Shoe Shopping! 5 Tips for Buying the Right Shoes

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By : dLife Editors

The health of your feet is very important, and when you have diabetes, you need to make sure you are taking good care of your feel to prevent any sort of complications.

Let’s review some helpful tips to help you find the shoe that’s the perfect fit for you.

Make Sure You Know Your Size

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You may think you know your shoe size, but it doesn’t hurt to get it checked again. You may be surprised to find your feet plump up or shrink down depending on the weather. Have your feet sized by a Brannock device.

Don’t Go For a Pointy Pair

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Look for shoes that are spacious at the top. Getting pointy shoes will make your toes cram together and you will have more chances of developing corns, calluses, and blisters that can turn into ulcers.

Wear Shoes In Doors

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Find a comfortable shoe that you can wear just for indoors. Walking with bare feet in the home is not a good idea, especially if you are on your toes a lot. Protect your feet and arch. Many specialty shoe stores will measure your arch. Your podiatrist will also do this for you and give you specialized information on what kind of shoe is best for you.

Avoid High Heels


It’s best to avoid high-heeled shoes because they put pressure on the ball of your foot. If you have nerve damage, you might not realize that the area is sore or getting calluses.

Avoid Sandals and Flip Flops

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Try to avoid sandals, flip-flops, and open-toe shoes. Straps can put pressure on parts of your foot, leading to sores and blisters. Open-toe shoes can make you prone to injuries. It’s also easier for obstructions like stones to get inside them and injure you.

NOTE: The information is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for consultation with a qualified medical professional or for professional medical advice related to diabetes or another medical condition. Please contact your physician or medical professional with any questions and concerns about your medical condition.