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Break in New Shoes One Step at a Time

Break in New Shoes One Step at a Time

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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