Like "Any shoes that do not have a semi flexible arch are harmful to the feet of diabetics and others who have foot problems, the biggest issue for diabetics is the dropping of your arch will not only be painful due to your bones shifting is the possibility of developing charcot's foot if you are not maintaining proper glucose levels, get the right shoes even if it means ditch the croc's and any other shoes that are not made for diabetics. " Mays ""