Diabetic Shoes and Socks the Perfect Walking Companion
A portion of our G&L Clothing footwear is catered towards health needs, and that includes Diabetic shoes and socks. We offer New Balance 928 walking and 623 cross training shoes as well as a variety of Wigwam Diabetic socks. These items aren't only for the diabetic community, many people wear them simply for the unique and helpful features found with this equipment.
Walking is very important for anyone with Diabetes; it can help control weight, improve cardiovascular health and improve glucose control. Once a health care professional gives the okay to walk for physical activity, the next step is to find a shoe and sock that will help your walking routine.
A shoe that fits properly is important for a diabetic walker. Shoes need to fit comfortably with plenty of room in the toe area and no rubbing of the heel. Foot injuries like blisters, abrasions and breaks in the skin are hard to heal and detect because foot numbness is a symptom of diabetes. Cushion and superior arch support also make for a better walking experience as well as a flatter, broader sole to help improve balance.
The New Balance 928 Professional Walker offers a comfortable and stable walking gait. Both the 928 Walker and the 623 Cross Trainer shoes are excellent examples of New Balance innovations that allow more benefits than the average walker.
A quality sock is equally important as the right pair of shoes. Wigwam Health Socks like the Diabetic Sport Crew or Thermal Socks can come equipped with a number of healthy and comfy additions such as Dri-release technology, which wicks moisture away from the skin to the outer edges of the garment, and cushioned foot or seamless toe closures, to keep feet comfortable and dry. Another important factor is compression and non-binding features. Compression factors stimulate and sooth tired muscles while also increasing blood flow through the legs and heel. The leg of a non-binding sock has a “gentle hugging” action that prevents the sock from falling down and enhances circulation.
Physical activity, like walking, is a great way to keep your body and mind in shape. With the proper equipment and advice from your health care specialist, you will be well on your way. Contact us with any questions regarding New Balance or Wigwam items, or place your order today! (If you have a medical condition that meets the specific requirements, these two styles may qualify you for reimbursement through Medicare. The best way to find out is to ask your doctor about the criteria for Medicare reimbursement.)