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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Diabetic Socks.

Although a bit more expensive than regular socks, Diabetic socks are worth the money - especially for people who blister easily and sensitive feet.

Diabetics have extra foot needs and it's important that they wear proper shoes and inserts to prevent calluses that can lead to more serious problems like ulcers which can in turn lead to infections, gangrene and amputations. Diabetics should also avoid walking barefoot or wearing open-toed shoes. If you are Diabetic, make sure that you are doing regular Podiatric check-ups.

* Usually they are made of man-made fibers that decrease friction.
* Typically has soft, breathable and moisture wicking fibers.
* Anatomical fit with strategic padding for comfort and protection.
* Non-restrictive fit due to seamless construction.
* Often has anti-microbial properties.

Diabetic socks can be found at most retail shoe stores as well as online.

Arizonal Walk Shop for Excellent Shoes.

Arizona Walk Shop on Main & Stapley in Mesa.

This is an excellent source of shoes. There are four Ped-Orthists on staff who will do arch and foot evaluations for their customers. The sales people are more senior and are focused on customer service.

They offer fashionable sandals such as Naot and Wolky's that will fit your custom-molded orthotics. They also offer the Yucaton sandals which are great for people with high arches.

**I have no financial or vested interest in AZ Walk Shop.

Arizona Walk Shop
1306 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85203