Checklist for Shoes and Socks That Fit Well
If your feet require specially designed shoes, ask your insurance plan about covering the cost of the shoes. Medicare will cover foot exams and special (orthotic) shoes or shoe inserts. Some medical supply shops specialize in designing custom-fitted shoes for people with diabetes who have abnormally shaped feet or pressure sores on their feet.
Good shoes should fit well. To ensure that your shoes fit well:
Good shoes should be made of comfortable materials. Good shoes are made of materials that are flexible and breathable (don't make your feet sweat).
Good shoes should protect your feet.
Good socks should protect your feet.
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