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Diabetic Shoes

My boss just bought a new motel and it's a 4 star motel.  I am going to be overseeing all 3 of is motels.  I will be dressing professional everyday.  My problem is, I have no idea where I can get diabetic shoes.  The only thing I have been wearing for the past 2 years is tennis shoes.  I need something with a tie or buckle that can be worn with dresses and suits.  I have wide feet and since I have 2 different size feet, I have to have tie or buckle.  If it was only a half size difference I could probably get away with it but they are a whole size difference.  I need something like a mary jane type of shoe but I don't know where to find it.  I know they will be costly but that's ok.  Any ideas? 

 

Thanks in advance

Lori

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Re: Diabetic Shoes

Hi, crazynanna,

 

Here's a thread on the same topic that you may find helpful:

 

http://community.diabetes.org/t5/Adults-Living-with-Type-2/Question-on-choosing-diabetic-shoes/td-p/...

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crazzynana wrote:

My boss just bought a new motel and it's a 4 star motel.  I am going to be overseeing all 3 of is motels.  I will be dressing professional everyday.  My problem is, I have no idea where I can get diabetic shoes.  The only thing I have been wearing for the past 2 years is tennis shoes.  I need something with a tie or buckle that can be worn with dresses and suits.  I have wide feet and since I have 2 different size feet, I have to have tie or buckle.  If it was only a half size difference I could probably get away with it but they are a whole size difference.  I need something like a mary jane type of shoe but I don't know where to find it.  I know they will be costly but that's ok.  Any ideas? 

 

Thanks in advance


Lori, my husband actually received a prescription from his endo for diabetic shoes, but has not used it yet.  I believe you can take the prescription to any pharmacy, that is what it said on the paperwork.  I found this site a month or so ago that has a nice looking line of shoes...Mary Janes are pictured on the first page.  Take a look:  http://controlyourhealth.com/diabeticshoes/home.php  Not recommending this as a site since I know nothing of its reputation.  I would imagine that any of the diabetic shoe dealers could fit both of your feet even if different sizes.

 

PS...congrats on the new job and here's hoping the pay is increasing accordingly!!!! 


 

 

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Re: Diabetic Shoes


marty1955 wrote:

crazzynana wrote:

My boss just bought a new motel and it's a 4 star motel.  I am going to be overseeing all 3 of is motels.  I will be dressing professional everyday.  My problem is, I have no idea where I can get diabetic shoes.  The only thing I have been wearing for the past 2 years is tennis shoes.  I need something with a tie or buckle that can be worn with dresses and suits.  I have wide feet and since I have 2 different size feet, I have to have tie or buckle.  If it was only a half size difference I could probably get away with it but they are a whole size difference.  I need something like a mary jane type of shoe but I don't know where to find it.  I know they will be costly but that's ok.  Any ideas? 

 

Thanks in advance


Lori, my husband actually received a prescription from his endo for diabetic shoes, but has not used it yet.  I believe you can take the prescription to any pharmacy, that is what it said on the paperwork.  I found this site a month or so ago that has a nice looking line of shoes...Mary Janes are pictured on the first page.  Take a look:  http://controlyourhealth.com/diabeticshoes/home.php  Not recommending this as a site since I know nothing of its reputation.  I would imagine that any of the diabetic shoe dealers could fit both of your feet even if different sizes.

 

PS...congrats on the new job and here's hoping the pay is increasing accordingly!!!! 


 

 


I have had diabetic shoes before. I had to go to a place, precription in hand, where my feet had to be measured. I picked the style of shoes from a catalog. The Tech then sent the order, along with the measurements to the manufacturer to be made. When the shoes come in, I had to go back to the place that measured my feet to see if they fit properly.

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Re: Diabetic Shoes


crazzynana wrote:

My boss just bought a new motel and it's a 4 star motel.  I am going to be overseeing all 3 of is motels.  I will be dressing professional everyday.  My problem is, I have no idea where I can get diabetic shoes.  The only thing I have been wearing for the past 2 years is tennis shoes.  I need something with a tie or buckle that can be worn with dresses and suits.  I have wide feet and since I have 2 different size feet, I have to have tie or buckle.  If it was only a half size difference I could probably get away with it but they are a whole size difference.  I need something like a mary jane type of shoe but I don't know where to find it.  I know they will be costly but that's ok.  Any ideas? 

 

Thanks in advance


You might try SAS Shoes if you can find a store in your area (they don't sell online) or Easy Spirit (available online). Both of these brands offer a variety of styles and most come in a wide or extra wide size. I find both brands to be comfortable on my wide feet. These are NOT diabetic shoes, per se, but might be an option for you. Good luck in your new job.

 

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crazzynana wrote:

My boss just bought a new motel and it's a 4 star motel.  I am going to be overseeing all 3 of is motels.  I will be dressing professional everyday.  My problem is, I have no idea where I can get diabetic shoes.  The only thing I have been wearing for the past 2 years is tennis shoes.  I need something with a tie or buckle that can be worn with dresses and suits.  I have wide feet and since I have 2 different size feet, I have to have tie or buckle.  If it was only a half size difference I could probably get away with it but they are a whole size difference.  I need something like a mary jane type of shoe but I don't know where to find it.  I know they will be costly but that's ok.  Any ideas? 

 

Thanks in advance


I wear hiking shoes, trail running shoes from solomon whenever I can.  I have very nice loafers from nordstroms that I actually wear while in clinic (but I slip them off and on 10 times a day).   AND I work out now in the CROSSTRAINERS from New Balance similar to what Alan_s reccomended SUPER COMFORTABLE, YOU CAN GET THEM IN ANY WIDTH YOU WANT AND THEY ARE BLACK LACE UP's !    I would start there.  Internet search for New Balance crosstrainers.  When I go barefoot I wear birkenstocks......  (?expensive?) yes and no as they cost a bunch but I've had the same pair for about 20 years and I'm just getting them broke in real good.  Oh also I have bike shoes from "Specialized" brand and I've worn out two pair since being diagnosed.....  I'm proud of that.

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Re: Diabetic Shoes


crazzynana wrote:

My boss just bought a new motel and it's a 4 star motel.  I am going to be overseeing all 3 of is motels.  I will be dressing professional everyday.  My problem is, I have no idea where I can get diabetic shoes.  The only thing I have been wearing for the past 2 years is tennis shoes.  I need something with a tie or buckle that can be worn with dresses and suits.  I have wide feet and since I have 2 different size feet, I have to have tie or buckle.  If it was only a half size difference I could probably get away with it but they are a whole size difference.  I need something like a mary jane type of shoe but I don't know where to find it.  I know they will be costly but that's ok.  Any ideas? 

 

Thanks in advance


You might try Googling something like "diabetic mary jane shoes" to find styles that might work. Some of the  results might lead you to manufacturers and they might provide a list of retail stores that sell their products; I don't think I would want to order online without being able to try them on.  Even so, if you find a style you like at a distant or online retailer, you might be able to spot the brand name and search on that name.

 

I know of two stores in my area that have a reputation for fitting hard to fit feet.  One is thirteen miles away and the other is forty miles away. They are the only places that I would expect to find the 9-1/2 EE or 9-1/2 EEEE shoes I need. There are probably similar stores in you area if you look.

 

Now that reminds me that I bought a wonderful pair of sandals at one of those stores back in 2005 that I am still wearing. They are SAS brand.


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Thanks everyone.  I called my dr yesterday to request a rx for diabetic shoes.  I found a couple of places online that even though I told them I would have a script, they wouldn't consider me because I am paying for them myself.  Strange.  They don't even have to be prescription diabteic shoes as long as they have extra padding and come in wide widths.  I am going to try all of the suggestions that everyone here has posted.

 

Thank you for all the well wishes with my new job.  The hard part is going to be trying to find someone to work here.  I work 7 days a week and take calls 24 hrs a day.  Nobody else is going to do that.  Most people have lives.  lol

Lori

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Go to a podiatrist and get a prescription and then to a special ortho store.  The doctor will know where to send you.  Dr. Comfort are the best.  They will fill the order for different sizes without you having to buy two pairs.http://www.drcomfort.com/our-footwear/womens-footwear/dress/page Look how cute these Mary Jane's are.  Most insurances will not pay for the cute ones.Smiley Mad

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Re: Diabetic Shoes

I've never heard of this before but what are "diabetic" shoes?

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