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  1. Go Exploring with Marco and Amelia

    Written by: Jeanne Bellezzo

    Marco & Amelia - Escape the Orderinary

    Ready for adventure? Our latest athletic shoes – named for famed explorers Marco Polo and Amelia Earhart – can take you there in stylish, supportive comfort.

    More like sandals than shoes, Marco (for men) and Amelia (for women) feature ventilated leather and mesh uppers that mold to your foot for added comfort while letting air in to keep feet cool and dry. The EVA and rubber outsole enhance stability without sacrificing comfort, so you can feel confident exploring new terrain; an external shankpiece assists with normal ambulation to help keep you steady.

    “Like their namesakes, Marco and Amelia are ready to go exploring,” says Brian Lane, Director of Education at Dr. Comfort®. “They combine strength and durability with support and comfort for diabetes-related foot conditions, arthritis and plantar fasciitis, so you can focus on your journey instead of your feet.”

    The newest additions to the full line of Dr. Comfort® athletic shoes have a soft micro-suede lining that reduces the risk of skin breakdown, and adjustable quick-tie/lace closures to slip them on and off easily. Choose from on-trend colors including black, gray, green or camo for men and black, gray/green and burgundy for women.

    Whether you’re walking around town or along trails, take Marco and Amelia with you.

    The contents of this blog were independently prepared, and are for informational purposes only. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily indicative of the views of any other party. Individual results may vary depending on a variety of patient-specific attributes and related factors.

  2. Double Depth Shoes - Gordon and Grace X

    Written by: Jeanne Bellezzo

    Double Depth Shoes - Gordon & Grace X

    Your Favorite Athletic Shoes Now Have Double Depth

    You asked for them, and they’re here! Our popular Gordon and Grace athletic shoes – the ones you count on for any adventure – are now available with double depth. With Gordon X  (for men) and Grace X  (for women), your favorite activities will feel even better with a roomier fit that gives your feet more space.

    These new cross-functional shoes have the same sleek, modern design as the popular originals, but with the added benefit of a full-length, heel-to-toe filler that you can easily remove for added depth.

    “That extra interior space is great for people with diabetes, poor circulation, foot ulcers, peripheral neuropathy, edema and conditions like hammertoes and bunions that can make wearing standard-depth shoes uncomfortable,” says Brian Lane, Director of Education at Dr. Comfort®. “Plus, the double depth easily accommodates orthotics, custom inserts and thicker socks.”

    Along with added depth, Gordon X and Grace X combine style and performance with stability and protection. The firm heel counter and dual-density midsole and footbed provide extra medial and lateral stability, while the anti-abrasion sole helps prevent slipping, so you can move with confidence. A protective toe box helps guard against stubbed toes, and reduced seam lines minimize skin irritation.

    Lightweight and fashion-forward, Gordon X and Grace X feature 3D mesh exteriors, micro-suede interiors, and are available in three widths. A lace-up closure makes them easy to put on, take off and adjust for comfort.

    Whether you’re walking, running errands or just going about your day, give Gordon X and Grace X a try to help keep your feet supported, comfortable and on trend.

     

    The contents of this blog were independently prepared, and are for informational purposes only. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily indicative of the views of any other party. Individual results may vary depending on a variety of patient-specific attributes and related factors.

  3. Happy Feet: Benefits of Athletic Shoes

    Written by: Jeanne Bellezzo

    Benefits of Athletic Shoes

    Happy Feet: Benefits of Athletic Shoes

    Written by: Jeanne Bellezzo

    Exercise has so many benefits – it strengthens your heart, helps you lose or maintain weight, and gets your “feel good” endorphins flowing. Even a brief walk can benefit body and mind, especially if you do it outdoors in nature. But, it’s important to have the right footwear, particularly if you have foot-related health conditions.

    Dr. Comfort® offers a full line of athletic shoes for men and women to help support and cushion your feet, whether you’re walking, running or just running errands. We’ve combined special features for stability and protection with the style and comfort that motivates you to move.  With various style options to choose from, they are supportive athletic shoes for people with diabetes symptoms related to feet and toes, as well as a number of other foot conditions such as bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis (heel pain) and more.*

    “says Brian Lane, Director of Education at Dr. Comfort. “Our stability outsole shoes are great for people with balance issues or overpronation due to the outflare outsole. Rubber/EVA soles benefit people with conditions like plantar fasciitis or severe pronation or supination, which is when the foot rolls to the inside or outside. And both our quick-tie laces and hook and loop closures make it easy to get in and out of the shoes.”


    Walking Shoes

    Walk a few blocks or a few miles with comfortable support. Our lightweight walking shoes offer features such as rubber treading at the toe and heel, padded heels and tongues for extra comfort and external shank pieces to help reduce the load on your feet and maintain your balance on uneven terrain. Breathable micro-mesh interiors let air circulate around your feet; choose stylish mesh like Jason, Chris and Meghan or leather or textile uppers like Endurance and Victory. Dr. Comfort athletic walking shoes can help feet affected by diabetes, edema, hammertoes, bunions, or plantar fasciitis (heel pain), as well as pronation or supination.


    Running Shoes

    Ready to take it up a notch? Our Gordon and Grace running shoes help your feet power through. Our wider stability outsole with EVA and rubber is designed to provide enhanced support and help prevent your feet from rolling inward (overpronation); a roomier toe box gives toes more space. Keep your feet feeling good with an extended heel counter, increased toe spring, breathable mesh uppers and soft micro-suede interiors to help prevent abrasion. Our running shoes are ideal if you have balance or stability concerns, poor circulation in your legs or feet, lack protective sensation or overpronate.


    Athleisure Styles

     Want the comfort and style of athletic shoes even when you’re not exercising? Check out our Jack and Diane athleisure styles. These lightweight, athletically inspired shoes offer all the support of our stability outsole, along with a reinforced thermo-molded heel counter, increased toe spring and reduced seam lines. Be comfortably fashionable with leather or synthetic knit uppers and comfy Lycra®* interiors for all-day breathability. Like our running shoes, our athleisure styles are a great choice if you’re concerned about balance or stability, have circulation or sensation issues, and/or your feet roll inward as you walk.

     

    *Please reference our complete catalog for specific indications per style.

    * Lycra® is a registered trademark of INVISTA NORTH AMERICA S.A.R.L.

    The contents of this blog were independently prepared, and are for informational purposes only. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily indicative of the views of any other party. Individual results may vary depending on a variety of patient-specific attributes and related factors.

  4. Diabetic Footwear: Step Out in Comfort, Style and Confidence

    By: Jeanne Bellezzo

    Dr Comfort Step out in comfort style and confidence image

    When you’re living with diabetes, you know it’s important to take especially good care of your feet. Keep them clean, dry and protected – and make smart decisions about your footwear.

    The shoes you wear can help make a big difference in your foot health and comfort. Footwear that offers little or no support, compresses your feet or toes, or puts pressure on vulnerable areas can contribute to potential problems ranging from blisters and toe deformities to ulcers and serious infections. Researchers in an Australian study recommended people with diabetes should be advised to wear footwear that fits, protects and accommodates the shape of their feet.1

    “That’s where therapeutic footwear comes in,” says Brian Lane, Director of Education at Dr. Comfort®.  “Specially designed and constructed to help protect your feet and provide exceptional comfort, diabetic footwear offers important features and benefits for people with diabetes.”

    And despite their name, modern therapeutic shoes look anything but therapeutic. In fact, Dr. Comfort was founded on the belief that footwear for people with diabetes (and other conditions that affect feet) can be both healthy and stylish. Our shoes combine comfort and protection with fashionable designs in a wide range of attractive styles and colors that you’ll want to wear – because if you don’t wear them, they can’t help you.

    Features to look for

    When you’re shopping for diabetic footwear, keep the following features in mind:

    • Extra-wide widths: Extra width provides plenty of room for foot comfort, so the shoe doesn’t pinch or constrict nerves or impair circulation.
    • Large toe boxes: A wide toe box helps reduce pressure on the foot and gives the toes room to stretch and relax without feeling cramped or restricted. It also helps reduce the risk of injury.
    • Easy on/off closure systems: Laces, straps and hook-and-loop closures provide a secure, customizable fit, so the shoe is easy to slip on and off and adjust for comfort.
    • Firm heel counter: A solid heel provides extra protection, support and stability.
    • Padded tongue: Soft padding on the tongue helps prevent friction and improve overall fit.
    • Extra-depth options: Extra depth accommodates custom insoles and orthotics comfortably.

    “In addition, look for approval by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA),” says Lane.

    Comfortable shoes for every occasion

    Dr. Comfort offers diabetic shoes for almost any need: casual, athletic, dressy and more – even boots and sandals. We use only the finest materials, technology and craftsmanship to help ensure quality and comfort.

    Talk to your doctor or healthcare professional about whether Dr. Comfort shoes are right for you. In many cases, diabetic footwear may be covered by Medicare and supplementary insurance.

    1. van Netten JJ, Lazzarini PA, Armstrong DG, Bus SA, Fitridge R, Harding K, Kinnear E, Malone M, Menz HB, Perrin BM, Postema K, Prentice J, Schott KH, Wraight PR. Diabetic Foot Australia guideline on footwear for people with diabetes. J Foot Ankle Res. 2018 Jan 15;11:2. doi: 10.1186/s13047-017-0244-z. PMID: 29371890; PMCID: PMC5769299.

     

    The contents of this blog were independently prepared, and are for informational purposes only. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily indicative of the views of any other party. Individual results may vary depending on a variety of patient-specific attributes and related factors.

  5. Why Wool? Style, Benefits and Pure Comfort

    By: Jeanne Bellezzo

    Comfort You Wool Love

    Ahhh, wool. There may be no more stylish way to keep your feet warm, dry and comfortable. Combine wool with a casual athletic design and therapeutic features, and you have a great shoe for foot problems associated with diabetes, arthritis and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).

    The new Dr. Comfort® wool shoes for men and women offer modern, fashionable styles with all the benefits of high-quality Merino wool. In addition to being soft and cozy, wool helps maintain body temperature. The natural fibers wick away moisture to keep socks and feet snug and dry, and let air circulate for breathability. Plus, wool provides antibacterial protection and natural odor resistance for a fresh, comfortable feeling even after hours of wear.

    Our go-anywhere wool shoes not only look good and feel great, they provide the support and stability your feet need. EVA and rubber outsole and extra depth help reduce movement, so you feel more secure. They slip on easily and offer convenient lace-up and hook-and-loop closures for a flexible fit.

    Put a sock on it

    Wearing other shoes or just want to keep your toes toasty around the house? Pull on a pair of our wool crew socks.  Made from 60% Merino wool and designed for therapeutic comfort, these comfy mid-weight socks feature non-binding stretch tops to allow circulation and seamless toes that don’t irritate skin. Built-in arch support and protective padding on the leg and foot help keep the sock in place, reduce friction and help protect skin from pressure and impact. Like our wool shoes, these socks are naturally breathable, odor-resistant and moisture-wicking. They’re perfect for everyday wear – with or without shoes.

     

    The contents of this blog were independently prepared, and are for informational purposes only. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily indicative of the views of any other party. Individual results may vary depending on a variety of patient-specific attributes and related factors.

  6. New Men's Dress Shoe: The John

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    New season, new shoes! 
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  7. Meet Jack and Diane, the New Athletic-Inspired Shoe

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    Whether your style is sophisticated, timeless or sporty, these new casual shoes are your savior to daily activity.
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  8. Introducing the Ruth and Roger

    Finally, your go-to adventure shoe is here!

    Whether it’s for busy days around town or relaxing walks on the boardwalk, show off your urban style in the new Dr. Comfort® Women’s Ruth and Men’s Roger shoe.
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  9. Spring Into Style This Season These Shoes

    Spring Shoes

    Looking and feeling fantastic has never been easier.

    The shoe can add a little extra to an outfit. So, it’s time to spring clean your wardrobe and put away the winter boots and bring out the bright colors and open-toe shoes. Allow your feet to be the staple this season without sacrificing comfort for fashion. Spring into style this season with these Dr. Comfort® picks.

    Women’s Shoes

    Katy

    Bright and bold like the longer days of spring, the Katy is a vibrant athletic shoe that packs in comfort, support and style. Whether you want to head to the gym, walk around town, or run some errands, the Katy knows how to add pizazz to your casual outfits.

    Features:

    • No-Tie Elastic Lace Closure: Easy-to-adjust toggle closure—no tying or untying required—and seamless design to help prevent skin irritation
    • Mesh Uppers: Breathable material to help regulate heat and keep feet cool and dry
    • Removable Insoles: Footbeds can be removed to help accommodate your own orthotics
    • Protective Toe Box: Protective toe box helps provide extra protection from toe stubbing
    • Long-Lasting Shoe: Use of top-quality materials and construction helps prevent wear and tear and makes for a longer lasting shoe
    • Firm Heel Counter: Help provide extra medial and lateral support and stability for day-to-day activities

    Shop the Katy

    Mallory

    Clean lines and sophistication, the Mallory casual shoe elevates style while delivering comfort (our secret). These sleek-looking loafers go beyond the 9 to 5 look. The Mallory’s rich details and eye-catching design pairs well with just about any outfit from an evening out or casual coffee dates. Breathable and comfortable, these slide-on shoes are great for spring weather.

    Features:

    • Removable Insoles: Footbeds can be removed to help accommodate your own orthotics
    • Arch Stability: Use of rigid shank in the mid-foot of the outsole helps deliver arch stability
    • Improved Comfort: Reduced seamlines, soft micro-suede lining, and uppers with reduced stitching deliver comfort and help prevent skin irritation
    • Added Support and Improved Fit: Firm heel counter for support, padded heel counter, and padded tongue to help reduce irritation
    • Easy On/Off Application: Slip-on style allows this for easy on/off application
    • Genuine Leather: Constructed with genuine leather for comfort and good foot support

    Shop the Mallory

    Breeze

    Step out in style with our Breeze, a wear-anywhere sandal that pairs nicely with a dress or jeans. Crafted in full-grain leather and an open-air design, these sandals deliver luxurious comfort, breathability and that easy-going casual look that’s perfect for spring.

    Features:

    • Full-Grain Leather: Durable leather that helps prevent skin irritation and helps keep the foot comfortable during long hours of wear
    • Customizable Fit: Adjustable contact closure allows for easy adjustability and personalized comfort.
    • Open-Air Design: Breathable, open design to help keep feet cool and dry
    • Protective Toe Box: Protective toe box helps provide extra protection from toe stubbing
    • Top-Quality Shoe: Use of top-quality material and construction helps prevent wear and tear
    • Firm Heel Counter: Helps provide extra medial and lateral support and stability for day-to-day activities

    Shop the Breeze

    Spring Men

    Fisherman

    Keep your feet cool and comfortable this spring in the Fisherman. An easy-going, casual sandal, the Fisherman combines soft leather, durable construction, and plenty of ventilation. Pair this with shorts or jeans for your outdoor adventure or casual outing with friends and family.

    Features:

    • Full-Grain Leather: Durable leather that helps prevent skin irritation and helps keep the foot comfortable during long hours of wear.
    • Customizable Fit: Adjustable contact closure allows for easy adjustability and personalized comfort.
    • Open-Air Design: Breathable, open design to help keep feet cool and dry.
    • Protective Toe Box: Protective toe box helps provide extra protection from toe stubbing
    • Top-Quality Shoe: Use of top-quality material and construction helps prevent wear and tear
    • Firm Heel Counter: Helps provide extra medial and lateral support and stability for day-to-day activities.

    Shop the Fisherman

    Patrick

    You can’t have spring without a classic boat shoe. The Patrick is a sophisticated, modern-day men’s casual boat shoe featuring top-grain leather that helps relieve pressure while aiding in all-day comfort. With a moccasin toe and detailed stitching on the outside, your foot will feel cushioned on the inside with its soft smooth, leather. From work to dinner, the Patrick pairs well with just about any outfit.

    Features:

    • Removable Insoles: Footbeds can be removed to help accommodate your own orthotics
    • Supportive Insoles: Removable insole features a supportive polyurethane layer, gel pods in the forefoot and heel and polyethylene cushioning from heel to toe.
    • Protective Toe Box: The extra width and depth in toe-box and forefoot helps reduce pressure on feet and helps prevent toe stubbing
    • Leather Uppers: Breathable material to help regulate heat and keep feet cool and dry
    • Lightweight Construction: Manufactured to stringent medical grade specifications, the lightweight outer sole is long lasting, light and has a non-skid finish
    • Added Support and Improved Fit: Firm heel counter for support, padded heel counter and padded tongue to help reduce irritation

    Shop the Patrick

    Jason

    A contemporary and bold athletic shoe delivering comfort during activity that is perfect for all your outdoor activities this spring. The Jason athletic shoe helps deliver support and flexibility no matter what activity you do. And with a virtually seamless design, the Jason is packed with foot solutions so you can go about your day with protection.

    Features:

    • No-Tie Elastic Lace Closure: Easy-to-adjust toggle closure—no tying or untying required—and seamless design to help prevent skin irritation
    • Mesh Uppers: Breathable material to help regulate heat and keep feet cool and dry
    • Removable Insoles: Footbeds can be removed to help accommodate your own orthotics
    • Protective Toe Box: Protective toe box helps provide extra protection from toe stubbing
    • Long-Lasting Shoe: Use of top-quality materials and construction helps prevent wear and tear and makes for a longer lasting shoe
    • Firm Heel Counter: Helps provide extra medial and lateral support and stability for day-to-day activities

    Shop the Jason

    The contents of this blog were independently prepared, and are for informational purposes only. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily indicative of the views of any other party. Individual results may vary depending on a variety of patient-specific attributes and related factors.

     

     

  10. Shoe Spotlight: Gordon and Grace

    Gordon and Grace Athletic Shoes

    Meet the shoes that are gaining attention and delivering convenience and style.

    From a walk in the park to a hike outdoors to a quiet evening at home, we’ve got a new athletic shoe that’s bold, comfortable and performance-focused.
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