X-DIAB 16 is a shoe for tertiary prevention of the diabetic foot and was built to alleviate pressure on the sole of the foot. It is suitable for anyone with a history of ulcers or who has undergone amputations (this includes Charcot foot) and is also recommended for patients suffering from rheumatism and with serious deformities.
The rigid biomechanical outsole limits stress on the joints of the foot whilst the wearer is walking and significantly reduces pressure peaks on the forefoot, contributing to a proper distribution of pressure. The rigid outsole reduces the risk of re-ulceration in diabetic patients by over 50% (tests conducted by the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute (Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli), University of Bologna). With its “boat”-shaped design, it contributes to the push-off stage and helps the foot to roll more easily.
The stretchable upper without seams at friction points takes the shape of the foot, softly accommodating any deformities (such as a hallux valgus or hammer toes) and avoiding painful risky rubbing and chafing.
The double-velcro fastening means that the front of the upper can be opened, making for an easy entry. It is a perfect solution for feet which are big, swollen or bandaged because the extra-large fit and adjustable volume comfortably accommodates the foot.
This piece of footwear has been designed for the insertion of a ready-made or bespoke insole (including bulky ones).
X-DIAB 16 is part of the “PODARTIS PERFECT FITTING” system – a single model designed in different fits to better suit all the needs of patients.
XDIAB is part of the Botero family which provides items in a variety of fits as listed below, going from the smallest to the largest: Botero 11 – Botero 12 – Botero 12 forato (only in summertime) – Botero 13 – xDiab 14 – xDiab 16.
Stretchable breathable upper in Flexpell®.
Rigid biomechanical outsole.
Extended stabilising back counter.
Designed for the insertion of a ready-made or bespoke insole.
Double Velcro fastening.
Adjustable internal volume.
“PODARTIS PERFECT FITTING” system.
Like a custom-made shoe, it is calibrated to fit the shape of the foot.
Put an end to pain with a material that automatically adapts to the shape of your foot.