The Best Shoes for Diabetic Feet


Stylish Men's & Women's Diabetic Shoes to Fit Your Lifestyle. In the United States alone, just over 29 million people have been diagnosed with some form of diabetes. That's about 9.3 percent of the population as a whole. Another 8.1 million people likely have diabetes and are undiagnosed. Just because you are one of those 9 percent doesn't mean you only have a few options when it comes to selecting fashionable diabetic shoes. At Geckoman.com, we offer a grand selection of diabetic shoes that are not only functional and comfortable, but stylish as well.

Protective Interior, padded with foam eliminates pressure points and friction against the skin, offering superior comfort and protection in these unique walking shoes for diabetics. Geckoman diabetic shoes feature Premium Orthotic Insoles with anatomical arch support control overpronation and help reduce pressure on the bottom of the foot.

Stretchable uppers offer a 4-way stretch that conforms to the contours of the foot and offers a comfortable, pressure-free fit. Wide toe box and extra depth design offer a relaxed fit and extra room for bunions and toes. Ergonomic soles with a mild rocker shape and superior cushioning help propel the foot forward and enhance comfort from heel to toe.

Diabetes is a medical condition that occurs when the body cannot regulate the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood. There are two classifications of diabetes: Type 1, which usually appears before the age of 30, and Type 2, which usually occurs in adulthood and is therefore referred to as adult-onset diabetes.

What causes it? Diabetes is caused by insufficient amounts of the hormone insulin, or because the body has developed a resistance to insulin. Insulin helps the body turn the foods that we eat into energy. When blood glucose levels are not regulated properly, serious medical complications result. These complications can include nerve damage, poor blood circulation, problems with the vascular system, loss of appendages or limbs, and neuropathy. It is critical, therefore, for diabetics to pay special attention to their feet in order to prevent foot ulcers and other sores from developing.

How are diabetic feet treated? Fortunately, most diabetic foot problems can be prevented and treated by wearing diabetic shoes that are specially designed to protect diabetic feet, such as diabetic shoes for as well as socks for diabetes, and by following a proper foot care routine. A good foot care regimen includes washing your feet daily, protecting your feet from temperature extremes, staying active, checking your feet regularly, and wearing protective diabetic shoes and specially designed diabetic socks such as bamboo diabetic socks that have loose, non-constricting, seamless design, and a moisture-wicking system.

In addition to providing wound care and postoperative shoes for diabetics, we offer diabetic dress shoes, work shoes, boots, and other footwear that can help diabetics lead full and active lives without fearing for their feet. Browse our selection of diabetic shoes in popular, podiatrist-respected brands like P.W. Minor, Drew, Orthofeet, New Balance, and more.

Diabetic Work Shoes - Diabetic Dress Shoes and Diabetic Work Boots

If you have diabetes, whether you work in an office or at a construction site, you'll need a pair of reliable diabetic work shoes to get you through each day without risking diabetic foot injury. Made from breathable leather and suede materials, diabetic work shoes are designed to cushion while providing superior ankle, arch, and heel support, and evenly distributing body weight across the foot to avoid painful pressure points. Diabetic work shoes also provide the extra depth necessary to accommodate custom-orthotics, which can mean the difference between end-of-the-day foot pain and lasting comfort.

For a business casual environment, many men and women prefer to wear diabetic dress shoes. Diabetic dress shoes are usually more comfortable versions of popular fashion shoes such as women's Mary Janes and men's street loafers. Geckoman.com also sells steel-toed diabetic work boots, for outdoor workers looking for heavy-duty, performance diabetic foot protection.

Diabetic Walking Shoes

For people with diabetes, walking can be especially beneficial to health. In addition to lowering cholesterol and decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, walking for diabetic exercise also lowers blood sugar levels and improves circulation to the legs and feet. As a diabetic walker, you will need to pay careful attention to preventing foot problems such as blisters and calluses. Walk-related foot injuries tend to occur when a walker wears a shoe that is either the wrong type of shoe or a poor fit for their feet. Fortunately, most diabetic foot problems can be prevented by purchasing a pair of properly fitting diabetic walking shoes and paying proper attention to diabetic foot care.