This supportive footwear range is suitable and safe for people with diabetes and is available in narrow, medium, wide and extra wide fitting, allowing a perfect fit for all foot types and shapes, including those hard to fit feet.
The podiatrist will professionally measure and fit you for a pair of shoes to make sure that your feet are well supported and to prevent foot pain or foot conditions , resulting from poor fitting or inappropriate footwear.
The Dr. Comfort supportive footwear range is orthotic friendly and comes in a range of dress styles to suit any occasion.
Dr. Comforts exclusive diabetes supportive footwear range is only available at specific podiatry clinics – not available in general footwear stores.
Proactive Podiatry also has a range of sandals with removable foot beds to fit your foot orthotics, along with slides and thongs with inbuilt arch supports.
Why You Need Supportive Footwear
Footwear plays a very important part in caring for your feet and preventing foot complications. It helps in protecting your feet from injury and trauma, shock absorption and supporting the arches of the feet.
One of the reasons feet may get sore is due to poor fitting footwear and inadequate support. Shoes that do not fit properly often contribute to foot pathology, such as ingrown toenails, bunions, clawed toes, corns or callus, which reduces mobility.
If these pressure areas are not treated by a podiatrist they may lead to ulcers and infections, especially in people with diabetes. People who have medical conditions such as arthritis or hard to fit feet often require extra depth, extra width shoes.
Good fitting and supportive footwear also helps with our proprioception and balance. This is beneficial in preventing sporting injuries in the young and significantly decreasing the risk of falls in the elderly.
If you need or wear customised foot orthotics, it is very important to wear supportive footwear as this will help maximise the benefits of the orthotics and hold your foot in place on the device for increased support.