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Darco Gentle Step - Women's Diabetic Shoe
Darco Gentle Step - Women's Diabetic Shoe
Darco Gentle Step - Women's Diabetic Shoe
Darco Gentle Step - Women's Diabetic Shoe
Darco Gentle Step - Women's Diabetic Shoe
Darco Gentle Step - Women's Diabetic Shoe
Darco Gentle Step - Women's Diabetic Shoe
Darco Gentle Step - Women's Diabetic Shoe
Darco Gentle Step - Women's Diabetic Shoe

Darco Gentle Step - Women's Diabetic Shoe

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Darco Women's Diabetic Shoe, Gentle Step is a diabetic shoe for women with extra-depth and removable insoles. Doctor recommended, this extra-depth diabetic shoe is light weight, machine washable and vented for breathability. For maximum comfort and function, this diabetic shoe is fitted with a pair of removable, multi-density insoles. Recommended for (but not limited to) Heel Pain, Edema or Swollen Feet, Bunions, Flat Feet, Ankle Pain, Arch Pain, Back Pain and Pronation.

Special Features of the Darco Gentle Step Diabetic Shoe for Women:
  • Accommodates AFO's & KAFO's
  • Mid Rocker sole permits easy ambulation.
  • Toe upper is made of soft elastic material that easily accommodates deformities and reduces pressure from edema.
  • Toe area of sole is smooth to prevent tripping on carpets with shuffling gait.
  • Single hook and loop strap fastener for easier closure.
  • Firm extended heel counter for rear foot stability.
  • Removable therapeutic insole to accommodate custom orthotics.
  • Meets all requirements of the Medicare Therapeutic Shoe Bill.
Sizes Women 5.5-16, Men 4-14.5

Widths Medium(B&C) Wide(D&E) Extra-Wide(EE&EEE)
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The Wonder Shoe, November 25, 2014
Posted By: Phyllis - verified customer
Overall:5 Comfort: Look: 
Shoe Size: Felt true to size
Shoe Width: Felt true to width
Shoe Arch: Excellent arch support

I bought these shoes for my mother. We went shopping on day and her feet hurt so bad I urged her to get in an electric mobility. I was on a mission to find her a shoe no matter what cost! I was looking for size 13, xxw, and somewhat stylish. I ordered the Darco Gentle Steps and they have been a BLESSING! My mother talks about how comfortable they are EVERYTIME she puts them on. They never loose their form. They have a great grip for traction on the bottom. They have a sleek design. She says it "feels like walking on a cloud" . The price was wonderful, I would have paid more for this kind of comfort she describes! My only complaint is that there are no snow boots! I am not sure how the mesh material will be during wet weather.

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Bad shoes, November 17, 2014
Posted By: Reveral - verified customer
Overall:2 Comfort: Look: 
Shoe Size: Felt true to size
Shoe Width: Felt true to width
Shoe Arch: Moderate arch support

Terrible if you plan to walk on anything but soft carpet. Good for my bunions. Bad for the bottom of my feet. Felt like slapping my feet on cement. Good for someone who sits a lot but not for someone who walks a lot .once you step on a hard floor you can't return them. Otherwise.....

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Bad shoes, October 22, 2014
Posted By: Reveral
Overall:2 Comfort: Look: 
Shoe Size: Felt true to size
Shoe Width: Felt true to width
Shoe Arch: Moderate arch support

Shoes are ok for some old people but if you are planing to do a lot of walking they are a bad idea. Feels like smacking your feet on cement. No matter what insoles you put in. Strange shoes.

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Absolutely great, November 15, 2013
Posted By: pewee - verified customer
Overall:5 Comfort: Look: 
Shoe Size: Felt true to size
Shoe Width: Felt true to width
Shoe Arch: Excellent arch support

1 people found this review helpful

I am very satisfied with the shoes... I will order another pair soon ... Thanks

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Great fit first time., November 11, 2013
Posted By: dick g - verified customer
Overall:5 Comfort: Look: 
Shoe Size: Felt true to size
Shoe Width: Felt true to width
Shoe Arch: Excellent arch support

The shoes were everything advertised and the service was excellent.

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"They Feel So Good", July 27, 2011
Posted By: harbar
Overall:5 Comfort: Look: 
Shoe Size: Felt true to size
Shoe Width: Felt true to width
Shoe Arch: Excellent arch support

10 people found this review helpful

Purchased for 96-year-old aunt with mangled, rigid toes from ill-fitting shoes following hammer-toe surgery. Amputation of one toe on each foot was required. Able to wear shoes one week following surgeries with no pain. They give her great support and are easy to put on and remove. Podiatrist recommended a shoe of this type, although she's not diabetic.

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may not look like much but..., March 26, 2010
Posted By: esther
Overall:5 Comfort: Look: 
Shoe Size: Felt true to size
Shoe Width: Felt true to width
Shoe Arch: Moderate arch support

8 people found this review helpful

Nothing fancy, nothing complicated...just good comfortable shoes...thanks!!

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Most comfortable shoe in the world!, January 27, 2010
Posted By: Kim
Overall:5 Comfort: Look: 
Shoe Size: Felt true to size
Shoe Width: Felt true to width
Shoe Arch: Excellent arch support

22 people found this review helpful

I purchased this shoe 2 years ago now, and have come to the conclusion this is the most comfortable shoe in the world. I will never find another shoe to surpass it in comfort. I have swelling feet which have been very wide, big, and deep since childhood, and lately I have endured painfull bottoms and irritated heals. This product does the trick for all my problems and also helps with my painful backaches and knee pain. I love that it comes in a 13.5 because I am between a 13 and 14. They have lasted for the 2 years now with heavy use, a great value, and I plan to buy them again.

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Gentle Step, February 2, 2007
Posted By: Sue
Overall:5 Comfort: Look: 
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29 people found this review helpful

Great little shoe. Not diabetic, but Arthritis has taken it tole on my feet. I would not hesitate to recommend, or purchase another pair, but would love some colors!

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What size shoes should I order?

We also have a sizing chart on our web site. This sizing chart can be used for European to U.S. sizing conversions and has the approximate inches per size. Keep in mind that most retail shoes are medium width.

The difference between shoe lengths is approximately 1/3 inch and the difference between widths is approximately 1/8 inch.

If your shoes are too small or too big, we offer free exchanges. Please contact us at 1-866-324-3338 so we can assist you with your exchange.

If your shoes are too small or too big, we offer free exchanges. Please contact us at 866.324.3338 so we can assist you with your exchange.

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Please read our Total Delivery Time calculation page to help you estimate your package's time of arrival.

How do I know if the shoes I want are in stock?

Once your order is placed, you will be contacted as soon as possible if the order is not in stock. Once your order ships, you will be e-mailed the tracking number to track the package. If you have any questions, you can always call us at 1-866-324-3338 to check availability.

I need the shoes or foot care product by tomorrow.

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We offer express shipping which is available for most shoes and products. With express shipping, you will receive the shoes, products or slippers in two to three days plus processing time.

How do I return shoes?

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How do I exchange shoes?

Please read through our Exchange Information page.

Can you bill my insurance company or can I use Medicare to buy my shoes?

No, we do not work with insurance companies or Medicare. The codes on some pages are provided as a guideline in selecting products that adhere to the strict guideline established by the U.S. government. The Therapeutic Shoe Bill (which pays for shoes for at risk Diabetics) was designed to ensure that at-risk diabetics were actually fit by a skilled practitioner to check the fit of the shoe on the foot to decrease the odds of amputation.

I need a shoe with great support and extra depth.

All of our shoes are orthopedic, diabetic or therapeutic.

90 % of our shoes have removable insoles and have added depth. Each shoe will specify under "Special Features" if it has removable insoles and added depth.

How do I use my orthotics in my new shoes?

Go to here for instructions.

It is suggested that you remove the existing inserts and unlace the shoe completely. Check the length of the new insert against the existing insert, and trim to fit if necessary. Insert the new insert making sure to butt the heel and roll the orthotic into the toe section. Next put the shoes on and stand up, making sure the insert is lying flat. Next, lace the shoes to conform to the unique shape of your foot.

I am normally a 2E but the shoe I am looking at is not offered in a 2E. What width do I choose?

Each manufacturer gets to establish their own width standards. Some width sizes are in even numbers and some are in odd numbers. A 2E with one manufacturer might be the same as a 3E with another. Again, the difference between each width size is about 1/8th of an inch.

What is the difference between a 2E and a 5E in a slipper?

A 2E and a 5E are the same width for slippers, but the upper is enhanced by " to allow for the increased width.

My Doctor says I need a shoe with a good arch support, what would you suggest?

Most of the shoe & slipper brands we carry have shoes with excellent arch support. If you have questions on a specific brand or style, feel free to call our customer service staff at 1-866-324-2228.

In addition, most of our shoes have removable footbeds to accommodate your custom orthotics or over the counter arch support insoles. You can put arch supports insoles into any shoe that has a removable footbed. Shoes with a removable insole or shoes that have extra depth make it easier to put an insole or arch support in them.

What is the difference between a 3/4 arch support and a full length?

A 3/4 arch support extends from the ball of the foot (right behind the toes) to the heel. A full length insole extends the entire length of the foot. A 3/4 length insole is more appropriate for dress shoes or those with hammertoes, crossed toes or bunions that may need that extra room. The full length insole offers cushioning the entire length of the foot and is trimmable with ordinary household scissors.

Can I order 2 pair of shoes and send one pair back if they do not fit?

Yes, you will need to pay return postage for returns. See our Return Information page.

What makes a shoe a diabetic shoe?

There are four main characteristics of a diabetic shoe:

  • Avaialble in at least 3 widths (N, M, W, XW, etc.)
  • Made of a protective material (normally leather)
  • Solid means of closure (tie or Velcro)
  • Extra 3/16" interior depth to accomodate orthotics

What are European sizes?

European sizes are based on a metric measurement. They are not normally available in widths. Please visit our sizing chart.

What is the difference between extra, double and super depth?

Extra-depth includes all diabetic shoes (by definition) that incorporates 3/8" interior depth

Double or extra-depth is 1/8" more, which makes it 1/2 inches deep

Super depth is at least 9/16 of an ince

What will happen if I refuse my shipment?

When you place an order, you are making a commitment to purchase that item, and your payment will be processed at the time the order is placed. If your order is returned to us or our manufacturer, and there was no error on our part, or, if you refuse delivery of the package after ordering, you will be assessed a 20% restocking fee. Original shipping charges are not refundable. You will be responsible for the carrier's return shipping charges for refused items that are shipped back to us, our manufacturer, or our warehouse. All such fees will be deducted prior to issuing a credit or refund, or billed to the credit card provided during registration and/or checkout.

What if I want to cancel my order?

Healthyfeetstore.com endeavors to expedite all orders to customers as quickly as possible. When you are shopping online, you may cancel your order at anytime by just closing the browser window. In the event you have processed the order and find that you need to cancel it, change an item in the order, or change the shipping address, please call us at 1-866-324-3338. We will make every effort to accommodate a cancellation request as long as the order has not been shipped. If your order has shipped, it cannot be canceled. If for any reason we are unable to make the change before the order is processed and shipped, you will need to return the item at your expense.

Shipping Address Errors and Undeliverable Shipments

It is the customer's responsibility for entering accurate shipping information when submitting an order through our online ordering system. Be sure to check your information before finalizing the purchase. If you discover that an error was made in your shipping address contact us immediately. We will do our best to correct the address if the order has not shipped. If the order has been shipped and we are unable to make any modifications, it is the customer's responsibility to pay all shipping expenses associated with misdirected parcels.

If a package is unclaimed and returned because of unsuccessful delivery attempts, the customer is responsible for paying any additional shipping charges. We do not issue shipping refunds for the original shipment or the return shipment.

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If you are not pleased with our service or products for any reason, please contact us immediately. We are happy to work with you to achieve a satisfactory resolution. Please note that you will be charged a $25 bank fee upon our notification of a disputed charge or chargeback with your credit card company. Just like a canceled check or a check with insufficient funds, this fee is paid by the customer as a bank processing fee and is non-refundable.

What is the status of my order?

If your shoes have shipped, you should have received an e-mail with the tracking number. If not, please call us at 1-866-324-3338 with your order number and/or full name.

The tracking information for my purchase says that my package has been delivered, but I did not get it.

If the tracking number says the package was delivered but you did not receive it, please check your front, side and back yards. Ask neighbors if they received the package by mistake or if they saw where the UPS or USPS worker put the package. If the package was shipped to an apartment/condo complex or an office building, check with the front desk or management office. If you still do not find the package, call UPS with the tracking information and ask for assistance. Once you have attempted to find the package and it is still missing, call us and we will assist you.

My bank shows I was charged twice for my order.

What you are seeing is an "authorization" for the charge, not the actual "charge." The authorization is made when you place the order to inform your bank to reserve the funds to complete the purchase. The actual charge replaces the authorization when the order is processed. The actual charge may not exceed the authorization charge.

I received defective shoes.

We want you to be 100% satisfied with your order. You may return defective shoes within the return period. Please call us at 1-866-324-3338 about your defective shoes and we will set up a free return for you. Normal wear and tear of the shoes is not considered a defect.

Why does my order say Pending Review?

When an order says it is "Pending Review", it usually indicates there is something in the billing or shipping information that does not match the (credit) card provided. We will call you if this means that your order will be delayed. If you are concerned about your order, please call customer service and we can look into it for you.

I did not receive a packing slip in my box and I need to exchange or return my shoes.

Our Exchange & Return Form can be downloaded from the Return Information or Exchange Information pages on our web site. Please print the form and fill it out.

I have returned my shoes and do not show a credit to my account.

Credits will be issued within 7 business days. We do not refund the shipping costs. We will email you when your return is complete and your account has been credited. Please note: After your credit is processed, it may take an additional week for the funds to show in your account. Most banks take approximately a week to transfer funds on a credit.

I returned my shoes. Why did you give me a store credit?

If you return shoes after the allowable return period, you may be offered store credit. Please read our Return Policy here.

I want to send a pair of your shoes to someone as a gift but I do not want them to know how much I spent.

The cost of the products will not be included on the packing slip.

Can I change information about the order I have already placed?

Please call us immediately at 1-866-324-3338 and tell us your order number (after the last dash in the subject line of your e-mail confirmation) and your full name. If your order has not been processed for shipping, we can change information on the order.



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