Break in New Shoes One Step at a Time

February 16, 2011

I advise patients with diabetic neuropathy to break in new shoes gradually.

I advise patients with diabetic neuropathy to break in new shoes gradually. I suggest that they wear them a maximum of 1 hour the first day, 2 hours the second day, 3 hours the third day, and so on up to a whole day. In this way, there is more time for the shoes to gradually adapt to the shape of the patient’s feet, thereby reducing the risk of potentially dangerous ulcerations.

-Fabrizio Losurdo, MD
    Bari, Italy

 

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