Why do diabetics have special shoes? People always ask me this question and the answer is simple: because the foot is especially affected by diabetes affecting nerve damage and circulation. Because of this nerve damage, the foot can be damaged with sores, blisters, and even foot ulcers and you may not even know it. What makes this process even more troublesome is the fact that the foot cannot heal so easily because of the lack of circulation.
Diabetic shoes remedy the problems because diabetic shoes are designed for a soft, comfy, snug fit. Diabetes shoes also protect your feet from dirt, debris, and the elements so you can be sure that you are protected. According to FootPhysicians.com, diabetic shoes are made of special protective inserts and soft shoe materials to decrease the chance of foot sores (ulcers) which can be caused by friction and pressure.