Having diabetes can present a range of personal challenges. From restricting our diet to making daily life more tiring, diabetes can also take a toll on one’s feet.
But the great thing is, there are some shoe manufacturers out there who make shoes which are suitable for diabetics, both men and women.
Forbes Footwear have been specialising in diabetic shoes for many years, sourcing the comfiest and most supportive shoes for those suffering from diabetes.
Let’s take a look at diabetic shoes, their benefits, and the range available at Forbes Footwear:
Effects of diabetes on your feet
Diabetes can have several adverse effects on your feet. Nerve and blood vessel damage is one result, leading to tingling, numbness and pain in your feet. This can result in ordinary cuts and blisters occurring and being left untreated, since there’s a reduced ability to feel pain in the foot.
In worst case situations, infection and poor blood flow to the foot can then result in gangrene and other serious conditions and consequences.
What are diabetic shoes?
Diabetic shoes are shoes specifically designed to help protect the feet of diabetics. Providing maximum comfort and support while minimising risk by taking away things can cause issues like cuts and ulcers, diabetic shoes come in several styles, guaranteeing you’ll find something that suits your personal taste.
Diabetic shoes from Forbes Footwear
We’re proud to supply Sydneysiders and Aussies across the country with a range of diabetic-appropriate shoes. Some of our favourite diabetic shoes include:
Propet Life Walker
Propet is a brand that’s known for making shoes which provide maximum comfort and support, and the Life Walker shoe is perfect for those with diabetes. Fitting deep and wide with no exposed internal stitching which avoids irritation and potential blistering, Propet Life Walkers are one of our most popular shoes for diabetics. Suitable for both men and women.
Propet Ped Walker
The Ped Walker is perfect for women with foot complications such as bunions and hammertoes, but it also suits diabetics. This shoe is designed to fit around deformities and avoid irritations, which is why it’s also an excellent open-toed shoe for diabetics wanting to minimise the risk of blistering.
Propet Comfort Walker
Propet’s Comfort Walker is another diabetic-suited shoe, with its wide fitting and neoprene top. The neoprene top allows the shoe to fit around any foot shape, making it ideal for swollen feet, hammertoes, bunions and diabetics.
Like the Comfort Walker the Olivia style features a soft and forgiving upper designed to stretch around the shape of the foot without applying pressure. It also comes with an additional liner apart from the cushioned liner which allows the depth of the shoe to be adjusted.
Diabetes makes finding the right shoes more difficult, but with the range at Forbes Footwear, we’ve got what you’re looking for. Our range of diabetic shoes is comprehensive, providing the best diabetic shoes in Sydney. We ship our entire range across Australia, offering free postage on orders over $180. Head in-store to visit the team and get a professional fitting or browse our range online today.