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“ Tips of Buying New Shoes ”

Here are some tips to help reduce the risk of foot problems. Use this guide when you shop for shoes:

1- Always buy new shoes in the evening. Your feet normally swell and become larger after standing or sitting during the day.

2 - Fit new shoes to your largest foot. Most people have one foot larger than the other.

3 - Have both feet measured every time you purchase shoes. Your foot size increases as you get older.

4 - If the shoes feel too tight, don`t buy them. There is no such thing as a "break-in period".

5 - Most high heeled-shoes have a pointed or narrow toe box that crowds the toes and forces them into an unnatural triangular shape. As heel height increases, the pressure under the ball of the foot may double, placing greater pressure on the forefoot as it is forced into the pointed toe box.

6 - Always try on both shoes.

7 - Walk around in the shoes to make sure they fit well and feel comfortable.

8 - When the shoe is on your foot, you should be able to freely wiggle all of your toes.

9 - Women should not wear a shoe with a heel higher than 2 1/4 inches.

What To Look For in a Good Pair of Shoes

Heel height of one inch or less is preferred for your shoes. If you want to wear a high heel, keep heel height of two inches or less, limit them to three hours at a time and take them off coming to and from an activity.

Avoid shoes with heavy rubber soles that curl over the top of the toe area (such as seen on some running shoes), as they can catch on carpets and cause an accidental fall.

Laced, rather than slip-on shoes, provide a more secure fit and can accommodate insoles, orthotic devices and braces

Look for soles that are shock absorbing and skid resistant, such as rubber rather than smooth leather.

The shoe should be made of a soft material that has some give, like glove leathers.

Foot inserts or Insole

A Foot Insert is a removable insole which provides pressure relief and shock absorption. Both pre-made and custom-made orthoses or inserts are commonly prescribed for patients with diabetes.
If you want special customised Insoles/ Inserts then please Contact us

INTERNAL SHOE ( Insole ) MODIFICATIONS for foot deformities and ulcers

  


INTERNAL + External SHOE MODIFICATIONS

for Toe & Partial Foot Amputations

  

Buying New Socks in Diabetics

Here are some tips for using types of socks in diabetics. Use this guide when you shop for socks:

- Always use Woolen socks in winter & Cotton socks in summer.

- Avoid Nylon socks

- Socks should not have tight elastic at the top

- Seamless Socks are better for diabetics

- Socks should be changed daily(Twice ,if bed smell from feet]

- Socks with Silicon Insole are now available in India

  

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