the purpose that they serve? Read on to learn all about Dr. Comfort, our featured brand of diabetic shoes at Progressive Mobility & Medical.
What are Diabetic Shoes?
When you have diabetes, it’s essential that you wear proper shoes to support your health. Diabetic shoes are specially created with common diabetic health concerns in mind. People with diabetes can suffer from numb feet, poor circulation and foot deformities. These shoes reduce the possibility of foot sores forming and any pressure or friction that may cause irritation.
Understanding Diabetic Shoes
Diabetic shoes may look similar to normal shoes, but there are some differences that make them unique for people with diabetes:
Protective interior. Diabetic shoes are created with a soft material and no protrusions. Because of the possible risk of skin breakdown, even the tiniest protrusion can irritate the skin.
Uppers. The upper part in the front of the shoe is also made with a soft material. This is because there should be no overlays across the bunions to remove the pressure points. There’s also an option to add extra protection with stretchable uppers.
Orthotic support. These shoes offer extra support to the arches of feet to reduce pressure at the bottom of the foot.
Deep Toe-Box. Diabetic shoes offer more room at the tip of the shoe for deformed toes.
Width. Typically, diabetic shoes come in three different widths (medium, wide, extra wide) to accommodate different people.
Soles. Lightweight soles are used in diabetic shoes that help with mobility.
At Progressive Mobility & Medical, we only offer the best of the best when it comes to diabetic shoes, which is why our featured brand is Dr. Comfort. These shoes offer people with diabetes the support they need but are also extremely stylish — you wouldn’t even know they’re diabetic shoes when first looking at them! This brand of shoe is designed to help support all levels of foot health. Not only are they great for people with diabetes but can help with arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, bunions and many other foot conditions. The proper shoes are essential to your foot health and you shouldn’t have to deal with painful irritation.
We can help you find the right diabetic shoe for you or a loved one. Call us at 724-2284568 to learn more or stop in and see us today at Progressive Mobility & Medical to find the perfect fit!