Anatomy of a Diabetic Shoe – What You Need to Know

  • Diabetes shoes have a higher, wider toe box, giving your toes extra wiggle room. Toes that rub against each other or against a shoe get hot spots and blisters.
  • Nerve damage caused by diabetes can make your toes feel numb. If this is the case, they cannot warn you when they are rubbing and blistering. The extra room in diabetes shoes protects your toes whether you are standing, walking or running.
  • A good shoe for anyone, including diabetics, should support arches, ankles, and heels. Which means no flip-flops.
  • Some people may roll the feet too far inward or not roll the feet inward enough when walking, which can also cause rubbing that may develop into blisters and sores. Diabetic shoe soles have special stabilizers to keep feet level. Also, diabetic shoes have thicker soles cushion that little bit of extra width helps your feet to avoid those hot spots.
  • Shoes made for people with diabetes also tend to be deeper than other shoes to make room for orthotics; many of individuals with Type 2 diabetes use these inserts.


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