Many people suffer from foot pains. This may be from diabetes or arthritis. If you know someone with one of these conditions you know how important it is for them to take care of their feet. Unfortunately it is often a result from improper care of feet. No one is to blame but luckily there are special brand that provide shoes with certain characteristics designed specifically for these people in mind. These Shoes are often referred to as Medical Shoes, Diabetic Shoes or Therapeutic Shoes.
Essentially these shoes are the best of the best. Diabetics have to pay very close attention to their feet. A tiny nick or scratch could lead to serious foot complications and possibly amputation. They often experience swelling in the feet and have very poor blood circulation. Their bodies are basically unable to recover from any sort of foot injury. This is why it is imperative to inspect your feet if you are a diabetic and to take extremely good care of them. This sounds unbelievable but is very true.
Medical Shoes or Diabetic Shoes were created with this thought in mind. They have qualities that are hard to find any other shoes. What you will find is these shoes allow plenty of space for your toes. You cannot have any constriction or tight shoes when you are dealing with foot problems. Many provide insoles that massage your feet as you walk. The reasoning behind this is to stimulate blood circulation through your feet. They are all very breathable. This keeps away fungus and other bacteria that cause infection. They are usually seamless on the inside. This prevents unnecessary wear on the foot. Often times, People with foot conditions are unaware of anything that goes on with their feet. The lack of blood circulation causes numbness. They often cannot feel when a blister is coming on until it is too late. Most importantly they provide protection for the toes and feet. This will prevent stubbed toes or something landing on them. These shoes can be a bit pricy but you can’t put a price on your feet. I consider them a necessary expense and well worth the money.
There are multiple brands you can look at. Aetrex, Clarks, Drew, Ecco, Hush Puppies, Merrell, Mt. Emey, Nunn, Orthofeet and Propet are just a few of the brands that offer Medical Shoes or Diabetic Shoes. Mens Diabetic Shoes and Womens Diabetic Shoes are both available. They are almost always offered in wide sizes.