Guide to the Best Diabetic Shoes for 2018

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Guide to the Best Diabetic Shoes

Diabetes involves various concerns when it comes to your feet. Choosing the appropriate footwear can help you better deal with conditions such as diabetic neuropathy, poor circulation, and all around sensitive feet. Many times your first line of concern is to ensure that you find a pair of shoes that provide a good fit.  Finding a well-fitting pair of shoes that will eliminate the possibility of developing ulcers, calluses and the unnecessary strain on your feet that can potentially cause severe complications for a person with diabetes.

Often these seemingly insignificant issues can quickly become severe enough leading to amputation. This is why Orthotist and Podiatrist often recommend following important guidelines when choosing a diabetic shoe that can have a positive outcome on your comfort and activity level.

Here are some key elements you should consider when shopping for the best diabetic shoes.

  • Shoes should provide adequate heel and arch support creating the stability that will limit motion on the heel and throughout your foot.
  • Footwear made of a soft leather material that can easily stretch as you walk or to help alleviate swollen feet.
  • Having padding on the shoe tongue and around the ankle area which is also many times referred to as a shoe collar will help to prevent rubbing and the formation of blisters and sores.
  • Removable insoles so that your shoes can comfortably accommodate a custom orthotics or shoe inserts. These can also be helpful to improve mobility and avoid foot injuries
  • Having the proper shoe size will ensure that your toes do not hit the front end of the shoe. Proper shoe sizing can prevent the creating of bunions and hammertoe.
  • A wide toe box that is spacious enough to allow for minor movement and accommodating swelling for extended wear.

While considering these key characteristics for finding the best diabetic shoes for you, there is no need to compromise style when shopping for diabetic shoes.  We will show you some popular shoe options and give you our thoughts on some stylish diabetic friendly shoe choices for any occasion

Diabetic Shoes For Women

Dr. Comfort Paradise Therapeutic Diabetic Shoe

    • Available Widths: Narrow (AA/A), Medium (A/B), Wide ( C/D) , Extra Wide (E/2E)
    • Colors: Black, Pewter, Saddle Tan, Burgndy
    • Fit: Runs true to size
    • Adjustable: Yes
    • Material: Leather
    • Removable Insoles: Yes
    • American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Approved

The styling of the Dr. Comfort Paradise Mary Jane featuring uniquely detailed stitching providing a classic look on an appealing shoe. The paradise Mary Jane delivers adjustable comfort with a Velcro strap creating a personalized fit. Made of soft, top grain leather that offers flexibility in this chic diabetic shoe allowing the shoe to mold to your feet. This Dr. Comfort walking shoe doans extra width in the toe box giving additional space in the forefoot to reduce pressure on your feet. With the seamless padded leather lining to ensure your feet stay cool and dry helping to prevent blisters and foot sores.  Avoiding  swollen feet is key with these Dr. Comfort shoes featuring a reinforced heel cup provide increased support along with significant arch support all helping to provide balance and comfort all throughout your day not only making these shoes an ideal diabetic shoe but also a great  shoe option for plantar fasciitis and flat feet.

PROS

  • Extra Wide Toe Box
  • Orthotic friendly design
  • Protective toe box
  • Lightweight to reduce fatigue

CONS

Drew Smiles Women's Casual Shoe

  • Available Widths: Wide, Nar, W Wide, Med
  • Colors: Taupe Microdot Leather, Black Microdot Leather, Blue Microdot Leather
  • Fit: Runs true to size
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Material: Leather
  • Removable Insoles: Yes

The diverse stylings of the Drew smiles is both a comfortable sandal and casual close to shoe all in one. This casual lightweight shoe features an abundance of comfort with soft padding polyurethane insoles will keep you walking with ease. Keeping you confident on your feet with the wide outer sole design will help keep your feet relaxed preventing painful bunions and blisters. The Drew Smiles shoe comes equipped with the double depth removable footbeds known as plus fitting system, but these footbeds can also be removed to incorporate your custom orthotic. The stylish and versatile diabetic shoes comfortably feature leather lining and an adjustable Velcro ankle strap to ensure proper fitting. The shoes are designed with many features to promote body alignment heals stabilizing elements to encourage healthy feet.

PROS

  • Firm Support
  • Adjustable back closure
  • Foam cushioned collar

CONS

Própet Onalee Mary Jane Flat

  • Available width: medium
  • Colors: smooth black, beige quilt, black quilt, blue/silver, gray/black, gray/silver, red/silver
  • Fit: Runs true to size
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Material: Leather
  • Removable Insoles: Yes

These are a classic Mary Jane style shoe with a sporty edge great for an everyday active lifestyles shoe. The lightweight EVA sole of the stylish Própet Onalee Mary Jane walking shoe provides durability and traction on all types of surfaces. These streamline sneakers create a fresh and dry wear with the OrthoLight insoles. The stretchable upper fabric is ideal for those with bunions and hammertoes allowing the material to move to prevent blisters and sores that can cause otherwise critical issues for individuals with diabetes or sensitive feet. The Própet Mary Jane casual sneaker provides excellent features of an adjustable hook and loop strap closure for a comfortable fit and a removable insole that allows you the option of sliding your our orthotic creating a custom fit to this outstanding sneaker. Available in multiple colors the stretchable jersey will enable you to diversify your wardrobe adding the sporting casual sneakers to your everyday look.

PROS

  • Multiple color options
  • Lightweight sneaker

CONS

  • Available widths vary with size

Própet Women's Ladybug Walking Shoe

  • Available width: Narrow, Medium, Wide, X-Wide
  • Colors: Denim, Navy Suede, Oyster, Wine Suede, Black, Cayenne, Chestnut
  • Fit: Runs true to size
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Material: Leather
  • Removable Insoles: Yes

The full-grain leather T-strap Própet Ladybug casual shoe is a sophisticated and athletic design all wrapped into one shoe. The detailed cutout and adjustable velcro strap create an elegant look to this comfortable walking shoe. With slip-resistant and durable traction soles these shoes are ideal for daily wear at the office or the perfect option for a casual night out. The soft full-grain leather of the Própet Ladybug shoes makes customization very simple with double removable insoles that can comfortably accommodate custom orthotics. The padded collar of the Ladybug shoe will securely hold your foot in place aiding to minimize foot sores and blisters. No need to prioritize comfort over style when searching for the perfect diabetic shoe the lightweight foam interior of these classy women’s shoes ensures a cool and dryer fit.

PROS

  • Available in multiple colors

CONS

  • Available widths vary with size

Diabetic Shoes For Men

Hush Puppies Men's Strategy Oxford

  • Available Widths: Medium, Wide, X-Wide
  • Colors: Brown Leather, Black Leather
  • Fit: Runs true to size
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Material: Leather
  • Removable Insoles: Yes

This Hush Puppies Strategy is a classic men’s dress shoe that comes equipped with numerous comfort features. Keeping your feet fresh and with a comfortable fit are critical characteristics of the ideal men’s diabetic shoe. The full-grain leather with WeatherSmart water-repelling technology will help keep your feet cool and dry no matter what time of year. The Strategy Oxford dress shoe has integrated additional padding around the ankle making this the perfect lace-up work shoe. A classic dress shoe with the built-in comfort of the Hush Puppies Strike Back gel heel pad design provides excellent cushioning for sore feet, neuropathy and foot pain. But no worries should you need additional cushioning or support you can easily incorporate your custom orthotic. These shoes are ready for any task with removable leather covered insoles to accommodate your ultimate comfort needs.

PROS

  • Available in multiple colors

CONS

  • Available widths vary with size

Rockport Men's Ridgefield Eureka Casual Walking Shoe

  • Available Widths: Medium, Wide
  • Colors: Brown Leather, Black Leather
  • Fit: Tends to run large
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Material: Leather
  • Removable Insoles: Yes

Combine the Rockport Eureka walking shoe with work slacks or even a pair of jeans for a sophisticated casual look. The lace-up closure of the Ridgefield Eureka allows you to loosen and tighten your shoes as needed to create a comfortable fit. Durable rubber soles provide for excellent traction and comfort add the perfect touch giving an athletic feel on a casual dress shoe. Diversify your wardrobe with a classic leather Oxford that is both comfortable and sporty. The Eureka walking shoe designed with exceptional support and stability of the Rockports exclusive San Crispino construction providing a wide heel base design keeping your feet relaxed all day. The flexibility of these shoes along with moisture-wicking mesh lining will keep your feet dry and comfortable all day. With a padded shoe tongue and collar for comfort will preventing rubbing compliments the many features that make the Rockport Ridgefield Eureka shoes an excellent contender for a healthy diabetic shoe. This classic yet sporty shoe maintains many elements to alleviate any unnecessary conditions that cause foot pain and sores.

PROS

  • Wide toe box

CONS

  • Size tends to run large

Rockport Men's World Tour Classic Fashion Sneaker

  • Available Widths: Medium, Narrow, Wide, Extra Wide
  • Colors: Chocolate Leather, Black Leather, Black3, Brown Tumbled, Chocolate Nubuck, Sand Nubuck
  • Fit: Runs large. Recommended to purchase one size larger
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Material: Leather
  • Removable Insoles: Yes

The World Tour Men’s Classic will keep you walking the miles with style and comfort. These classic fit men’s shoes feature Rockport’s unique walking platform construction providing substantial heel support and a flexible forefoot design. The easy maintenance of this full-grain leather fashion sneaker allows the shoes to conform to your unique foot in no time. The lightweight EVA soles provide traction and stability while helping to reduce fatigue while on your feet throughout the day. Designed to avoid blisters and sores this great-looking shoe has a padded collar and wide tongue to help protect from excessive rubbing. With the moisture absorbent and odor resistant breathable polyurethane cushioning these shoes will keep your feet fresh all day. The World Tour Men’s Classic is a Rockport staple as this shoe has provided years of engineered walking comfort and has an excellent design for diabetic footwear.

PROS

  • Wide toe box
  • Many color options available

CONS

  • Size tends to run large

Dr. Comfort Men's Diabetic Wing Tip Dress Shoe

  • Available Widths: Medium, Narrow, Wide, Extra Wide
  • Colors: Chestnut Leather, Black Leather
  • Fit: Runs true to size
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Material: Leather
  • Removable Insoles: Yes
  • American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Approved

The timeless design and intricate styling details of the Dr. Comfort Wing Dress shoe will have you looking dapper and feeling great. Living up to the Dr. Comfort reputation of using top-quality materials making these your go-to daily wear dress shoes. The traditional lace-up shoe designed with a firm heel counter provides extra stability for all-day wear. Featuring extra room in the protective toebox to help guard you against stubbing your toe, keeping your feet safe and comfortable. Providing durable full-grain leather that will minimize skin irritation. With removable insoles that can be easily modified to fit custom orthotics ensuring a perfect fit are among the most desirable features of these classy dress shoes. The Wing Dr. Comfort shoes are an outstanding option for individuals with diabetes, Morton’s neuroma, or bunions. The soft full-grain leather of these wingtip dress shoe allows the leather to stretch as needed to accommodate foot swelling and increase circulation as necessary throughout each wear.

PROS

  • Full-grain leather
  • Extra roomy toe box

CONS

  • Limited color options

Orthofeet Gramercy Mens Oxford Dress Shoe

  • Available Widths: Medium, Wide, Extra Wide
  • Colors: Brown Leather, Black Leather
  • Fit: Runs true to size
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Material: Leather
  • Removable Insoles: Yes

The sleek lace-up design of the Gramercy men’s Oxford shoe provides all the comforts of the sneaker into the elegant daily dress shoe. With the integrated comfortable arch support of the Orthofeet shoes featuring anatomical orthotic insoles that ideally enhance the stability of sensitive feet. Keeping your feet cool and dry with Anti-microbial form fabric to help combat moisture and bacteria making these the perfect shoe for people with diabetes. Providing an unparalleled Ortho-Cushion cushioning system gives a substantially cushioned sole along with air pockets creating added stability and the ultimate comfort and pain relief for your ailing feet. The technology of the Lightweight ergonomically cushioned soles of these Orthofeet shoes are designed to ease impact and minimize joint stress.
With a soft leather exterior and seam-free lining to eliminate rubbing guiding you against blisters foot sores bunions and even hammer toes make the Orthofeet Gramercy Shoes an excellent diabetic footwear option.
These shoes designed with extra depth and removable insoles to provide sufficient space to accommodate your custom orthotics allow for a unique fit perfect for your feet. Orthofeet has developed a comfort system that offers a non-restricting fit and additional room for full movement and excellent protection of crucial pressure points making the shoes exceptionally appealing.

 

PROS

  • Full-grain leather
  • Provides exceptional comfort
  • Orthotic friendly

CONS

  • Limited color options

Orthofeet Baton Rouge Men's Boat Shoe

  • Available Widths: Medium, Wide, Extra Wide
  • Colors: Brown , Sand
  • Fit: Runs true to size
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Material: Leather
  • Removable Insoles: Yes

Providing all the styling of your sporty men’s boat shoe the Baton Rouge features layers of comfort. From the bottom up the Orthoheel ergonomic stride sole provides both excellent traction and comfortable cushioning to keep you stable on your feet. With two-toned soft leather and seamless lining, these shoes are a shoo-in for a comfortable extended footwear option. Offering substantial arch support of the removable insole these shoes create a diverse fitting acceptable for all feet types. The Baton Rouge boat shoe Features the secure fitting of a shoe with shoelaces and a velcro closure option incorporated into one uniquely designed Tie-Lace Lacing system. By opening the velcro closure that will allow you adequate room to slip your feet in and out of these shoes without having to retie your shoe each time. This two-way fastening systems effortlessly accommodates for circulation and foot swelling issues many times associated with diabetic neuropathy. The simple Tie-Lace element of the Baton Rouge makes this a footwear option for those with Arthritis and Neuropathy creating a trendy alternative to wearing straight velcro shoes. The appealing design of these both sporty and athletic shoes will keep you moving on your feet no matter the activity.

PROS

  • Full-grain leather
  • Provides exceptional comfort
  • Easy Tie-Lace closure

CONS

Diabetic Sandals For Women

Dr.Comfort Women's Shannon Sandal

  • Available Widths: Wide
  • Colors: Black, Camel, Red, Light Blue
  • Fit: Runs a bit small.
  • Adjustable: No
  • Material: Leather
  • Removable Insoles: No
  • American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Approved

The Dr. Comfort Shannon shoes are a lightweight flip-flop styled sandal that will make you feel as though you are walking barefoot. These durable yet comfortable sandals provide ample arch support to keep you walking pain-free. These aren’t your ordinary flip-flops. With integrated biomechanics creating a stable fit that molds to your feet. These podiatrist recommended sandals are ideal for wearers with foot conditions and diabetics who are looking for a fun shoe that offers excellent support.

The natural feel of the post and shank of these sandals are designed to help mitigate the development of blisters in between your toes.

The features of the Shannon women’s flip-flop will leave you only wanting to wear the shoes.  The comfortable rubber soles provide traction for a secure and substantially cushioned walk. These are the kind of sandals you can wear all day and feel great on your feet.

 

PROS

  • Durable yet comfortable
  • Provides stability and comfort

CONS

  • Limited width options

Própet Women's Nona Flip Flop Thong Sandal

  • Available Widths: Narrow, Medium, Wide
  • Colors: Denim Blue/Grey, Gunsmoke/Dusty Taupe
  • Fit: Runs a bit small.
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Material: Nubuck
  • Removable Insoles: No

The Nona sandal by Própet creates the perfect surface to minimize unnecessary movement and rubbing preventing blisters and sores. This comfortable nubuck sandal features adjustable straps lined with the neoprene material and soft toe post allowing for a secure and comfortable fit. The reduced motion technology and memory foam topsole create an ideal shoe for people with diabetes where it is essential to keep your feet cool and dry. With the rugged design of these shoes featuring sock lined topsole helping sensitive feel secure and stable with every step. The cushioning of the EVA midsole provide substantial arch support minimizing movement making for a long-lasting and comfortable walk. The rubber-soled Nona Sandal offers an athletic feel with its high-performance traction and durability. Comfortably wear the Própet sandal for a day at the beach or running errands that a pain-free experience. The open toe adjustable design of the Nona sandals allows ample room for swelling and other changes associated with diabetic feet.

PROS

  • Durable yet comfortable
  • Provides stability and comfort

CONS

  • Limited width options

Dr. Comfort Women's Breeze Diabetic Fisherman Sandal

  • Available Widths: Narrow (A/AA), Medium (A/B), Wide (C/D) Extra Wide (E/EE)
  • Colors: Black, Coffee, Light Gold
  • Fit: True to size
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Material: Leather
  • Removable Insoles: Yes
  • American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Approved

Dr. Comfort Breeze crossover sandal is an excellent addition to any wardrobe. With velcro closure that allows you to create a unique adjustable fit to accommodate your changing feet. This full-grain leather sandal features a protective toe box to prevent toe stubbing. Along with the modern look of these shoes, they can quickly go between a sophisticated work shoe or a casual sandal to wear with jeans or slacks your Dr. Comfort Breeze shoes will help you to create a unique look no matter the occasion.

The casual open-air design of these shoes provides adequate circulation to keep your feet dry all day long.  Pairing stability and comfort with a firm heel counter that offers ample support for both medial and lateral movements.

The Breeze Fisherman Sandal comes equipped with Gel Plus insoles created for optimum comfort. These insoles are also removable allowing you to insert orthotics creating a custom fit. You can’t go wrong with this great pair of Dr. Comfort shoes. The careful integration of comfort technology maintains the company’s reputation for delivering top-quality shoes to combat diabetic complications.

PROS

  • Adjustable velcro closure
  • Cool open-air design

CONS

Vionic Women's by Orthaheel, Kiwi Slide Sandal

  • Available Widths: Medium
  • Colors: Black/Gray, Camel/Khaki
  • Fit: Runs Large
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Material: 
  • Removable Insoles: No
  • American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Approved

The simple styling of the Kiwi Slide Sandal easily accommodates feet of all shapes and widths with the padded upper featuring hook and loop velcro closure providing for a personal custom fit. These Vionic sandals have received the APMA Seal of acceptance for the exclusive design of the Orthaheel technology that securely fits your arches and supports your feet.  With a built-in orthotic and adjustable padded strap, these unisex slide sandals are a great shoe that accommodates bunions and hammer toes. The Durable sole made of synthetic rubber Kiwi Sandal is equipped with plenty of traction and cushioning that will keep you walking with stable comfort. With proper arch support to limit unnecessary foot movement reducing rubbing this slide sandal help prevent the development of sores and blisters which can have adverse effects on diabetic feet. The adjustability of the Kiwi Slide Sandal is an excellent asset for after sports therapy or diabetic conditions to accommodate foot swelling.  Comfortable and attractive these slide sandals can also make a perfect pair of house shoes as they are easy to slip on providing ample support and comfort as you walk through your home.

PROS

  • Adjustable cushioned top strap

CONS

  • Shoe not available in half sizes

Diabetic Sandals For Men

Dunham Men's St. Johnsbury Sandal

  • Available Widths: Narrow, Standard, Extra Wide, Extra Extra Wide
  • Colors: Olive, Black, Brown
  • Fit: Runs Large
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Material: Leather
  • Removable Insoles: Yes

Whether your plans consist of hanging out at the beach or running errands, these comfortable walking sandals are great everyday wear. With three-point hook and loop adjustable straps, the St Johnsbury Sandal is as versatile as you need them to be. These great walking sandals are ready for you at every turn with a removable padded backstrap that can easily create a slide sandal.  This full-grain leather sandal features durable rubber soles creating long-lasting comfort. Although this well-rounded sandal already comes with EVA and memory foam footbed, these sandals also feature a removable insole to accommodate custom orthotics. With a great asset of the soft breathable lining and padded leather adjustable straps helps prevent against scraping your skin.  These sandals feature all of the fundamental characteristics you would need for the perfect diabetic shoe.

PROS

  • Adjustable velcro closure
  • Available in multiple widths

CONS

  • Only available in whole sizes

Orthofeet Alpine Men's Orthotic Sandal

  • Available Widths: Medium, Wide,  Extra Wide
  • Colors: Brown, Gray
  • Fit: Runs Large
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Material: Leather
  • Removable Insoles: Yes

The stylish Alpine closed toe orthotic sandal by Orthofeet features a lace-up cushioned front that can easily adjust to create a non-restricting fit.  Whether you have a narrow or wide heel, these sandals easily accommodate all types of feet with the adjustable heel strap. This padded heel strap gently grips around the heel to avoid slipping and provide ultimate walking comfort in this sporty diabetic sandal. With a lightweight rubber Ergonomic-Stride sole providing added balance to your step giving this closed toe sandal the feel and comfort of an athletic shoe. The Orthofeet orthotic sandal comes equipped with an air cushioning insole which is also removable to accommodate a custom orthotic. The Alpine Orthotic Sandal comes with additional room in the front of the shoe for constant toe movement and protective interior lining making all the desired features of the perfect men’s diabetic sandal.

PROS

  • Adjustable velcro and lace-up closure
  • Available in multiple widths

CONS

  • Limited color availability

Dr. Comfort Fisherman Men's Therapeutic Sandal

  • Available Widths: Medium, Wide, Extra Wide
  • Colors: Black, Chestnut
  • Fit: Runs Large
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Material: Leather
  • Removable Insoles:  Yes
  • American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Approved

The stylish open-air design of the Dr. Comfort Fisherman sandals provides all-day comfort keeping your feet stable and cool. Look fashionable nonskid sandals during your day to day activities with these versatile casual men’s sandal can be worn with pants or shorts the sandals or worn for a day out at the park or to an informal gathering. Dr. Comfort shoes are designed to protect against diabetic complications. The lightweight Soft Full-grain leather on the outside and seamless leather lining on the inside the sandals will help to eliminate the possibility of developing blisters and foot sores.  Not only will these top-quality diabetic shoes add sophistication to your wardrobe they also feature protective toe box you have one less worry of stubbing your toes, adjustable Velcro closure, and significant padding in the heel to help stabilize your foot and provide the utmost comfort no matter the activity. 

 

PROS

  • Adjustable velcro closure
  • Available in multiple widths

CONS

How does diabetes affects blood vessles?
Diabetes causes blood vessels in the feet and legs to narrow and harden. Controlling things that cause reduced blood flow such as blood pressure and cholesterol can help tremendously.
Diabetic Footcare is Important
Inspect your feet daily for cuts, redness, swelling or sores. Wash your feet and moisturize your feet daily. Trim toenails straight across and file any sharp edges.
Importance of Good Footware Choices
Choosing the best diabetic shoes can help you combat foot conditions and protect your sensitive feet.

Diabetic Walking Shoes Womens

Dr. Comfort Katy Women's Sneaker

  • Available Widths: Medium, Wide, Extra Wide
  • Colors: Green/Turquoise, Pink, Purple, Turquoise
  • Fit: Runs Large
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Material: Leather and Mesh
  • Removable Insoles:  Yes
  • American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Approved

Turn heads with the bold colors of the Dr. Comfort Katy athletic shoe. This lightweight, breathable mesh walking shoes provide Ultra- cushioned footbeds lined with microfiber gel insoles that will keep you going the miles in comfort. The Katy sneaker features a durable rubber outsole providing substantial traction to keep you on your feet no matter the surface along with ample wiggle room of a wide toe box that alleviates pinching and rubbing while wearing the shoes. Put your mind at ease of developing blisters or sores with these practically seamless sneakers making these shoes an excellent option to reduce diabetic complications. The adjustable elastic lease closure allows for the easy slip on and slips off design of this diabetic women’s walking shoe. When foot swelling and diabetic neuropathy are a concern the Katy Diabetic walking shoe allows for pain-free adjustments to accommodate to your changing feet that will help reduce chafing with athletic shoes.

PROS

  • Available in multiple widths
  • Roomy toe box

CONS

  • Limited color availability

Dr. Comfort Women's Victory White Diabetic Athletic Shoes

  • Available Widths: Medium, Wide, Extra Wide
  • Colors: White, Pink
  • Fit: Runs Large
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Material: Leather and Mesh
  • Removable Insoles:  Yes
  • American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Approved

The classic styling of the Dr. Comfort Victory athletic shoe features many diabetic-friendly aspects to ensure that you keep walking pain-free and comfortable. These lightweight cross-trainers provide a spacious and protective toebox equipping you with extra protection against toe stubbing. Among the many desirable features of the Victory walking shoe offers support and stability with the removable insoles enabling easy placement of custom orthotics.  These top-quality leather diabetic walking shoes feature a leather and breathable mesh material upper that keeps your feet cool and dry by helping to regulate heat. Along with the simple no-tie elastic laces and velcro strap to keep your foot snug and supported these walking shoes encompass a rubber outersole that provides ample traction and security throughout any activity. 

PROS

  • Breathable mesh
  • Spacious toe box

CONS

Orthofeet Coral Women's Orthopedic Diabetic Walking Athletic Shoes

  • Available Widths: Medium, Wide, Extra Wide
  • Colors: Gray, Black, Sandy, Truquoise
  • Fit: True to size
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Material:  Stretchable Mesh
  • Removable Insoles:  Yes

Walk with ease knowing that the Orthofeet Coral athletic sneakers designed for the person with diabetes in mind.  With non-restricting leather and mesh upper to helps increase circulation and prevent swelling these walking shoes will be your go-to for any exercise routine. Featuring two sets of removable spacers helping you find the perfect fit relieving unwanted pressure along with seam free foam padding preventing the irritating rubbing in critical areas that lead to the development of sores and blisters. With the unique layout of the gel orthotic sole air pockets and anatomical orthotic insole will give you maximum comfort and stability for hours of pain-free activities. But should you need the shoes to accommodate a custom orthotic Coral walking shoes they come designed with extra depth and removable insole allowing for plenty of space to accommodate your specific shoe needs. Feel as though you are walking on soft pillows with the sleek athletic design of the Coral Women’s Athletic Shoe. The technology of Orthofeet’s lightweight Ergonomic-Stride design will help add spring to your step enhancing stability and comfort giving you a pleasurable walking experience.

PROS

  • Two sets of removable spacers

CONS

New Balance Women's WW877-SB Walking Shoe

  • Available Widths: Narrow, Standard, Wide, Extra Wide
  • Colors: Silver with Aqua
  • Fit: True to size
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Material:  Vintage Suede and Mesh
  • Removable Insoles:  Yes

The New Balance 877 it a classic walking shoe paired with an athletic design offering all the perks of modern technology. The walking shoes are made to help stabilize your feet using the unique midsole Abzorb cushioning technology to keep the shock and impact from affecting your feet. New Balance 877 walking shoe features a suede and breathable mesh exterior to provide ventilation and prevent your feet from sweating. Having a substantially cushioned footbed that is removable leaving plenty of room to comfortably accommodate custom orthotics giving you a more personal fit on these excellent walking shoes.  The padded tongue and collar areas on the shoe will help prevent excessive rubbing in the creation of blisters and sores.  Finally, the Durable flat platform on the outer soles will not disappoint having plenty of treads providing a smooth and flexible transition to keep you walking the miles comfortably.

PROS

  • Breathable mesh exterior

CONS

  • Limited color availability

Diabetic Walking Shoes Mens

Rockport Men's M7100 Pro Walker Walking Shoe

  • Available Widths: Medium, Narrow, Wide, Extra Wide
  • Colors: White, Black, Sport Wht/Wheat
  • Fit: True to size
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Material:  Full Grain Leather
  • Removable Insoles:  Yes

Dr. Comfort Breeze crossover sandal is an excellent addition to any wardrobe. With velcro closure that allows you to create a unique adjustable fit to accommodate your changing feet. This full-grain leather sandal features a protective toe box to prevent toe stubbing. Along with the modern look of these shoes, they can quickly go between a sophisticated The Rockport M7100 Prowalker is a traditional walking sneaker with modern footwear technologies that delivers an abundance of on the go comfort with every mile.  Rockports unique Walking Platform Construction featuring wide based heel support and a flexible forefoot these shoes bring all the stability necessary to keep you active and pain-free. This Prowalker M7100 provide a personalized fit with the EVA midsole offering substantial arch support to maintain proper foot alignment.  This soft full-grain leather walking shoe accommodates any needed stretch due to foot swelling and is flexible enough to adapt for sensitive feet.  The soft padded tongue designed to keep painful bruising from occurring will encourage you to hit to the street for long walks.  Featuring a double rubber outsole provide durable traction on every surface along with a plush collar to help prevent chafing, rubbing and the development of sores and blisters these will be your favorite everyday footwear.

PROS

  • Easy-to-clean

CONS

  • Style runs narrow

New Balance Men's Hook and Loop 577

  • Available Widths: Standard, Wide, Extra Wide
  • Colors: White, Black, Bone
  • Fit: True to size
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Material:  All Leather
  • Removable Insoles:  Yes

As your feet hit the pavement, the New Balance Hook and Loop 577 walking shoe is the shoe you want to be wearing.  Made of all-leather materials with a solid rubber sole this shoe gives you endless durable walking capabilities. Featuring the cushioning of the shock absorbing of the Abzorb technology, these New Balance walking shoes are the perfect shoe to wear if you spend any extended time on your feet. No need for laces this walking shoe offers hook and loop velcro closure providing a secure and adjustable fit ideal when foot swelling and neuropathy are a concern.  The padded collar and cushioned tongue are essential features making these walking shoes a crowd pleaser. Promoting first-rate cushioning and support in a classic walking shoe the New Balance 577 sneaker is a great diabetic walking shoe.

PROS

  • Stable cushioning
  • Superior Durability

CONS

Dr. Comfort Men's Jason Black Diabetic Athletic Shoes

  • Available Widths: Medium, Wide, Extra Wide
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Red
  • Fit: True to size
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Material:  Mesh
  • Removable Insoles:  Yes
  • American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Approved

The Dr. Comfort Jason athletic shoe is designed to deliver flawless performance and comfort for any activity.  Great for everyday wear the seamless design preventing skin irritation making the Jason a promising diabetic walking shoe option.  Along with the cushioned collar and tongue, this shoes features a simple on-off feature of the no-tie elastic closure that prevents rubbing and chafing. The Jason walking shoe brings comfort and flexibility to every turn, featuring removable insoles that can comfortably accommodate custom orthotics.  Designed with a sleek, breathable mesh upper allows for easy stretching to accommodate foot swelling and air circulate leaving feet cool and dry throughout your activity.  From the firm heel support to the substantial toe box wiggle room the Dr. Comfort Jason diabetic walking shoe will provide long lasting wear and comfort.

PROS

  • Wide toe box
  • No-Tie closure

CONS

  • Limited color availability

OrthOfeet Men’s Sprint Walking shoe

  • Available Widths: Narrow, Medium, Wide, Extra Wide, Extra Extra Wide
  • Colors: Gray, Blue
  • Fit: True to size
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Material:  Mesh
  • Removable Insoles:  Yes

The unique features of the Sprint by OrthOfeet make these a great diabetic walking shoe candidate.  Designed to drive you forward with every step the non-restricting fit of the mesh upper providing for a cool and stretchable fit and the lightweight flexible sole will keep your comfortable all walk long.  Providing an extra roomy toe box to prevent from pinching and an anatomical arch support to encourage proper foot and leg alignment easing the unnecessary stress on your feet you have all the bases covered in this one shoe. The innovative design of if the Tie-Less Lacing System will help put an end to workout interruptions of having to stop and tie your shoe.  This feature also provides easy on and off wearing should arthritis or diabetic neuropathy be a concern. The exclusive adjustable heel-strap of the OrthOfeet Sprint allows you to find the perfect fit by adjusting the heel grip to accommodate narrow or wide heels.  OrthOfeet has incorporated many distinct features on the Sprint walking shoe that sets them out from the rest.

PROS

  • Adjustable heel strap
  • Tie-Less closure

CONS

  • Limited color availability

So while having diabetes may bring its share of concerns finding the right pair of shoes to ensure that your feet stay healthy doesn’t have to be a struggle. Having Diabetes doesn’t mean you aren’t able to wear trendy shoes. Finding fashionable diabetic footwear options that will be comfortable and not create blisters, sores that can lead to health complications just became a much easier task. 

While ensuring that your shoes are made of the flexible materials and have adequate support and padding is essential, it also critical that you are wearing the correct size shoe. It is advisable that when purchasing new shoes to have your foot measured to ensure that you start with a good foundation for finding the perfect diabetic shoes.

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