By luked Latest Reply 2012-11-01 16:43:37 -0500
Started 2012-10-15 10:11:45 -0500


I believe i have neuropathy and was wondering if anyone has wore diabetic shoes or socks and do they really work?

Tags: shoes/socks

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Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-10-15 10:35:52 -0500 Report

Luke I buy diabetic socks because they are nonbinding and don't have seams. However they are not the thickest socks and I don't wear them when it is real cold out without putting a heavy pair on top. I don't wear socks in the summer unless I have on tennis shoes. I live for flip flops during the summer months. What I don't like about diabetic socks is my feet slide around in them by the end of the day.

My podiatrist told me not to waste money on diabetic shoes because they don't stop neuropathy. If it is really bad you may need medication to treat it. He told me to buy good shoes and tennis shoes. I basically wear whatever shoes go with the outfit. I love Earth Shoes and wear them a lot of the time except for dress. I have a pair of heavy shoes for winter that are laced and I wear a shoe like a hiking boot.

My neuropathy got better once my sugar levels were under control. Now I only have the problem if my numbers rise. When I had neuropathy really bad a good pair of well cushioned tennis shoes were my best friend. They made my feet feel better but because they were heavy, they tired out my legs. Before you invest in diabetic shoes, get a really good pair of tennis shoes and a good pair of leather dress shoes. Make sure the shoe fits your foot properly and you toes have room. If the shoe rubs any part of your foot do not buy them. Good luck