Westlake Kensington Square, 28687 Center Ridge Road
(440) 871-3400

Lakewood 3386 Warren Road
(216) 671-7440

Lorain 1740 Cooper Foster Park Rd. West Suite B
440-282-1221

Wellington 508 Dickson St.
1-888-961-8038

Diabetic Shoes and Insoles

Proper foot care is an important part of proper diabetic management. In fact, diabetics are at an extremely increased risk of serious foot disorders. Foot problems are the most common complication leading to hospitalization. Ulcers or sores on the feet can be caused by improper shoes that can result in infections and, in some grave cases, amputations. Studies have proven that diabetic shoes with moldable insoles reduce the likelihood of a diabetic forming ulcers or sores, no matter how mild or severe the disease. Starting preventative maintenance early increases the probablity of avoiding severe foot complications and of enabling one to maintain a productive and independent life style.

Here are several reasons why foot problems occur in patients with diabetes:

Nerve Damage

Neuropathy can cause a loss of feeling in your feet. When this occurs your body loses the ability to feel when your feet have been injured. You can easily step on a sharp object or get a blister and not notice it until there is a mark on your sock that night. If you do not notice a mark, you can worsen the injury by leaving it unattended. An infected foot ulcer may soon develop.

Poor Circulation

With diabetes arteries can become rigid and blocked, therefore failing to bring adequate blood, oxygen, nutrients, and medications to the injured areas of the body. The result can significantly delay healing or worse.

Higher Risk of Infection

When blood sugar frequently goes above 140 mg/dl, your white blood cells, which fight infection, become sluggish and unable to properly control even the simplest everyday infection.

Vision Problems

Cuts and other foot injuries can initially be quite small. It is important to carefully check both of your feet everyday. If one's vision is impaired, it is possible to miss a potential problem. It is important to check diligently so small injuries do not develop into major problems.

Excessive Weight

If you have difficulty bending and reaching your feet, it is hard to perform simple tasks like cutting toe nails or attending to small cracks or cuts. Furthermore, extra weight causes excessive pressure and forces on the feet.

Click here to download Corrigan Podiatry Group DM Shoes Doctor Form

Here are the stylish lines of protective shoe gear we are happy to provide and professionally fit in our Westlake office.

Diabetic Shoes

Women's

 

Men's

 

Pedors:   Black Monaco, Stretchable,  LightWeight
Available Sizes: 5-11.5, 12

Available Widths:  M, XW

 

Hush Puppies:  Gil Velcro, Leather,  LightWeight
Available Sizes: 7-11.5, 12-14

Available Widths:  M, W, XW

 

Apex:   Taupe Sandal
Available Sizes: 4.5-11, 12, 13

Available Widths:  W, XW

 

OrthoFeet:  Black Lace Boot
Available Sizes: 7-11.5, 12-14

Available Widths:  M, W, XW

 

OrthoFeet:   Fisherman Dress
Available Sizes: 7-11.5, 12-14

Available Widths:  M, W, XW

 

OrthoFeet:  Brown Oil Leather Fisherman Shoe
Available Sizes: 7-11.5, 12-14

Available Widths:  M, W, XW

 

Pedors:   Pink, Stretchable LightWeight
Available Sizes:

Available Widths: 

 

Pedors:  Classic High Top with Leather Bumper, Stretchable
Available Sizes: 5-10.5, 11-15

Available Widths:  W, XW, XXW

 

Aetrex:   Essence - Black Dress Slip-On
Available Sizes: 4.5-11, 12, 13

Available Widths:  N, M, W, XW

 

Apex:  Active Walker; Double Velcro - White
Available Sizes:

Available Widths:  M, W, XW

 

Pedors:   Beige Clog, Stretchable LightWeight
Available Sizes: 5-12

Available Widths:  W

 

Pedors:  Beige Classic, Stretchable LightWeight
Available Sizes: 5-12.5, 13

Available Widths:  M, W, XW

 

New Balance:   Model 811 Velcro White Athletic
Available Sizes: 5-10.5, 11-13

Available Widths:  N, M, W, XW

 

New Balance:  Model 811 Lace Bone Athletic
Available Sizes: 7-11.5, 12-16

Available Widths:  M, W, XW

 

Aetrex:   Essence - Black Dress Mary Jane
Available Sizes: 4.5-11, 12, 13

Available Widths:  N, M, W, XW

 

Aetrex:  Gramercy Lace Up with Perforation - Brown
Available Sizes:

Available Widths:  M, W

Diabetic Insoles

 
Prefabricated, Heat Moldable Inserts
  • Therapeutically appropriate for most eligible patients
  • Least expensive
  • No molding / shipping foam boxes
  • No cost of foam boxes
  • Returnable
  Custom Molded Inserts
  • May be therapeutically superior when wishing to off-weight specific weight-bearing areas
  • No need to heat mold
  • Offer point of differentiation vs. pre-fab inserts most commonly dispensed by medical supply companies and pharmacies
  • Higher reimbursement
 
"Best" Custom Molded Diabetic Insert– EVA Arch Fill

SafeStep's "Best" custom-molded EVA insert is comprised of a soft plastazote cushioned layer, a firm EVA base with arch fill, and suede top and bottom covers. It is indicated for patients weighing more than 200lbs and those requiring increased support. SafeStep's "Best" custom molded EVA insert is fabricated with sufficient arch fill to provide total contact.

  Basic" Custom Molded Diabetic Insert – EVA Shell

SafeStep's "Basic" custom molded orthotic device is made with a plastazote top cover and firm EVA base that maintains contact with the patient's arch for the life of the insert. It is indicated for patients weighing less that 200lbs. The insert is ground to the correct thickness to properly fit the shoe with which it is ordered. At no additional cost, the orthotic can incorporate plantar accommodations to provide added pressure relief when required.

Corrigan Podiatry’s in-office shoe section includes displays and catalogs featuring more than 250 different types of diabetic shoes.

Please stop in to take a look at our in office shoe selections that includes displays and catalogs containing more than 250 different types of diabetic shoes.

Office Hours for Corrigan Podiatry

Westlake

9:00 - 5:00

Warren Rd.

Closed

Westlake

9:00 – 5:00

Warren Rd.

9:00 - 12:00

Westlake

9:00 - 5:00

Warren Rd.

Closed

Westlake

9:00 – 4:00

Warren Rd.

9:00 - 12:00

Westlake

9:00 – 4:00

Warren Rd.

Closed

Two a month Westlake / Lakewood

With full

Surgery staff

9:00 - 12:00

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Wellington

One Saturday / Month

We will be happy to visit qualified homebound patients.

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