For some people with diabetes, wearing shoes that don't fit well or that are too tight are not only uncomfortable but also dangerous.
An uncomfortable side effect of diabetes, though rare, is a condition called peripheral neuropathy. This condition can result in a slight loss of feeling in a limb such as the foot, which in turn can result in the foot being scratched or cut without any "warning" of pain.
When this happens, sores and even ulcers can appear, which can be a serious problem for some people with diabetes. A way to avoid this potential problem is to wear shoes designed for people with diabetes.
Diabetic shoes have no obvious visual difference from traditional shoes, the only striking difference is that they do not have high healing properties. In addition, their styles, materials, and colors are flexible, but the main purpose of their design is comfort and foot care, not fashion. Many diabetic shoes are often referred to as orthopedic shoes.
Properties of shoes for diabetics
Shoes that are suitable for diabetics should be comfortable to wear for long periods of time and should not rub or bite any part of the foot.
These shoes are slightly wider and lower than regular shoes and also allow for the addition of a removable (and removable) diabetic insole. These soles are molded to the contours of the foot and some use advanced materials such as layers of viscoelastic memory foam.