Diabetic & Orthopedic Shoes

 

We specialize in medical footwear and offer an exciting line of fashionable and comfortable diabetic and orthopedic shoes.  Visit our store to check out our styles or set up an appointment and we will come out to you.  Yes we make house calls. We are certified shoe fitters who are trained to properly measure and fit shoes.  We take the time you need to find and fit the right shoe.

 

Diabetic shoes are unique – Diabetic shoes, also called therapeutic shoes, are designed with extra depth to avoid rubbing or pressure which can result in ulcers and sores.  This is especially important for diabetics; the American Diabetes Asscociation reports that 600,000 patients get foot ulcers each year which lead to 80,000 partial and complete amputations annually.

 

Diabetic shoes have many features you will not find in ordinary shoes.  Here are some of the differences.

  • These shoes are also called extra depth shoes because they are extra deep to fit diabetic insoles or orthotics.

  • Take a look at the front of the shoe; the toe box is higher to give extra room for your toes.  This includes conditions like hammertoes.

  • The end of the toe box is padded to add extra protection to the toes.

  • The edge around the ankle is padded.

  • Look inside and you’ll notice that diabetic footwear has no inner seams or stitches.

  • You may not see it but there is a built in firm heel counter.  This provides medial and lateral stability for the back of your foot.

  • The shoe tongue is thick and padded.

  • Diabetic and Orthotic shoes have nonskid soles to help prevent falling.


Each shoe is professionally fitted and includes a unique multi-density diabetic insole that prevents sheering (back and forth movement).

 

Both doctors and insurance companies recognize the importance of proper footwear for individuals with diabetes and orthopedic conditions.  That’s why it’s covered by many policies. We work with Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance. You will need a doctor’s prescription.  Give us a call (201-366-4101) and we will be happy to answer your questions about diabetic footwear, orthopedic shoes, and insurance. 

 

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