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Managing Charcot foot, a serious condition that affects the bones, joints, and soft tissues of the foot and ankle, requires specialized footwear designed to provide optimal support and protection. At Tru-Mold Shoes, we understand the unique challenges that come with Charcot foot and are dedicated to crafting custom shoes that meet these specific needs that provide comfort and prevent further complications.

Charcot foot can lead to significant deformities and instability, making the choice of footwear crucial for patients. Here’s what to look for in custom shoes for Charcot foot and how Tru-Mold Shoes delivers on these requirements:

1. Superior Support

Shoes for Charcot foot must support the heel and arch effectively while distributing weight evenly. A high, stiffened shoe with a full-contact insole and rocker-bottom sole is essential for preventing further collapse of the foot.

Our custom shoes feature a high, rigid design that stabilizes the foot and ankle, providing the necessary support to prevent further deformity. The rocker-bottom sole promotes a natural gait, with an early pivot point to reduce strain and shock absorption at the heel to minimize impact.

2. Ample Toe Box

A rounded, spacious toe box is critical to accommodate any swelling or deformities, allowing for comfort and preventing pressure on the toes.

Our shoes provide about half an inch (a thumb’s width) of space between your longest toe and the end of the shoe that provides ample room for your toes to move freely and comfortably.

3. Flexibility in the Upper

The upper portion of the shoe should be soft and flexible to conform to the shape of the foot without causing irritation.

Tru-Mold Shoes are designed with a flexible upper that adapts to the foot’s contours which provide a comfortable and secure fit without compromising support.

4. Smooth Lining

A smooth, ridge-free lining is essential to prevent friction and irritation, which can lead to sores and ulcers.

Our shoes feature a smooth lining free of ridges, wrinkles, ensuring maximum comfort and reducing the risk of skin breakdown.

Trust Tru-Mold Shoes for Your Patient’s Charcot Foot Needs

Choosing the right footwear is critical for managing Charcot foot and preventing further complications. At Tru-Mold Shoes, we are dedicated to providing custom shoes that offer the support, protection, and comfort you need to manage your patient’s condition effectively. Our commitment to quality and innovation ensures that they receive footwear that not only meets their medical needs but also enhances their overall well-being.

Experience the Tru-Mold difference today and step into a future of comfort and stability with our custom shoes designed specifically for Charcot foot. 


42 Breckenridge St.
Buffalo, NY 14213
1-800-THE-MOLD (843-6653)
Local: 716-881-4484
Fax: 716-881-0406

Christi Thompson

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