Diabetic shoes are footwear designed with the ability to adjust depth and/or width for ease in fit and comfort through the use of linings and moldable inserts, which allow the footwear to conform to the foot's shape. The flexibility in diabetic shoes is ideal for people with poor circulation, risks of infections, or diabetic neuropathy (a condition where nerves have gone to sleep due to the lack of oxygen).
Orthotics are inserts placed into footwear to maximize comfort or position the foot to assist in treatment of a medical condition.
Drew Orchid Great shoes!
June 11, 2013
Reviewer: Sue from Bucksport, Maine
To be honest, I've never spent this kind of money on shoes but I've developed foot issues and I have to say these shoes are fantastic. I will be buying more, rebuilding my "shoe wardrobe" into shoes I can wear comfortably.
Wears this shoe: Daily!
Drew Tulip Tulip
May 26, 2013
Reviewer: I have fallen arches and these shoes give good support from Maryland
Very comfortable and very nice looking. Can be worn for almost any occasion. Needs better shoe laces. The ones supplied do not stay tight and must be retied to keep the good fit and support.
Wears this shoe: All the time
Drew Jeremy Heavy, tight, arch collapse
May 06, 2013
Reviewer: Tim from Arizona
I bought this shoe for walking long distances. I gave it two stars because the construction appears to be of good quality. However, the shoe feels tight and narrow for a 12 6E. My toes were pinched. Something strange in the design results in the outside edge being slightly raised while there is no arch support so your feet collapse inward at the arch, causing arch and knee pain. Also, the shoe is heavy and fatiguing to walk in. I ended up returning them.
Wears this shoe: Walking.
April 19, 2013
Reviewer: Anonymous from Seattle
Happy to find a nice looking athletic shoe in a wide width.
Wears this shoe: Vacation
Drew Helia Love t his shoe!
April 17, 2013
Reviewer: Doris from Iowa
The Drew Helia is really a comfortable shoe. I have many lower body problems & this shoe has helped tremendously with all the pain. I have 3 pairs of these now in different colors & truly love them.
Wears this shoe: All the time.