Shoes may cause dorsal ulcers, especially in toes due to compression.

According to the Diabetic Foot Normative Circular of the Portuguese General Directorate for Health shoes should have:

  • An elevated, wide toe box to prevent dorsal and peripheral toe injuries;
  • Heels below 2 cm/Heel counter;
  • Removable insole;
  • A vamp that is extensible enough and can be tightened using Velcro up to near the tibial-tarsal joint in order to contain the foot preventing it from sliding when walking;
  • Flexible sole;

Learn more about our footwear collection for diabetic foot or diabetic foot preventionUlcer prevention and treatment is key, because infections may lead to amputations.

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