Because many diabetic feet have a slower rate of healing and are extra sensitive to heat, friction, and injury from foreign particles; diabetic sandals have a much taller order to deliver when it comes to comfort and foot protection than your average orthopedic sandal. On the bottom of the page you'll find the podiatrist-approved definition of a diabetic sandal. If you have a history of severe diabetic foot problems such as diabetic foot ulcers we strong recommended you consult your doctor before wearing diabetic sandals.
What Is a Diabetic Sandal?
Most of the diabetic sandals carried by HealthyFeetStore.com are either fisherman-style or Mary Jane sandals with vents or cut-out sections on the top of the vamp for improved aeration without creating entry ways for sand and peddles that can injury the soles of the feet. To prevent foot irritation that can lead to blisters and calluses, the interior of a diabetic sandal needs to be as close to seamless as possible. Thong sandals (flip flops) are not recommended for diabetics (particularly those with diabetic neuropathy of the feet because of the risk of damaging the fragile tissue between the toes, nor are open heel sandals because of the risk of developing heel calluses that may crack and become infected.