Adaptive shoes and slippers feature wider widths which accommodate for the following issues: swelling, edema, diabetic neuropathy and toe deformities. A wider width shoe provides a larger toe box, accommodating many foot conditions such as hammertoes or claw feet.
Materials that are lined with cushioning will be extra comfy for sensitive feet and a good solution for adaptive slippers. The material neoprene is specifically manufactured to allow the footwear to bend and mold to the foot. This is especially helpful in feet that have bunions or certain toe deformities.
Easy touch fastenings are an important feature of adaptive footwear and are great for a number of reasons. They are easy to wear for elderly and seniors who have swollen feet due to diabetes or edema. Easy touch shoes are also great for those with arthritis and are also beneficial for caregivers and healthcare professionals so they don’t have to bend over to fasten shoes for every patient.
Adaptive footwear has a firm heel support that’s important for a sturdy and secure walk. It helps reduce the feeling of rocking backwards. This is incredibly important with seniors/patients who may have heavier footsteps and are more unsteady on their feet.
It helps to wear proper shoes and slippers at all times. This includes adaptive shoes for hallways and outdoors and adaptive slippers for in the room and trips down the hall. Slip-resistant socks are also an option for nighttime trips to the bathroom. Ensure that your patient is always comfortable and safe with the proper adaptive footwear on their feet.